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1998 Ford Explorer XLT specs & colors

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1998 Ford Explorer XLT

Showing the 1998 Ford Explorer 4dr 112" WB XLT

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Key specs

Color options



Oxford White / Lt Graphite


Medium Tan



Starting MSRP

  • premium elect AM/FM stereo radio w/compact disc
  • 110# max capacity luggage rack


Starting MSRP

  • premium elect AM/FM stereo radio w/compact disc
  • 110# maximum capacity luggage rack
  • 5-speed auto trans



Rear Door Type Liftgate
Spare Wheel Size 15 x 6 in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size 15 x 7 in
Front Wheel Size 15 x 7 in
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 2750
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 4200
Engine Type Gas V6
Engine Oil Cooler Not Available
Displacement 4.0L/245
Cruising Range - Hwy 441.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 21 MPG
Estimated Battery Range N/A mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 17 MPG
Cruising Range - City 357.00 mi
Fuel Economy Est-Combined N/A MPG
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) N/A
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05
Trans Type 5
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High Not Available
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.40
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low Not Available
Transfer Case Power Take Off Not Available
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79
Transfer Case Model Not Available
Trans Power Take Off Not Available
Trans Description Cont. Again Not Available
Axle Type - Front Independent SLA
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Torsion Bar
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Leaf
Frame Type Single Channel
Side Door Type Not Available
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Not Available
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 11.3 x 1.02 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 11.2 x 0.47 in
Brake ABS System (Second Line) Not Available
Brake Type Power
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 21.0 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx Not Available gal
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall 40.4 ft
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 37.3 ft
Steering Type Power
Spare Tire Size P225/70R15
Front Tire Size P225/70R15
Rear Tire Size P225/70R15
Maximum Trailering Capacity N/A lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 350 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 3500 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 5860 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 1005 lbs
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A lbs
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A lbs
Option Weight - Rear 0.00 lbs
Curb Weight 3945.00 lbs
Curb Weight - Front 2048 lbs
Gross Combined Wt Rating 6,000 lbs
As Spec'd Curb Weight 3945.00 lbs
Option Weight - Front 0.00 lbs
Gross Axle Weight Rating 5410.00 lbs
As Spec'd Payload 1155.00 lbs
Maximum Payload Capacity 1155.00 lbs
Curb Weight - Rear 1897 lbs
Base Curb Weight N/A lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 5100.00 lbs
Total Option Weight 0.00 lbs
Ground Clearance, Rear 6.7 in
Second Head Room 39.3 in
Ground to Top of Load Floor 29.1 in
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 Not Available ft³
Length, Overall w/rear bumper 189.5 in
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console N/A in
Rear Door Opening Height 33.7 in
Side Door Opening Height Not Available in
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 Not Available in
Rear Door Opening Width 46.9 in
Cab to End of Frame N/A in
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear N/A in
Overhang, Front 33.9 in
Second Leg Room 36.8 in
Height, Overall 67.7 in
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 81.6 ft³
Ground Clearance, Front 6.7 in
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 Not Available ft³
Wheelbase 111.6 in
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline N/A in
Second Hip Room 51.9 in
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 71.4 in
Step Up Height - Side 20.1 in
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings 41.9 in
Passenger Capacity 5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 38.7 in
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume N/A ft³
Second Shoulder Room 56.8 in
Cargo Volume N/A ft³
Width, Max w/o mirrors 70.2 in
Cargo Box (Area) Height Not Available in
Tailgate Width N/A in
Cargo Box Width @ Floor N/A in
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper N/A in
Front Head Room 39.9 in
Front Hip Room 51.9 in
Step Up Height - Front 20.1 in
Side Door Opening Width Not Available in
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 42.6 ft³
Front Shoulder Room 57.9 in
Front Leg Room 42.4 in
Length, Overall N/A in
Dual sail-mounted pwr mirrors Optional
(2) color-keyed coat hooks Standard
Driver & front passenger Second Generation air bags Standard
Securilock passive anti-theft system Standard
(5) P225/70R15SL all-season SBR BSW tires Standard
3.27 axle ratio Standard
Black cigarette lighter Standard
95-amp alternator Standard
(4) 15" x 7.0" 5-hole luxury cast aluminum wheels Optional
12-volt pwr point Standard
5-speed manual transmission w/OD Standard
5-passenger seating Standard
City 14/hwy 19 (5.0L engine/4-speed auto trans) Standard
Front adjustable-height shoulder safety belts Standard
Bright grille w/painted insert & diamond mesh Standard
Manual day/night rearview mirror Standard
4-wheel anti-lock braking system Standard
4.0L (245) SEFI V6 engine Standard
Color-keyed molded cloth headliner Standard
72 amp/hr (650-CCA) maintenance-free battery w/battery saver feature Standard
HD gas shock absorbers Standard
Pwr door locks w/illuminated controls, 2-step unlocking, cargo area button Optional
Side door intrusion beams Standard
Tri-color taillamps Standard
Single-key system Standard
Hood/instrument panel sound insulation Optional
Color-keyed interior moldings-inc: A-pillar, B-pillar, cowl side, liftgate, rear quarter panel Standard
Speed-sensitive intermittent windshield wipers Optional
Trailer tow prep pkg w/3500# capacity rear bumper Standard
Front/rear stabilizer bars Standard
Color-coordinated body-side tape stripe Optional
Color-keyed plastic scuff plates on all doors & liftgate Standard
Cargo area dome light Standard
Body-color body-side moldings Optional
Front dome/map light w/door & liftgate courtesy switches Standard
Solar-tinted glass-inc: windshield, front door windows Standard
Large bezel electronic AM/FM stereo radio w/cassette-inc: digital clock, 2-front/2-rear speakers {Upgraded by base PEP} Standard
Ash tray Standard
Premium cloth front captain's chairs Optional
Color-keyed door trim panels-inc: vinyl insert, carpeted lower, reflectors, front door map pockets Optional
Pwr windows-inc: illuminated controls, "one-touch-down" driver window Optional
City 17/hwy 21 (4.0L engine/5-speed manual trans) Standard
Pwr rack & pinion steering Standard
Black deluxe leather-wrapped steering wheel Optional
Body-color contoured door handles Standard
(3) grab handles Standard
Floor console Optional
Dual note horn Standard
Underbody-mounted spare tire w/steel wheel Standard
One-piece top-hinged liftgate w/flip-open rear window Standard
Illuminated entry Standard
Matching split-folding rear seat w/headrests Standard
Hood assist gas cylinders Standard
Child safety rear door locks Standard
4-gauge instrument cluster-inc: warning lights, trip odometer, tachometer Standard
Enhanced appearance privacy glass-inc: rear quarter/door/liftgate windows Optional
Independent short & long arm front suspension w/torsion bar Standard
Fuel pump inertia shutoff switch Standard
Speed control Optional
Manual air conditioning Standard
Glove box w/color-keyed latch Standard
Bright front/rear bumpers w/rub strips Standard
Soft release parking brake Standard
City 15/hwy 20 (4.0L engine/5-speed auto trans) Standard
Tilt steering wheel Optional
Cross-cowl beam Standard
Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors w/auxiliary visors Optional
Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes w/4-wheel anti-lock system Standard
Warning chimes-inc: headlights-on, key-in-ignition, seat belt Standard
21.0 gallon fuel tank Standard
Rear window defroster Optional
Accessory delay feature Optional
(4) load floor tie-down hooks Standard
Flow-through air ventilation Standard
Rear wheel drive Standard
Rear window intermittent wiper w/wet-arm washer Optional
Super engine cooling Standard
Front/rear outboard 3-point safety belts Standard
2510# capacity front/2900# capacity rear springs Standard
2710# capacity front axle/3200# capacity rear axle Standard
Color-keyed full-length carpet Standard
City 15/hwy 20 (4.0L SOHC engine/5-speed auto trans) Standard
Black-out B-pillar Standard
Pwr lock/unlock liftgate button Optional

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