Fuel: 15 mpg city / 20 mpg hwy
For 1998, the Explorer 2WD is available in five trim levels - XL, Sport 2-door, XLT, Eddie Bauer and Limited. New features for 1998 include a new liftgate with a larger liftgate glass and revised handle, new tri-colored tail lamps, a new rear bumper, revised paint colors and a new wheel line-up. Also new are the seat colors and fabrics, soft release parking brake, standard full size spare tire and the available SecuriLock passive theft deterrent system. Standard on the Eddie Bauer and Limited is the 4.0 liter SOHC 205 horsepower engine (optional on the XLT). A 5.0 liter 211 horsepower V8 engine is available on the XLT, Eddie Bauer and Limited. For information on other Explorer models see the Explorer 4WD and Explorer AWD reports.