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4-Door 126" WB XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 126" WB XLS 15 20 $21,880 $24,295
4-Door 126" WB XLT 15 20 $22,985 $25,550
4-Door 126" WB 4WD XLS 14 20 $24,348 $27,100
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS 16 21 $24,500 $27,165
4-Door 126" WB XLT Premium 15 20 $25,127 $27,985
4-Door 126" WB 4WD XLT 14 20 $25,505 $28,415
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS Sport 16 21 $25,759 $28,595
4-Door 126" WB Adrenalin 15 20 $25,831 $28,785
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 126" WB 4WD XLT Premium 14 20 $27,591 $30,785
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 126" WB 4WD Adrenalin 14 20 $28,353 $31,650
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
$21,880
$19,843
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,295
$21,445
Monthly Payment Estimate
$405 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 30 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 53.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 51.6
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 33.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 93.5
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.8 -
Overhang, Front (in)
34.6 -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
205.9 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.9 -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
70.5 65.0
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
45.4 -
Wheelbase (in)
125.9 99.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 68.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- 38.4
Liftover Height (in)
- 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 58.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- 32.8
Track Width, Front (in)
- 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
- 175.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
49.5 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
50.0 -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
51.2 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.7 33.7
Cargo Volume (ft³)
29.6 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
53.8 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.2 37.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 37.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 32.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 67.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 64.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Brakes
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 0.39 11.4 x 0.94
Brake Type
Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.85 x 0.37 NA
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 15.9
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.1 34.8
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
19.1 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
44.9 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
19.1 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- Variable
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/60HR16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
721 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T52 NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/60HR16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
721 -
Spare Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/60HR16
Front Tire Order Code
T52 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Spare Tire Order Code
T52 NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
721 -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
526 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5260 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3200 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1853 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2710 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
9600 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2250 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5660 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3090
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum 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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14 7.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1950 -
Engine
Displacement
4.0L/245 2.5L/150
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 165 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 3000 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99K NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.10 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 2.06
Trans Order Code
44D NA
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 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.48 3.45
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.11
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Sport Trac Subaru Forester (Natl)
Body Code
126" WB -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 0.67
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA 32
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion Bar HD Raised
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 0.83
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2900 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA 32
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2710 -
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Leaf Spring HD Raised
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Parallel Links
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Lower L-Arms
Frame
Frame Type
Boxed w/Single Channel -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility

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