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Ford Explorer Sport Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 203 hp @ 5250 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 Ford Explorer Sport

  • Put a fork in this one, because it's done.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Strong standard V6 engine, rugged styling, more maneuverable than a four-door Explorer.

  • Cons

    Not as versatile as a four-door Explorer, actual improvements in ride quality and interior quality are still an unknown.

  • What's New for 2001

    The 2001 Ford Explorer Sport receives a few styling changes as well as minor mechanical and interior improvements.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Great little automatic 4x4 suv

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)

Bought in 2003 w/60000 miles on it. Now has 120,000 and still runs like new with only regular maintenance. We have family that live in the Sierra's at the end of a dirt and gravel road. This little 4x4 always makes it up there no problem with all-season tires; mud, snow, whatever. I added a class 3 bolt-on 4 point hitch receiver and it tows a 3500lb boat/trailer no problem. Just had dings removed and repainted same dark teal metallic and it looks like MONEY!




Realistic review

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)

The drive is really good and very comfortable, tons of space in the back especially with the seats down. Winter is a joke for for it. Interior is nothing special. exterior looks like a regular suv. Gas on it is so so. Power on it is just beast,




Too many problems

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)

I am the original owner and bought in March 2000. Only has 60,000 and had to rebuild transmission at 50,000. The key lock does not always unlock tailgate. Had the hood and top repainted (at Ford Dealer) three times due to acid rain (poor paint). My other cars not had the problem. Has many squeaks and noises. I have vehicle cleaned and waxed regularly and the back bumper is rusted. I would not buy a Ford again.




Ok

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)

For the most part a good SUV. Have had trouble with the interior. The arm rest broke off and the driver side seat is sagging from getting in and out. The 4 wheel drive will go through anything, the best i've seen. Been a couple recalls with the recent having to disconnect the cruise control due to fire hazard. Frustrating trying to fit stuff in small vehicle but it is a 2 door sport




Great truck

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)

Bought this truck in 2002, had about 19k miles on it. This was the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. Started ever time, ran smooth, lots of torque. Mileage was about 18mpg and the ride was rough, but it's a truck. This truck never had any major problems, kept truck for 7 years and was very happy with it. Sold it with 120,000 miles, still had the original tires, which were still not ready to be replaced.




Dependable small suv

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)

I have over 140K mile bought the vehicle with only 6K. Bumpy rode but not a bad vehicle at all. Just out grown. Bought the vehicle when it was only my son and I now I'm married with additional 2 kids. Need more room now. ***Not a family car*** But dependable and reliable. Just the normal maintenance needed so far.



Full 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Review

What's New for 2001

The 2001 Ford Explorer Sport receives a few styling changes as well as minor mechanical and interior improvements.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 18
  • highway
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