2008 Ford Explorer Technical Specifications






 

  V-6

V-8

 2008 Ford Explorer 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.

 

2008 Ford Explorer  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

 

2008 Ford Explorer DRIVETRAIN

 

 

 

Layout

Rear- or four-wheel drive

Rear- or four-wheel drive

 

2008 Ford Explorer 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

 

2008 Ford Explorer REAR AXLE RATIO

 

Standard

3.55

3.55

 

Optional

3.73

NA

 


 

2008 Ford Explorer 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

 

2008 Ford Explorer 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

 

2008 Ford Explorer FUEL ECONOMY (city/hwy)

 

4x2 4.0-liter V-6
5-speed automatic

2008 MY figures N/A

 

4x2 4.0-liter V-8
6-speed automatic

2008 MY figures N/A

 

4x4 4.0-liter V-6
5-speed automatic

2008 MY figures N/A

 

4x4 4.6-liter V-8
6-speed automatic

2008 MY figures N/A

 

 

2008 Ford Explorer 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

 

2008 Ford Explorer 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)

 

2008 Ford Explorer 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

 


 

I2008 Ford Explorer NTERIOR

(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

 

 

 

 

 

2008 Ford Explorer 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.

 

 

 

 

 

2008 Ford Explorer 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

 

 

 

 

 

2008 Ford Explorer 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

 

 

 

 

 

2008 Ford Explorer 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)

4x2: 53/47

4x2: 53/47

 

 

4x4: 54/46

4x4: 54/46

 

Power-to-weight ratio (lbs/hp)

4x2: 0.0473

4x2: 0.0644

 

 

4x4: 0.0455

4x4: 0.0620

 


 

2008 Ford Explorer 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008 Ford Explorer 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.

 

 





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