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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
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AT LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AT LX 17 22 $24,787 $27,550
AT EX 17 22 $27,096 $30,120
AT EX-L 17 22 $29,073 $32,320
AT EX-L with RES 17 22 $30,421 $33,820
AT EX-L with NAVI 17 22 $30,871 $34,320
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,500
$24,787
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,165
$27,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$453 / month
$459 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 56.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 61.6
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 30.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 40.9
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 49.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 61.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.4
Third Head Room (in)
NA 38.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 57.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 59.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 176.9
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.6 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
37.6 -
Wheelbase (in)
113.8 106.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.5 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.1 77.3
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
44.1 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
48.3 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.3 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
189.5 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.5 -
Height, Overall (in)
71.4 70.6
Track Width, Front (in)
- 66.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.0
Length, Overall (in)
- 188.0
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 66.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 16.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
41.4 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
48.6 48.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
76.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
86.2 90.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.37 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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)
11.9 x 0.37 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 20.4
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 38.0
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
17 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.22
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.9
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P235/70SR16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
720 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1460 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T52 NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1460 -
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P235/70SR16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
720 -
Spare Tire Size
P235/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
T52 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1460 -
Spare Tire Order Code
T52 NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
720 -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3240 4500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
324 450
Weight Information
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 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5740 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4414
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1950 -
Engine
Displacement
4.0L/245 3.5L/212
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100 255 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3700 250 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
99K NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.02
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.58
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.07 1.85
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.29 1.55
Trans Order Code
44V NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.22 2.56
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.43
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Honda Pilot
Body Code
114" WB -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 0.79
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
1940 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Ford SLA -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil spring Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 0.91
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3600 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
1827 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 -
Axle Type - Front
Ford SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2800 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil spring Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Trailing Arms
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Frame
Frame Type
Boxed -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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