Compare 1997 Ford Explorer vs 1997 Toyota RAV4

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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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2-Door Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 2-Door Automatic 24 29 $14,738 $16,168
RAV4 2-Door Manual 24 30 $13,779 $15,118
RAV4 2-Door Manual 4WD 22 26 $14,801 $16,518
RAV4 4-Door Automatic 24 29 $15,375 $16,868
RAV4 4-Door Automatic 4WD 22 27 $16,368 $18,268
RAV4 4-Door Manual 24 30 $14,417 $15,818
RAV4 4-Door Manual 4WD 22 26 $15,428 $17,218
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,323
$14,738
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,265
$16,168
Monthly Payment Estimate
$354 / month
$269 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 50.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 39.5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 33.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.0
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Hip Room (in)
43.6 39.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- -TBD-
Exterior Dimensions
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 64.8
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 86.6
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.7 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 66.7
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-
Liftover Height (in)
- -TBD-
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 57.7
Track Width, Front (in)
- 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
- 147.2
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 34.7
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-
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.6 9.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Brakes
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-
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.38 x 1.33 -TBD-
Brake Type
Power Pwr-assisted
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 15.3
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
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 33.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- -TBD-
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P215/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
717 -
Spare Tire Size
P225/70R15 P215/70R16
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 P215/70R16
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 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2,000 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
765 NA
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)
- 2513
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 16" x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 16" x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16" x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 -TBD-
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 -TBD-
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 -TBD-
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2800 125 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
99E NA
Displacement
4.0L/245 2.0L/122
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 4200 120 @ 5400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 29
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -TBD-
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 -TBD-
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 -TBD-
Trans Order Code
44M NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -TBD-
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.40 -TBD-
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -TBD-
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
10 -TBD-
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 -TBD-
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- -TBD-
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Toyota RAV4
Body Code
102" WB -
Body Style
2 Door Sport 2 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion bar MacPherson Strut
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 Double-Wishbone
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 - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Stabilizer Bar
Frame
Frame Type
Single channel w/crossmembers -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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