Explorer XL

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XL 2dr 4x2 $20,085
Sport 2dr 4x2 $21,265
XL 4dr 4x2 $21,485
XL 2dr 4x4 $22,050
Sport 2dr 4x4 $23,095
XL 4dr 4x4 $23,405
XLT 4dr 4x2 $24,220
XLT 4dr 4x4 $26,225
XLT 4dr All-wheel Drive $26,225
Eddie Bauer 4dr 4x2 $29,065
Eddie Bauer 4dr All-wheel Drive $30,730
Eddie Bauer 4dr 4x4 $31,070
Limited 4dr 4x2 $32,720
Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive $34,670
Limited 4dr 4x4 $35,005

1997 Ford

1997 Ford Explorer
Showing the XL 4WD


Seats 5
Door Count 2
Engine 160-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Transmission 5-speed manual w/OD
Drivetrain RWD
Combined MPG 20
Warranty Bumper-to-Bumper, 36 mo/36,000 mi


Exterior (14)
Black Clearcoat
Bright Red Clearcoat
Charcoal Gray Clearcoat Metallic
Dark Blue Clearcoat Metallic
Deep Emerald Green Clearcoat Metallic
Deep Iris Clearcoat Metallic
Desert Violet Clearcoat Metallic
Evergreen Frost Clearcoat Metallic
Ivory Pearlscent Clearcoat
Light Prairie Tan Clearcoat Metallic
Medium Willow Green Clearcoat Metallic
Oxford White Clearcoat
Portofina Blue Clearcoat Metallic
Toreador Red Clearcoat Metallic
Interior (5)
Medium Graphite
Medium Prairie Tan
Royal Blue
WIllow Green
Willow Green




160-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
5-speed manual w/OD
205-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
5-speed automatic w/OD
Engine 4.0L V-6 OHV 160hp
Engine torque 225 lb.-ft. @ 2,800RPM
Block heater O
Transmission electronic control O
5 speed manual transmission S
Engine horsepower 160-hp @ 4,200RPM
Automatic transmission 5 speed
Engine bore x stroke 3.95" x 3.32"
Limited slip differential O
Recommended fuel regular unleaded
Battery run down protection S
Sequential multi-point fuel injection S
HD radiator S
Fuel tank capacity 17 gal.
Manual transmission 5 speed
Fuel economy city 18 mpg
# of valves 12
Engine liters 4.0
Cylinder configuration V-6
Overdrive S
5 speed automatic transmission O
Axle ratio 3.27
Fuel economy highway 23 mpg
Full size spare tire S
2-way head restraints rear
4-wheel disc brakes S
Height adjustable front seatbelts S
4 wheel disc brakes S
Limited slip differential O
ABS brakes S
Power door locks O
Dual front impact airbags S
Dual front airbags S
Wheelbase 101.7"
Front legroom 42.4"
Cruising RPM 1
Front headroom 39.8"
Maximum interior cargo volume 69.4 cu.ft.
Front hiproom 52.4"
Rear hiproom 43.6"
Engine horsepower 160hp @ 4,200RPM
Rear GAWR 7,055 lbs.
Engine bore x stroke 100.3mm x 84.3mm (3.95" x 3.32")
Interior cargo volume 32.6 cu.ft.
Front tread 58.8"
Front shoulder room 55.7"
Engine torque 225 lb.-ft. @ 2,800RPM
Rear headroom 39.1"
Exterior body width 70.2"
Towing capacity 907kg (2,000lbs)
Turning radius 17.3'
Max trailer weight 2,000 lbs.
Rear shoulder room 57.9"
Rear legroom 36.5"
Curb weight 3,707 lbs.
Front GAWR 5,842 lbs.
Engine displacement 245 cu.in.
Exterior length 178.6"
Exterior height 66.9"
Rear tread 58.6"
Interior cargo volume seats folded 69.4 cu.ft.
Rack and pinion steering S
Front anti-roll bar S
Front tires 225/70SR15.0
Rear tires 225/70SR15.0
Power steering S
Rear anti-roll bar S
Limited slip differential O
Roof rack O
Front bumper rub strip S
Chrome bumpers S
Number of doors 2
Rear step bumper S
Chrome grille S
Power door mirrors O
Rear cargo liftgate
Bodyside moldings O
Rear bumper rub strip S
Body-color or chrome door handles S
Manual folding door mirrors S
Rocker panel extensions S
Front licence plate bracket O
Grille chrome
Passenger vanity mirror S
Cruise control O
Underseat ducts S
Air conditioning S
1-touch down O
12V DC power outlet 2
Power windows O
Partial floor console O
Day-night rearview mirror S
Illuminated glove box S
Illuminated entry S
Tilt steering wheel O
Passenger vanity mirror S
Cruise control O
Air conditioning S
1-touch down O
Passenger manual folding mirror S
12V DC power outlet 2
Power windows O
Day-night rearview mirror S
Driver manual folding mirror S
Illuminated glove box S
Illuminated entry S
Tilt steering wheel O
Passenger fore/aft adjustment S
Reclining passenger seat S
Cargo space floor carpet
Max seating capacity 5
Front seats bucket
Full headliner S
Cargo tie downs S
Cloth upholstery O
Front bucket seats S
Number of driver seat adjustments 4
Max. seating capacity of 5 S
Split folding rear seat S
Driver fore/aft adjustment S
Number of passenger seat adjustments 4
Rear bench seat S
Vinyl door panel trim S
Reclining driver seat S
Vinyl upholstery S
Carpeted cargo space S
Full carpet floor covering S
Primary monitor touchscreen S
4 premium speakers O
AM/FM radio S
Premium audio system O
Radio S
Speakers 4
4 speakers S
Seek-scan S
Cassette O
Premium speakers O
CD player O
Battery warning S
Lights on warning S
Deep tinted windows O
Center high mounted stop light S
Front reading lights S
Water temp gauge S
Key warning S
Voltmeter S
Door ajar warning S
Tinted windows S
Variably intermittent wipers S
Rear window wiper O
Trip odometer S
Aero-composite headlamps S
Rear window defroster O
Tachometer S
Light tinted windows S
Oil pressure gauge S
Oil pressure warning S
Corrosion perforation warranty (months/miles) 60/ unlimited
Basic warranty (months/miles) 36/36,000
Major components warranty (months/miles) 36/36,000
Accessories warranty (months/miles) 36/36,000
Roadside assistance warranty (months/miles) 36 /36,000

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