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Selected Style RWD 4-Door V6 XLT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 XLT 14 20 $26,458 $28,470
RWD 4-Door V8 XLT 15 21 $27,649 $29,780
RWD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 14 20 $29,319 $31,615
RWD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 15 21 $30,512 $32,925
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 14 20 $32,901 $35,550
RWD 4-Door V8 Limited 15 21 $34,093 $36,860
4WD 4-Door V6 XLT 13 19 $28,569 $30,790
4WD 4-Door V8 XLT 14 19 $29,761 $32,100
4WD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $31,431 $33,935
4WD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 14 19 $32,623 $35,245
AWD 4-Door V6 XLT 13 19 $28,569 $30,790
AWD 4-Door V8 XLT 14 19 $29,761 $32,100
AWD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $31,431 $33,935
AWD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 14 19 $32,623 $35,245
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $35,012 $37,870
4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 14 19 $36,203 $39,180
AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $35,012 $37,870
AWD 4-Door V8 Limited 14 19 $36,203 $39,180
2WD 4-Door V6 LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door V6 LX 17 21 $24,640 $26,245
2WD 4-Door V6 EX 17 21 $25,800 $27,995
2WD 4-Door V8 EX 15 22 $28,570 $30,995
4WD 4-Door V6 LX 16 21 $26,570 $28,295
4WD 4-Door V6 EX 16 21 $27,650 $29,995
4WD 4-Door V8 LX 15 20 $29,100 $30,995
4WD 4-Door V8 EX 15 20 $30,410 $32,995
2WD 4-Door V8 Limited 15 22 $35,020 $37,995
4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 15 20 $36,860 $39,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,458
$24,640
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,470
$26,245
Monthly Payment Estimate
$475 / month
$437 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line If you are looking for a truck-based SUV that can tow, the Ford Explorer is ahead of most of its rivals. The 2009 Kia Borrego isn’t the type of vehicle that’s especially popular or fashionable at this time, but it’s a home run against the competition.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.7 39.0
Third Hip Room (in) NA 44.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 59.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.7
Third Head Room (in) NA 38.0
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 57.1
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA 55.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 37.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5 56.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.0 60.2
Third Leg Room (in) NA 32.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 156.8
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Overhang, Front (in) 35.4 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.4 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 193.4 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.3 -
Height, Overall (in) 71.9 71.3
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.7 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 44.3 -
Wheelbase (in) 113.7 114.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.3 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 75.4
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 64.6
Track Width, Front (in) - 64.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.5
Length, Overall (in) - 192.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 45.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 44.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 85.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 12.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - -
Brakes
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) 11.85 x 0.39 12.8 x - TBD -
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) 12.01 x 0.43 12.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 20.6
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 18.9 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 36.5
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1700 -
Front Tire Size P235/70R16 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 721 -
Spare Tire Size P235/70R16 NA
Front Tire Order Code T53 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1700 -
Spare Tire Order Code T53 NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 721 -
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 721 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1700 -
Rear Tire Order Code T53 NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5000
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6010 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2860 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2329 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 8500 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3340 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2107 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4248
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts 1950 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 3700 267 @ 4400
Engine Order Code - TBD - NA
Displacement 4.0L/245 3.8L/231
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5100 276 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 21
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.07 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.29 - TBD -
Trans Order Code - TBD - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.22 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 - TBD -
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive 2 Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Kia Borrego
Body Code NA -
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3600 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2470 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.55 -
Axle Type - Front Ford SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32.0 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3240 -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent SLA Multi-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.77 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2200 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32.0 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Ford SLA -
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
Frame
Frame Type Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
 
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