Compare 1998 Mercury Mountaineer vs 1998 Ford Explorer

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4-Door 112" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 112" WB 15 20 $24,163 $26,730
4-Door 112" WB 4WD 15 19 $25,923 $28,730
4-Door 112" WB AWD 14 18 $25,923 $28,730
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,163
$18,119
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,730
$19,880
Monthly Payment Estimate
$446 / month
$331 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Special Purpose -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 57.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 51.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
144.8 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 34.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
51.6 43.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 56.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
190.1 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
46.9 46.9
Height, Overall (in)
70.5 67.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 -
Wheelbase (in)
111.6 101.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.7 33.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 70.2
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- 19.8
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
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- 19.8
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 44.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 6.7
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Overhang, Front (in)
- 33.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.2 69.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
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 30.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.5 32.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
73.3 61.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 0.47 11.2 x 0.47
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 11.3 x 1.02
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 17.5
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 -
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), At Lock
- 15.0
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 17.0
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/70R15 P235/75R15
Spare Tire Size
P225/70R15 P235/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
T7H T7R
Spare Tire Order Code
T7H NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R15 P235/75R15
Rear Tire Order Code
T7H T7R
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1843
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 717
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1843
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 717
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- 717
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1843
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5860 5100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
879 1005
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4102 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 1766
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
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 15 x 7
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
Fuel System
EFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
250 @ 3000 225 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
99E 99X
Displacement
4.0L/245 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
205 @ 5000 160 @ 4200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.47 3.40
Clutch Size (in)
NA 10
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.10 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.85 2.05
Trans Order Code
44D 44M
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 2 Door Sport
Vehicle Name
Mercury Mountaineer Ford Explorer
Body Code
- 102" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.42 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear
Computer-Selected 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)
0.80 0.77
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 35
Axle Type - Rear
- Semi-Floating
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
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 2650
Frame
Frame Type
- Single Channel
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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