2001 Explorer Sport Specifications

    Powertrain

    GENERAL
    Construction Body on frame
    Body Material Steel with SMC bed
    ENGINE
    Type 4.0-liter SOHC V-6
    Bore x Stroke (mm) 100.4 x 84.4
    Displacement, cu.in./cc 245 /4,011 cc
    Compression ratio 9.7:1
    Valve train chain-driven single overhead camshaft, two valves per cylinder
    Ignition EDIS (Electronic Distributorless Ignition System)
    Horsepower 205 @ 5,250 rpm
    Torque 240 lb.-ft. (323 Nm) @ 3,750 rpm
    Max. engine speed 6,250 rpm
    Installation Front-longitudinally mounted
    ENGINE MATERIALS
    Cylinder Head Aluminum
    Cylinder Block Cast Iron
    Cam Covers Composite steel
    Crankshaft Cast Iron
    Camshaft Composite Steel
    Pistons High-Sil Aluminum
    Intake manifold Composite Plastic
    Exhaust manifolds Cast Iron
    TRANSMISSION
    Type Ford 5R55E electronically controlled five-speed automatic with overdrive. A five-speed manual transmission will be offered in spring 2000.
    Gear ratio:
    1st 2.47
    2nd 1.85
    3rd 1.47
    4th 1.00
    5th 0.75
    Final Drive ratio 3.73 (an optional 4.10 axle ratio also is available).
    (Late Availability)*
    Steering and Suspension

    CHASSIS / SUSPENSION
    Construction Steel
    Front Suspension Independent short- and long-arm type, torsion bar
    Rear Suspension Two-stage variable-rate leaf springs
    Tires P235/75-15 Firestone all-season with OWL (Std. on 4×2)

    P235/75R-15 Firestone all-terrain OWL (Std. on 4×4)

    P255/70R-16 Firestone all-terrain OWL (Optional)
    Brakes

    Brakes (front/rear) Vented Disc, 12 in. (305mm) rotors/Drum 11 in.(280mm)
    Dimensions

    DIMENSIONS/CAPACITIES (in.)
    Wheelbase 125.9 inches
    Length, Overall 205.9
    Width, Max. 71.8
    Height (Empty) 70.1
    Front tread 58.5
    Rear tread 58.5
    Turning diameter, curb to curb, left/right, (ft). 43.1
    Capacities

    INTERIOR (in.)
    Front head room 39.4
    Front leg room 42.4
    Front hip room 52.7
    Front shoulder room 56.7
    Rear head room 38.9
    Rear leg room 37.8
    Rear hip room 52.7
    Rear shoulder room 56.9
    CARGO DIMENSIONS (in.)
    Cargo bed length 50.0
    Cargo bed height 19.7
    Cargo bed volume (cu.-ft.) 29.6
    Cargo width (at wheelhouse) 41.2
    Tailgate to ground 31.5/31.6
    Payload capacity, lbs. 1,200 (4×2) – 1,500 (with optional payload package)

    1,180 (4×4) – 1,460 (with optional payload package)
    Cooling system 14 qt.
    Oil 5 qt.
    Fuel capacity, gal. 20.5
    PERFORMANCE
    Fuel economy EPA rating (estimates) City     Highway
    4×2 16     20
    4×4 15     19
    Base Curb Weight

    Curb weight, lbs. 4,148 (4×2 w/manual)

    4,183 (4×2 w/automatic)

    4,365 (4×4 w/manual)

    4,400 (4×4 w/automatic)
    Trailer Towing

    Towing Capacity 5,260 lbs. (4×2 automatic)

    5,040 lbs. (4×4 automatic)