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Selected Style 4-Door 112" WB
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 112" WB 14 18 $24,591 $27,240
4-Door 112" WB AWD 14 18 $26,351 $29,240
119" XLT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
119" XLT XLT 15 20 $24,152 $27,620
119" XLT 4WD XLT 14 18 $26,352 $30,220
119" Eddie Bauer 15 20 $27,517 $31,590
119" 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 18 $29,757 $34,225
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,591
$24,152
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,240
$27,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$454 / month
$460 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Special Purpose -
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 40.8
Front Hip Room (in) 51.9 61.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 144.8 -
Second Leg Room (in) 37.7 38.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 51.7 62.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 63.9
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 64.4
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 18.0 -
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 -
Wheelbase (in) 111.5 119.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.7 39.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.2 78.6
Track Width, Front (in) 58.8 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.7 -
Length, Overall (in) 188.5 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 46.9 57.0
Height, Overall (in) 67.5 74.4
Side Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Overhang, Front (in) - 38.6
Step Up Height - Side (in) - NA
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 29.3
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) - 204.6
Side Door Opening Height (in) - NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 7.5
Step Up Height - Front (in) - 18.6
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - 46.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 6.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 38.1 52.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 42.6 62.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 73.3 82.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 81.6 118.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 11.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.9 48.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x 0.47 13.15 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 1.02 12.13 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel Four Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.0 26
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Steering
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.4 42.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.3 40.4
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - 16.1
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 16.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code T7R T54
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15 P255/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code T7R T54
Front Tire Size P235/75R15 P255/70R16
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15 P255/70R16
Front Tire Order Code T7R T54
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - 2064
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - 695
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 2064
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - 695
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - 695
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 2064
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1005 800
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 4000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6700 8000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4160 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 2256
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 3600
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 11,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 2544
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 6750
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 3900
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Styled Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Styled Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 18.5 13
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - 1950
Engine
Displacement 5.0L/302 4.6L (281)
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 211 @ 4600 215 @ 4400
Engine Type Gas V8 GAS V8
Fuel System EFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 274 @ 3200 290 @ 3250
Engine Order Code 99P 99W
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 15
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.33 2.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 1.55
Trans Order Code 44U 44U
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 2.84
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Trans PTO Access - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercury Mountaineer Ford Expedition
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door XLT
Body Code - U17/119" WB
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Leaf Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35 34.9
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA Indep Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.8 .83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 34.9
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.42 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear Variable-Rate Coil Spring
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 3900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3000
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.31
Axle Type - Front - Independent SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3600
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 3900
Axle Type - Rear - Semi-Floating
Frame
Frame Type - Full Box Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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