Ford
Explorer
1997
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1997 Ford Explorer Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 1997 Ford Explorer specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 Ford Explorer warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
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1997 Ford Explorer
Lease
$0 / month
Finance
$0 / month
Vehicle Price
A typical negotiated price before taxes & fees.
Incentives
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Available Money Factor of 0.00167 for 36 month lease
Incentives
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Down Payment
Trade-In Value
Money Factor
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Interest Rate
Sales Tax
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MSRP *
$20,085
Invoice *
$18,285
Engine
4.0L V-6 160 HP 225.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm / 4.0L V-6 205 HP 250.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,000 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 5-spd auto w/OD
Fuel Economy City
18.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
23.0 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Engine
4.0L V-6 160 HP 225.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm / 4.0L V-6 205 HP 250.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,000 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 5-spd auto w/OD
Alternator
95 amp
Battery
650 amp with run down protection
Axle Ratio
3.27 / 3.73 / 3.55
Recommended Fuel Type
regular unleaded
Fuel Tank
17.5 gal.
Exhaust
non stainless steel
Drive Type
rear-wheel
Limited Slip Differential
limited slip differential
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
torsion bar
Front Torsion Bar
front torsion bar
Front Shocks
heavy duty
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar
Rear Springs
leaf
Rear Shocks
heavy duty
Steering
rack & pinion
Brakes
4-wheel disc
Vented Disc Brakes
front
Wheels
15.0 " steel
Front Tires
P225/70SR15.0BSW AS
Spare Tire and Wheel
full-size steel
Seating Capacity
5
Front Seat Type
bucket / captain
Front Headrests
fixed
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Rear Seats
50-50 bench
Rear Headrests
adjustable w/tilt
Seat Trim
vinyl / cloth
Door Trim
vinyl
Headliner
full cloth
Floor Trim
carpet
Roof Features
roof rack
Vanity Mirrors
passenger
Rearview Mirror
day-night
Glove Box
glove box
Dome Light
fade
Reading Lights
front
Floor Console
partial
Cargo Floor Trim
carpeted
Trunk Lid Trim
vinyl
Cargo Tie Downs
cargo tie downs
Cargo Light
cargo light
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Rear Heat Ducts
underseat ducts
Radio
AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan / premium AM/FM stereo, seek-scan / AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
CD
single
Speakers
4 / 4 performance
Amplifier
amplifier
Antenna
fixed
Cruise Control
with steering wheel controls
Door Locks
manual / power with 2 stage unlock
Power Outlets
2
Instrument Display
analog
Tachometer
tachometer
Oil Pressure Gauge
oil pressure gauge
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge
Volt Gauge
voltmeter gauge
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Steering Wheel Type
tilt
Front Windows
manual / power
Rear Windows
manual vented
Quarter Vent Rear Windows
manual vented
1-Touch Open Window
driver
Tinted Windows
light / deep
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent
Rear Windshield Wiper
fixed interval
Rear Defroster
rear defroster
Rear Windshield Type
flip-up
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger
Door Count
2 doors
Maximum Cargo Volume
69.4 cu.ft.
Exterior Length
178.6 "
Exterior Width
70.2 "
Exterior Height
66.9 "
Wheelbase
102 "
Front Tread
59 "
Rear Tread
59 "
Turning Radius
17.3 '
Curb Weight
3,707 lbs.
Front Gross Axle Weight Rating
5,842 lbs.
Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating
7,055 lbs.
Payload
752 lbs.
Max Trailer Weight
2,000 lbs.
Front Legroom
42.4 "
Rear Legroom
36.5 "
Front Headroom
39.8 "
Rear Headroom
39.1 "
Front Hiproom
52.4 "
Rear Hiproom
43.6 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.7 "
Rear Shoulder Room
57.9 "
Interior Cargo Volume
32.6 cu.ft.
Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats Folded
69.4 cu.ft.
Bumpers
chrome
Rear Step Bumper
rear step bumper
Bodyside Moldings
body-colored
Rocker Panel Extensions
rocker panel extensions
Grille Moldings
chrome
Paint
monotone
Exterior Mirrors
dual manual / dual power remote
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Major Components Months/Miles
36/36,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
60/unlimited
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
36/36,000
Accessories Months/Miles
36/36,000

Safety Ratings

Below is the 1997 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.

Style
Frontal Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Frontal Rating:

5% or less chance of injury

6% to 10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 25% or less chance of injury

26% or greater chance of injury

Side Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Side Rating:

10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 35% or less chance of injury

36% to 45% or less chance of injury

46% or greater chance of injury

Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Safety section.

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