Compare 1997 Ford Explorer vs 1997 Chevrolet Blazer

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2-Door 102" WB XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 102" WB XL 18 23 $18,285 $20,085
2-Door 102" WB Sport 18 23 $19,323 $21,265
4-Door 112" WB XL 18 23 $19,517 $21,485
2-Door 102" WB 4WD XL 16 20 $20,015 $22,050
2-Door 102" WB 4WD Sport 16 20 $20,934 $23,095
4-Door 112" WB 4WD XL 16 20 $21,206 $23,405
4-Door 112" WB XLT 18 23 $21,924 $24,220
4-Door 112" WB 4WD XLT 16 20 $23,688 $26,225
4-Door 112" WB AWD XLT 14 18 $23,688 $26,225
4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer 15 20 $26,187 $29,065
4-Door 112" WB AWD Eddie Bauer 14 18 $27,653 $30,730
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 19 $27,952 $31,070
4-Door 112" WB Limited 15 20 $29,404 $32,720
4-Door 112" WB AWD Limited 14 18 $31,120 $34,670
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Limited 15 19 $31,414 $35,005
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 17 23 $18,566 $20,516
2-Door LS 17 23 $18,566 $20,516
4-Door 17 23 $19,947 $22,041
4-Door LS 17 23 $19,947 $22,041
4-Door LT 17 23 $19,947 $22,041
2-Door 4WD 16 21 $20,128 $22,241
2-Door 4WD LS 16 21 $20,128 $22,241
4-Door 4WD 16 21 $21,938 $24,241
4-Door 4WD LS 16 21 $21,938 $24,241
4-Door 4WD LT 16 21 $21,938 $24,241
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,285
$18,566
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,085
$20,516
Monthly Payment Estimate
$335 / month
$342 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate Tailgate
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 52.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 NA
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.5
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Hip Room (in)
43.6 NA
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 NA
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA NA
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.7 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
42.8 39.7
Wheelbase (in)
101.7 100.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.7 8.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 67.8
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA NA
Overhang, Front (in)
33.8 34.8
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA NA
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
46.9 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
27.0 28.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
178.6 175.0
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6.7 8.1
Height, Overall (in)
67.8 66.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 34.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
29.2 35.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.6 15.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.9 38.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
61.8 67.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
69.4 66.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.86 x 1.24 NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.5 x 2.0
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.38 x 1.33 10.5 x 1.03
Brake Type
Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 19.0
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Behind rear axle
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.8 36.6
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.0 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 34.8
Steering Type
Power Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
15.0 13.0
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
T7H QCE
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1593 1452
Spare Tire Order Code
T7H NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
760 768
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R15 P205/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1593 1452
Rear Tire Order Code
T7H QCE
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1453
Front Tire Size
P225/70R15 P205/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
760 768
Spare Tire Size
P225/70R15 T155/90D16
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
765 750
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2,000 6000
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6,000 8500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1940 1835.5
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4700 4450
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2650 2600
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1767 1679.9
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2290 2200
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 11.72
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 1200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 100
Engine
Fuel System
SPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2800 250 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
99E L35
Displacement
4.0L/245 4.3L/262
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes Yes
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 4200 190 @ 4400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
10 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 2.29
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.63
Trans Order Code
44M M30
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Chevrolet Blazer
Body Code
102" WB E55
Body Style
2 Door XL 2 Door
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.27 3.08
Axle Type - Front
Independent SLA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 32
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2650 2400
Suspension Type - Rear
Single-stage leaf 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.8 0.91
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.27 NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2650 2600
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 32
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating Ford Semi-floating
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion bar Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.42 1.30
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3200 2900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2290 2200
Frame
Frame Type
Single channel w/crossmembers Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type
NA NA

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