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4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS 16 21 $24,500 $27,165
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS Sport 16 21 $25,759 $28,595
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS 14 20 $26,692 $29,655
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT 16 21 $26,995 $30,000
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT 15 20 $27,708 $30,810
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS Sport 14 20 $27,738 $30,845
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT Sport 16 21 $28,201 $31,370
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT Sport 15 20 $28,909 $32,175
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT 14 20 $28,976 $32,250
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT 14 18 $29,688 $33,060
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT Sport 14 20 $30,181 $33,620
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Eddie Bauer 16 21 $30,603 $34,100
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT Sport 14 18 $30,894 $34,430
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Eddie Bauer 15 20 $31,316 $34,910
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Limited 16 21 $31,382 $34,985
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Limited 15 20 $32,095 $35,795
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 20 $32,584 $36,350
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 18 $33,296 $37,160
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Limited 14 20 $33,366 $37,240
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Limited 14 18 $34,080 $38,050
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4-Door 1500 LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 1500 LS 16 20 $31,425 $35,915
4-Door 1500 LT 15 20 $31,425 $35,915
4-Door 1500 Z71 15 20 $31,425 $35,915
4-Door 1500 4WD LS 16 20 $33,503 $38,290
4-Door 1500 4WD LT 15 19 $34,575 $39,515
4-Door 1500 4WD Z71 15 19 $34,575 $39,515
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,500
$31,425
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,165
$35,915
Monthly Payment Estimate
$453 / month
$599 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate Cargo Doors
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
NA NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 65.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
NA NA
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 61.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA NA
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 38.6
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.7
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 61.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 65.2
Third Leg Room (in)
NA NA
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Front (in)
44.1 37.0
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
48.3 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.3 30
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
189.5 198.8
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.5 8.4
Height, Overall (in)
71.4 74.8
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.6 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
37.6 45.8
Wheelbase (in)
113.8 116.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.5 9.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.1 78.8
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
48.6 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.4 49.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
76.0 84.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
86.2 104.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 59.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 41.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
41.4 49.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.37 12.9 x 1.2
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.37 12.0 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 26
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Inboard LH Frame Rail
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
17 14.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 38.3
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating Ball
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
720 678
Spare Tire Size
P235/70R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
T52 QMJ
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1460 2184
Spare Tire Order Code
T52 - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
720 678
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P265/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
720 - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1460 2184
Rear Tire Order Code
T52 QMJ
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1460 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P265/70R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5700
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
324 600
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 855
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3240 5000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2735 3200
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7700 11000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2254 2565
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5740 6500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3200 3750
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2055 2282
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 16.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1950 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 160
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SEFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3700 295 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99K LR4
Displacement
4.0L/245 4.8L/293
Engine Oil Cooler
NA Yes
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100 285 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.07 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.29 1.63
Trans Order Code
44V M30
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Chevrolet Tahoe
Body Code
114" WB E52
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
1827 3200
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 3.23
Axle Type - Front
Ford SLA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32.0 46
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2800 3400
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil spring Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 1.10
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
1940 3750
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 46
Axle Type - Rear
Ford SLA Semi-floating
Suspension Type - Front
Coil spring Torsion Bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 1.26
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3600 4000
Frame
Frame Type
Boxed Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type
NA NA

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