2009 Ford Explorer  -  $29,285


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $29,285
Base Invoice: $27,273
Destination Charge: $815
Options: $0
Trim: RWD 4dr V6 XLT
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 16 | City: 14 | Hwy: 20
Body Style: RWD 4dr V6 XLT
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 4.0L SOHC 12-valve V6 engine

Pros

Generous standard safety equipment; quiet cabin; balances city driving comfort with towing and off-road capability.


Model News

Ford's tried-and-true Explorer sees a minimum of changes for 2009. Big news is a feature called Trailer Sway Control, which works with Ford's AdvanceTrac stability control system to counteract the erratic motions of the vehicle if a trailer begins to pitch. The system actively brakes individual wheels or reduces engine torque to help the driver regain control.

Sirius Travel Link is now a feature of the optional navigation system, and provides real-time updates of traffic and weather. And the XLT package is now available as an all-wheel-drive model, in addition to its placement in the lineup on rear- and four-wheel-drive Explorers.


Value Writeup

The 2009 Explorer is a traditional body-on-frame SUV, which makes it attractive to buyers looking for the passenger-carrying capabilities of a mid-sized SUV combined with strong towing and off-road capability. Safety equipment, including standard stability control with a rollover sensor, plus a new Trailer Sway Control, will appeal to the family haulers. Another plus for those with large broods is the availability of third-row seating.


Model Highlights

The 2009 Ford Explorer is well positioned to compete against both truck- or car-based mid-sized SUVs. The body-on-frame construction will please those in need of towing capacity, while the independent rear suspension and stiffer frame enhance handling on paved surfaces. Optional third-row seating on all trim levels expands utility for larger families.

The Explorer is offered in three trim levels--XLT, Eddie Bauer, and Limited--and all are offered in rear-, four-, or full-time all-wheel drive.

The standard 4.0L V6 engine produces 210 horsepower and is mated to a five-speed automatic, and the powertrain is capable of towing nearly 5,400 lb. A 4.6L V8 is optional across the range and cranks out 292 horsepower and 300 ft-lb of torque. It is paired to a six-speed automatic gearbox, combining to tow up to 7,285 lb.

XLT models come well equipped, with standard features such as air conditioning, a tilt steering wheel with integrated audio and climate controls, power driver's seat, power windows, mirrors, and locks, a split-folding second-row, seat, and more. Eddie Bauer models feature leather seating, satellite radio SYNC infotainment, iPod adapter, a ten-way power driver's seat and automatic headlights. Top-of-the-line Limited Explorers include heated front seats, rear climate control, an in-dash six-disc CD changer with premium sound, and a universal garage door opener.

Anti-lock brakes and AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control and Trailer Sway Control are standard on all Explorers, as are dual front and side seat airbags.

Popular options include navigation and a DVD entertainment system.


Trim Curb Weight
4436.00 lbs

Standard Weight - Front
0 lbs

Standard Weight - Rear
0 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Front
2329.00 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Rear
2107.00 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front
2860 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear
3340 lbs

Curb Weight - Front
2329 lbs

Curb Weight - Rear
2107 lbs

Option Weight - Front
0.00 lbs

Option Weight - Rear
0.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Front
531.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Rear
1233.00 lbs

As Spec'd Curb Weight
4436.00 lbs

As Spec'd Payload
1574.00 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity
1574.00 lbs

Gross Combined Wt Rating
8500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Frame Type
Ladder

Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent SLA

Spring Capacity - Front
2470 lbs

Spring Capacity - Rear
2200 lbs

Axle Type - Front
Ford SLA

Axle Type - Rear
Ford SLA

Axle Capacity - Front
3240 lbs

Axle Capacity - Rear
3600 lbs

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front
32.0 mm

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear
32.0 mm

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.34 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.77 in

Front Tire Order Code
T53

Rear Tire Order Code
T53

Spare Tire Order Code
T53

Front Tire Size
P235/70R16

Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16

Spare Tire Size
P235/70R16

Front Tire Capacity
1700 lbs

Rear Tire Capacity
1700 lbs

Spare Tire Capacity
1700 lbs

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
721

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
721

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
721

Front Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Spare Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
18.9

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.8 ft

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
38.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.01 x 0.43 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.85 x 0.39 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
22.5 gal

Fuel Tank Location
Midship

Gross Axle Weight Rating
6200.00 lbs

Curb Weight
4436.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity
1764.00 lbs

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Payload Weight Front
0 lbs

Payload Weight Rear
0 lbs

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
6010.00 lbs

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
20 MPG

Cruising Range - City
315.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
14 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
16 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
450.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
4.0L/245

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3700

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.22

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.29

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.07

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.8 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Front Head Room
39.8 in

Front Leg Room
42.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.0 in

Front Hip Room
55.4 in

Second Head Room
38.7 in

Second Leg Room
36.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.9 in

Second Hip Room
55.5 in

Wheelbase
113.7 in

Length, Overall w/rear bumper
193.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.7 in

Height, Overall
71.9 in

Overhang, Front
35.4 in

Ground to Top of Load Floor
31.4 in

Ground Clearance, Front
8.3 in

Ground Clearance, Rear
8.3 in

Body Length
0.00 ft

Rear Door Opening Height
33.7 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
44.9 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
85.8 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
45.1 ft³

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3

Rear Door Type
Liftgate

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Emissions Years
8

Emissions Miles/km
80,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10E043000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 02, 2010

Component
EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
294

Summary
MARATHON IS RECALLING CERTAIN SEAT COVERS, BRAND SUPERHIDES WITH PART NUMBERS 593, 594, 578, 960, 228, 228-09, 267-08, 333, 625, AND 630, SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE SEAT COVERS ARE MADE OF HEAVIER THREAD AND ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH SEATS CONTAINING SIDE AIRBAGS. THE HEAVIER SEAT COVER COULD INTERFERE WITH FULL DEPLOYMENT OF THE AIRBAG IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.

Consequence
AN IMPROPERLY DEPLOYED AIRBAG COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY.

MARATHON WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND REPLACE THE SEAT COVER FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MARATHON AT 1-800-735-2769.

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET MARATHON SEAT COVERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON GENERAL MOTORS, FORD, CHRYSLER, TOYOTA, OR NISSAN VEHICLES. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

4.0L SOHC 12-valve V6 engine

5-speed automatic transmission w/OD

3.55 axle ratio

One-touch ignition switch

Engine block heater *Standard on non-fleet vehicles in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI & WY*

Rear wheel drive

130 amp alternator

72 amp/hr maintenance-free battery -inc: battery saver feature

Class II trailer tow prep w/4-pin wire harness

Trailer sway control

4-wheel independent suspension

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock brakes

Jack & jack tools

16" painted aluminum wheels

P235/70R16 all-season OWL tires

Full-size spare tire w/steel wheel

Black roof side rails w/black end caps & crossbars

Body-color front/rear bumpers

Body-color wheel lip molding

Chrome 4-bar design grille

Dual beam headlamps

Fog lamps

Folding pwr mirrors -inc: security approach lamps & molded in color skull caps

Privacy glass -inc: rear door, rear quarter, liftgate glass

Speed-sensitive intermittent front wipers

Intermittent rear wiper/washer

One-piece liftgate w/pop-up flip glass

Body-color door handles

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3-inc: audio input jack

Whip style fender-mounted antenna

Cloth low-back front sport bucket seats -inc: 6-way pwr driver seat, manual recline, manual driver lumbar support

60/40 split-folding 2nd row seat

Mid series floor console w/floor shift handle

Front/rear carpeted floor mats

Color-keyed leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio & climate controls

Tilt steering column

2-line message center-inc: outside temp

Pwr windows-inc: one-touch-down driver window

Pwr door locks

Speed control

Remote keyless entry-inc: (2) key fobs

SecuriLock/immobilizer anti-theft system

Accessory delay for windows & audio

Air conditioning

Rear window defogger

Illuminated glove box

Overhead console

Color-keyed cloth sunvisors -inc: illum visor vanity mirrors

Pwr points-inc: (2) front, (1) second row

(3) grab handles

(4) color-keyed coat hooks

Center dome lamp w/1st & 2nd row map lights

Cargo area center dome lamp

Illuminated entry

Cargo shade (not included with 3rd row)

(4) load floor tie-down hooks

Cargo management system

4-wheel anti-lock brakes w/brake shift interlock

AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control (RSC)

2nd generation dual front airbags

2nd generation dual front side seat airbags

Front passenger sensing system

Safety canopy air curtain system

SOS Post Crash Alert System

Seat belts -inc: pretensioners, energy management system, adjustable height in 1st row

BeltMinder feature

LATCH system on rear outboard seats

Child safety rear door locks

Tire pressure monitoring system

Adaptive energy-absorbing steering column

 
STANDARD EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS NOT REQUIRED
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS PUBLIC SERVICE/ EMERGENCY VEHICLE EXEMPTION
$0

 
NON-CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS/NON-CROSS-BORDER STATES DEALER ORDER FOR CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES REGISTRATION
$0

 
4.0L SOHC 12-VALVE V6 ENGINE
$0

 
5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD
$0

 
3.55 AXLE RATIO
$0

 
3.73 AXLE RATIO
$0

 
XLT SERIES ORDER CODE
$0

 
P235/70R16 ALL-SEASON OWL TIRES
$0

 
P245/65R17 ALL-SEASON OWL TIRES
$0

 
P255/50R20 ALL-SEASON BSW TIRES
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
SANGRIA RED METALLIC
$0

 
DARK COPPER METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK PEARL SLATE METALLIC
$0

 
SPORT BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
BRILLIANT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
WHITE SUEDE
$0

 
COLORADO RED
$0

 
CAMEL, CLOTH LOW BACK FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
BLACK, CLOTH LOW BACK FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
CAMEL, LEATHER-TRIMMED LOW BACK HEATED FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$995

 
BLACK, LEATHER-TRIMMED LOW BACK HEATED FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$995

 
16" PAINTED ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
17" MACHINED ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
20" POLISHED ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
XLT CONVENIENCE PKG
$595

 
XLT APPEARANCE PKG
$695

 
XLT SPORT PKG
$1,495

 
CLASS III/IV TRAILER TOWING PREP PKG
$275

 
SUN & SYNC VALUE PKG
$1,245

 
SUN & SYNC VALUE PKG DISCOUNT
$-450

 
POWERCODE REMOTE START SYSTEM
$385

 
SPLASH GUARDS
$90

 
BRIGHT SATIN FUEL DOOR
$115

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET
$0

 
PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEM
$510

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$195

 
SYNC
$395

 
50/50 CLOTH MANUAL FOLD-FLAT THIRD ROW SEAT
$875

 
ALL WEATHER RUBBER FLOOR MATS
$75

 
AUXILIARY CLIMATE CONTROL
$695

 
PRICED DORA
$0

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