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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,288 $30,015
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,679 $32,900
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,173 $32,015
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,544 $34,900
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,862 $41,675
2WD 4-Door S
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Engine

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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door S 20 26 $26,942 $29,210
2WD 4-Door SV 20 26 $29,787 $32,300
2WD 4-Door SL 20 26 $32,503 $35,250
2WD 4-Door Platinum 20 26 $36,830 $39,950
4WD 4-Door S 19 25 $28,415 $30,810
4WD 4-Door SV 19 25 $31,260 $33,900
4WD 4-Door SL 19 25 $33,976 $36,850
4WD 4-Door Platinum 19 25 $38,303 $41,550
2WD 4-Door SV Hybrid 25 28 $32,548 $35,300
2WD 4-Door SL Hybrid 25 28 $35,264 $38,250
2WD 4-Door Platinum Hybrid 25 28 $39,592 $42,950
4WD 4-Door SV Hybrid 25 27 $34,022 $36,900
4WD 4-Door SL Hybrid 25 27 $36,738 $39,850
4WD 4-Door Platinum Hybrid 25 27 $41,065 $44,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,288
$26,942
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,015
$29,210
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$487 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Ford Explorer does build on its heritage, but on-road fluency and passenger comfort are clearly at center stage. With a new hybrid model, the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder has the Toyota Highlander and its hybrid model in its sights.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 40.5 39.4
Third Hip Room (in) 40.7 42
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61 60.4
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 42.3
Third Head Room (in) 37.8 37.8
Front Hip Room (in) 57.3 56.8
Third Shoulder Room (in) 50.8 57.1
Second Leg Room (in) 39.8 41.7
Front Head Room (in) 41.4 42.2
Second Hip Room (in) 56.7 56.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 151.7 157.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.3 60.7
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2 30.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 67 65.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.6 7
Length, Overall (in) 197.1 197.2
Height, Overall (in) 70.4 69.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 67 65.7
Wheelbase (in) 112.6 114.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.9 77.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 21 16
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43.8 47.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.7 79.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - 45.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - 78.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - 19.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - 31.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 51.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 12.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.6 19.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.9 38.7
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/65TR17 P235/65SR18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/65TR17 P235/65SR18
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 2000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4534 4168
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 175 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6500 260 @ 6400
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 255 @ 4000 240 @ 4400
Engine Order Code 998-1 NA
Displacement 3.5 L/213 3.5 L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 22
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 -
Trans Order Code 44J NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 2.37 - 0.44
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.39 5.58
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 -
Trans Type 6 1
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Nissan Pathfinder
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.0 8.1
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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