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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
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
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 40.20
Passenger Capacity 5 5
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 22.0
Fuel Tank Location Midship - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 36.4
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
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
Trailering
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
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
Weight Information
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
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3200 3200
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2055 2019
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear 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 (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1950 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 150
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System SEFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 3700 275 @ 3600
Engine Order Code 99K LL8
Displacement 4.0L/245 4.2L/254
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5100 275 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 21
Transmission
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
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
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.07 2.29
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Body Code 114" WB TB4
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
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
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
Frame
Frame Type Boxed - TBD -
Doors
Side Door Type NA Swing-out
 
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