Compare 1997 Ford Explorer vs 1997 Honda Passport

1997 Ford Explorer
1997 Honda Passport
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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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2WD EX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passport 2WD EX Automatic 15 19 $23,221 $26,180
Passport 2WD LX Automatic 15 19 $19,903 $22,440
Passport 2WD LX Manual 16 19 $19,043 $21,470
Passport 4WD EX Automatic 15 18 $25,749 $29,030
Passport 4WD EX Manual 16 19 $24,729 $27,880
Passport 4WD LX Automatic 15 18 $22,619 $25,500
Passport 4WD LX Automatic w/Wheel Pkg 15 18 $23,062 $26,000
Passport 4WD LX Manual 16 19 $21,598 $24,350
Passport 4WD LX Manual w/Wheel Pkg 16 19 $22,042 $24,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,323
$23,221
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,265
$26,180
Monthly Payment Estimate
$354 / month
$436 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- Special Purpose Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 34.5
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
43.6 55.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 55.5
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 96.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.7 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 68.5
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
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 66.3
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.7 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
42.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
101.7 108.5
Track Width, Front (in)
- 57.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
- 176.5
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 57.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.6 35.0
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 74.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.86 x 1.24 - TBD - x - TBD -
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.38 x 1.33 - TBD - x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 21.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 38.1
Steering Type
Power Variable-Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
15.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
T7R NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
717 -
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 P245/70R16
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 P245/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
717 -
Spare Tire Size
P225/70R15 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
T7R NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 450
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
765 450
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 4500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2,000 4500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Weight Information
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 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6,000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1974 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3946
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2800 188 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99E NA
Displacement
4.0L/245 3.2L/193
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 4200 190 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SPFI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 15
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.40 2.856
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
10 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.000
Trans Type
5 4
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 Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 2.000
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.618
Trans Order Code
44M NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.723
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.300
Summary
Body Code
102" WB -
Body Style
2 Door Sport 4 door
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Honda Passport
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2650 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Single-stage leaf Semi-Elliptical
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.8 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.27 -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2650 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating Ford -
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion bar Double Whishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.42 1.13
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2290 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.27 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent SLA -
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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