Compare 1997 Acura SLX vs 1997 Ford Explorer

1997 Acura SLX
1997 Ford Explorer
Add Vehicle
Select style
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
Select style
2-Door 102" WB Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 2-Door 102" WB Sport 18 23 $19,323 $21,265
Explorer 2-Door 102" WB Sport 4WD 16 20 $20,934 $23,095
Explorer 2-Door 102" WB XL 18 23 $18,285 $20,085
Explorer 2-Door 102" WB XL 4WD 16 20 $20,015 $22,050
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer 15 20 $26,187 $29,065
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer 4WD 15 19 $27,952 $31,070
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer AWD 14 18 $27,653 $30,730
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Limited 15 20 $29,404 $32,720
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Limited 4WD 15 19 $31,414 $35,005
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Limited AWD 14 18 $31,120 $34,670
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB XL 18 23 $19,517 $21,485
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB XL 4WD 16 20 $21,206 $23,405
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB XLT 18 23 $21,924 $24,220
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB XLT 4WD 16 20 $23,688 $26,225
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB XLT AWD 14 18 $23,688 $26,225
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,833
$19,323
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,300
$21,265
Monthly Payment Estimate
$588 / month
$354 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Special Purpose -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.9
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 52.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 43.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.1
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
178.9 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
53.5 46.9
Height, Overall (in)
72.2 67.8
Liftover Height (in)
-TBD- -
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 101.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
49.0 33.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 70.2
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.5 -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 6.7
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Overhang, Front (in)
- 33.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.0 41.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
35.4 29.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.7 32.6
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 61.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.3 69.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 0.71 10.86 x 1.24
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 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)
22.5 17.5
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 34.7
Steering Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.7 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
-TBD- 37.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 17.0
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 15.0
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/70R16 P235/75R15
Spare Tire Size
P245/70R16 P225/70R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA T7R
Spare Tire Order Code
NA T7R
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R16 P235/75R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T7R
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1843
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 717
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1843
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 717
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2,000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 765
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 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)
4315 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 6,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 1974
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 4700
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 2650
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 1787
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 2290
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16" x 7.0" 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16" x 7.0" 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16" x 7.0" 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.3 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
-TBD- 650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 1425
Engine
Fuel System
SEFI SPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
188 @ 4000 225 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
NA 99E
Displacement
3.2L/193 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 5600 160 @ 4200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
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
3.48 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.856 3.40
Clutch Size (in)
NA 10
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.31
Trans Type
4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Four-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.000 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.618 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA 44M
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.555 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.723 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
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 2 Door Sport
Vehicle Name
Acura SLX Ford Explorer
Body Code
- 102" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 1.42
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Single-stage leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
-TBD- 35
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Torsion bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 0.8
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Torsion Bar -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
-TBD- 35
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 2650
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.27
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 2650
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
Frame
Frame Type
- Single channel w/crossmembers
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Please choose a make.
Please choose a model.
Please choose a year.
Continue