2008 Ford Explorer Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2008 Ford Explorer - Road Test Specs

2008 Ford Explorer SUV

(4.6L V8 4x4 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2008
StyleEddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A)
Base MSRP$32,875
Options on test vehicleNavigation ($2,505); Power-Folding Third-Row Seat ($1,370); Rear Seat Entertainment System With DVD Player ($1,295); Eddie Bauer Luxury Package ($1,290 — includes heated exterior mirrors, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, 10-way power driver seat, six-way power passenger seat, power-adjustable pedals, Homelink system); Auxiliary Climate Control ($695); Power Running Boards ($695); 18-Inch Chrome-Clad Aluminum Wheels ($695); Sirius and Sun Package ($560 — includes power sunroof and Sirius Satellite Radio); Heated Windshield ($300); Back-Up Sensors ($295); Class III/IV Trailer Tow Package ($275); Roof Rail Crossbars ($115); All-Weather Floor Mats ($55)
As-tested MSRP$42,945


Drive typeFour-wheel drive
Engine typeV8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)4,606cc (281cu-in)
ValvetrainSingle overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)9.8
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)292 @ 5,750
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)300 @ 3,950
Transmission type6-speed automatic


Suspension, frontShort and long arm
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typePower steering
Tire typeAll-season
Wheel size18-inch front and rear
Wheel materialChrome-clad aluminum
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDisc

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)13 city/19 highway
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)22.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,702
Length (in.)193.4
Width (in.)73.7
Height (in.)72.8
Wheelbase (in.)113.7
Track, front (in.)60.9
Track, rear (in.)61.8
Turning circle (ft.)36.8
Legroom, front (in.)42.4
Legroom, rear (in.)36.9
Headroom, front (in.)39.8
Headroom, rear (in.)38.7
Shoulder room, front (in.)59.0
Shoulder room, rear (in.)59.0
Seating capacity7
Cargo volume (cu-ft)45.1
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)85.8


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance5 years/60,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driver5 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side front5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side rear5 stars
NHTSA rollover resistance3 stars

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