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Explorer Sport
2003
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 2003 Ford Explorer Sport specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 2003 Ford Explorer Sport warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$21,870
Invoice *
$19,899
Engine
4.0L V-6 203 HP 237.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,000 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD
Fuel Economy City
17.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
22.0 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Engine
4.0L V-6 203 HP 237.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,000 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD
Alternator
130 amp
Battery
650 amp with run down protection
Axle Ratio
3.73
Recommended Fuel Type
regular unleaded
Fuel Tank
16.8 gal.
Exhaust
partial stainless steel
Drive Type
rear-wheel
Limited Slip Differential
limited slip differential
Front Suspension
short and long arm
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
torsion bar
Front Torsion Bar
front torsion bar
Front Shocks
gas-pressurized
Rear Suspension
rigid axle leaf
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar
Rear Springs
leaf
Rear Shocks
gas-pressurized
Steering
rack & pinion
Steering Cooler
steering cooler
Brakes
4-wheel disc
Vented Disc Brakes
front
Wheels
16.0 " silver aluminum
Front Tires
P235/70SR16.0BSW AS
Spare Tire and Wheel
full-size steel
Seating Capacity
4
Front Seat Type
bucket
Front Headrests
adjustable
Front Armrests
center
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Easy Entry
rear seat easy entry
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Rear Seats
50-50 split-bench
Rear Headrests
adjustable
Seat Trim
cloth
Headliner
full cloth
Floor Trim
carpet
Floor Mats
carpeted front & rear
Rearview Mirror
day-night
Glove Box
glove box
Dome Light
fade
Reading Lights
front & rear
Floor Console
partial
Cup Holder
front and rear
Door Bins
dual
Cargo Floor Trim
carpeted
Trunk Lid Trim
plastic
Cargo Tie Downs
cargo tie downs
Cargo Light
cargo light
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Rear Heat Ducts
underseat ducts
Radio
premium AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan
CD
in-dash mounted single
Speakers
4
Antenna
fixed
Door Locks
power
Power Outlets
2
Smokers Package
ashtray
Lighter Elements
front
Instrument Display
analog
Tachometer
tachometer
Oil Pressure Gauge
oil pressure gauge
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge
Volt Gauge
voltmeter gauge
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Front Windows
power
Rear Windows
manual vented
Quarter Vent Rear Windows
manual vented
1-Touch Open Window
driver
Tinted Windows
deep
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent
Speed Sensitve Wipers
speed sensitive wipers
Rear Windshield Wiper
fixed interval
Sun Visor Strip
sun visor strip
Rear Defroster
rear defroster
Rear Windshield Type
flip-up
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger
Side Impact Bars
side impact beams
Seatbelt Pretensioners
front
Ignition Disable
SecuriLock
Door Count
2 doors
Maximum Cargo Volume
71.4 cu.ft.
Exterior Length
180.4 "
Exterior Width
70.2 "
Exterior Height
68.4 "
Wheelbase
102 "
Front Tread
59 "
Rear Tread
59 "
Turning Radius
17.3 '
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
4,820 lbs.
Curb Weight
3,828 lbs.
Payload
940 lbs.
Max Trailer Weight
3,000 lbs.
Front Legroom
42.4 "
Rear Legroom
36.6 "
Front Headroom
39.4 "
Rear Headroom
39.1 "
Front Hiproom
51.9 "
Rear Hiproom
43.6 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.7 "
Rear Shoulder Room
57.9 "
Interior Cargo Volume
35.5 cu.ft.
Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats Folded
71.4 cu.ft.
Bumpers
gray
Rear Step Bumper
rear step bumper
Bodyside Moldings
body-colored
Bodyside Cladding
gray
Rocker Panel Extensions
rocker panel extensions
Grille Moldings
with body-colored bar
Paint
clearcoat monotone
Exterior Mirrors
dual manual remote
Trailering
class II
Trailering Harness
trailering harness
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Major Components Months/Miles
36/36,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
60/unlimited
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
36/36,000

Safety Ratings

Below is the 2003 Ford Explorer Sport safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.

Style
Frontal Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Frontal Rating:

5% or less chance of injury

6% to 10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 25% or less chance of injury

26% or greater chance of injury

Side Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Side Rating:

10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 35% or less chance of injury

36% to 45% or less chance of injury

46% or greater chance of injury

Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Safety section.

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