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2003 Explorer Sport Base Sport Utility Specs

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2003 Explorer Sport Base Sport Utility Specs

Section Opened 2003 Explorer Sport Base Sport Utility Performance Hide
Auxiliary transmission cooler
4,016 cc 4 liters V 6 front engine with 100.4 mm bore, 84.4 mm stroke, 9.7 compression ratio, overhead cam and two valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Fuel consumption: EPA urban (mpg): 15, country/highway (mpg): 20 and combined (mpg): 17
Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 20 and EPA city (mpg): 15
Multi-point injection fuel system
16.8 gallon main unleaded fuel tank
Power: 151 kW , 203 HP SAE @ 5,250 rpm; 237 ft lb , 321 Nm @ 3,000 rpm
Section Opened 2003 Explorer Sport Base Sport Utility Handling & Brakes Hide
Four-wheel ABS
3.73:1 axle ratio
Four disc brakes including two ventilated discs
Immobilizer
Fullsize steel rim under body spare wheel
Wishbone front suspension independent with stabilizer bar and torsion springs , beam rear suspension rigid with stabilizer bar and leaf springs
Section Opened 2003 Explorer Sport Base Sport Utility Exterior Hide
Body side molding
Body color front bumpers , black rear bumpers
Driver and passenger externally adjustable black door mirrors
External dimensions: overall length (inches): 180.4, overall width (inches): 70.2, overall height (inches): 68.3, ground clearance (inches): 6.7, wheelbase (inches): 101.8, front track (inches): 58.5, rear track (inches): 58.5 and curb to curb turning circle (feet): 34.7
Complex surface lens halogen bulb headlights
Heat reflective glass
Opening rear ¼ windows
Two-tone metallic paint , two-tone gloss paint , two-tone black paint
Hinge rear window with defogger and intermittent
Roof rails
Rear platform step
Tinted glass on cabin , privacy tinted glass on rear , privacy tinted glass on side
Trailer towing preparation
Weights: gross vehicle weight rating (lbs) 5,060, curb weight (lbs) 4,080, gross trailer weight braked (lbs) 4,820 and max payload (lbs) 980
Windshield wipers with automatic intermittent wipe
Section Opened 2003 Explorer Sport Base Sport Utility Interior Hide
12v power outlet: front
Air conditioning
Fixed mast antenna
Front ashtray
RDS audio system with AM/FM and CD player
Automatic drive indicator on dashboard
Cargo area dimensions: length (inches): 70.1, front width (inches): 52.7, width between arches (inches): 41.9, height (inches): 33.7 and loading floor height (inches): 29.1
Cargo area light
Cargo capacity: rear seat down (cu ft): 71.1 and all seats in place (cu ft): 35.3
Front seats cigar lighter
Clock
Full dashboard console with open storage box , partial floor console with open storage box
Courtesy lights
Front seats cup holders fixed , rear seats cup holders pop out
Door ajar warning
Door pockets/bins for driver seat and passenger seat
Floor covering: carpet in load area
Floor mats
Driver and passenger front airbag
Bucket driver and passenger seat
Height adjustable 3-point reel front seat belts on driver seat and passenger seat with pre-tensioners
Front seat center armrest
Glove compartment
Two height adjustable head restraints on front seats and rear seats
Illuminated entry system
Internal dimensions: front headroom (inches): 39.4, rear headroom (inches): 38.9, front hip room (inches): 53, rear hip room (inches): 43.6, front leg room (inches): 42.4, rear leg room (inches): 36.6, front shoulder room (inches): 56.2 and rear shoulder room (inches): 57.9
Internal button power locks
Power steering
Front power windows with one one-touch
Front and rear reading lights
3-point reel rear seat belts on driver side and passenger side
Two symmetrical split bench front facing rear seats with zero adjustments
Rear view mirror
Front seat back storage
Seating: four seats
Upgraded cloth/velour seat upholstery with additional upgraded cloth/velour
Four speaker(s)
Plastic steering wheel
Tachometer
Driver and passenger vanity mirror
Ventilation system
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