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1998 Ford Explorer Comparisons

Base Utility

General Pricing

Resale Value $26,745.00 $26,600.00 $26,550.00
Destination $525.00 $395.00 $445.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 4.0L V6 3.2L V6 3.5L V6
Horsepower 160 @ 4200 RPM 205 @ 5400 RPM 215 @ 5400 RPM
Torque 225 @ 2750 RPM 214 @ 3000 RPM 230 @ 3000 RPM
Valves 2 4 4
Displacement (cc) 3996 3165 3494
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.9 X 3.3 3.7 X 3.0 3.7 X 3.3
Compression Ratio 9:1 9.1:1 9.1:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 16 16 16
Highway (mpg) 20 20 19

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 4146.9 4133.7 4455.5
Wheelbase (in.) 111.6 106.4 108.7
Length (in.) 189.5 177.4 181.3
Width (in.) 70.2 70.4 72.2
Height (in.) 67.5 68.5 72.2
Track Front (in.) 58.5 59.6 59.6
Track Rear (in.) 58.5 59.8 59.8
Ground Clearance (in.) 6.7 7.9 8.3

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 5 5
Front Headroom (in.) 39.9 38.9 39.8
Rear Headroom (in.) 39.3 38.3 39.8
Front Legroom (in.) 42.4 42.1 40.8
Rear Legroom (in.) 36.8 35.0 39.1
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 56.7 56.3 57.3
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 56.8 56.3 57.3
Front Hip Room (in.) 51.9 52.2 53.7
Rear Hip Room (in.) 51.9 52.8 53.5

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) N/A N/A N/A

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension wishbone wishbone wishbone
Rear Suspension beam wishbone beam
Tires 225/70R15 235/75R15 245/70R16

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive 4x4 wheel drive 4x4 wheel drive 4x4 wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Std. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System N/A N/A N/A

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player N/A Yes Yes
CD Player Yes N/A N/A
CD Changer N/A N/A N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control Std. Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column N/A N/A N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat N/A N/A N/A

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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