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Selected Style 4-Door 4-Cyl (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,251 $23,880
4-Door V6 19 23 $22,658 $25,460
4-Door V6 Limited 19 23 $26,159 $29,395
4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 19 24 $22,497 $25,280
4-Door V6 4WD 18 22 $23,904 $26,860
4-Door V6 4WD Limited 18 22 $27,405 $30,795
4-Door 114" WB XLS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 114" WB XLS 17 21 $22,451 $24,585
4-Door 114" WB 4WD XLS 16 20 $24,124 $26,465
4-Door 114" WB XLT 16 21 $25,966 $28,535
4-Door 114" WB 4WD XLT 15 20 $27,715 $30,500
4-Door 114" WB Eddie Bauer 16 21 $29,535 $32,545
4-Door 114" WB 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 20 $31,284 $34,510
4-Door 114" WB Limited 16 21 $29,535 $32,545
4-Door 114" WB 4WD Limited 15 20 $31,284 $34,510
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,251
$22,451
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,880
$24,585
Monthly Payment Estimate
$398 / month
$410 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.0 58.9
Front Leg Room (in) 40.7 43.9
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 55.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.7 -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 37.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.9
Second Hip Room (in) 54.9 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 59.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 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) 35.9 48.3
Height, Overall (in) 66.1 71.9
Liftover Height (in) 28.6 -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.6 -
Wheelbase (in) 106.9 113.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.5 33.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.9 72.1
Track Width, Front (in) 62.2 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.9 -
Length, Overall (in) 184.4 -
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 8.5
Side Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Overhang, Front (in) - 31.7
Step Up Height - Side (in) - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 30.7
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) - 44.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 39.3 45.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 41.7 41.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 38.5 46.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 50.4 48.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 36.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 76.1 73.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 81.4 88
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.4 11.85 x 0.37
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x 1.1 12.01 x 0.37
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8 22.5
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 36.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.98 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.6 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 18.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size P225/70R16 P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA T53
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/70R16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA T53
Front Tire Size P225/70R16 P235/70R16
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 1011
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3000 6740
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3485 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 3000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 2082
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 2560
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 9,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 2082
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 5060
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.8 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - 1425
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 163 @ 4000 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code NA 99E
Displacement 2.4L/146 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 5600 210 @ 5100
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System MPFI SEFI
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 17
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.38
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.30
Trans Type 4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.15 3.48
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.20 2.04
Trans Order Code NA 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.12 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.02 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Trans PTO Access - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Toyota Highlander Ford Explorer
Body Code - 114" WB
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Coil spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) MacPherson -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 35
Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 1.34
Axle Type - Rear - Independent SLA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 3000
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.73
Axle Type - Front - Independent SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 2560
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type - Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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