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1996 Explorer XL Utility Specs

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1996 Explorer XL Utility Specs

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3,996 cc 4 liters V 6 front longitudinal engine with 100.3 mm bore, 84.3 mm stroke, 9 compression ratio, overhead valve and two valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Fuel consumption: EPA urban (mpg): 18 and country/highway (mpg): 22
Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 22 and EPA city (mpg): 18
Multi-point injection electronic fuel system
Fuel tank
Power: 119 kW , 160 HP @ 4,000 rpm; 225 ft lb @ 2,500 rpm
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Four-wheel ABS
Two disc brakes including two ventilated discs
Wishbone front suspension with stabilizer bar , rear suspension with stabilizer bar and leaf springs
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Chrome front and rear bumpers
Chrome/bright trim
Coefficient of drag: 0.43
Driver and passenger externally adjustable door mirrors
External dimensions: overall length (inches): 188.5, overall width (inches): 70.2, overall height (inches): 67.5, wheelbase (inches): 111.5, front track (inches): 58.8, rear track (inches): 58.5 and curb to curb turning circle (feet): 37.8
Halogen bulb headlights
Black paint
Rear window
Rear step
Tinted glass
Weights: gross vehicle weight rating (lbs) 5,040 and curb weight (lbs) 3,863
Two-speed windshield wipers with fixed intermittent wipe
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CFC free liquid air conditioning
Fixed mast antenna
Illuminated front ashtray , additional row seats ashtray
Stereo audio system with AM/FM
Cargo area light
Cargo capacity: rear seat up; to lower window (cu ft): 42.6 and all seats in place (cu ft): 42.6
Front seats and additional row seats cigar lighter
Digital clock
Floor covering: carpet in load area
Driver and passenger front airbag
Bucket reclining driver and passenger seat with fore/aft adjustment
Height adjustable reel front seat belts on driver seat and passenger seat
Lockable illuminated glove compartment with lid
Head restraints on front seats , height adjustable head restraints on rear seats
Internal dimensions: front headroom (inches): 39.9, rear headroom (inches): 39.3, front hip room (inches): 51.9, rear hip room (inches): 51.7, front leg room (inches): 42.4, rear leg room (inches): 37.7, front shoulder room (inches): 57.1 and rear shoulder room (inches): 57
Power steering
Front reading lights
Reel rear seat belts on driver side, passenger side and center side
Three asymmetrical bed front facing rear seats with zero adjustments
Rear view mirror
Seating: five seats
Vinyl seat upholstery with additional vinyl
Four speaker(s)
Plastic steering wheel
Tachometer
Passenger vanity mirror
Ventilation system with four fan speeds and rear seat heater ducts
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