Compare 2000 Ford Explorer vs 2000 Lexus RX 300

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2-Door 102" WB Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 102" WB Sport 18 23 $18,153 $19,970
2-Door 102" WB 4WD Sport 16 21 $20,881 $23,070
4-Door 112" WB XLS 18 23 $21,242 $23,480
4-Door 112" WB 4WD XLS 16 21 $22,897 $25,360
4-Door 112" WB XLT 16 21 $24,670 $27,375
4-Door 112" WB 4WD XLT 15 20 $26,400 $29,340
4-Door 112" WB AWD XLT 14 20 $27,060 $30,090
4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer 16 21 $28,679 $31,930
4-Door 112" WB Limited 16 21 $28,904 $32,185
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Eddie Bauer 16 20 $30,408 $33,895
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Limited 16 20 $30,633 $34,150
4-Door 112" WB AWD Eddie Bauer 14 20 $30,773 $34,310
4-Door 112" WB AWD Limited 14 20 $30,998 $34,565
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4-Door SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door SUV 19 24 $28,668 $33,005
4-Door SUV 4WD 18 22 $30,058 $34,605
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,153
$28,668
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,970
$33,005
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$550 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- Mid-Size Station Wgn
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
43.6 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 57.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 40.7
Front Hip Room (in)
51.9 55.2
Second Leg Room (in)
34.5 36.4
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 110.2
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
35.1 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
46.9 46.7
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
28.1 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
180.8 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6.7 -
Height, Overall (in)
67.1 65.7
Step Up Height - Front (in)
19.8 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.7 33.0
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
44.0 -
Wheelbase (in)
101.7 103.1
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.7 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 71.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.7
Length, Overall (in)
- 180.1
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61.0
Track Width, Front (in)
- 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.6 39.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.9 39.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
61.5 71.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
70.2 75.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 49.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 36.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
30.7 42.5
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 1.02 11.3 x 1.1
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 0.47 11.7 x .39
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 17.2
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 41.3
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
15.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.8 43.3
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.0 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 17.4
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.6
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
717 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T7R NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 225/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
717 -
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15 225/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
T7R NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
717 -
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 225/70R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
768 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5120 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2650 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1766 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2290 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6,000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1935 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4700 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3692
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 -
Engine
Displacement
4.0L/245 3.0L/183
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 4200 220 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2750 222 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
99X NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.141
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.194
Trans Order Code
44M NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.019
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.938
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
10 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.411
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.080
Summary
Body Style
2 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Lexus RX 300
Body Code
102" WB -
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2650 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 32
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion Bar Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 0.67
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2290 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.27 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 32
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2710 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Single-Stage Leaf Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 0.51
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- MacPherson Strut
Frame
Frame Type
Boxed w/Single Channel -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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