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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1998 Ford Explorer specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1998 Ford Explorer warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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  • Overview
    MSRP *$19,880$21,560$22,725
    Invoice *$18,119$19,598$20,623
    EngineStandard:4.0L V-6 160 HP 225 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpmAvailable:4.0L V-6 205 HP 250 ft.lbs. @ 3,000 rpm4.0L V-6 160 HP 225 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpmStandard:4.0L V-6 160 HP 225 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpmAvailable:4.0L V-6 205 HP 250 ft.lbs. @ 3,000 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:5-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:5-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:5-spd auto w/OD
    Fuel Economy City16.0 mpg17.0 mpg16.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy21.0 mpg21.0 mpg20.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    EngineStandard:4.0L V-6 160 HP 225 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpmAvailable:4.0L V-6 205 HP 250 ft.lbs. @ 3,000 rpm4.0L V-6 160 HP 225 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpmStandard:4.0L V-6 160 HP 225 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpmAvailable:4.0L V-6 205 HP 250 ft.lbs. @ 3,000 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:5-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:5-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:5-spd auto w/OD
    Alternator95 amp95 amp95 amp
    Battery72 amp with run down protection72 amp with run down protection72 amp with run down protection
    Axle RatioStandard:3.27Available:3.733.55Standard:3.55Available:3.73Standard:3.27Available:3.734.103.55
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleadedregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank17.5 gal.21.0 gal.17.5 gal.
    Exhaustnon stainless steelnon stainless steelnon stainless steel
    Drive Typerear-wheelrear-wheelpart-time four-wheel
    4WD ShiftN/AN/Aelectronic
    Locking Hub ControlN/AN/Aautomatic
    Limited Slip DifferentialAvailable:limited slip differentialAvailable:limited slip differentialAvailable:limited slip differential
  • Steering and Suspension
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springstorsion bartorsion bartorsion bar
    Front Torsion Barfront torsion barfront torsion barfront torsion bar
    Front Shocksheavy dutyheavy dutyheavy duty
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springsleafleafleaf
    Rear Shocksheavy dutyheavy dutyheavy duty
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Steering Coolersteering coolersteering coolersteering cooler
    Brakes4-wheel disc4-wheel disc4-wheel disc
    Vented Disc Brakesfrontfrontfront
    Wheels15.0 " silver aluminum15.0 " steel15.0 " silver aluminum
    Front TiresStandard:P225/70SR15.0BSW ASAvailable:P235/75SR15.0OWL ATStandard:P225/70SR15.0BSW ASAvailable:P235/75SR15.0OWL ATStandard:P225/70SR15.0BSW ASAvailable:P255/70SR16.0OWL ATP235/75SR15.0OWL AT
    Spare Tire and Wheelfull-size steelfull-size steelfull-size steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity454
    Front Seat TypeStandard:bucketAvailable:captainsportStandard:bucketAvailable:captainStandard:bucketAvailable:captainsport
    Front Headrestsfixedfixedfixed
    Front Driver Seat Direction ControlsStandard:4-wayAvailable:12-way (6-way power)4-wayStandard:4-wayAvailable:12-way (6-way power)
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls4-way4-way4-way
    Rear Seats50-50 bench60-40 bench50-50 bench
    Rear Headrestsadjustable w/tiltadjustable w/tiltadjustable w/tilt
    Rear Child SeatsN/AAvailable:1N/A
    Seat TrimStandard:vinylAvailable:leatherclothStandard:vinylAvailable:clothStandard:vinylAvailable:leathercloth
    Door Trimcarpet lowerN/Acarpet lower
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
    Floor MatsAvailable:carpeted front & rearN/AAvailable:carpeted front & rear
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    SunroofAvailable:powerN/AAvailable:power
    Roof FeaturesAvailable:roof rackAvailable:roof rackAvailable:roof rack
    Vanity Mirrorsdual illuminatedpassengerdual illuminated
    Auxiliary VisorsdualN/Adual
    Rearview MirrorStandard:day-nightAvailable:auto-dimming day-nightday-nightStandard:day-nightAvailable:auto-dimming day-night
    Glove Boxglove boxglove boxglove box
    Dome Lightfadefadefade
    Reading LightsStandard:frontAvailable:front & rearfrontStandard:frontAvailable:front & rear
    Floor ConsoleAvailable:partialfullAvailable:fullAvailable:partialfull
    Overhead ConsoleAvailable:full with storageminiN/AAvailable:full with storagemini
    Cup HolderAvailable:frontN/AAvailable:front
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpetedcarpeted
    Trunk Lid Trimvinylvinylvinyl
    Cargo Coverroll-upN/Aroll-up
    Cargo Tie Downscargo tie downscargo tie downscargo tie downs
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo lightcargo light
    Front Air Conditioningmanualmanualmanual
    Rear Air ConditioningAvailable:rear air with separate controlsN/AAvailable:rear air with separate controls
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ducts
    Rear HeaterAvailable:auxiliary rear heaterN/AAvailable:auxiliary rear heater
    RadioStandard:AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:AM/FM stereo, seek-scanclockpremium AM/FM stereo, seek-scanStandard:AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:premium AM/FM stereo, seek-scanStandard:AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:AM/FM stereo, seek-scanclockpremium AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
    CDAvailable:single6-discAvailable:singleAvailable:single6-disc
    SpeakersStandard:4Available:4 performance4 brandStandard:4Available:4 performanceStandard:4Available:4 performance4 brand
    AmplifierAvailable:amplifierN/AAvailable:amplifier
    AntennaStandard:fixedAvailable:power retractablefixedStandard:fixedAvailable:power retractable
    Cruise ControlAvailable:with steering wheel controlsAvailable:with steering wheel controlsAvailable:with steering wheel controls
    Door Lockspower with 2 stage unlockStandard:manualAvailable:powerpower with 2 stage unlock
    Remote Keyless EntryAvailable:keyfob (all doors)N/AAvailable:keyfob (all doors)
    Trunk/Hatch/Door ReleasepowerN/Apower
    Rear Child Safety Door LocksN/Arear child safety door locksN/A
    Power Outlets222
    Retained Accessory Powerretained accessory powerN/Aretained accessory power
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    Tachometertachometertachometertachometer
    Oil Pressure Gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gauge
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Volt Gaugevoltmeter gaugevoltmeter gaugevoltmeter gauge
    CompassAvailable:compassN/AAvailable:compass
    Exterior TemperatureAvailable:exterior temperatureN/AAvailable:exterior temperature
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering WheelN/AAvailable:tiltN/A
    Steering Wheel MaterialAvailable:leatherAvailable:leatherAvailable:leather
    Front WindowspowerStandard:manualAvailable:powerpower
    Rear Windowsmanual ventedStandard:manualAvailable:powermanual vented
    Quarter Vent Rear Windowsmanual ventedStandard:manualAvailable:powermanual vented
    1-Touch OpendriverAvailable:driverdriver
    Tinted Windowsdeeplightdeep
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Rear Windshield WiperAvailable:fixed intervalAvailable:rear windshield wiperAvailable:fixed interval
    Rear DefrosterAvailable:rear defrosterAvailable:rear defrosterAvailable:rear defroster
    Rear Windshield Typeflip-upflip-upflip-up
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Ignition Disableimmobilizerimmobilizerimmobilizer
    Security SystemAvailable:security systemN/AAvailable:security system
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count2 doors4 doors2 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume69.4 cu.ft.81.6 cu.ft.69.4 cu.ft.
    Exterior Length179.6 "189.5 "179.6 "
    Exterior Width70.2 "70.2 "70.2 "
    Exterior Height67.0 "67.7 "67.0 "
    Wheelbase102 "112 "102 "
    Front Tread59 "59 "59 "
    Rear Tread59 "59 "59 "
    Turning Radius17.3 '18.7 '17.3 '
    Curb Weight3,692 lbs.3,911 lbs.3,919 lbs.
    Front Gross Axle Weight Rating2,400 lbs.2,620 lbs.2,620 lbs.
    Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating2,650 lbs.2,900 lbs.2,650 lbs.
    Payload752 lbs.752 lbs.752 lbs.
    Max Trailer Weight2,000 lbs.1,799 lbs.1,799 lbs.
    Front Legroom42.4 "42.4 "42.4 "
    Rear Legroom34.5 "36.8 "34.5 "
    Front Headroom39.9 "39.9 "39.9 "
    Rear Headroom39.1 "39.3 "39.1 "
    Front Hiproom51.9 "51.9 "51.9 "
    Rear Hiproom43.6 "51.9 "43.6 "
    Front Shoulder Room56.7 "57.9 "56.7 "
    Rear Shoulder Room57.9 "56.8 "57.9 "
    Interior Cargo Volume32.6 cu.ft.42.6 cu.ft.32.6 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats Folded69.4 cu.ft.81.6 cu.ft.69.4 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Running BoardsAvailable:running boardsAvailable:running boardsAvailable:running boards
    Skid PlatesN/AN/A1
    BumpersStandard:blackAvailable:coloredchromeStandard:blackAvailable:colored
    Rear BumperAvailable:black with 2 rear tow hook(s)N/AAvailable:black with 2 rear tow hook(s)
    Rear Step Bumperrear step bumperrear step bumperrear step bumper
    Bodyside Moldingsbody-coloredAvailable:body-coloredbody-colored
    Bodyside InsertN/AAvailable:chromeN/A
    Rocker Panel Extensionsrocker panel extensionsrocker panel extensionsrocker panel extensions
    Fender FlaresStandard:blackAvailable:coloredN/AStandard:blackAvailable:colored
    Grille Moldingsbody-coloredStandard:chromeAvailable:body-coloredbody-colored
    Paintmonotonemonotonemonotone
    Exterior Mirrorsdual power remoteStandard:dual manualAvailable:dual power remotedual power remote
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Major Components Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles60/unlimited60/unlimited60/unlimited
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Accessories Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1998 Ford Explorer safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
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