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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 18 25 $26,837 $28,280
FWD 4-Door XLT 18 25 $30,027 $32,095
FWD 4-Door Limited 18 25 $35,268 $37,855
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $28,677 $30,280
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $31,847 $34,095
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,088 $39,855
2WD 4-Door
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 14 20 $54,301 $57,775
4WD 4-Door 13 18 $56,998 $60,675
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,837
$54,301
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,280
$57,775
Monthly Payment Estimate
$471 / month
$963 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line It's a rifle shot at the heart of the crossover market: the 2012 Ford Explorer gives any SUV loyalist a reason to leap off their very high horse. Lavish and large, the 2012 Lincoln Navigator is luxury, American-style, but its powertrains are a step behind those of the competition.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD -
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) 50.8 51.9
Second Leg Room (in) 39.8 39.1
Front Head Room (in) 41.4 39.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 151.7 -
Second Hip Room (in) 56.7 59.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.3 63.3
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2 37.7
Second Head Room (in) 40.5 39.7
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Third Hip Room (in) 40.7 50.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.0 63.7
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 41.1
Third Head Room (in) 37.8 37.6
Front Hip Room (in) 57.3 60.2
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 70.4 78.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 67.0 67.2
Wheelbase (in) 112.6 119.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.9 78.8
Track Width, Front (in) 67.0 67.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.6 9.1
Length, Overall (in) 197.1 208.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 21.0 18.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43.8 54.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.7 103.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 13.5 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 13.1 x 0.9
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.6 28.0
Fuel Tank Location - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.8 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.2 40.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 20.0
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - NA
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P255/70R18
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - T22
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P255/70R18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - T22
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 1350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 9000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4557 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 2909
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - - TBD -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - - TBD -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 2909
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - - TBD -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - - TBD -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 23.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 175 130
Maximum Alternator Watts - NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 255 @ 4100 365 @ 3600
Engine Order Code 998 995
Displacement 3.5L/213 5.4L/330
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6500 310 @ 5100
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V8
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 14
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 4.17
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.54
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 2.34
Trans Order Code 44J 446
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.14
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Trans PTO Access - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Lincoln Navigator
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Body Code - 119" WB
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.86 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.26 1.4
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.73
Axle Type - Front - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.1 11.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 1
Frame
Frame Type - Fully Boxed
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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