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Overview

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exterior color

Exterior color

Interior color

Interior color

Grey-Violet

Charcoal

Medium Prarie Tan

Light Beige

Charcoal

Medium Tan

Vanilla

Dark Brown

Savanna Beige

Black

Transmissions

Transmissions

A/T

5-Speed A/T

CVT Transmission

A/T

M/T

5-Speed M/T

A/T

5-Speed A/T

Vehicle

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

Wheels

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

Electrical

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

Engine

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

Mileage

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

Suspension

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

Frame

Frame Type
- - Boxed w/Single Channel Ladder

Brakes

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

Fuel Tank

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

Steering

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

Tires

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

Trailering

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

Weight Information

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

Dimensions

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

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