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 Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 50.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.1
Front Hip Room (in)
51.9 51.8
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 84.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 55.1
Track Width, Front (in)
- 54.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
- 143.7
Liftover Height (in)
- 27.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - -
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
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 0.47 NA
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 11.1
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
15.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.8 34.4
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 32.2
Steering Type
Power Manual
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 21.7
Tires
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
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5100 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
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
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2290 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6,000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1935 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4700 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2650 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1766 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 2337
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 5.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 390
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 55
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas L4
Fuel System
SEFI SFI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 26
Transmission
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
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 5.13
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Suzuki Sidekick
Body Code
102" WB -
Body Style
2 Door Sport 2-Door
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2290 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.27 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 25
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 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/coil spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/trailing arms
Frame
Frame Type
Single Channel -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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