2003 Ford Explorer Sport Specifications

    POWERTRAIN

    BODY STYLE
      2-Door SUV
    POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS
    EPA Class SUV (4-passenger)
    Drivetrain Layout Rear- or four-wheel drive
    Engine Type 4.0L V-6, iron
    block and aluminum
    Valvetrain SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
    Bore/Stroke (in/mm) 3.95 x 3.32 / 100.33 x 84.33
    Displacement (cu in/cc) 245/4015
    Compression Ratio 9.7:1
    Horsepower @ rpm 203 @ 5250
    Torque (lb-ft) @ rpm 237 @ 3000
    Redline 6000
    Recommended Fuel 87 octane (minimum)
    Fuel System Sequential multi-port

    electronic fuel injection

    (SEFI)
    Fuel Tank Size (gallons) 17.5
    Oil Capacity with filter
    (quarts)
    5
    Coolant Capacity
    (quarts)
    14
    Transmission 5-speed manual overdrive

    5-speed automatic overdrive
    Final Drive Ratio 3.73:1
    Gear Ratios
    1st 3.40:1 2.48:1
    2nd 2.05:1 1.86:1
    3rd 1.31:1 1.47:2
    4th 1.00:1 1.00:1
    5th 0.79:1 0.75:1
    Reverse 3.40:1 2.11:1
    SUSPENSION
    Front (4×2/4×4) Independent SLA,

    torsion bars, gas shocks

    and stabilizer bars
    Rear (4×2/4×4) Two-stage variable rate

    leaf springs, gas shocks

    and stabilizer bars
    Steering Type Power rack-and-pinion
    Ratio (Overall) 21.9:1
    Turns lock-to-lock 4.0
    Turning Circle
    Curb-to-Curb
    (ft)
    34.7
    Brakes (system type) Front and rear disc
    with ABS
    Front 12 x 1 in,

    full cast vented disc
    Rear 12 x 0.5 in,

    full cast disc
    Total Swept Area (f/r)
    (sq in)
    222.5 / 188.0
    WHEELS AND TIRES
    Wheels 16×7-in 3-spoke argent steel,

    16×7-in 5-spoke aluminum

    “Eyebrow”, 16×7-in bright cast

    aluminum, steel spare
    Tires P235 70R16 A/S BSW,

    P235 70R16 A/S OWL,

    P255 70R16 A/T OWL,

    Conventional Spare
    Number of Lug Nuts 5
    Consumer Info
    Assembly Plant Louisville, Kentucky, USA
    Basic Warranty 3-year/36,00-mile

    bumper-to-bumper
    Roadside Assist 3 years/36,000 miles
    Air Bags Driver and front
    passenger
    DIMENSIONS

    EXTERIOR
    Wheelbase 101.8
    Track f/r 58.5 / 58.5
    Overall Length 180.4
    Overall Width 70.2
    Overall Height (4×2/4×4) 68.4 / 68.3
    Frontal Area (sq ft) 28.3
    Coefficient of drag 0.43
    Ground clearance 6.7
    Front overhang 34.6
    Rear overhang 44.0
    Angle of approach (4×2/4×4) 28.3
    Ramp breakover angle (4×2/4×4) 22.9
    Departure angle
    (rear bumper) (4×2/4×4)
    23.1
    INTERIOR
    Headroom
    1st row 39.4
    2nd row 38.9
    Shoulder room
    1st row 56.2
    2nd row 57.9
    Hip room
    1st row 53.0
    2nd row 43.9
    Maximum legroom
    1st row 42.4
    2nd row 36.6
    CARGO CAPACITY (CUBIC FEET)
    Behind 2nd seat 35.5
    Maximum 71.1
    BASE CURB WEIGHT (POUNDS)
    Engine/Transmission
    4.0L/manual 4×2 XLS 3898
    4.0L/manual 4×4 XLS 4088
    4.0L/auto 4×2 XLT 3887
    4.0L/auto 4×4 XLT 4078
    Towing Class Rating Class II standard,

    Class III w/weight

    distr. hitch
    MAXIMUM PAYLOAD CAPACITY (POUNDS)
    Manual transmission
    4×2 XLS 900
    4×4 XLS 960
    Automatic transmission
    4×2 XLT 960
    4×4 XLT 1000
    MAXIMUM TOWING CAPACITY (POUNDS)
    Engine
    4.0L/manual 4×2 XLS 3000
    4.0L/manual 4×4 XLS 2800
    4.0L/auto 4×2 XLT 5040
    4.0L/auto 4×4 XLT 4840
    GCWR
    Manual 7000
    Automatic 9100
    GVWR
    4×2 4820
    4×4 5060

    All dimensions and capacities are in inches unless otherwise noted.