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2004 Ford Explorer

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2004 XLS 4.0L 4dr 4x2
most popular
Price:   -  From $26,600
2004 XLS 4.0L Sport 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $28,015
2004 XLS 4.0L 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $29,065
2004 XLS 4.0L 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $29,065
2004 XLT 4.0L 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $29,580
2004 XLS 4.0L Sport 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $30,240
2004 XLS 4.0L Sport 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $30,240
2004 XLT 4.6L 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $30,380
2004 XLT 4.0L Sport 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $30,755
2004 XLT 4.6L Sport 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $31,555
2004 XLT 4.0L 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $31,805
2004 XLT 4.0L 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $31,805
2004 XLT 4.6L 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $32,605
2004 XLT 4.6L 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $32,605
2004 NBX 4.0L 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $32,980
2004 XLT 4.0L Sport 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $32,980
2004 XLT 4.0L Sport 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $32,980
2004 Eddie Bauer 4.0L 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $33,655
2004 NBX 4.6L 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $33,780
2004 XLT 4.6L Sport 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $33,780
2004 XLT 4.6L Sport 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $33,780
2004 Eddie Bauer 4.6L 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $34,455
2004 Limited 4.0L 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $34,530
2004 Limited 4.6L 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $35,330
2004 Eddie Bauer 4.0L 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $35,880
2004 Eddie Bauer 4.0L 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $35,880
2004 Eddie Bauer 4.6L 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $36,680
2004 Eddie Bauer 4.6L 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $36,680
2004 Limited 4.0L 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $36,755
2004 Limited 4.0L 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $36,755
2004 Limited 4.6L 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $37,555
2004 Limited 4.6L 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $37,555

Overview

Ford Explorer is the modern American station wagon. Ford sells more than 400,000 Explorers a year, making it the best-selling SUV and the sixth best-selling vehicle in America, and it's held these titles for a dozen years. Though quite capable as a tow vehicle and able to venture off the highway, most Explorers, like most SUVs, spend their entire lives shuttling people and performing the duties station wagons performed when Baby Boomers were growing up. The Explorer answers this call admirably and comfortably, which is part of the reason it's so popular. The Explorer is roomy and comfortable. It's capable of seating seven people when equipped with the optional third-row seat that folds flat into the cargo floor when not being used. For more luxurious comfort, second-row sport bucket seating is now available on Eddie Bauer and Limited models. Buyers can choose between V6 and V8 engines, but the V6 provides plenty of power unless you're pulling trailers or live in the Rocky Mountain states where the air is thin. Part of the reason for this is that the Explorer benefits from a superb five-speed automatic transmission. Safety features abound: Anti-lock brakes come standard, and side-curtain air bags, designed to provide rollover protection, are optional and highly recommended. Ford's AdvanceTrac electronic stability system is available for all XLT, Eddie Bauer, and Limited models, providing improved traction and safety. Full-time all-wheel drive is available, providing better handling stability on slippery surfaces, and a tire-pressure monitoring system is available. Ford redesigned and completely re-engineered the four-door Explorer two years ago (for model year 2002), and it's a much better vehicle. The current model rides on a wider track and a longer wheelbase, giving it a more solid, more stable stance. Its newly developed independent rear suspension gives it a smoother ride and better handling than SUVs with traditional live rear axles. New Car Test Drive chose the Explorer as the best all-around sport-utility vehicle for 2003. It earned this title for its ability to carry four to seven people in comfort, pull a trailer, and venture off-road. The Explorer is rated to pull a trailer of up to 7,140 pounds when properly equipped, and though it does not excel at off-road travel, it can go most of the places most of us need to go.

Specs & Features

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Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
4.0L V-6 / 210 HP / 254 ft.lbs.
Transmission
5-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
16 / 21 / 18 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
4.0L V-6 / 210 HP / 254 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
16 / 21 / 18 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Rear Suspension
Independent Short And Long Arm
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
22.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Flexible
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$86
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
86.2 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
189.5 "
Exterior Width
72.1 "
Exterior Height
71.4 "
Front Headroom
39.9 "
Rear Headroom
38.9 "
Front Legroom
42.4 "
Rear Legroom
35.9 "
Front Shoulder Room
59.1 "
Rear Shoulder Room
58.9 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,318 Lbs.
Wheel Base
114 "
Turning Radius
18.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
16.0 " Silver Steel
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Gray
Grille Moldings
Black
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
4-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Premium Am/fm Stereo, Clock, Seek-scan
Speakers
4
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
1
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Securilock(r)
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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