Specs

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XL 2dr 102" WB XL

Brakes

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
Brake Type Power
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.38 x 1.33
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.86 x 1.24
Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 61.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 29.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 69.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 18.5
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8

Doors

Side Door Type

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
Maximum Alternator Watts 1425
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM 274 @ 3200
Engine Oil Cooler Yes
Engine Order Code 99P
Engine Order Code 99E
Engine Type Gas V6
Displacement 5.0L/302
Displacement 4.0L/245
Fuel System SPFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 205 @ 5000
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 211 @ 4600
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 4200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 2800

Exterior Dimensions

Step Up Height - Side (in)
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.7
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 42.8
Overhang, Front (in) 33.8
Height, Overall (in) 67.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.2
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 178.6
Wheelbase (in) 101.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6.7
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 27.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 46.9
Side Door Opening Height (in)
Side Door Opening Width (in)
Step Up Height - Front (in)

Frame

Frame Type Single channel w/crossmembers

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Location
Fuel Tank Location Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5

Interior Dimensions

Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.9
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5
Second Head Room (in) 39.1
Passenger Capacity 4
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.9
Second Hip Room (in) 43.6

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.0
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.8
Steering Type Power

Summary

Vehicle Name Ford Explorer
Body Code 102" WB
Body Style 2 Door XL

Suspension

Axle Type - Front Independent SLA
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating Ford
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2650
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3200
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 3.55
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 3.73
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 4.10
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 3.27
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.55
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 4.10
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.27
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.8
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.42
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35
Suspension Type - Front Torsion bar
Suspension Type - Rear Single-stage leaf
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2290
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2650

Tires

Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843
Front Tire Order Code T7R
Front Tire Order Code T7H
Rear Tire Order Code T7R
Rear Tire Order Code T7H
Spare Tire Order Code T7R
Spare Tire Order Code T7H
Front Tire Size P235/75R15
Front Tire Size P225/70R15
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15
Rear Tire Size P225/70R15
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15
Spare Tire Size P225/70R15
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1593
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1593
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 717
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 760
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 717
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 760
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD -

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4,500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3,100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4,800
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5,000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2,000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 765
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A

Transmission

Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.33
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.10
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.85
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.40
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.47
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Type 5
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code 44M
Trans Order Code 44U
Trans Order Code 44D
Transfer Case Power Take Off
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
Transfer Case Model
Trans PTO Access
Trans Power Take Off
Clutch Size (in) 10
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

Vehicle

Rear Door Type Liftgate

Weight Information

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2650
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 8,500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7,500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 6,500
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4700
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1767
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1940
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2290
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 6,000

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD -
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7