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2011 Mazda Tribute
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FWD 4-Door I4 Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual Sport 23 28 $19,250 $20,555
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Sport 21 28 $21,158 $22,595
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Touring 21 28 $22,229 $23,740
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Sport 20 26 $22,800 $24,350
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Touring 20 26 $23,870 $25,495
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $24,063 $25,700
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Grand Touring 19 25 $25,573 $27,315
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Grand Touring 20 26 $25,705 $27,455
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Grand Touring 18 23 $27,212 $29,065
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 25 $26,886 $28,360
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $28,726 $30,360
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 25 $29,479 $31,520
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $31,299 $33,520
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 25 $34,952 $37,535
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $36,772 $39,535
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,250
$26,886
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,555
$28,360
Monthly Payment Estimate
$343 / month
$473 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Ford Explorer a formidable shot right at the heart of the crossover market--one that's sure to pull some of the remaining SUV loyalists off their very high horses.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 61.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 40.5
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 61.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 40.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 57.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 39.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.4 151.7
Third Leg Room (in)
- 33.2
Third Hip Room (in)
- 40.7
Third Head Room (in)
- 37.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 50.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 67.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
174.9 197.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.9 70.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 67.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 112.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 78.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
37.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.2 80.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 21.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
35.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.4 43.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 - TBD -
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.96 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P235/70TR16 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
T145/90R17 T165/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/70TR16 P245/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3272 4557
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Temporary Mini
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 175
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/152 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
171 @ 6000 290 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4500 255 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA 998
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.84
Trans Type
5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.37 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.94 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.13 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50 4.48
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Tribute Ford Explorer
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.26
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 9.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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