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Here's how the 2009 Ford Explorer, 2003 Ford Explorer Sport, 2006 Ford Five Hundred and the 2008 Mercury Mountaineer measure up.
RWD 4dr V6 XLT
$28,470
Starting MSRP
2dr 102" WB XLS Manual
$21,870
Starting MSRP
$22,230
Starting MSRP
$26,800
Starting MSRP

Overview

Door
4-door 2-door 4-door 4-door
Seats
7 5 5 6
Engine

210.0-hp, 4.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

203.0-hp, 4.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

203.0-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

210.0-hp, 4.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

Combined MPG
16 0 0 0
Size
" length, 71.9" height " length, 68.4" height 200.7" length, 61.5" height 193.4" length, 72.8" height
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Exterior color

Exterior color

Interior color

Interior color

Vanilla

Dark Brown

Savanna Beige

Black

Charcoal

Medium Tan

Medium Prarie Tan

Light Beige

Grey-Violet

Charcoal

Transmissions

Transmissions

A/T

5-Speed A/T

M/T

5-Speed M/T

CVT Transmission

A/T

A/T

5-Speed A/T

Vehicle

EPA Classification
- - Large Sedan 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Rear Door Type
Liftgate Liftgate - -

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel N/A Steel
Front Wheel Size
16 x 7 in 16 x 7 in 17 x -TBD- in 17 x -TBD- in
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size
16 x 7 in 16 x -TBD- in Compact in 17 x -TBD- in
Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7 in 16 x 7 in 17 x -TBD- in 17 x -TBD- in

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 650 N/A 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130 N/A 121

Engine

Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement
4.0L/245 4.0L/245 3.0L/182 4.0L/245
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3700 237 @ 3000 207 @ 4500 254 @ 3700
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100 203 @ 5250 203 @ 5750 210 @ 5100

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
20 MPG 22 MPG 27 MPG 20 MPG
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- - N/A N/A
Cruising Range - City
315.00 mi 285.60 mi 400.00 mi 315.00 mi
Estimated Battery Range
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
14 MPG 17 MPG 20 MPG 14 MPG
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- - N/A N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- - N/A N/A
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
16 MPG N/A N/A N/A
Cruising Range - Hwy
450.00 mi 369.60 mi 540.00 mi 450.00 mi

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- - Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
- - Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- - MacPherson strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear
- - Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Torsion Bar - -
Axle Type - Front
Ford SLA Independent SLA - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent SLA 2-Stage Leaf Spring - -
Axle Type - Rear
Ford SLA - - -

Frame

Frame Type
Ladder Boxed w/Single Channel - -

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.01 x 0.43 in 12.0 x 0.39 in N/A 12.0 x -TBD- in
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Brake Type
Pwr Power Pwr Pwr
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- - N/A N/A
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.85 x 0.39 in 11.85 x 0.37 in N/A 11.85 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
- - N/A N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
22.5 gal 16.8 gal 20.0 gal 22.5 gal

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
N/A N/A 16.1 18.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.8 ft 34.7 ft 40.0 ft 36.8 ft
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - N/A N/A
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
38.4 ft 37.8 ft N/A N/A
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr Rack & Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P235/70R16 P215/60R17 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P235/70R16 P215/60R17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
P235/70R16 P235/70R16 Compact P245/65R17

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs - - 525 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs 2940 lbs 1000 lbs 3500 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity
N/A N/A - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs 294 lbs 100 lbs 350 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs - - 3500 lbs

Weight Information

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs 0.00 lbs - 0.00 lbs
Curb Weight - Rear
2107 lbs 1771 lbs - N/A
Curb Weight
4436.00 lbs 3769.00 lbs - N/A
Base Curb Weight
N/A N/A 3664 lbs 4539 lbs
Maximum Payload Capacity
1574.00 lbs 991.00 lbs - N/A
Curb Weight - Front
2329 lbs 1998 lbs - N/A
Gross Combined Wt Rating
8500 lbs 7000 lbs - -
As Spec'd Curb Weight
4436.00 lbs 3769.00 lbs - -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
6010.00 lbs 4760.00 lbs - -
As Spec'd Payload
1574.00 lbs 991.00 lbs - -
Option Weight - Rear
0.00 lbs 0.00 lbs - -
Gross Axle Weight Rating
6200.00 lbs 5050.00 lbs - -
Option Weight - Front
0.00 lbs 0.00 lbs - -

Dimensions

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
44.9 in 41.9 in - N/A
Height, Overall
71.9 in 68.4 in 61.5 in 72.8 in
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline
N/A 52.7 in - N/A
Front Head Room
39.8 in 39.4 in 37.5 in 39.8 in
Liftover Height
- - 26.5 in 33.7 in
Rear Door Opening Height
33.7 in 33.4 in - N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
N/A 39.1 in - N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
N/A 70.1 in - N/A
Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.7 in 70.2 in 74.5 in 73.7 in
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3
- - - N/A
Second Shoulder Room
58.9 in 57.9 in 57.6 in 59 in
Rear Door Opening Width
N/A 48.1 in - N/A
Passenger Volume
- - 106.5 ft³ N/A
Length, Overall
N/A N/A 200.7 in 193.4 in
Min Ground Clearance
- - N/A 8.2 in
Front Leg Room
42.4 in 42.4 in 41.2 in 42.4 in
Wheelbase
113.7 in 101.8 in 112.9 in 113.7 in
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
45.1 ft³ 35.5 ft³ - 45.1 ft³
Front Shoulder Room
59.0 in 56.2 in 57.8 in 59.0 in
Second Head Room
38.7 in 38.9 in 39.1 in 38.7 in
Second Hip Room
55.5 in 43.6 in 53.6 in 55.5 in
Cargo Box (Area) Height
N/A 33.4 in - N/A
Track Width, Rear
- - 65.0 in 61.8 in
Front Hip Room
55.4 in 53.0 in 53.7 in 55.4 in
Cargo Volume to Seat 1
85.8 ft³ 71.4 ft³ - 85.8 ft³
Second Leg Room
36.9 in 36.6 in 41.9 in 36.9 in
Track Width, Front
- - 64.6 in 60.9 in
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5 5
Trunk Volume
- - 21.2 ft³ -
Tailgate Width
N/A N/A - -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume
N/A N/A - -
Ground Clearance, Front
8.3 in N/A - -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor
N/A N/A - -
Step Up Height - Side
N/A N/A - -
Ground to Top of Load Floor
31.4 in 28.9 in - -
Overhang, Front
35.4 in 34.6 in - -
Ground Clearance, Rear
8.3 in 6.7 in - -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper
193.4 in 180.4 in - -
Cargo Volume
N/A N/A - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console
N/A N/A - -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear
N/A N/A - -
Step Up Height - Front
N/A 20.7 in - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper
N/A N/A - -
Cab to End of Frame
N/A N/A - -

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