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Selected Style 4-Door Manual 2WD LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2WD LX 19 22 $17,478 $18,399
4-Door Automatic 2WD LX 19 22 $18,428 $19,399
4-Door Automatic 2WD EX 19 22 $19,853 $20,899
4-Door Manual 4WD LX 19 22 $19,093 $20,099
4-Door Automatic 4WD LX 19 22 $20,043 $21,099
4-Door Automatic 4WD EX 19 22 $21,468 $22,599
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 16 21 $24,500 $27,165
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS Sport 16 21 $25,759 $28,595
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS 14 20 $26,692 $29,655
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS Sport 14 20 $27,738 $30,845
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT 16 21 $26,995 $30,000
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT 15 20 $27,708 $30,810
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT Sport 16 21 $28,201 $31,370
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT Sport 15 20 $28,909 $32,175
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT 14 20 $28,976 $32,250
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT 14 18 $29,688 $33,060
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT Sport 14 20 $30,181 $33,620
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT Sport 14 18 $30,894 $34,430
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Eddie Bauer 16 21 $30,603 $34,100
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Eddie Bauer 15 20 $31,316 $34,910
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Limited 16 21 $31,382 $34,985
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Limited 15 20 $32,095 $35,795
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 20 $32,584 $36,350
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 18 $33,296 $37,160
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Limited 14 20 $33,366 $37,240
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Limited 14 18 $34,080 $38,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,478
$24,500
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,399
$27,165
Monthly Payment Estimate
$307 / month
$453 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility -
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 58.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 50.7 55.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 82.9 -
Second Leg Room (in) 30.6 35.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.9
Second Hip Room (in) 46.8 54.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 59.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 38.9
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 48.3
Height, Overall (in) 67.3 71.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.1 -
Wheelbase (in) 97.6 113.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 33.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 72.1
Track Width, Front (in) 59.1 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.0 -
Length, Overall (in) 164.5 -
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 8.5
Side Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Overhang, Front (in) - 44.1
Step Up Height - Side (in) - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 31.3
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) - 37.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 43.5 45.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 47.6 41.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 23.4 48.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 38.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 76.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 50.2 86.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 11.9 x 0.37
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.0 x 0.37
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 22.5
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 36.8
Steering Type Pwr Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 20.5 -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - 17
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 17
Tires
Spare Tire Size P235/60R16 P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA T52
Spare Tire Order Code NA T52
Rear Tire Size P235/60R16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA T52
Front Tire Size P235/60R16 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1460
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - 720
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1460
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - 720
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - 720
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1460
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 324
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 3240
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3108 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 2055
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 2735
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 7700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 2254
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 5740
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 3200
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 700 650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - 1950
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code NA 99K
Displacement 2.5L/150 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 165 @ 6500 210 @ 5100
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System MPFI SEFI
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 16
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.70 3.22
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.54
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Two Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.47 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 2.29
Trans Order Code NA 44V
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.30 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Trans PTO Access - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Suzuki Grand Vitara Ford Explorer
Body Style 4-Door 4 Door
Body Code - 114" WB
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/coil spring -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32.0
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Coil spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.77
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Coil spring
Axle Type - Rear - Ford SLA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - 1827
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.55
Axle Type - Front - Ford SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 2800
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 1940
Frame
Frame Type - Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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