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Selected Style 4WD LX Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Automatic LX 17 22 $24,203 $26,900
4WD Automatic EX 17 22 $26,333 $29,270
4WD Automatic w/Leather EX 17 22 $27,456 $30,520
4WD Automatic w/Leather/DVD EX 17 22 $28,804 $32,020
4WD Automatic w/Leather/Nav EX 17 22 $29,253 $32,520
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS 15 21 $23,924 $26,285
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS Sport 15 21 $24,970 $27,460
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS 15 21 $25,904 $28,510
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS Sport 15 21 $26,950 $29,685
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT 15 21 $26,363 $29,025
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT 15 19 $27,075 $29,825
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT Sport 15 21 $27,408 $30,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT Sport 15 19 $28,120 $31,000
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L NBX 15 21 $27,408 $30,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L NBX 15 19 $28,120 $31,000
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT 15 21 $28,343 $31,250
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT 14 19 $29,055 $32,050
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT Sport 15 21 $29,389 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT Sport 14 19 $30,101 $33,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD NBX 15 21 $29,389 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD NBX 14 19 $30,101 $33,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Eddie Bauer 15 21 $29,989 $33,100
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Eddie Bauer 15 19 $30,701 $33,900
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Limited 15 21 $30,768 $33,975
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Limited 15 19 $31,480 $34,775
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 21 $31,970 $35,325
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 19 $32,682 $36,125
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Limited 15 21 $32,748 $36,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Limited 14 19 $33,460 $37,000
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLS 15 21 $25,904 $28,510
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLS Sport 15 21 $26,950 $29,685
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLT 15 21 $28,343 $31,250
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD XLT 14 19 $29,055 $32,050
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLT Sport 15 21 $29,389 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD XLT Sport 14 19 $30,101 $33,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD Eddie Bauer 15 21 $31,970 $35,325
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD Eddie Bauer 14 19 $32,682 $36,125
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD Limited 15 21 $32,748 $36,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD Limited 14 19 $33,460 $37,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,203
$23,924
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,900
$26,285
Monthly Payment Estimate
$448 / month
$438 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Special Purpose Vehicle -
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) 58.8 NA
Second Leg Room (in) 37.4 35.9
Front Head Room (in) 41.9 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 170.7 -
Second Hip Room (in) 56.6 54.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.6 59.1
Third Leg Room (in) 30.2 NA
Second Head Room (in) 40.9 38.9
Passenger Capacity 8 5
Third Hip Room (in) 49.0 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.4 58.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 42.4
Third Head Room (in) 38.9 NA
Front Hip Room (in) 57.5 55.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 70.6 71.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 66.5 -
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 113.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 33.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.3 72.1
Track Width, Front (in) 66.3 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.0 -
Length, Overall (in) 188.0 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 48.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 8.5
Side Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Overhang, Front (in) - 31.6
Step Up Height - Side (in) - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 30.7
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) - 189.5
Side Door Opening Height (in) - NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 8.5
Step Up Height - Front (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - 44.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 41.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 48.7 48.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 48.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 73.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 90.3 86.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 16.3 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 45.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 12.01 x 0.37
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) 12.3 x - TBD - 11.85 x 0.37
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) 19.2 22.5
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.0 36.8
Steering Type Variable Pwr Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.22 -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 18.9
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P235/70R16 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1460
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1460
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - 720
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1460
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 450 328
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4500 3280
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4416 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 2046
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 2735
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 7700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 2240
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 5420
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 3000
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.9 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - 1950
Engine
Displacement 3.5L/214 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 5400 210 @ 5100
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System MPFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 242 @ 4500 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 21
Transmission
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.520 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.846 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.552 2.44
Trans Order Code NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.428 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.727 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.563 3.25
Clutch Size (in) N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.021 1.55
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Trans PTO Access - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda Pilot Ford Explorer
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Body Code - 114" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 .77
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32.00
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multilink Coil spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Trailing Arm -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32.00
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Coil spring
Axle Type - Rear - Independent SLA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.55
Axle Type - Front - Independent SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 2800
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type - Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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