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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 60° 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, automatic valve adjustment and two valves per cylinder
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Unleaded fuel
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Fuel consumption: EPA urban (mpg): 18 and country/highway (mpg): 23
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Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 23 and EPA city (mpg): 18
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Multi-point injection electronic fuel system
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21 gallon main 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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3.27:1 axle ratio
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Rear differential lock
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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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Chrome integrated front and rear bumpers with rubbing strip
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Chrome/bright trim
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Coefficient of drag: 0.43
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Driver and passenger externally adjustable 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, curb to curb turning circle (feet): 37.3, 28 and 1.1
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Mechanical foldable mirrors
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Single conventional lens halogen bulb headlights
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Gloss paint , metallic paint , black paint
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Driver side and passenger side fixed rear side windows
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Swing-out rear window
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Black rear step
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Tinted glass
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Weights: gross vehicle weight rating (lbs) 5,340, curb weight (lbs) 3,939, gross trailer weight braked (lbs) 6,700, gross trailer weight unbraked (lbs) 1,500, front axle weight (lbs) 2,650, rear axle weight (lbs) 3,200, max payload (lbs) 1,401, max roof rack load (lbs) 100 and max tongue load (lbs) 350
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Two-speed windshield wipers with fixed intermittent wipe
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1997 Ford Explorer Interior Standard Features

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CFC free liquid air conditioning
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Fixed mast antenna
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Front ashtray
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Stereo two-band audio system with AM/FM, seek, front/rear fader and tape logic deck
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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): 28.1, 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: rear seat up; to lower window (cu ft): 42.6, rear seat down; to lower window (cu ft): 81.6, rear seat down (cu ft): 81.6, 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 with five switches
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Door ajar warning
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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 with fore/aft adjustment
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Height adjustable 3-point reel front seat belts on driver seat and passenger seat
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Illuminated glove compartment with lid
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Head restraints on front seats , height adjustable head restraints on rear seats
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Illuminated entry system on interior
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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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Power steering
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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 with zero adjustments
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Rear view mirror
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Front seat back storage
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Seating: five seats
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Vinyl seat upholstery with additional vinyl
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Four speaker(s)
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Plastic steering wheel
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Tachometer
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Passenger vanity mirror with cover
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Ventilation system with four fan speeds
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