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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 4-Cyl
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,831 $24,530
4-Door 4-Cyl w/3rd Row 22 27 $22,586 $25,380
4-Door V6 19 25 $22,773 $25,590
4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 21 25 $23,077 $25,930
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row 19 25 $23,530 $26,440
4-Door V6 4WD 18 24 $24,019 $26,990
4-Door V6 Sport 19 25 $24,710 $27,765
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row 18 24 $24,776 $27,840
4-Door V6 Sport w/3rd Row 19 25 $25,467 $28,615
4-Door V6 4WD Sport 18 24 $26,018 $29,235
4-Door V6 4WD Sport w/3rd Row 18 24 $26,773 $30,085
4-Door V6 Limited w/3rd Row 19 25 $27,108 $30,460
4-Door V6 4WD Limited w/3rd Row 18 24 $28,354 $31,860
4-Door 2WD 33 28 $29,561 $33,030
4-Door 4WD 31 27 $30,814 $34,430
4-Door 2WD LTD 33 28 $33,944 $37,890
4-Door 4WD LTD 31 27 $35,198 $39,290
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,252
$21,831
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,530
$24,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$442 / month
$409 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.0 57.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 40.7
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 55.1
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 36.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.0 57.9
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 104.7
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
35.4 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
32.9 - TBD -
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 67.9
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
32.9 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
44.3 -
Wheelbase (in)
113.7 106.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 71.9
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61.6
Track Width, Front (in)
- 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
- 184.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
45.1 39.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.8 80.6
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 - -
Brakes
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 0.39 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.43 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 19.2
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
18.9 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 37.4
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.98
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.1
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 -
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P225/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
721 -
Spare Tire Size
P235/70R16 P225/70R16
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 P225/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
721 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T52 NA
Trailering
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)
311 150
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)
3110 1500
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2108 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2860 -
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 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3516
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 1.69
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1950 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3700 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99E NA
Displacement
4.0L/245 2.4L/144
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100 155 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 27
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.29 2.20
Trans Order Code
44V NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.94
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.41
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.12
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Toyota Highlander
Body Code
NA -
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 0.91
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3600 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2470 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 -
Axle Type - Front
Ford SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3240 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent SLA Dual-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 0.63
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2200 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Ford SLA -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- MacPherson
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- MacPherson
Frame
Frame Type
Boxed -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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