2003 Ford Explorer Specifications

    POWERTRAIN


    Dimensions
    EXTERIOR
    Wheelbase 113.8
    Track f/r 60.9 / 61.2
    Overall Length 189.5
    Overall Width 72.1
    Width Between Wheelwells 45.3
    Overall Height (4×2/4×4) 71.4
    Frontal Area (sq ft) 31.1
    Coefficient of drag 0.41
    Ground clearance 8.5
    Front overhang 31.6
    Rear overhang 44.1
    Angle of approach (degrees) 27.7
    Ramp breakover angle (degrees) 18.2
    Departure angle (rear bumper)
    (degrees) 23.9
    INTERIOR
    Headroom
    1st row 39.9
    2nd row 38.9
    3rd row 39.0
    Shoulder room
    1st row 59.1
    2nd row 58.9
    3rd row 52.4
    Hip room
    1st row 55.0
    2nd row 54.2
    3rd row 45.3
    Maximum legroom
    1st row 42.4
    2nd row 35.9
    3rd row 34.8
    CARGO CAPACITY (cubic feet)
      5-passenger 7-passenger
    Behind 3rd seat - 13.8
    Behind 2nd seat 46.6 44.5
    Maximum 88.0 81.7
    Fuel tank size (gallons) 22.5
    Base Curb Weight (POUNDS)
    Engine/Transmission
    4.0L/auto 4×4 4449
    4.0L/auto 4×4 4434
    Towing Class Rating Class II standard,

    Class III/IV optional
    MAXIMUM PAYLOAD CAPACITY (POUNDS)
    Automatic transmission
    4×2 1414
    4×4 1431
    AWD 1446
    MAXIMUM TOWING CAPACITY (POUNDS)
    Engine
    4.0L V-6 4×2, Class II 3280
    4.0L V-6 4×4, Class II 3400
    4.0L V-6 AWD, Class II 3400
    4.0L V-6 4×2, Class III/IV 5800
    4.0L V-6 4×4, Class III/IV 5400
    4.0L V-6 AWD, Class III/IV 5380
    4.6L V-8 4×2, Class II 3280
    4.6L V-8 4×4, Class II 3420
    4.6L V-8 AWD, Class II 3420
    4.6L V-8 4×2, Class III/IV 7160
    4.6L V-8 4×4, Class III/IV 7000
    4.6L V-8 AWD, Class III/IV 7000
    GCWR
    4.0L, 4×2 10,240
    4.0L, 4×4/AWD 10,000
    4.6L, 4×2/4×4/AWD 11,600
    GVWR
    4×2 5720
    4×4/AWD 5880

    All dimensions and capacities are in inches unless otherwise noted

    2003 Specifications
    BODY STYLE
      4-Door SUV
    POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS
    EPA Class SUV
    Drivetrain Layout RWD/AWD/

    Four-Wheel Drive
    Engine Type
    (block and heads)
    4.0L V-6/

    4.6L V-8
    Valvetrain SOHC

    Two valves per cylinder
    Bore/Stroke (in/mm) 3.95 x 3.32 V-6/

    3.55 x 3.54 V-8
    Displacement (cu. in/cc) 245/4015 V-6

    281/4605 V-8
    Compression Ratio 9.7:1 V-6/

    9.4:1 V-8
    Horsepower @ rpm 210 @ 5100 V-6/

    239 @ 4750 V-8
    Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) 254 @ 3700 V-6/

    282 @ 4000 V-8
    Redline 6,000 (4.0L and 4.6L)
    Recommended Fuel 87 Octane, unleaded

    (4.0L FFV-Capable)
    Fuel System Sequential Multi-Port

    Electronic Fuel Injection

    (SEFI)
    Oil Capacity with filter
    (quarts)
    5.0 V-6/

    6.0 V-8
    Coolant Capacity
    (quarts)
    16.3 V-6/

    18.6 V-8
    Transaxle 12.7
    Final Drive Ratios 3.55, 3.73LS, 3.73NLS
    Gear Ratios
    1st 3.22:1
    2nd 2.32:1
    3rd 1.55:1
    4th 1.00:1
    5th 0.71:1
    Reverse 3.07:1
    SUSPENSION
    Front Short/long arm (SLA)

    independent front

    suspension, coil over shock
    Rear Short/long arm (SLA)

    independent rear

    suspension, coil over shock
    STEERING
    Type Power Rack and Pinion
    Ratio 19:1
    Turns Lock-to-Lock 3.6
    Turning Circle,
    Curb-to-Curb (ft)
    36.8
    BRAKES
    Brakes (system type) Front/rear disc brakes

    with standard ABS
    Front 12.0-in disc

    twin-piston caliper
    Rear 11.85-in disc

    single-piston caliper
    Total Swept Area (sq. in.) 405.4
    WHEELS AND TIRES
    Wheel 16-in painted steel wheel
    Tire P235/70/R16 A/S BSW
    Number of Lug Nuts 5
    CONSUMER INFO
    Assembly Plant St. Louis, Missouri and

    Louisville, Kentucky, USA
    Basic Warranty 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper
    Roadside Assist 3-years/36,000 miles
    Air bags Front driver and

    passenger dual-stage air

    bags (standard), side

    Safety CanopyTM (optional)

    DIMENSIONS


    Dimensions
    EXTERIOR
    Wheelbase 113.8
    Track f/r 60.9 / 61.2
    Overall Length 189.5
    Overall Width 72.1
    Width Between Wheelwells 45.3
    Overall Height (4×2/4×4) 71.4
    Frontal Area (sq ft) 31.1
    Coefficient of drag 0.41
    Ground clearance 8.5
    Front overhang 31.6
    Rear overhang 44.1
    Angle of approach (degrees) 27.7
    Ramp breakover angle (degrees) 18.2
    Departure angle (rear bumper)
    (degrees) 23.9
    INTERIOR
    Headroom
    1st row 39.9
    2nd row 38.9
    3rd row 39.0
    Shoulder room
    1st row 59.1
    2nd row 58.9
    3rd row 52.4
    Hip room
    1st row 55.0
    2nd row 54.2
    3rd row 45.3
    Maximum legroom
    1st row 42.4
    2nd row 35.9
    3rd row 34.8
    CARGO CAPACITY (cubic feet)
      5-passenger 7-passenger
    Behind 3rd seat - 13.8
    Behind 2nd seat 46.6 44.5
    Maximum 88.0 81.7
    Fuel tank size (gallons) 22.5
    Base Curb Weight (POUNDS)
    Engine/Transmission
    4.0L/auto 4×4 4449
    4.0L/auto 4×4 4434
    Towing Class Rating Class II standard,

    Class III/IV optional
    MAXIMUM PAYLOAD CAPACITY (POUNDS)
    Automatic transmission
    4×2 1414
    4×4 1431
    AWD 1446
    MAXIMUM TOWING CAPACITY (POUNDS)
    Engine
    4.0L V-6 4×2, Class II 3280
    4.0L V-6 4×4, Class II 3400
    4.0L V-6 AWD, Class II 3400
    4.0L V-6 4×2, Class III/IV 5800
    4.0L V-6 4×4, Class III/IV 5400
    4.0L V-6 AWD, Class III/IV 5380
    4.6L V-8 4×2, Class II 3280
    4.6L V-8 4×4, Class II 3420
    4.6L V-8 AWD, Class II 3420
    4.6L V-8 4×2, Class III/IV 7160
    4.6L V-8 4×4, Class III/IV 7000
    4.6L V-8 AWD, Class III/IV 7000
    GCWR
    4.0L, 4×2 10,240
    4.0L, 4×4/AWD 10,000
    4.6L, 4×2/4×4/AWD 11,600
    GVWR
    4×2 5720
    4×4/AWD 5880

    All dimensions and capacities are in inches unless otherwise noted