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2010 Ford Explorer Technical Specifications
Models: Ford Explorer XLT, Eddie Bauer, XLT Sport, & Limited
Body style / driveline: 4-door sport utility vehicle, Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Construction: Steel body on fully boxed frame
EPA vehicle class: Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD or Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Manufacturing locations: Louisville, Ky. and St. Louis, Mo.
Type V-6 V-8
Manufacturing Location Cologne, Germany Romeo, Michigan
Configuration Cast-iron block and aluminum head Cast-iron block and aluminum heads
Intake manifold Composite, shell welded with internal runner pack Composite shell-welded single runner, charge motion control valves
Exhaust manifold Cast iron Cast iron
Crankshaft Cast iron Cast iron
Redline 6,000 rpm 6,250 rpm
Idle speed in drive 625 rpm 635 rpm
Throttle body 65 mm 75mm
Valvetrain SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder, variable camshaft timing
Valve diameter Intake: 46.0 mm
Exhaust: 39.0 mm
Intake: 33.8 mm
Exhaust: 37.5 mm
Pistons Hypereutectic aluminum Hypereutectic aluminum
Connecting rods Forged steel Cracked powdered metal with floating wristpins
Ignition Distributorless with coil pack Coil-on-plug, high-thread-insert spark plugs
Bore x stroke 3.95 x 3.32 in. / 100.4 x 84.4 mm 3.55 x 3.54 in. / 90.2 x 90.0 mm
Displacement 245 cu. in. / 4,009 cc 281 cu. in. / 4,606 cc
Compression ratio 9.7:1 9.8:1
Horsepower 210 @ 5,100 rpm 292 @ 5,700 rpm
Horsepower per liter 52.5 63.5
Torque 254 ft.-lb @ 3,700 rpm 315 ft.-lb. @ 4,000 rpm
Recommended fuel 87 octane 87 octane
Fuel capacity 22.5 gallons 22.5 gallons
Fuel injection Sequential multi-port fuel injection Sequential multi-port fuel injection
Emission control Closed loop with catalyst Closed loop with catalyst
Emissions (tailpipe/evaporation) Tier II, Bin 4 / ULEV II Tier II, Bin 5 / LEV II
Oil capacity 5 quarts with filter 6 quarts with filter
Recommended oil GF-4, 5W-30 GF-4, 5W-20
Coolant capacity 12.5 quarts 12.7 quarts
Layout Rear- or four-wheel drive four-wheel drive
Standard 5-speed automatic overdrive 6-speed automatic overdrive
Gear Ratios
1st 3.22:1 4.17:1
2nd 2.29:1 2.34:1
3rd 1.55:1 1.52:1
4th 1.00:1 1.14:1
5th 0.71:1 0.87:1
6th N/A 0.69:1
REV 3.07:1 3.40:1
Final Drive 0.71:1 0.69:1
Standard 3.55 3.55
Optional 3.73 N/A
Front Independent short- and long-arm (SLA) architecture with coil-over shocks; 32-mm stabilizer bar
Rear Independent trailing blade short- and long-arm (SLA) architecture with coil-over shocks; 25-mm stabilizer bar
Type Low-friction rack and pinion with power assist
Steering column Tilt
Ratio 18.9:1
Turns lock-to-lock 3.6 turns
Turning circle curb-to-curb 36.8 ft
FUEL ECONOMY (city/hwy)
4x2 4.0-liter V-6 5-speed automatic 14/20
4x4 4.0-liter V-6 5-speed automatic 13/19
4x4 4.6-liter V-8 6-speed automatic 14/19
Type Four wheel power disc brakes with standard 4 sensor, 4 channel anti lock braking system (ABS) and AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability ControlTM)
Front 12 x 1.2 in. ventilated
Swept area 120.9 sq. in.
Rear 11.8 x .47 in.
Swept area 94.24 sq. in.
Power assist Vacuum
  P235/70R16 A/S OWL tires/ 16 x 7.0 inch painted aluminum wheels
P245/65R17 A/S OWL tires/ 17 x 7.5 inch painted aluminum wheels
P245/65R17 A/T OWL tires/ 17 x 7.5 inch machined aluminum wheels
P235/65R18 A/S OWL tires/ 18 x 7.5 inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels
P255/50R20 A/S BSW tires/ 20 x 8.0 inch polished aluminum wheels