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Compare 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer vs 2003 Ford Explorer

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
2003 Ford Explorer
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4-Door 2WD EXT LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TrailBlazer 4-Door 2WD EXT LS 15 20 $27,145 $29,995
TrailBlazer 4-Door 2WD EXT LT 15 20 $28,412 $31,395
TrailBlazer 4-Door 2WD LS 16 22 $24,339 $26,895
TrailBlazer 4-Door 2WD LT 16 22 $26,647 $29,445
TrailBlazer 4-Door 2WD LTZ 16 22 $30,131 $33,295
TrailBlazer 4-Door 4WD EXT LS 15 20 $29,181 $32,245
TrailBlazer 4-Door 4WD EXT LT 15 20 $30,448 $33,645
TrailBlazer 4-Door 4WD LS 15 21 $26,376 $29,145
TrailBlazer 4-Door 4WD LT 15 21 $28,683 $31,695
TrailBlazer 4-Door 4WD LTZ 15 21 $32,168 $35,545
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4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Eddie Bauer
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Eddie Bauer 15 21 $29,989 $33,100
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Eddie Bauer 4WD 15 21 $31,970 $35,325
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Eddie Bauer AWD 15 21 $31,970 $35,325
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Limited 15 21 $30,768 $33,975
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Limited 4WD 15 21 $32,748 $36,200
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Limited AWD 15 21 $32,748 $36,200
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.0L NBX 15 21 $27,408 $30,200
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.0L NBX 4WD 15 21 $29,389 $32,425
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS 15 21 $23,924 $26,285
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS 4WD 15 21 $25,904 $28,510
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS AWD 15 21 $25,904 $28,510
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS Sport 15 21 $24,970 $27,460
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS Sport 4WD 15 21 $26,950 $29,685
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS Sport AWD 15 21 $26,950 $29,685
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT 15 21 $26,363 $29,025
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT 4WD 15 21 $28,343 $31,250
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT AWD 15 21 $28,343 $31,250
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT Sport 15 21 $27,408 $30,200
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT Sport 4WD 15 21 $29,389 $32,425
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT Sport AWD 15 21 $29,389 $32,425
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Eddie Bauer 15 19 $30,701 $33,900
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Eddie Bauer 4WD 14 19 $32,682 $36,125
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Eddie Bauer AWD 14 19 $32,682 $36,125
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Limited 15 19 $31,480 $34,775
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Limited 4WD 14 19 $33,460 $37,000
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Limited AWD 14 19 $33,460 $37,000
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.6L NBX 15 19 $28,120 $31,000
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.6L NBX 4WD 14 19 $30,101 $33,225
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT 15 19 $27,075 $29,825
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT 4WD 14 19 $29,055 $32,050
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT AWD 14 19 $29,055 $32,050
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT Sport 15 19 $28,120 $31,000
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT Sport 4WD 14 19 $30,101 $33,225
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT Sport AWD 14 19 $30,101 $33,225
Explorer Sport 2-Door 102" WB 4WD XLS Automatic 15 20 $23,188 $25,565
Explorer Sport 2-Door 102" WB 4WD XLS Manual 15 19 $22,587 $24,890
Explorer Sport 2-Door 102" WB 4WD XLT 15 20 $24,389 $26,915
Explorer Sport 2-Door 102" WB 4WD XLT Premium 15 20 $26,032 $28,760
Explorer Sport 2-Door 102" WB XLS Automatic 16 21 $20,500 $22,545
Explorer Sport 2-Door 102" WB XLS Manual 17 22 $19,899 $21,870
Explorer Sport 2-Door 102" WB XLT 16 21 $21,648 $23,835
Explorer Sport 2-Door 102" WB XLT Premium 16 21 $23,215 $25,595
Explorer Sport Trac 4-Door 126" WB 4WD XLS Automatic 15 20 $23,405 $25,815
Explorer Sport Trac 4-Door 126" WB 4WD XLS Manual 16 20 $23,023 $25,380
Explorer Sport Trac 4-Door 126" WB 4WD XLT 15 20 $24,812 $27,390
Explorer Sport Trac 4-Door 126" WB 4WD XLT Premium 15 20 $26,454 $29,235
Explorer Sport Trac 4-Door 126" WB XLS Automatic 16 20 $20,945 $23,045
Explorer Sport Trac 4-Door 126" WB XLS Manual 17 21 $20,558 $22,610
Explorer Sport Trac 4-Door 126" WB XLT 16 20 $22,294 $24,560
Explorer Sport Trac 4-Door 126" WB XLT Premium 16 20 $23,989 $26,465
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,145
$29,989
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,995
$33,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$552 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 38.9
Third Hip Room (in)
45.9 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
44.6 42.4
Third Head Room (in)
38.5 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 55.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
37.5 35.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
58.4 54.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 59.1
Third Leg Room (in)
32.2 NA
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA NA
Overhang, Front (in)
34.9 31.6
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA 48.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.9 30.7
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
207.8 189.5
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - 8.5
Height, Overall (in)
77.1 71.4
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA 33.6
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
43.06 44.1
Wheelbase (in)
129.0 113.8
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.0 8.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.6 72.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
41.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
66.5 41.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
61.6 48.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 45.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
107 73.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
100.2 86.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
22.3 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
NA 48.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
NA - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 0.78 11.85 x 0.37
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.14 12.01 x 0.37
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25.0 22.5
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
20.4 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.4 18.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.6 36.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1460
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/65R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
QTE - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1460
Spare Tire Order Code
QTE - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - 707
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/65R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1460
Rear Tire Order Code
QTE - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4900 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
4900 328
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4900 3280
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2250 2046
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3100 2735
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
10,000 7700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2537 2240
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6200 5420
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3400 3000
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA 1950
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 130
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
275 @ 3600 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
LL8 NA
Displacement
4.2L/254 4.0L/245
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
275 @ 6000 210 @ 5100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 21
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 2.44
Trans Order Code
M30 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.25
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.55
Trans Type
4 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet TrailBlazer Ford Explorer
Body Code
TB4 114" WB
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.73 1.34
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3400 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3300 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 3.55
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - Independent SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
36 32.00
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3100 2800
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil Coil spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.94 .77
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3400 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 32.00
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Coil spring
Frame
Frame Type
- TBD - Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type
Swing-out NA

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