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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 15 21 $24,252 $26,530
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT 15 21 $25,761 $28,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS 15 20 $26,232 $28,755
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT 15 21 $26,829 $29,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Eddie Bauer 15 21 $27,518 $30,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT 15 20 $27,741 $30,450
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Eddie Bauer 15 21 $28,586 $31,400
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT 14 20 $28,809 $31,650
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 20 $29,499 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Limited 15 21 $29,578 $32,515
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 20 $30,567 $33,625
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Limited 15 21 $30,646 $33,715
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Limited 15 20 $31,558 $34,740
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Limited 14 20 $32,626 $35,940
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4-Door Manual 2.5 X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.5 X 22 29 $20,452 $21,795
4-Door Automatic 2.5 X 23 28 $21,180 $22,595
4-Door Manual 2.5 X w/Premium Pkg 22 29 $22,569 $24,145
4-Door Automatic 2.5 X w/Premium Pkg 23 28 $23,297 $24,945
4-Door Automatic 2.5 X L.L. Bean Edition 23 28 $25,001 $26,895
4-Door Manual 2.5 XT Limited 20 26 $26,005 $27,895
4-Door Automatic 2.5 XT Limited 21 26 $26,733 $28,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,252
$20,452
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,530
$21,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$442 / month
$363 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 51.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 33.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.0 53.5
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.0 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 93.5
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
32.9 38.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.4 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
193.4 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.2 -
Height, Overall (in)
72.8 65.0
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
32.9 32.8
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
44.3 -
Wheelbase (in)
113.7 99.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 68.1
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
35.4 -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
- 176.6
Liftover Height (in)
- 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 58.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.9 37.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 67.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.8 62.7
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)
- TBD - 37.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
45.1 29.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.39 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 0.43 11.6 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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.4 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
18.9 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 34.8
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- Variable
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.0
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
T52 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 -
Spare Tire Order Code
T52 NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
721 -
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/60HR16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
721 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T52 NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 -
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/60HR16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
721 -
Spare Tire Size
P235/70R16 Compact
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
311 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3110 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2400
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7700 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2332 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6010 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3340 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2108 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2860 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3090
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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 90
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3700 166 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
99E NA
Displacement
4.0L/245 2.5L/150
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100 173 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 22
Transmission
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 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.29 2.06
Trans Order Code
44V NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.11
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Subaru Forester
Body Code
NA -
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 -
Axle Type - Front
Ford SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32.0 32
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3240 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent SLA HD Raised
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 0.67
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2200 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 32
Axle Type - Rear
Ford SLA -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA HD Raised
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 0.83
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3600 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2470 -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Parallel Links
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Lower L-Arms
Frame
Frame Type
Boxed -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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