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4-Door V6 Special Order
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door V6 16 21 $33,733 $37,140
4-Door V6 Special Order 16 21 $33,733 $37,140
4-Door V8 14 18 $40,166 $44,260
4-Door V8 Special Order 14 18 $40,166 $44,260
4-Door V10 17 23 $53,020 $58,490
4-Door V10 Special Order 17 23 $53,020 $58,490
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4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS
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 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 4WD XLS Sport 14 20 $27,738 $30,845
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 4.0L Eddie Bauer 16 21 $30,603 $34,100
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT Sport 14 18 $30,894 $34,430
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
$33,733
$24,500
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,140
$27,165
Monthly Payment Estimate
$619 / month
$453 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 59.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.9
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.2 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
187.2 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 48.3
Height, Overall (in)
68.0 71.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.7 -
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 113.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 72.1
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 8.5
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 37.6
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 76.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71 86.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 45.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 41.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31 48.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.26 12.0 x 0.37
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.10 11.9 x 0.37
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 22.5
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 36.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 17
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 17
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T52
Front Tire Size
P255/60HR17 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size
P195/80R17 P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA T52
Spare Tire Order Code
NA T52
Rear Tire Size
P255/60HR17 P235/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 720
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- 720
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1460
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1460
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 720
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1460
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3240
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7716 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 324
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
772 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)
5086 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 5740
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3200
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2055
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 2735
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 7700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2254
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
18 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
450 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 130
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 1950
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 3200 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
NA 99K
Displacement
3.2L/195 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6000 210 @ 5100
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.29
Trans Order Code
NA 44V
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.56 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.66 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 3.22
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.54
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
w/Tiptronic & OD NA
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
Volkswagen Touareg Ford Explorer
Body Code
- 114" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Coil spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Four Link -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32.0
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Coil spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.77
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 2800
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 1940
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
Frame
Frame Type
- Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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