Compare 1998 Ford Explorer vs 1998 Toyota RAV4

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2-Door 102" WB Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 2-Door 102" WB Sport 17 21 $18,119 $19,880
Explorer 2-Door 102" WB Sport 4WD 16 20 $20,623 $22,725
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer 15 20 $26,066 $28,910
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer 4WD 15 19 $27,830 $30,915
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer AWD 14 18 $27,434 $30,465
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Limited 15 20 $28,534 $31,715
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Limited 4WD 15 19 $30,299 $33,720
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB Limited AWD 14 18 $29,903 $33,270
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB XL 17 21 $19,598 $21,560
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB XL 4WD 16 20 $21,287 $23,480
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB XLT 17 21 $22,396 $24,740
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB XLT 4WD 16 20 $24,160 $26,745
Explorer 4-Door 112" WB XLT AWD 14 18 $24,160 $26,745
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2-Door HardTop Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 2-Door HardTop Automatic 24 29 $15,028 $16,488
RAV4 2-Door HardTop Manual 24 29 $14,072 $15,438
RAV4 2-Door HardTop Manual 4WD 22 26 $15,097 $16,848
RAV4 2-Door SoftTop Automatic 24 29 $15,028 $16,488
RAV4 2-Door SoftTop Automatic 4WD 23 26 $16,037 $17,898
RAV4 2-Door SoftTop Manual 24 29 $14,072 $15,438
RAV4 2-Door SoftTop Manual 4WD 22 26 $15,097 $16,848
RAV4 4-Door Automatic 24 29 $15,813 $17,348
RAV4 4-Door Automatic 4WD 22 26 $16,808 $18,758
RAV4 4-Door Manual 24 29 $14,856 $16,298
RAV4 4-Door Manual 4WD 22 26 $15,868 $17,708
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,119
$15,028
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,880
$16,488
Monthly Payment Estimate
$331 / month
$275 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.9 55.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.5 33.9
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
43.6 39.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 53.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 50.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 39.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 84.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.7 40.6
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
44.0 -
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)
33.9 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
19.8 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
46.9 41.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
29.6 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
179.6 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6.7 -
Height, Overall (in)
67.0 64.0
Step Up Height - Front (in)
19.8 -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
- 147.6
Liftover Height (in)
- 20.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 41.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA 42.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
30.7 17.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.6 9.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.9 33.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
61.6 32.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
69.4 34.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 0.47 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 1.02 11.8 x 0.71
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
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 15.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.8 34.8
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 33.5
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
15.0 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 17.7
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
717 -
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 P215/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
717 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T7R NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P215/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
717 -
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15 P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
T7R NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1005 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5100 NA
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6,000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1935 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4700 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2650 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1766 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2290 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 2569
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 8.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 325
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 80
Engine
Fuel System
SEFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2750 132 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
99X NA
Displacement
4.0L/245 2.0L/122
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 4200 127 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 24
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.643
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
10 9.3
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.296
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 Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 2.977
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.008
Trans Order Code
44M NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.892
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.178
Summary
Body Code
102" WB -
Body Style
2 Door Sport 2 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Toyota RAV4
Suspension
Axle Type - Front
Independent SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 0.98
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2650 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Single-Stage Leaf Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2650 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 1.26
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion Bar MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 0.91
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2290 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.27 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Frame
Frame Type
Single Channel -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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