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Selected Style 4-Door 4-Cyl (GS)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,831 $24,530
4-Door 4-Cyl w/3rd Row 22 27 $22,586 $25,380
4-Door V6 19 25 $22,773 $25,590
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row 19 25 $23,530 $26,440
4-Door V6 Limited w/3rd Row 19 25 $27,108 $30,460
4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 21 25 $23,077 $25,930
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row 18 24 $24,776 $27,840
4-Door V6 4WD Limited w/3rd Row 18 24 $28,354 $31,860
4-Door V6 Sport 19 25 $24,710 $27,765
4-Door V6 Sport w/3rd Row 19 25 $25,467 $28,615
4-Door V6 4WD 18 24 $24,019 $26,990
4-Door V6 4WD Sport 18 24 $26,018 $29,235
4-Door V6 4WD Sport w/3rd Row 18 24 $26,773 $30,085
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 15 21 $24,252 $26,530
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS 15 20 $26,232 $28,755
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT 15 21 $25,761 $28,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT 15 21 $26,829 $29,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT 15 20 $27,741 $30,450
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT 14 20 $28,809 $31,650
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Eddie Bauer 15 21 $27,518 $30,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Eddie Bauer 15 21 $28,586 $31,400
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 20 $29,499 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 20 $30,567 $33,625
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Limited 15 21 $29,578 $32,515
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Limited 15 21 $30,646 $33,715
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Limited 15 20 $31,558 $34,740
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Limited 14 20 $32,626 $35,940
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,831
$24,252
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,530
$26,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$409 / month
$442 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 15 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 59.0
Front Leg Room (in) 40.7 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.7 -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 54.9 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 59.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 38.7
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 32.9
Height, Overall (in) 67.9 72.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.6 -
Wheelbase (in) 106.9 113.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 32.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.9 73.7
Track Width, Front (in) 62.2 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.9 -
Length, Overall (in) 184.6 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) - NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 8.2
Step Up Height - Front (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - 44.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 8.2
Side Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Overhang, Front (in) - 35.4
Step Up Height - Side (in) - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 31.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) - 193.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 44.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 39.7 45.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.6 85.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x - TBD - 11.9 x 0.39
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x - TBD - 12.0 x 0.43
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) 19.2 22.5
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 36.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.98 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 18.9
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - NA
Tires
Spare Tire Size P225/70R16 P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA T52
Spare Tire Order Code NA T52
Rear Tire Size P225/70R16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA T52
Front Tire Size P225/70R16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1700
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - 721
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - 721
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1700
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1700
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - 721
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 311
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 3110
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 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) 3516 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 7700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 2332
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 3340
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 2108
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 2860
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) 1.69 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 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 99E
Displacement 2.4L/144 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 5700 210 @ 5100
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SMPI
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 15
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.22
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.54
Trans Type 4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.15 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.20 2.29
Trans Order Code NA 44V
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.12 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.02 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model - NA
Trans PTO Access - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Toyota Highlander Ford Explorer
Body Code - NA
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Dual-Link Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) MacPherson -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32.0
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 0.77
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 1.34
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3240
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 2200
Axle Type - Rear - Ford SLA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - 2470
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.55
Axle Type - Front - Ford SLA
Frame
Frame Type - Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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