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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 4WD XLS Sport 14 20 $27,738 $30,845
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 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 4.6L 4WD XLT Sport 14 18 $30,894 $34,430
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Eddie Bauer 16 21 $30,603 $34,100
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 V6 Special Order
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door V6 16 21 $33,733 $37,140
4-Door V8 14 18 $40,166 $44,260
4-Door V10 17 23 $53,020 $58,490
4-Door V6 Special Order 16 21 $33,733 $37,140
4-Door V8 Special Order 14 18 $40,166 $44,260
4-Door V10 Special Order 17 23 $53,020 $58,490
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,500
$33,733
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,165
$37,140
Monthly Payment Estimate
$453 / month
$619 / 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 -
EPA Classification - Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.9 35.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) 54.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 57.7
Third Leg Room (in) NA -
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 38.3
Third Hip Room (in) NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 57.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.3
Third Head Room (in) NA -
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 99
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.6 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 37.6 -
Wheelbase (in) 113.8 112.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.5 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.1 75.9
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 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.5 -
Height, Overall (in) 71.4 68.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.3
Length, Overall (in) - 187.2
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 65.7
Track Width, Front (in) - 65.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 86.2 71
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 31
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
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 13.0 x 1.26
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 13.0 x 1.10
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 26.4
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 38.1
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), On Center 17 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 14.7
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.9
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 720 -
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16 P255/60HR17
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 P255/60HR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 720 -
Spare Tire Size P235/70R16 P195/80R17
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 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 772
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3240 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 7716
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) - 5086
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 18
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts 1950 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 450
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Engine
Displacement 4.0L/245 3.2L/195
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5100 240 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 3700 229 @ 3200
Engine Order Code 99K NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 16
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA 2.66
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.56
Trans Type 5 6
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again NA w/Tiptronic & OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA - TBD -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.07 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.29 2.37
Trans Order Code 44V NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.16
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.22 4.15
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.56
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Volkswagen Touareg
Body Code 114" WB -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.77 - TBD -
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 - TBD -
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 -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2800 -
Suspension Type - Rear Coil spring Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Four Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Double Wishbone
Frame
Frame Type Boxed -
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
 
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