Find a Car
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Change a Vehicle to Compare

Compare 2011 Saab 9-4X vs 2011 Ford Explorer

2011 Saab 9-4X Change
2011 Ford Explorer Change
+ Add a Car
Selected Style FWD 4-Door 3.0i
Switch Style

Drivetrain

Trim

Other

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door XWD Aero 15 22 $45,849 $48,010
FWD 4-Door 3.0i Premium 18 25 $35,573 $37,250
FWD 4-Door 3.0i 18 25 $32,211 $33,380
AWD 4-Door XWD 3.0i 17 23 $34,619 $35,875
AWD 4-Door XWD 3.0i Premium 17 23 $38,433 $40,245
FWD 4-Door Base
Switch Style

Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 25 $26,886 $28,360
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 25 $29,479 $31,520
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 25 $34,952 $37,535
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $28,726 $30,360
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $31,299 $33,520
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
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

?
Read Our Full Review
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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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
Step Up Height - Front (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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 -
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
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 - -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 15.8
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 265 @ 6950 290 @ 6500
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
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
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
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
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.84
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Type 6 6
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.16
Summary
Vehicle Name Saab 9-4X Ford Explorer
Body Code 110.5" WB -
Body Style Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - TBD - -
Axle Type - Front - TBD - -
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 - -
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
 
© 2015 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.