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1997 Ford Explorer AWD

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Stock # :
8199
VIN # :
1FMDU35P5VZA84327
Engine:
5.0L 8 Cylinder Engine
Exterior Color:
Black (CC)
Interior Color:
Gray
Body
Sport Utility
Transmission:
Automatic
City MPG:
14
Highway MPG:
18
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1997 ford explorer

Consumer Reviews from Edmunds.com

Overall Consumer Ratings
3.9
148 Total Consumer Reviews
5 Star - (31%)
4 Star - (44%)
3 Star - (16%)
2 Star - (7%)
1 Star - (2%)

Edmunds.com Consumer Rating (out of 5)

PERFORMANCE
4
COMFORT
4
INTERIOR
4.1
RELIABILITY
3.9
VALUE

Edmunds.com Expert Review

What's New

The 1997 Ford Explorer receives a few appreciated improvements this year. A new SOHC V6 engine is now available, providing nearly as much power as the 5.0-liter V8. Also new is a five-speed automatic transmission, the first ever offered by an American auto manufacturer, which is standard on V6 models equipped with automatic.

PROS

Great cargo space, multiple engine options, and attractive exterior styling make this the best selling SUV on the market. The fact that the Explorer has dual airbags sure helps too.

Factory Installed Options

  • ($1,010.00 VALUE) 5.0L (302) EFI V8 ENGINE

    • Locking/Limited Slip Differential
    • 8 Cylinder Engine
    • Gasoline Fuel

Standard Equipment at time of original manufacture release.

Convenience & Comfort

  • A/C
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Cruise Control
  • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Front Reading Lamps
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
  • Passenger Vanity Mirror
  • Power Door Locks
  • Power Mirror(s)
  • Power Outlet
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Privacy Glass
  • Rear Defrost
  • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers

Differential

  • Locking/Limited Slip Differential

Drivetrain & Engine

  • All Wheel Drive
  • Gasoline Fuel

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Stereo

Safety

  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • ABS
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag

Seat & Trim

  • Pass-Through Rear Seat
  • Rear Bench Seat

Tires & Wheels

  • Conventional Spare Tire

Featured Equipment below have been confirmed on vehicle today. Additional equipment not listed may still be available.

Installed Features

  • (2) color-keyed coat hooks
  • 12-volt pwr point
  • 21.0 gallon fuel tank
  • 2260# capacity front/2650# capacity rear springs
  • 2800# capacity front axle/3200# capacity rear axle
  • 4 load floor tie-down hooks
  • 4-gauge instrument cluster-inc: warning lights, trip odometer, tachometer
  • 5.0L (302) EFI V8 engine
  • 72 amp-hr (650 cca) maintenance free battery w/battery saver
  • 95 amp alternator
  • Aero headlamps
  • Ash tray
  • Black cigarette lighter
  • Black-out B-pillar
  • Black-out D-pillar
  • Body-color door handles
  • child safety rear door locks
  • Color-keyed A/B-pillar interior moldings
  • Color-keyed body-side moldings

 

  • Color-keyed cowl side/rear quarter panel/liftgate interior moldings
  • Color-keyed full-width pad instrument panel w/color-keyed cluster applique
  • Color-keyed molded cloth headliner
  • Color-keyed plastic scuff plates on all doors & liftgate
  • Cross-vehicle beam
  • Dome/cargo area light
  • Driver & front passenger air bags (SRS)
  • Dual color-keyed cloth visors w/dual illuminated mirrors/auxiliary visors
  • Dual note horn
  • Front dome/map lights w/dual door/liftgate courtesy switches
  • Front outboard lap/adjustable-height shoulder safety belts
  • Front/rear outboard head restraints
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Glove box w/color-keyed latch
  • HD gas shock absorbers
  • Heater/defroster w/flow-through air ventilation
  • High mounted rear stop light
  • Hood assist gas cylinders
  • Hood/instrument panel sound insulation

 

  • Illuminated entry
  • Inside hood release
  • Matching split-folding rear seat w/headrest & "fold flat" feature
  • One-piece top-hinged liftgate w/flip-open rear window
  • Privacy glass-inc: rear quarter window/door/liftgate windows
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr windows w/illuminated controls/"one-touch-down" driver side window
  • Short & long arm front suspension
  • Side door guard beams
  • Side window demisters, instrument panel air registers
  • Single-key system
  • Solar tinted windshield/side window glass
  • Speed control/tilt steering wheel
  • Super engine cooling
  • Three grab handles
  • Tri-color taillamps
  • Warning chimes-inc: headlights-on, key-in-ignition & seat belt

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