Table 5

Understeer Gradient (UG) Change Lightly Loaded to GVWR Condition
for 1996 to 2000 Model Year 4-Door, 4X2 Explorers
Model Yr. Model Drivetrain UG Change
1996 Explorer 4x2 0.42
1996 Explorer 4x2 -0.4
1996 Explorer 4x2 -0.065
1997 Explorer 4x2 -0.17
1997 Explorer 4x2 -0.2
1998 Explorer 4x2 -0.63
2000 Explorer 4x2 0.02



Analysis of Understeer Gradient Change
Lightly Loaded to GVWR Condition

Data for the Seven Explorers Above 95% Confidence Interval
Lower Upper
Average -0.146 -0.452 0.160
Minimum -0.630    
Maximum 0.420    
Standard Deviation 0.331