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Performance Specs

Ford Explorer 1998 Spec

Read about the 1998 Ford Explorer engine specifications, fuel economy, EPA mileage estimates, exterior and interior measurements including detailed specification of the 1998 Explorer Utility horsepower, body, suspension, chassis and performance specs.
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Ford Explorer Specs

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1998 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): 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 fuel tank
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Power: 119 kW , 160 HP @ 4,200 rpm; 225 ft lb , 305 Nm @ 2,750 rpm
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1998 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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Immobilizer
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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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1998 Ford Explorer Exterior & Aerodynamics Standard Features

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Chrome front and rear bumpers
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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): 189.5, overall width (inches): 70.2, overall height (inches): 67.7, ground clearance (inches): 6.7, wheelbase (inches): 111.6, front track (inches): 58.5, rear track (inches): 58.5 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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Heat reflective glass
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Metallic paint , black paint , gloss paint
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Swing-out rear window
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Rear step
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Tinted glass on cabin, rear and side
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Underbody protection for fuel tank
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Weights: gross vehicle weight rating (lbs) 5,340, curb weight (lbs) 3,911, gross trailer weight braked (lbs) 1,940, front axle weight (lbs) 2,650, rear axle weight (lbs) 3,200 and max payload (lbs) 1,401
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Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe
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1998 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, cassette and search/repeat
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Cargo area dimensions: length (inches): 71.4, front width (inches): 52.3, width between arches (inches): 41.9, height (inches): 33.7, loading floor height (inches): 28.3, loadspace volume (cu ft): 81 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): 43.5 and all seats removed (cu ft): 81
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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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Full dashboard console
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Delayed/fade courtesy lights
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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
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Height adjustable 3-point reel front seat belts on driver seat and passenger seat
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Glove compartment
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Two head restraints on front seats , two height adjustable head restraints on rear seats with rotational adjustment
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Illuminated entry system
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Internal dimensions: front headroom (inches): 39.9, rear headroom (inches): 39.3, front hip room (inches): 51.9, rear hip room (inches): 51.9, front leg room (inches): 42.4, rear leg room (inches): 36.8, front shoulder room (inches): 56.7 and rear shoulder room (inches): 56.8
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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 , 3-point reel rear seat belts on passenger side , lap reel rear seat belts on center side
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Three asymmetrical split bench front facing rear seats
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Rear view mirror
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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
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Ventilation system with four fan speeds
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