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1997 Ford Explorer Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 37 reviews
New options on the 1997 Ford Explorer offered buyers of America's most popular SUV more choices under the hood. In addition to the 4.9 liter, 210-horsepower V-8 engine introduced in 1996, the '97 Explorer also came off the line with an optional single overhead cam 4.0 liter V-6 which delivered 205 horsepower.
Agility was also a selling point for the '97 Ford Explorer: real all-wheel drive was available for the first time on the Eddie Bauer and Limited trims. In addition to those higher-end trim selections, the 1997 Explorer was offered in Sport, XL, and XLT trims, with a choice of two-door and four-door body styles.
Fuel efficiency wasn't bad by sport-utility vehicle standards: 14 to 18 mpg city, 17 to 23 mpg highway, depending on model, engine, and bodystyle, were the EPA's estimates. The Ford Explorer continued to outsell other vehicles in its class because of its affordability, durability, and superior cargo capacity.
Some drivers love this workhorse for toting the family around; others like to take the four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive versions on off-road adventures. Either way, the 1997 Ford Explorer has lasting appeal.
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Ford Explorer Questions
1999 Ford Exploer Cranks Wont Startdoors Unlock When They Feel Like It Anti...
startdoors unlock when they feel like it anti thheft will not go off i do not have the keyless entry
How To Fix A Clutch On A 97 Ford Explorer
I need to know if I can fix my explorer or if I need to bring it to a shop.
I Didn't Let It Get Hot.its Leaking Coolant Has New Waterpump & Thermostat ...
I Have 1997 Ford Expedition And The Starter Keep Burning Out
How Do You Remove The Headlight Unit On A 97 Ford Explorerxlt
We want to cut the wire to the horn because the horn beeps when we open the doors and when we start the car.