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1997 Acura SLX
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4-Door Wgn 4WD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SLX 4-Door Wgn 4WD Base 14 18 $30,833 $35,300
SLX 4-Door Wgn 4WD w/Premium Pkg 14 18 $33,453 $38,300
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119" Eddie Bauer
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Expedition 119" Eddie Bauer 15 20 $27,517 $31,590
Expedition 119" Eddie Bauer 4WD 14 18 $29,757 $34,225
Expedition 119" XLT 15 20 $24,152 $27,620
Expedition 119" XLT 4WD 14 18 $26,352 $30,220
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,833
$27,517
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,300
$31,590
Monthly Payment Estimate
$588 / month
$527 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Special Purpose -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 64.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 40.8
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 61.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 62.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 63.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.5 -
Length, Overall (in)
178.9 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
53.5 57.0
Height, Overall (in)
72.2 74.4
Liftover Height (in)
-TBD- -
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 119.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
49.0 39.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 78.6
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- NA
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 29.3
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 204.6
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 7.5
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- 18.6
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 46.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 6.8
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Overhang, Front (in)
- 38.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 11.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.0 48.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
35.4 52.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.7 62.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
-TBD- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
42.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
60.8 82.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.3 118.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 0.71 13.15 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 1.02 12.13 x - TBD -
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)
22.5 26
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 40.4
Steering Type
Pwr-Assisted Speed-Sensitive Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.7 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
-TBD- 42.2
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 16.1
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 16.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/70R16 P255/70R16
Spare Tire Size
P245/70R16 P255/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA T65
Spare Tire Order Code
NA T65
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R16 P255/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T65
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 2064
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 692
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- 692
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 2064
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 2064
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 692
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 8000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 800
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 4000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4315 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 11,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2544
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6750
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3900
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2256
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3600
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16" x 7.0" 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16" x 7.0" 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16" x 7.0" 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.3 13
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
-TBD- 650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 1950
Engine
Fuel System
SEFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
188 @ 4000 290 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
NA 99W
Displacement
3.2L/193 4.6L (281)
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 5600 215 @ 4400
Engine Type
Gas V6 GAS V8
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 15
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.723 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
3.48 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.856 2.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Four-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.000 2.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.618 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA 44U
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.555 -
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door Eddie Bauer
Vehicle Name
Acura SLX Ford Expedition
Body Code
- U17/119" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
-TBD- 34.9
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Indep Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 .83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Torsion Bar -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
-TBD- 34.9
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.31
Axle Type - Front
- Independent SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3600
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 3900
Axle Type - Rear
- Semi-Floating
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 3900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3000
Frame
Frame Type
- Full Box Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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