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1997 Mountaineer Base Sport Utility Specs

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1997 Mountaineer Base Sport Utility Specs

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4,949 cc 5 liters 90° V 8 front longitudinal engine with 101.6 mm bore, 76.2 mm stroke, 8.8 compression ratio, cast iron block, cast iron head, overhead valve, automatic valve adjustment and two valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Multi-point injection electronic fuel system
21 gallon main fuel tank
Power: 157 kW , 210 HP @ 4,600 rpm; 275 ft lb @ 3,200 rpm
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Four-wheel ABS
3.73:1 axle ratio
Four disc brakes including two ventilated discs
Spacesaver steel rim under body spare wheel
Wishbone front suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs , beam rear suspension rigid with stabilizer bar and leaf springs
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Body color medium body side molding
Body color integrated impact absorbing front and rear bumpers
Chrome/bright trim
Driver and passenger power black door mirrors
External dimensions: overall length (inches): 188.5, overall width (inches): 70.2, overall height (inches): 67.5, ground clearance (inches): 6.7, wheelbase (inches): 111.5, front track (inches): 58.8, rear track (inches): 58.5 and curb to curb turning circle (feet): 37.3
Mechanical foldable mirrors
Front fog lights
Single complex surface lens halogen bulb headlights
Heat reflective glass
Gloss paint , metallic paint , black paint
Driver side and passenger side fixed rear side windows
Swing-out rear window with defogger and intermittent
Body color rear step
Privacy tinted glass
Trailer towing preparation
Weights: gross vehicle weight rating (lbs) 5,580, curb weight (lbs) 3,915, gross trailer weight braked (lbs) 3,039, gross trailer weight unbraked (lbs) 1,000, front axle weight (lbs) 2,850, rear axle weight (lbs) 3,000 and max tongue load (lbs) 975
Two-speed windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe
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CFC free liquid air conditioning
Fixed mast antenna
Front ashtray
Stereo 20 watts/channel two-band audio system with AM/FM, cassette, automatic reverse, seek, scan, front/rear fader and tape logic deck
Cargo area dimensions: height (inches): 66.5, loadspace volume (cu ft): 81.6 and measurement standard: manufacturer's own
Cargo area light
Cargo capacity: rear seat up; to lower window (cu ft): 42.6, rear seat down (cu ft): 81.6, all seats in place (cu ft): 42.6 and all seats removed (cu ft): 81.6
Rear lift gate cargo doors
Illuminated front seats cigar lighter
Digital clock
Partial floor console with open storage box
Courtesy lights with five switches
Steering wheel mounted cruise control
Front seats and rear seats cup holders
Door ajar warning
Door pockets/bins for driver seat and passenger seat
Floor covering: carpet in passenger compartment and carpet in load area
Driver and passenger front airbag
Bucket reclining driver and passenger seat with fore/aft adjustment
Height adjustable 3-point reel front seat belts on driver seat and passenger seat
Front seat center armrest with integral box
Lockable illuminated glove compartment with lid
Head restraints on front seats , height adjustable head restraints on rear seats with rotational adjustment
Illuminated entry system on interior
Internal dimensions: front headroom (inches): 39.9, 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): 57
Low fuel level warning
Internal button power locks with internal switch includes trunk/hatch, operates from: trunk/hatch and operates from passenger door
Power steering
Front power windows with one one-touch and door mounted switches , rear power windows with door mounted switches
Front and rear reading lights
3-point reel rear seat belts on driver side , 3-point reel rear seat belts on passenger side , lap static rear seat belts on center side
Three asymmetrical bench front facing rear seats with zero adjustments
Rear view mirror
Seating: five seats
Cloth seat upholstery with additional cloth
Four speaker(s)
Leather covered steering wheel with tilt adjustment
Tachometer
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror with cover
Ventilation system with four fan speeds and rear seat heater ducts
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