Compare 2011 Saab 9-4X vs 2011 Ford Explorer

2011 Saab 9-4X
2011 Ford Explorer
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FWD 4-Door 3.0i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 3.0i 18 25 $32,211 $33,380
AWD 4-Door XWD 3.0i 17 23 $34,619 $35,875
FWD 4-Door 3.0i Premium 18 25 $35,573 $37,250
AWD 4-Door XWD 3.0i Premium 17 23 $38,433 $40,245
AWD 4-Door XWD Aero 15 22 $45,849 $48,010
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 25 $26,886 $28,360
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $28,726 $30,360
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 25 $29,479 $31,520
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $31,299 $33,520
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 25 $34,952 $37,535
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $36,772 $39,535
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,211
$26,886
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,380
$28,360
Monthly Payment Estimate
$556 / month
$473 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Ford Explorer a formidable shot right at the heart of the crossover market--one that's sure to pull some of the remaining SUV loyalists off their very high horses.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
- Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 57.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 39.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 61.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 40.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 61.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 40.6
Third Leg Room (in)
- 33.2
Third Hip Room (in)
- 40.7
Third Head Room (in)
- 37.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 50.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 151.7
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - -
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 112.6
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.9 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.0 78.9
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
190.1 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.9 -
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 70.4
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 67.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
- 197.1
Liftover Height (in)
- NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 67.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 21.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.2 43.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.2 80.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Hydraulic Assisted Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.8
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P235/65HR18 P245/65R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P235/65HR18 P245/65R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
NA T165/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
525 300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2125 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5544 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2125 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- TBD - -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4557
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Mini
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 175
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection SMPI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
223 @ 5100 255 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA 998
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6950 290 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- TBD - 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 (Est) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 (Est) 17
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA 44J
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
- TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.48
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.16
Summary
Body Code
110.5" WB -
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-4X Ford Explorer
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Linked H-Arm Multi-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.26
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- TBD - -
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Frame
Frame Type
- TBD - -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 4

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