Compare 1997 Mercury Mountaineer vs 1997 Ford Explorer

1997 Mercury Mountaineer
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4-Door 112" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 112" WB 14 18 $24,591 $27,240
4-Door 112" WB AWD 14 18 $26,351 $29,240
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,591
$18,285
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,240
$20,085
Monthly Payment Estimate
$454 / month
$335 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Special Purpose -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 57.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
51.9 52.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
144.8 -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
51.7 43.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.1
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
46.9 46.9
Height, Overall (in)
67.5 67.8
Liftover Height (in)
18.0 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 -
Wheelbase (in)
111.5 101.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.7 33.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 70.2
Track Width, Front (in)
58.8 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
188.5 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- NA
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 27.0
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 178.6
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 6.7
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- NA
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 42.8
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 6.7
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Overhang, Front (in)
- 33.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.9 41.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
38.1 29.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.6 32.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
73.3 61.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
81.6 69.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 0.47 10.86 x 1.24
Brake Type
Power Power
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 11.38 x 1.33
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 17.5
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.3 34.7
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.4 37.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 15.0
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 17.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15 P225/70R15
Front Tire Order Code
T7R T7H
Spare Tire Order Code
T7R T7H
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 P225/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
T7R T7H
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P225/70R15
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1593
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 760
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1593
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 760
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1005 765
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6700 2,000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4160 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 2650
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 1767
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 2290
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 6,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 1940
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 4700
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
18.5 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 1425
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
274 @ 3200 225 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
99P 99E
Displacement
5.0L/302 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4600 160 @ 4200
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SPFI
Engine Oil Cooler
- Yes
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 18
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.40
Clutch Size (in)
NA 10
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.31
Trans Type
4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.33 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 2.05
Trans Order Code
44U 44M
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 2 Door XL
Vehicle Name
Mercury Mountaineer Ford Explorer
Body Code
- 102" WB
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Variable-Rate Single-stage leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Leaf Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 35
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Torsion bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.8 0.8
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.42 1.42
Axle Type - Rear
- Semi-floating Ford
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 3200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 2290
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.27
Axle Type - Front
- Independent SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 2650
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.27
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 2650
Frame
Frame Type
- Single channel w/crossmembers
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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