Compare 2002 Acura MDX vs 2002 Ford Explorer

2002 Acura MDX
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4-Door SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX 4-Door SUV 17 23 $31,261 $34,700
MDX 4-Door SUV Touring Pkg 17 23 $33,601 $37,300
MDX 4-Door SUV Touring Pkg w/Navigation 17 23 $35,402 $39,300
MDX 4-Door SUV w/Navigation 17 23 $33,061 $36,700
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4-Door 114" WB Eddie Bauer
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB Eddie Bauer 16 21 $29,535 $32,545
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB Eddie Bauer 4WD 15 20 $31,284 $34,510
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB Limited 16 21 $29,535 $32,545
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB Limited 4WD 15 20 $31,284 $34,510
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB XLS 17 21 $22,451 $24,585
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB XLS 4WD 16 20 $24,124 $26,465
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB XLT 16 21 $25,966 $28,535
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB XLT 4WD 15 20 $27,715 $30,500
Explorer Sport 2-Door 102" WB 4WD Choice 15 20 $23,817 $26,210
Explorer Sport 2-Door 102" WB 4WD Premium 15 20 $25,334 $27,915
Explorer Sport 2-Door 102" WB 4WD Value Automatic 15 20 $23,114 $25,420
Explorer Sport 2-Door 102" WB 4WD Value Manual 16 19 $22,183 $24,374
Explorer Sport 2-Door 102" WB Choice 17 21 $21,129 $23,190
Explorer Sport 2-Door 102" WB Premium 17 21 $22,518 $24,750
Explorer Sport 2-Door 102" WB Value Automatic 17 21 $20,426 $22,400
Explorer Sport 2-Door 102" WB Value Manual 17 22 $19,496 $21,355
Explorer Sport Trac 4-Door 126" WB 4WD Choice 15 20 $24,329 $26,785
Explorer Sport Trac 4-Door 126" WB 4WD Premium 15 20 $25,846 $28,490
Explorer Sport Trac 4-Door 126" WB 4WD Value Automatic 15 20 $23,692 $26,070
Explorer Sport Trac 4-Door 126" WB 4WD Value Manual 16 20 $22,762 $25,024
Explorer Sport Trac 4-Door 126" WB Choice 16 21 $21,863 $24,015
Explorer Sport Trac 4-Door 126" WB Premium 16 21 $23,381 $25,720
Explorer Sport Trac 4-Door 126" WB Value Automatic 16 21 $21,227 $23,300
Explorer Sport Trac 4-Door 126" WB Value Manual 17 21 $20,297 $22,255
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,261
$29,535
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,700
$32,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$578 / month
$542 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Special Purpose Vehicle -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.3 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.2 59.1
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Leg Room (in)
29.3 NA
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 38.9
Third Hip Room (in)
48.5 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 43.9
Third Head Room (in)
36.3 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
56.9 55.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
161.5 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.5 -
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 113.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 72.1
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 -
Length, Overall (in)
188.5 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 48.3
Height, Overall (in)
68.7 71.9
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
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 9.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 41.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
49.6 46.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 48.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 73.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
81.5 88.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.8 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 45.4
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)
11.8 x 1.1 12.01 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)
12.3 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
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 - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.8 36.7
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.22 -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 18.9
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T57
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 P245/70R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact P245/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA T57
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 P245/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 6740
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 1011
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4328 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 5100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 1907
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 2560
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 10,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2045
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 1425
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
245 @ 3000-5000 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
NA 99E
Displacement
3.5L/214 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5300 210 @ 5100
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Transmission
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.846 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.552 2.41
Trans Order Code
NA 44V
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.428 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.727 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.563 3.22
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.021 1.54
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.520 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA 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
Acura MDX Ford Explorer
Body Code
- 114" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Coil spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arm -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 35
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Coil spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/L-Arm -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 2560
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent SLA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 3000
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.55
Axle Type - Front
- Independent SLA
Frame
Frame Type
- Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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