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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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4-Door 2.5 Manual X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2.5 Manual X 23 30 $19,843 $21,445
4-Door 2.5 Automatic X 22 28 $20,570 $22,245
4-Door 2.5 Manual XS 23 30 $21,942 $23,845
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XS 22 28 $22,669 $24,645
4-Door 2.5 Manual w/Moonroof XS 23 30 $22,850 $24,845
4-Door 2.5 Automatic w/Moonroof XS 22 28 $23,577 $25,645
4-Door 2.5 Manual XT 19 24 $23,856 $25,845
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XS L.L. Bean Edition 22 28 $24,393 $26,545
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XT 20 23 $24,583 $26,645
4-Door 2.5 Manual XT w/Premium Pkg 19 24 $25,395 $27,545
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XT w/Premium Pkg 20 23 $26,122 $28,345
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,500
$19,843
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,165
$21,445
Monthly Payment Estimate
$453 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.6
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 51.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 53.5
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 93.5
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Front (in)
44.1 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
48.3 38.4
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 65.0
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.6 32.8
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
37.6 -
Wheelbase (in)
113.8 99.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.5 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.1 68.3
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
- 175.2
Liftover Height (in)
- 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 58.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
48.6 32.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.4 37.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
76.0 67.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
86.2 64.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 33.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
41.4 37.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.37 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.37 11.4 x 0.94
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 15.9
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
17 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.4 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 34.8
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- Variable
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.0
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
720 -
Spare Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/60HR16
Front Tire Order Code
T52 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1460 -
Spare Tire Order Code
T52 NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
720 -
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/60HR16
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 P215/60HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
324 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3240 2400
Weight Information
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 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3200 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2055 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3090
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 7.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1950 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 75
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3700 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99K NA
Displacement
4.0L/245 2.5L/150
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100 165 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 30
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.45
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.33
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.29 2.06
Trans Order Code
44V NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.11
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Subaru Forester (Natl)
Body Code
114" WB -
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
1827 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 -
Axle Type - Front
Ford SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32.0 32
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2800 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil spring HD Raised
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 0.67
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
1940 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 32
Axle Type - Rear
Ford SLA -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil spring HD Raised
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 0.83
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3600 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Lower L-Arms
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Parallel Links
Frame
Frame Type
Boxed -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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