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Selected Style 2-Door JS Soft Top Manual 2WD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Soft Top Manual 2WD JS 24 26 $12,443 $13,099
2-Door Soft Top Manual 4WD JX 24 26 $13,828 $14,869
2-Door Soft Top Automatic 4WD JX 23 24 $14,386 $15,469
4-Door Hard Top Manual 4WD JX 23 26 $14,558 $15,999
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 4WD JX 22 26 $15,423 $16,949
4-Door Hard Top Manual 2WD JS 23 26 $13,390 $14,399
2-Door Soft Top Automatic 2WD JS 23 24 $13,013 $13,699
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 2WD JS 22 26 $14,274 $15,349
4-Door Hard Top Manual 2WD Sport JS 23 25 $15,377 $16,899
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 2WD Sport JS 21 24 $16,287 $17,899
4-Door Hard Top Manual 4WD Sport JX 23 25 $16,287 $17,899
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 4WD Sport JX 21 24 $17,197 $18,899
4-Door Hard Top Manual 4WD Sport JLX 23 25 $17,652 $19,399
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 4WD Sport JLX 21 24 $18,562 $20,399
2-Door 102" WB Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 102" WB Sport 17 21 $18,119 $19,880
2-Door 102" WB 4WD Sport 16 20 $20,623 $22,725
4-Door 112" WB XL 17 21 $19,598 $21,560
4-Door 112" WB 4WD XL 16 20 $21,287 $23,480
4-Door 112" WB XLT 17 21 $22,396 $24,740
4-Door 112" WB 4WD XLT 16 20 $24,160 $26,745
4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer 15 20 $26,066 $28,910
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 19 $27,830 $30,915
4-Door 112" WB Limited 15 20 $28,534 $31,715
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Limited 15 19 $30,299 $33,720
4-Door 112" WB AWD XLT 14 18 $24,160 $26,745
4-Door 112" WB AWD Eddie Bauer 14 18 $27,434 $30,465
4-Door 112" WB AWD Limited 14 18 $29,903 $33,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,443
$18,119
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,099
$19,880
Monthly Payment Estimate
$218 / month
$331 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Special Purpose -
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.2 57.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 51.8 51.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.7 -
Second Leg Room (in) 31.7 34.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.5 39.9
Second Hip Room (in) 41.9 43.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.5 56.7
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 64.3 67.0
Liftover Height (in) 27.0 -
Track Width, Rear (in) 55.1 -
Wheelbase (in) 86.6 101.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 34.3 33.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 65.2 70.2
Track Width, Front (in) 54.9 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.5 -
Length, Overall (in) 143.7 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 43.8 46.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 29.6
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) - 179.6
Side Door Opening Height (in) - NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 6.7
Step Up Height - Front (in) - 19.8
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - 44.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 6.7
Side Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Overhang, Front (in) - 33.9
Step Up Height - Side (in) - 19.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 12.6 30.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 8.1 32.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 50.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 39.8 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 31.2 61.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 32.0 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) 41.7 41.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 11.2 x 0.47
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.66 x 1.34 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.4 x 0.39 11.3 x 1.02
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) 11.1 17.5
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Steering
Steering Type Manual Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.8 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 34.4 37.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 21.7 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.2 34.7
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - 15.0
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 17.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size P195/75R15 P235/75R15
Front Tire Order Code NA T7R
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/75R15 P235/75R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA T7R
Front Tire Size P195/75R15 P235/75R15
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1843
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - 717
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1843
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - 717
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - 717
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1843
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 1005
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 5100
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2337 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 1766
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 2290
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 6,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 1935
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 4700
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 2650
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.5 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 55 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 390 650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - 1425
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 98 @ 4000 225 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA 99X
Displacement 1.6L/97 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 95 @ 5600 160 @ 4200
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SEFI
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 17
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 8.46 10
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High N/A NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 2.05
Trans Order Code NA 44M
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.13 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low N/A NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.65 3.40
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Trans PTO Access - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Suzuki Sidekick Ford Explorer
Body Style 2-Door 2 Door Sport
Body Code - 102" WB
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/trailing arms -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 35
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Torsion Bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.77
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/coil spring -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.95 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear Rigid Axle Single-Stage Leaf
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 3200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - 2290
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.27
Axle Type - Front - Independent SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 2650
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 2650
Axle Type - Rear - Semi-Floating
Frame
Frame Type - Single Channel
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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