Compare 1997 Ford Explorer vs 1997 Ford Expedition

1997 Ford Explorer
1997 Ford Expedition
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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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119" XLT XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
119" XLT XLT 15 20 $24,152 $27,620
119" XLT 4WD XLT 14 18 $26,352 $30,220
119" Eddie Bauer 15 20 $27,517 $31,590
119" 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 18 $29,757 $34,225
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,285
$24,152
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,085
$27,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$335 / month
$460 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 6
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
43.6 62.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 63.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 64.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 40.8
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 61.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 38.9
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA NA
Overhang, Front (in)
33.8 38.6
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA NA
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
46.9 57.0
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
27.0 29.3
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
178.6 204.6
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6.7 7.5
Height, Overall (in)
67.8 74.4
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA 18.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.7 39.3
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
42.8 46.9
Wheelbase (in)
101.7 119.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.7 6.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 78.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
29.2 52.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.6 62.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.9 48.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
61.8 82.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
69.4 118.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 11.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - NA
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.38 x 1.33 12.13 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.86 x 1.24 13.15 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 26
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 40.4
Steering Type
Power Speed-Sensitive Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
15.0 16.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.8 42.2
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.0 16.1
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R15 P255/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - 695
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1593 2064
Rear Tire Order Code
T7H T54
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2064
Front Tire Size
P225/70R15 P255/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
760 695
Spare Tire Size
P225/70R15 P255/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
T7H T54
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1593 2064
Spare Tire Order Code
T7H T54
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
760 695
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
765 800
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 4000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2,000 8000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 400
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2650 3900
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1767 2256
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2290 3600
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6,000 11,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1940 2544
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4700 6750
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Styled Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Styled Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 13
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 1950
Engine
Displacement
4.0L/245 4.6L (281)
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 4200 215 @ 4400
Engine Type
Gas V6 GAS V8
Fuel System
SPFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2800 290 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
99E 99W
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 15
Transmission
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 NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 2.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.55
Trans Order Code
44M 44U
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
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 2.84
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door XL 4 Door XLT
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Ford Expedition
Body Code
102" WB U17/119" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.8 .83
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.27 NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2650 3900
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 34.9
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating Ford Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion bar Indep Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.42 1.34
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3200 3900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2290 3000
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.27 3.31
Axle Type - Front
Independent SLA Independent SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 34.9
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2650 3600
Suspension Type - Rear
Single-stage leaf Coil Spring
Frame
Frame Type
Single channel w/crossmembers Full Box Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type
NA NA

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