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Selected Style 2-Door SL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door SL 17 22 $18,678 $20,639
2-Door 4WD SL 16 21 $20,350 $22,487
4-Door SL 17 22 $20,058 $22,164
4-Door 4WD SL 16 21 $22,160 $24,487
4-Door SLT 17 22 $20,058 $22,164
4-Door 4WD SLT 16 21 $22,160 $24,487
2-Door SLS 17 22 $18,678 $20,639
2-Door 4WD SLS 16 21 $20,350 $22,487
4-Door SLS 17 22 $20,058 $22,164
4-Door 4WD SLS 16 21 $22,160 $24,487
4-Door SLE 17 22 $20,058 $22,164
2-Door 102" WB XL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 102" WB XL 18 23 $18,285 $20,085
2-Door 102" WB 4WD XL 16 20 $20,015 $22,050
2-Door 102" WB Sport 18 23 $19,323 $21,265
2-Door 102" WB 4WD Sport 16 20 $20,934 $23,095
4-Door 112" WB XL 18 23 $19,517 $21,485
4-Door 112" WB 4WD XL 16 20 $21,206 $23,405
4-Door 112" WB XLT 18 23 $21,924 $24,220
4-Door 112" WB 4WD XLT 16 20 $23,688 $26,225
4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer 15 20 $26,187 $29,065
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 19 $27,952 $31,070
4-Door 112" WB Limited 15 20 $29,404 $32,720
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Limited 15 19 $31,414 $35,005
4-Door 112" WB AWD XLT 14 18 $23,688 $26,225
4-Door 112" WB AWD Eddie Bauer 14 18 $27,653 $30,730
4-Door 112" WB AWD Limited 14 18 $31,120 $34,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,678
$18,285
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,639
$20,085
Monthly Payment Estimate
$344 / month
$335 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Tailgate Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) NA 43.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 57.1
Second Head Room (in) NA 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) NA 57.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 52.0 52.4
Second Leg Room (in) NA 36.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.5 39.9
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA NA
Overhang, Front (in) 34.8 33.8
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA NA
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 46.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 28.4 27.0
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 175.0 178.6
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.1 6.7
Height, Overall (in) 66.0 67.8
Step Up Height - Front (in) NA NA
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 33.7
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 39.7 42.8
Wheelbase (in) 100.5 101.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.4 6.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.8 70.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 15.8 32.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - TBD - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 38.1 41.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 67.8 61.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 66.9 69.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 34.5 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 35.7 29.2
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.5 x 1.03 11.38 x 1.33
Brake Type Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.86 x 1.24
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.5 x 2.0 NA
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.0 17.5
Fuel Tank Location Behind rear axle Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 34.7
Steering Type Power Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 13.0 15.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 36.6 37.8
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 16.0 17.0
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD- - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1452 1593
Rear Tire Order Code QCE T7H
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1453 - TBD -
Front Tire Size P205/75R15 P225/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 768 760
Spare Tire Size T155/90D16 P225/70R15
Front Tire Order Code QCE T7H
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1452 1593
Spare Tire Order Code ZAA T7H
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 768 760
Rear Tire Size P205/75R15 P225/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750 765
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6000 2,000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2600 2650
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1664.9 1767
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2200 2290
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 8500 6,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1866.5 1940
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4450 4700
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.72 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1200 1425
Engine
Displacement 4.3L/262 4.0L/245
Engine Oil Cooler Yes Yes
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 4400 160 @ 4200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 250 @ 2800 225 @ 2800
Engine Order Code L35 99E
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
Transmission
Trans Type 4 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29 3.40
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 2.05
Trans Order Code M30 44M
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06 3.40
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA 10
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.31
Summary
Body Style 2 Door 2 Door XL
Vehicle Name GMC Jimmy Ford Explorer
Body Code E55 102" WB
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA 3.27
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2600 2650
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 35
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating Semi-floating Ford
Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil Torsion bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.30 1.42
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2900 3200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2200 2290
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.08 3.27
Axle Type - Front NA Independent SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 35
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2400 2650
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf Single-stage leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.91 0.8
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Single channel w/crossmembers
Doors
Side Door Type NA NA
 
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