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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 4-Cyl (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,607 $24,280
4-Door 4-Cyl w/3rd Row 22 27 $22,365 $25,130
4-Door V6 19 25 $22,551 $25,340
4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 21 25 $22,853 $25,680
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row 19 25 $23,307 $26,190
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row 18 24 $24,553 $27,590
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row Limited 19 25 $26,858 $30,180
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row Limited 18 24 $28,104 $31,580
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,500
$21,607
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,165
$24,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$453 / month
$405 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.9 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 40.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.2 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 57.9
Third Leg Room (in) NA -
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 39.8
Third Hip Room (in) NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 57.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 40.7
Third Head Room (in) NA -
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 104.7
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.5 -
Height, Overall (in) 71.4 67.9
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.6 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 37.6 -
Wheelbase (in) 113.8 106.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.5 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.1 71.9
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Overhang, Front (in) 44.1 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 48.3 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.3 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 189.5 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Track Width, Front (in) - 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 6.9
Length, Overall (in) - 184.6
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 86.2 80.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 41.4 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 48.6 39.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 45.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 76.0 - TBD -
Brakes
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 11.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 0.37 11.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 19.1
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 37.4
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 17 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.98
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 720 -
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16 P225/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 720 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1460 -
Rear Tire Order Code T52 NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1460 -
Front Tire Size P235/70R16 P225/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 720 -
Spare Tire Size P235/70R16 P225/70R16
Front Tire Order Code T52 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1460 -
Spare Tire Order Code T52 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 324 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3240 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A -
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5740 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3200 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2055 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2735 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7700 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2254 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3520
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 1.69
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts 1950 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 3700 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 99K NA
Displacement 4.0L/245 2.4L/144
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5100 160 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SEFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 22
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.41
Trans Type 5 4
Trans PTO Access 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 3.15
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.29 2.20
Trans Order Code 44V NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.22 3.94
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.12
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Toyota Highlander
Body Code 114" WB -
Suspension
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2800 -
Suspension Type - Rear Coil spring Dual-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.77 0.63
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 1940 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32.0 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Ford SLA -
Suspension Type - Front Coil spring Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 0.91
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3600 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 1827 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.55 -
Axle Type - Front Ford SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32.0 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - MacPherson
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - MacPherson
Frame
Frame Type Boxed -
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
 
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