2008 Explorer Specifications

     Overview
     Specifications

    2008 Explorer Specifications

     

      V-6

    V-8

     BODY

     

    Construction

    Steel body
    on fully boxed frame

    Steel body
    on fully boxed frame

     

    Final
    Assembly Location

    Louisville , Ky.

    St. Louis, Mo.

    Louisville , Ky.

    St. Louis, Mo.

     

    ENGINE

     

     

     

    Type

    Cast iron
    block and aluminum head

    Cast iron
    block and aluminum heads

     

    Manufacturing
    Location

    Cologne, Germany

    Romeo, Michigan

     

    Configuration

    V-6

    V-8

     

    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

    75 mm

     

    Valvetrain

    SOHC, 2
    valves per cylinder


    SOHC, 3
    valves per cylinder, variable camshaft timing

     

    Valve
    Diameter

    Intake: 46.0
    mm

    Intake: 33.8
    mm

     

     

    Exhaust:
    39.0 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 @ 5,750
    rpm

     

    Horsepower
    per liter

    52.5

    63.5

     

    Torque

    254 lb.-ft. @
    3,700 rpm

    300 lb.-ft. @
    3,950 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

     

    DRIVETRAIN

     

     

     

    Layout

    Rear- or
    four-wheel drive

    Rear- or
    four-wheel drive

     

    TRANSMISSION

     

     

     

    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

    1.54:1

    1.52:1

     

    4th

    1.00:1

    1.14:1

     

    5th

    0.71:1

    0.86:1

     

    6th

    N/A

    0.69:1

     

    REV

    3.07:1

    3.40:1

     

    Final Drive

    0.71:1

    0.69:1

     

    REAR
    AXLE RATIO

     

    Standard

    3.55

    3.55

     

    Optional

    3.73

    NA

     


     

    SUSPENSION

     

     

     

    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

     

    STEERING

     

     

     

    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)

     

    4×2
    4.0-liter V-6

    5-speed automatic

    2008 MY
    figures N/A

     

    4×2 4.0-liter
    V-8

    6-speed automatic

    2008 MY
    figures N/A

     

    4×4
    4.0-liter V-6

    5-speed automatic

    2008 MY
    figures N/A

     

    4×4
    4.6-liter V-8

    6-speed automatic

    2008 MY
    figures N/A

     

     

    BRAKES

     

     

     

    Type

    Four wheel
    power disc brakes with standard 4 sensor, 4 channel anti lock braking system
    (ABS) and AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control)

     

    Front

    305 x 30 mm
    ventilated

     

    Swept area

    780 cm 2

     

    Rear

    301 x 12 mm
    solid

     

    Swept area

    608 cm²

     

    Power assist

    Vacuum

     

    TIRES
    AND WHEELS

     

     

     

     

    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

    P245/65R18 A/T OWL tires/ 18 x 7.5 inch machined 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 wheels

     

    Recommended
    tire pressure (front/rear)

    35 psi / 35
    psi (16-inch wheels)

    35 psi / 35 psi (17-inch wheels)

    32 psi / 32 psi (18-inch wheels)

     

    EXTERIOR

    (inches
    unless otherwise noted)

     

     

    Wheelbase

    113.7

     

    Vehicle length

    193.4

     

    Vehicle
    width

    (excluding mirrors)

    73.7

     

    Vehicle
    height

    (with options)

    72.8

     

    Track,
    front/rear

    60.9 / 61.8

     

    Minimum
    running ground clearance

     

     

    Approach
    angle

    28.2o

     

    Departure
    angle

    23.8o

     

    Ramp
    breakover angle

    18.4o

     


     

    INTERIOR

    (inches
    unless otherwise noted)

     

     

    Seating
    capacity

    5, 6 or 7
    passenger

     

    Headroom

     

     

     

    Front row

    39.8

     

    Second row

    38.7

     

    Third row

    37.4

     

    Legroom

     

     

     

    Front row

    42.4

     

    Second row

    36.9

     

     

    Third row

    34.9

     

    Shoulder
    room

     

     

     

    Front row

    59

     

    Second row

    58.9

     

    Third row

    53.1

     

    Hip room

     

     

     

    Front row

    55.4

     

    Second row

    55.5

     

    Third row

    45.3

     

     

     

     

     

    Cargo
    Volume

    5
    Passenger

    7
    Passenger

     

    Behind First
    Row

    85.8 cu. ft.

    83.7 cu. ft.

     

    Behind
    Second Row

    45.1 cu. ft.

    43.9 cu. ft.

     

    Behind Third
    Row

      -

    13.6 cu. ft.

     

     

     

     

     

    Maximum
    towing capacity

    (when properly equipped)

    V-6 (lbs.)

    V-8 (lbs.)

     

    4X2,
    5-Passenger

    5,395

    7,310

     

    4X4,
    5-Passenger

    5,225

    7,130

     

    4X2,
    6-Passenger

    5,340

    7,250

     

    4X4,
    6-Passenger

    5,170

    7,070

     

    4X2,
    7-Passenger

    5,310

    7,220

     

    4X4,
    7-Passenger

    5,140

    7,040

     

     

     

     

     

    Maximum
    payload

     

     

     

    4X2,
    5-Passenger

    1,520

    1,531

     

    4X4,
    5-Passenger

    1,520

    1,520

     

    4X2, 6-Passenger

    1,470

    1,477

     

    4X4,
    6-Passenger

    1,470

    1,460

     

    4X2,
    7-Passenger

    1,450

    1,452

     

    4X4,
    7-Passenger

    1,440

    1,440

     

     

     

     

     

    Base curb
    weight

     

     

     

    4X2,
    5-Passenger

    4,436

    4,524

     

    4X4,
    5-Passenger

    4,606

    4,702

     

    4X2,
    6-Passenger

    4,494

    4,582

     

    4X4,
    6-Passenger

    4,664

    4,760

     

    4X2,
    7-Passenger

    4,524

    4,612

     

    4X4,
    7-Passenger

    4,694

    4,790

     

    Weight
    distribution (f/r)

    4×2: 53/47

    4×2: 53/47

     

     

    4×4: 54/46

    4×4: 54/46

     

    Power-to-weight
    ratio (lbs/hp)

    4×2: 0.0473

    4×2: 0.0644

     

     

    4×4: 0.0455

    4×4: 0.0620

     


     

    MAJOR
    STANDARD EQUIPMENT

     

     

    XLT

    Battery
    saver; AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control); Tire Pressure Monitoring
    System; Front-seat side air bags; Safety
    Canopy?system; Steering column lock/ignition
    security and column tilt; BeltMinder®; SecuriLock®/ Immobilizer-anti-theft
    system; LATCH (Lower Anchor and Tethers for Children) system on rear outboard
    seat locations; Manual CFC-free air conditioning with rotary controls; AM/FM
    Stereo with Single CD, MP3 Player; Cruise control; Power door locks with
    remote entry key fobs; Message center with 2-line display and outside
    temperature and compass; Wipers ? front intermittent, speed sensitive; rear
    intermittent wiper with washer and defrost; Overhead storage console; Power
    windows with driver-side one-touch down control; Dual power sail-mounted
    mirrors with black caps; Driver and front-row passenger vanity mirrors; 3.55
    non-limited slip rear axle; Privacy glass; Black roof rails; Class II trailer
    towing hitch; Security Approach Lamps; Fog lamps; Chrome-finished grille;
    16-inch machined aluminum wheels; Premium cloth seating surfaces with 6-way
    power drivers seat; Leather-wrapped color-keyed steering wheel

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Eddie Bauer
    adds

    Unique
    three-bar, chrome-finished grille; Automatic headlamps; Two-tone exterior with Pueblo Gold accents (bumpers, wheel lip
    moldings, step bars; body color door handles; P245/65R17 A/S tires and 17-inch painted aluminum wheels; Woodgrain
    interior trim; Four-line message center; Electrochromic rearview mirror;
    Leather seating surfaces, with 10-way power driver seat; Keyless entry keypad

     

     

     

     

    Limited adds

    Monochromatic
    exterior; Chrome-finished 4-bar grille; Body-colored wheel lip moldings; Chrome
    accent step bars; Heated side mirrors with
    chrome caps; 18-inch chromed wheels; Unique woodgrain interior trim;
    Dual-zone electronic air conditioning; Audiophile AM/FM stereo system with
    in-dash 6-CD, MP3 player, subwoofer, 290 watts; Heated front seats, with
    6-way power passenger seat; Auxillary climate control; Leather-wrapped
    steering wheel with redundant audio controls

     

     

     

     

    Interior

    Options

    Voice-activated
    navigation system; Audiophile 6CD in-dash w/MP3 player; SIRIUS® Satellite
    Radio includes 6 month subscription and roof
    mounted antenna; Auxiliary climate control; Cargo shade; Leather-trimmed
    seats; Heated first-row seats; Memory Seats; Quad bucket seating; Third row,
    50/50-split-bench seat; PowerFold? third-row seat; Rear seat DVD entertainment
    system; Power moonroof; Adjustable Pedals Non-Memory or Memory; Universal
    garage door opener

     

     

     

     

    Exterior
    Options

    Black or Silver roof rail crossbars; Power running boards;
    17-in machined aluminum wheels; 18-in chrome-clad wheels; Power moonroof;
    Heated windshield; Trailer tow prep package/Class III/IV; Heated Exterior
    Mirror; Reverse Sensing system

     

     

    Exterior
    color

    Stone Green
    Clearcoat Metallic; Vapor Silver Clearcoat Metallic; White Suede Clearcoat,
    White Sand Tri-coat; Orange Frost Clearcoat Metallic;
    Dark Blue Pearl Clearcoat Metallic; Silver Birch Clearcoat Metallic;
    Dark Cherry Clearcoat Metallic; Black Clearcoat; Redfire Clearcoat Metallic;

     

     

     

     

    Interior
    trim

    Camel; Black

     

     

     

     

     

     

    WARRANTY
    INFORMATION

     

    Warranty

    3-year,
    36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper

     

     

     

    5-year,
    60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and roadside assistance

     

     

     

     

    Specifications
    subject to change.