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2012 Ford Explorer - Specs

2012 Ford Explorer

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2012 Ford Specs
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Engine Specs
Transmission Specs

Weights and Capacities
Exterior Dimensions
Interior Dimensions

Dimensions and capacities are in inches unless otherwise specified.

Engine 2.0-liter EcoBoost ™ I-4 3.5-liter DOHC Ti-VCT V6
Type and Description 2.0-liter EcoBoost ™ I-4 Aluminum block and heads 3.5-liter DOHC Ti-VCT V6 Aluminum block and heads
Displacement 1,999 cc 3,497 cc
Bore x Stroke 87.5 x 83.1 mm 92.5 x 86.7 mm
Valvetrain DOHC, four valves per cylinder DOHC, four valves per cylinder
Fuel Injection Direct injection Sequential multiport electronic
Compression Ratio 9.3:1 10.8:1
Horsepower 240 @ 5,500 rpm (premium fuel) 290 @ 6,500 rpm
Torque (SAE net) 270 lb.-ft. @ 1,750 rpm 255 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm
Fuel capacity 18.6 gallons 18.6 gallons
Fuel Requirement 87 octane 87 octane
Emission control Three-way catalyst Three-way catalyst
California emissions
Federal emissions
Tier 2 Bin 4/LEV II Tier 2 Bin 4/LEV II
Oil Capacity 5.7 quarts with filter Six quarts with filter
Coolant capacity 11.6 quarts 12.7 quarts (16 mm radiator, non trailer tow)
13.5 quarts (26 mm radiator, trailer tow)

Transmission 2.0-liter EcoBoost ™ I-4 3.5-liter DOHC Ti-VCT V6
Layout Front–wheel drive Front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive
Standard 6-Speed Automatic 6-speed SelectShift™ Automatic
Gear Ratios (:1)
     1st 4.584 4.484
     2nd 2.964 2.872
     3rd 1.912 1.842
     4th 1.446 1.414
     5th 1.000 1.000
     6th 0.746 0.746
   Reverse -2.882 -2.882
Final Drive Ratio 3.59 3.16 FWD
3.36 and 3.51 Limited 3.39 AWD

Dimensions & Capacities(a) 2012 Ford Explorer
Wheelbase 112.6
Track Front 67.0
Rear 67.0
Overall Length 197.1
Overall Width Including Mirrors 90.2
Height AWD Without Options 71.0
FWD Without Options 70.4

Accomodations Front Row Second Row Third Row
Seating Capacity 2 3 2
Head Room AWD 39.1 38.3 37.8
FWD 41.4 40.5 37.8
Leg room 40.6 39.8 33.2
Shoulder room 61.3 61.0 50.8
Hip room 57.3 56.7 40.7

Suspension 2012 Ford Explorer
Front Short/long-arm, independent with 32 mm stabilizer bar
Rear SRL independent multilink with coil-over shock absorbers

Steering 2012 Ford Explorer
Type Electric power-assisted steering (EPAS), rack-and pinion
Turning Diameter (curb-to-curb) 38.9 ft.
Ratio 15.75 : 1

Wheels and TIres
2012 Ford Explorer
Base Explorer Wheels
17-in. steel with wheel covers
P245/65R17 BSW
Explorer XLT Wheels Standard
18-in. painted aluminum
20-in. polished aluminum
Tires Standard
P245/60R18 BSW
P255/50R18 BSW
Explorer Limited Wheels Standard
20-in. painted aluminum
20-in. polished aluminum
Tires Standard
P255/50R20 BSW
P255/50R18 BSW

Brakes 2012 Ford Explorer
Four-wheel disc brakes with four anti-lock braking system (ABS) and AdvanceTrac
Size and Type
12.8- x 1.18-inch vented disc
Size and Type
12.8- x 1.18-inch vented disc

Weights and Capacities (pounds unless otherwise noted) 2012 Ford Explorer
Maximum towing capacity (properly equipped) 5,000 lbs.
Base Curb Weight (pounds) FWD automatic transmission Ecoboost I-4 4,503
V6 4,557
AWD automatic transmission V6 4,557
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)
Behind first row
Behind second row
Behind third row
Total passenger volume (cu. ft.) 151.7

Fuel Economy (MPG City/ Highway) 2012 Ford Explorer
3.5-liter, six-speed SelectShift V6 AWD
17 / 23
17 /25
2.0-liter, six-speed automatic I-4
20 /28

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