Compare 1998 Ford Explorer vs 1998 Chevrolet Blazer

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2-Door 102" WB Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 102" WB Sport 17 21 $18,119 $19,880
4-Door 112" WB XL 17 21 $19,598 $21,560
2-Door 102" WB 4WD Sport 16 20 $20,623 $22,725
4-Door 112" WB 4WD XL 16 20 $21,287 $23,480
4-Door 112" WB XLT 17 21 $22,396 $24,740
4-Door 112" WB 4WD XLT 16 20 $24,160 $26,745
4-Door 112" WB AWD XLT 14 18 $24,160 $26,745
4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer 15 20 $26,066 $28,910
4-Door 112" WB AWD Eddie Bauer 14 18 $27,434 $30,465
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 19 $27,830 $30,915
4-Door 112" WB Limited 15 20 $28,534 $31,715
4-Door 112" WB AWD Limited 14 18 $29,903 $33,270
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Limited 15 19 $30,299 $33,720
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2-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 16 21 $19,650 $21,713
2-Door LS 16 21 $19,650 $21,713
4-Door 16 21 $21,030 $23,238
4-Door LS 16 21 $21,030 $23,238
4-Door LT 16 21 $21,030 $23,238
2-Door 4WD 16 20 $21,449 $23,701
2-Door 4WD LS 16 20 $21,449 $23,701
4-Door 4WD 16 20 $22,829 $25,226
4-Door 4WD LS 16 20 $22,829 $25,226
4-Door 4WD LT 16 20 $22,829 $25,226
4-Door LS PLUS 16 21 $23,177 $25,610
4-Door 4WD LS PLUS 16 20 $24,987 $27,610
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,119
$19,650
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,880
$21,713
Monthly Payment Estimate
$331 / month
$362 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate Tailgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 55.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
51.9 52.0
Second Leg Room (in)
34.5 35.6
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
43.6 40.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 57.7
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6.7 8.1
Height, Overall (in)
67.0 64.9
Step Up Height - Front (in)
19.8 NA
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.7 NA
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
44.0 41.7
Wheelbase (in)
101.7 100.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.7 8.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 67.8
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA NA
Overhang, Front (in)
33.9 34.6
Step Up Height - Side (in)
19.8 NA
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
46.9 NA
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
29.6 29.9
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
179.6 176.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.9 38.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
61.6 68.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
69.4 66.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA 34.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
30.7 35.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.6 30.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
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)
11.2 x 0.47 11.6 x 0.79
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 1.02 10.8 x 1.14
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 19.0
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Behind Rear Axle
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
15.0 13.0
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
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 1643
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P235/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
717 743
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15 P235/70R15
Front Tire Order Code
T7R QBF
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 1643
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
717 743
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 P235/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
717 743
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 1643
Rear Tire Order Code
T7R QBF
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5100 5500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1005 650
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1766 1639
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2290 2200
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6,000 8500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1935 1886
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4700 4450
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2650 2600
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
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
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2750 250 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
99X L35
Displacement
4.0L/245 4.3L/262
Engine Oil Cooler
NA Yes
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 4200 190 @ 4400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 2.29
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Chevrolet Blazer
Body Code
102" WB E55
Body Style
2 Door Sport 2 Door LS
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 1.30
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3200 2900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2290 2200
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.27 3.08
Axle Type - Front
Independent SLA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 46 Bilstein
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2650 2400
Suspension Type - Rear
Single-Stage Leaf 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 0.91
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2650 2600
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 46 Bilstein
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion Bar Independent Coil
Frame
Frame Type
Single Channel Ladder w/Boxed Front End
Doors
Side Door Type
NA NA

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