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Performance Specs

Ford Explorer 1997 Spec

Read about the 1997 Ford Explorer engine specifications, fuel economy, EPA mileage estimates, exterior and interior measurements including detailed specification of the 1997 Explorer Utility horsepower, body, suspension, chassis and performance specs.
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Ford Explorer Specs

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1997 Ford Explorer Performance & Efficiency Standard Features

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3,996 cc 4 liters V 6 front longitudinal engine with 100.3 mm bore, 84.3 mm stroke, 9 compression ratio, cast iron block, cast iron head, overhead valve and two valves per cylinder
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Unleaded fuel
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Fuel consumption: EPA urban (mpg): 16 and country/highway (mpg): 20
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Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 20 and EPA city (mpg): 16
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Multi-point injection electronic fuel system
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21 gallon fuel tank
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Power: 119 kW , 160 HP @ 4,200 rpm; 225 ft lb @ 2,800 rpm
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1997 Ford Explorer Handling, Ride & Braking Standard Features

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Four-wheel ABS
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3.55:1 axle ratio
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Four disc brakes including two ventilated discs
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Fullsize steel rim under body spare wheel
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Wishbone front suspension independent with stabilizer bar and torsion springs , beam rear suspension rigid with stabilizer bar and leaf springs
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1997 Ford Explorer Exterior & Aerodynamics Standard Features

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Body color body side molding
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Chrome front and rear bumpers
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Chrome/bright trim on side of body
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Coefficient of drag: 0.43
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Driver and passenger power black door mirrors
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External dimensions: overall length (inches): 188.5, overall width (inches): 70.2, overall height (inches): 66.8, ground clearance (inches): 6.7, wheelbase (inches): 111.5, front track (inches): 58.8, rear track (inches): 58.6 and curb to curb turning circle (feet): 37.3
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Mechanical foldable mirrors
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Single conventional lens halogen bulb headlights
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Gloss paint , black paint , metallic paint
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Driver side and passenger side fixed rear side windows
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Swing-out rear window with intermittent
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Rear step
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Privacy tinted glass
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Weights: gross vehicle weight rating (lbs) 5,640, curb weight (lbs) 4,166, gross trailer weight braked (lbs) 6,400, front axle weight (lbs) 2,800, rear axle weight (lbs) 3,200 and max payload (lbs) 1,474
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Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe
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1997 Ford Explorer Interior Standard Features

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Air conditioning
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Fixed mast antenna
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Front ashtray
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Stereo audio system with AM/FM
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Cargo area dimensions: length (inches): 73.3, front width (inches): 52.3, width between arches (inches): 41.9, height (inches): 33.7, loading floor height (inches): 28.5, loadspace volume (cu ft): 81.6 and measurement standard: manufacturer's own
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Cargo area light
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Cargo capacity: all seats in place (cu ft): 42.6 and all seats removed (cu ft): 81.6
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Rear lift gate cargo doors
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Front seats cigar lighter
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Digital clock
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Delayed/fade courtesy lights
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Cruise control
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Front seats cup holders
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Door ajar warning
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Door pockets/bins for driver seat and passenger seat
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Floor covering: carpet in passenger compartment and carpet in load area
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Driver and passenger front airbag
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Bucket reclining driver and passenger seat
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Height adjustable 3-point reel front seat belts on driver seat and passenger seat
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Front seat center armrest with integral box
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Illuminated glove compartment
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Head restraints on front seats , height adjustable head restraints on rear seats
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Illuminated entry system
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Internal dimensions: front headroom (inches): 39.8, rear headroom (inches): 39.3, front hip room (inches): 51.9, rear hip room (inches): 51.7, front leg room (inches): 42.4, rear leg room (inches): 37.7, front shoulder room (inches): 57.1 and rear shoulder room (inches): 56
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Internal button power locks
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Power steering
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Front power windows with one one-touch , rear power windows
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Front reading lights
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3-point reel rear seat belts on driver side and passenger side
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Three asymmetrical split bench front facing rear seats
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Rear view mirror
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Electric remote trunk/hatch release
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Seat back storage
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Seating: five seats
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Cloth seat upholstery with additional cloth
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Four speaker(s)
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Leather covered steering wheel with tilt adjustment
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Tachometer
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Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror
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Ventilation system with four fan speeds
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