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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
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
$24,591
$18,285
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,240
$20,085
Monthly Payment Estimate
$454 / month
$335 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Special Purpose -
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 51.7 43.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 57.1
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 57.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 51.9 52.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 144.8 -
Second Leg Room (in) 37.7 36.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.8 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.7 -
Length, Overall (in) 188.5 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 46.9 46.9
Height, Overall (in) 67.5 67.8
Liftover Height (in) 18.0 -
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 -
Wheelbase (in) 111.5 101.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.7 33.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.2 70.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 6.7
Side Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Overhang, Front (in) - 33.8
Step Up Height - Side (in) - NA
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 27.0
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) - 178.6
Side Door Opening Height (in) - NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 6.7
Step Up Height - Front (in) - NA
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - 42.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 73.3 61.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 81.6 69.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.9 41.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 38.1 29.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 42.6 32.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 1.02 11.38 x 1.33
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x 0.47 10.86 x 1.24
Brake Type Power Power
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) 21.0 17.5
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.4 37.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.3 34.7
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 17.0
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - 15.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code T7R T7H
Front Tire Size P235/75R15 P225/70R15
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15 P225/70R15
Front Tire Order Code T7R T7H
Spare Tire Order Code T7R T7H
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15 P225/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - 760
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1593
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - 760
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1593
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6700 2,000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1005 765
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4160 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 4700
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 2650
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 1767
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 2290
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 6,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 1940
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 18.5 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 95
Maximum Alternator Watts - 1425
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System EFI SPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 274 @ 3200 225 @ 2800
Engine Order Code 99P 99E
Displacement 5.0L/302 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 211 @ 4600 160 @ 4200
Engine Oil Cooler - Yes
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 18
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.33 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 2.05
Trans Order Code 44U 44M
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 3.40
Clutch Size (in) NA 10
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.31
Trans Type 4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Trans PTO Access - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 2 Door XL
Vehicle Name Mercury Mountaineer Ford Explorer
Body Code - 102" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.42 1.42
Suspension Type - Rear Variable-Rate Single-stage leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Leaf Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35 35
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA Torsion bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.8 0.8
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 2650
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - 3.27
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 2650
Axle Type - Rear - Semi-floating Ford
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 3200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - 2290
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.27
Axle Type - Front - Independent SLA
Frame
Frame Type - Single channel w/crossmembers
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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