Compare 1997 Ford Explorer vs 1997 Land Rover Discovery

1997 Ford Explorer
1997 Land Rover Discovery
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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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4-Door Sport Utility SD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Discovery 4-Door Sport Utility SD 13 17 $28,480 $32,000
Discovery 4-Door Sport Utility SE 14 17 $32,040 $36,000
Discovery 4-Door Sport Utility SE7 13 17 $34,265 $38,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,323
$28,480
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,265
$32,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$354 / month
$533 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.2
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 58.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 37.4
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Hip Room (in)
43.6 58.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 - TBD -
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
46.9 60.6
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 77.4
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.7 41.5
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
42.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
101.7 100.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.7 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 70.6
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
33.8 -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
- 178.7
Liftover Height (in)
- 29.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 58.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 69.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.6 45.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.38 x 1.33 11.75 x 0.55
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.86 x 1.24 11.42 x 0.50
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 23.4
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Steering
Steering Type
Power Pwr Worm & Roller
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 39.4
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 19.3
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 235/70HR16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
717 -
Spare Tire Size
P225/70R15 235/70HR16
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 235/70HR16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T7R NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1650
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2,000 5500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
765 330
Weight Information
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 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2650 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4465
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 4200 182 @ 4750
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2800 233 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
99E NA
Displacement
4.0L/245 4.0L/241
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 13
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 17
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.21
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.53
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Four-Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.13
Trans Order Code
44M NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.32
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA 3.32
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
10 10.5
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.39
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.73
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.54
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Land Rover Discovery
Body Code
102" WB -
Body Style
2 Door Sport 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating Ford -
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion bar Solid Axle w/
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.42 - TBD -
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 Solid Axle w/
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.8 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.27 -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2650 -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Trailing Links
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Panhard Rod
Frame
Frame Type
Single channel w/crossmembers -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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