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Selected Style 4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS
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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
4-Door 2WD LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2WD LS 16 21 $23,950 $26,465
4-Door 2WD EXT LS 15 19 $25,416 $28,085
4-Door 4WD LS 15 20 $25,987 $28,715
4-Door 2WD LT 16 21 $26,349 $29,115
4-Door 2WD EXT LT 15 19 $27,389 $30,265
4-Door 4WD EXT LS 14 18 $27,453 $30,335
4-Door 4WD LT 15 20 $28,385 $31,365
4-Door 4WD EXT LT 14 18 $29,426 $32,515
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,500
$23,950
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,165
$26,465
Monthly Payment Estimate
$453 / month
$441 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 54.2 58.20
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 58.50
Third Leg Room (in) NA -
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 39.60
Third Hip Room (in) NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 58.50
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 46.90
Third Head Room (in) NA -
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 56.00
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.9 37.00
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 40.20
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.6 NA
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 37.6 43.9
Wheelbase (in) 113.8 113.00
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.5 7.80
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.1 74.70
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA NA
Overhang, Front (in) 44.1 34.9
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 48.3 NA
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.3 32.1
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 189.5 191.80
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.5 7.8
Height, Overall (in) 71.4 72.50
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 39.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 41.4 43.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 48.6 43.7
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 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 76.0 80.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 86.2 80.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 0.37 12.0 x 1.14
Brake Type Pwr Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 0.37 12.8 x 0.78
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 22.0
Fuel Tank Location Midship - TBD -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 36.4
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 17 20.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17 20.4
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 720 - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1460 1843
Rear Tire Order Code T52 QNF
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1460 1843
Front Tire Size P235/70R16 P235/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 720 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P235/70R16 P235/75R16
Front Tire Order Code T52 QNF
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1460 1843
Spare Tire Order Code T52 - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 720 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16 P235/75R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 750
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3240 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 5300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 324 500
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3200 3200
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2055 2019
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2735 2950
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7700 10000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2254 2304
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5740 5550
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 13.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1950 NA
Engine
Displacement 4.0L/245 4.2L/254
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5100 275 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System SEFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 3700 275 @ 3600
Engine Order Code 99K LL8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 16
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Body Code 114" WB TB4
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 1940 3200
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32.0 46
Axle Type - Rear Ford SLA Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Coil spring Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 1.33
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3600 3200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 1827 3100
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.55 3.42
Axle Type - Front Ford SLA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32.0 36
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2800 2950
Suspension Type - Rear Coil spring Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.77 0.82
Frame
Frame Type Boxed - TBD -
Doors
Side Door Type NA Swing-out
 
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