Compare 1997 Ford Explorer vs 1997 Honda CR-V

1997 Ford Explorer
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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
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5-Door Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V 5-Door Automatic 22 25 $17,604 $19,400
CR-V 5-Door Automatic w/ABS 22 25 $18,511 $20,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,323
$17,604
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,265
$19,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$354 / month
$323 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- Special Purpose Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
43.6 50.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 53.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 36.7
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 98.0
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Front (in)
33.8 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
46.9 - TBD -
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 -
Height, Overall (in)
67.8 65.9
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.7 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
42.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
101.7 103.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.7 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 68.9
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Length, Overall (in)
- 177.6
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 60.4
Track Width, Front (in)
- 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.6 29.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
61.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
69.4 67.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
29.2 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.38 x 1.33 - TBD - x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.86 x 1.24 NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - TBD - x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 15.3
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Steering
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
15.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 34.8
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T7R NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P205/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
717 -
Spare Tire Size
P225/70R15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
T7R NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Spare Tire Order Code
T7R NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
717 -
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 P205/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
765 - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2,000 - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 100
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2650 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1787 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2290 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6,000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1974 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4700 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3164
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 -
Engine
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 4200 126 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2800 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
99E NA
Displacement
4.0L/245 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 22
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 1.954
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.516
Trans Order Code
44M NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.711
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.40 2.722
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
10 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.078
Trans Type
5 4
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.36
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Sport 5 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Honda CR-V
Body Code
102" WB -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating Ford -
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion bar Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.42 1.02
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2290 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.27 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2650 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Single-stage leaf Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.8 0.51
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.27 -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2650 -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Frame
Frame Type
Single channel w/crossmembers -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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