Compare 2012 Ford Explorer vs 2012 Lincoln Navigator

2012 Ford Explorer
2012 Lincoln Navigator
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 18 25 $26,837 $28,280
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $28,677 $30,280
FWD 4-Door XLT 18 25 $30,027 $32,095
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $31,847 $34,095
FWD 4-Door Limited 18 25 $35,268 $37,855
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,088 $39,855
2WD 4-Door
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,837
$54,301
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,280
$57,775
Monthly Payment Estimate
$471 / month
$963 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.4
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
City
18 mpg 14 mpg
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 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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21.0 18.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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 -
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 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2909
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
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 16
Transmission
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Lincoln Navigator
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Body Code
- 119" WB
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Double-Wishbone
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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