Compare 1998 Ford Explorer vs 1998 Suzuki Sidekick

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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 Soft Top Manual 2WD JS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Soft Top Manual 2WD JS 24 26 $12,443 $13,099
2-Door Soft Top Automatic 2WD JS 23 24 $13,013 $13,699
4-Door Hard Top Manual 2WD JS 23 26 $13,390 $14,399
2-Door Soft Top Manual 4WD JX 24 26 $13,828 $14,869
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 2WD JS 22 26 $14,274 $15,349
2-Door Soft Top Automatic 4WD JX 23 24 $14,386 $15,469
4-Door Hard Top Manual 4WD JX 23 26 $14,558 $15,999
4-Door Hard Top Manual 2WD Sport JS 23 25 $15,377 $16,899
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 4WD JX 22 26 $15,423 $16,949
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 2WD Sport JS 21 24 $16,287 $17,899
4-Door Hard Top Manual 4WD Sport JX 23 25 $16,287 $17,899
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 4WD Sport JX 21 24 $17,197 $18,899
4-Door Hard Top Manual 4WD Sport JLX 23 25 $17,652 $19,399
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 4WD Sport JLX 21 24 $18,562 $20,399
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,119
$12,443
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,880
$13,099
Monthly Payment Estimate
$331 / month
$218 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.5 31.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.5
Second Hip Room (in)
43.6 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 52.5
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 50.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.1
Front Hip Room (in)
51.9 51.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 84.7
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.7 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 65.2
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
33.9 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
19.8 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
46.9 43.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
29.6 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
179.6 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6.7 -
Height, Overall (in)
67.0 64.3
Step Up Height - Front (in)
19.8 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.7 34.3
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
44.0 -
Wheelbase (in)
101.7 86.6
Liftover Height (in)
- 27.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 55.1
Track Width, Front (in)
- 54.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
- 143.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA 39.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
30.7 12.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.6 8.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.9 41.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
61.6 31.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
69.4 32.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 50.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.66 x 1.34
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 1.02 11.4 x 0.39
Brake Type
Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 0.47 NA
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 11.1
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 32.2
Steering Type
Power Manual
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
15.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.8 34.4
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 21.7
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
717 -
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 P195/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
717 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T7R NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P195/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
717 -
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15 P195/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
T7R NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1005 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5100 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4700 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2650 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1766 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2290 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6,000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1935 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 2337
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 5.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 5.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 390
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 55
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2750 98 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99X NA
Displacement
4.0L/245 1.6L/97
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 4200 95 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas L4
Fuel System
SEFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 24
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA N/A
Clutch Size (in)
10 8.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.38
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA N/A
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.95
Trans Order Code
44M NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.65
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 5.13
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Sport 2-Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Suzuki Sidekick
Body Code
102" WB -
Suspension
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2650 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Single-Stage Leaf Rigid Axle
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2650 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 32
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion Bar MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 0.95
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2290 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.27 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 25
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/trailing arms
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/coil spring
Frame
Frame Type
Single Channel -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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