Ford Explorer Ground Clearance in Quick-to-Read Graphs

Ride height changes trhough history

Quick notes on Ford Explorer clearance

    • Estimated clearance for generation: 205 mm (8.1 in)
    • Offroad abilities: perfect
    • Ride height per person: 34.2 mm (1.3 in)
    • Clearance when loaded: 173 — 185 mm (6.8 — 7.3 in)
    • Risk of damage on bad road: very low
    • Clearance to tire height: 205 mm / 166 mm
    • Ride height to disc diameter: 205 mm / 457 mm
    • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 217 mm
    • Difference with world average: +44 mm
    • Clearancell rating: 10 / 10

Clearance to power ratio

  • 2.3 EcoBoost — 1.5 hp/mm
  • ST 3.0 V6 — 1.9 hp/mm
  • Platinum 3.0 V6 — 1.8 hp/mm
  • 3.3 V6 — 1.6 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 2.3 EcoBoost — 2.1 Nm/mm
  • ST 3.0 V6 — 2.7 Nm/mm
  • Platinum 3.0 V6 — 2.5 Nm/mm
    Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    2.3 EcoBoost 200 mm
    (7.9 in)
    88 mm/L 167 mm
    (6.6 in)
    +20% 11.3
    ST 3.0 V6 211 mm
    (8.3 in)
    71 mm/L 178 mm
    (7 in)
    +24% 11.8
    Platinum 3.0 V6 208 mm
    (8.2 in)
    70 mm/L 175 mm
    (6.9 in)
    +23% 11.7
    3.3 V6 200 mm
    (7.9 in)
    60 mm/L 167 mm
    (6.6 in)
    +20% 11.3
    Vehicle 2.3 EcoBoost
    Clearance 200 mm (7.9 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 88 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 167 mm (6.6 in)
    Difference from world average +20%
    Ride height to car height 11.3%
    Vehicle ST 3.0 V6
    Clearance 211 mm (8.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 178 mm (7 in)
    Difference from world average +24%
    Ride height to car height 11.8%
    Vehicle Platinum 3.0 V6
    Clearance 208 mm (8.2 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 175 mm (6.9 in)
    Difference from world average +23%
    Ride height to car height 11.7%
    Vehicle 3.3 V6
    Clearance 200 mm (7.9 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 60 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 167 mm (6.6 in)
    Difference from world average +20%
    Ride height to car height 11.3%

    Quick notes on Ford Explorer clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 198 mm (7.8 in)
      • Offroad abilities: good
      • Ride height per person: 28.3 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 166 — 178 mm (6.5 — 7 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: low
      • Clearance to tire height: 198 mm / 147 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 198 mm / 457 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 210 mm
      • Difference with world average: +37 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 8 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 3.5 Ti-VCT V6 — 1.5 hp/mm
  • 2.3 EcoBoost — 1.4 hp/mm
  • 3.5 EcoBoost V6 — 1.8 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 3.5 Ti-VCT V6 — 1.7 Nm/mm
  • 2.3 EcoBoost — 2.1 Nm/mm
  • 3.5 EcoBoost V6 — 2.4 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 3.5 Ti-VCT V6 — 17 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 2.3 EcoBoost — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 3.5 EcoBoost V6 — 15 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    3.5 Ti-VCT V6 198 mm
    (7.8 in)
    57 mm/L 165 mm
    (6.5 in)
    +19% 11
    2.3 EcoBoost 198 mm
    (7.8 in)
    88 mm/L 165 mm
    (6.5 in)
    +19% 11.1
    3.5 EcoBoost V6 198 mm
    (7.8 in)
    57 mm/L 165 mm
    (6.5 in)
    +19% 11.1
    Vehicle 3.5 Ti-VCT V6
    Clearance 198 mm (7.8 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 57 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 165 mm (6.5 in)
    Difference from world average +19%
    Ride height to car height 11%
    Vehicle 2.3 EcoBoost
    Clearance 198 mm (7.8 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 88 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 165 mm (6.5 in)
    Difference from world average +19%
    Ride height to car height 11.1%
    Vehicle 3.5 EcoBoost V6
    Clearance 198 mm (7.8 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 57 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 165 mm (6.5 in)
    Difference from world average +19%
    Ride height to car height 11.1%

    Quick notes on Ford Explorer clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 211 mm (8.3 in)
      • Offroad abilities: perfect
      • Ride height per person: 30.1 mm (1.2 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 179 — 191 mm (7 — 7.5 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: very low
      • Clearance to tire height: 211 mm / 138 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 211 mm / 483 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 223 mm
      • Difference with world average: +50 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 10 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 3.5 Ti VCT V6 — 1.2 hp/mm
  • 3.5 GTDI V6 EcoBoost — 1.6 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 3.5 Ti VCT V6 — 1.6 Nm/mm
  • 3.5 GTDI V6 EcoBoost — 2.3 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 3.5 Ti VCT V6 — 17 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 3.5 GTDI V6 EcoBoost — 16 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    3.5 Ti VCT V6 211 mm
    (8.3 in)
    60 mm/L 178 mm
    (7 in)
    +24% 11.8
    3.5 GTDI V6 EcoBoost 211 mm
    (8.3 in)
    60 mm/L 178 mm
    (7 in)
    +24% 11.8
    Vehicle 3.5 Ti VCT V6
    Clearance 211 mm (8.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 60 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 178 mm (7 in)
    Difference from world average +24%
    Ride height to car height 11.8%
    Vehicle 3.5 GTDI V6 EcoBoost
    Clearance 211 mm (8.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 60 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 178 mm (7 in)
    Difference from world average +24%
    Ride height to car height 11.8%