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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Ford Explorer Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 160 hp @ 4400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

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  • What's New for 1994

    New wheels and a power equipment group for the Eddie Bauer model are the only changes to this year's Explorer.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
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  • 20
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



A solid, reliable truck. 1994

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Vehicle: 1994 Ford Explorer Sport 2dr SUV 4WD

I bought my 1994 Ford Explorer Sport in May, 1994 and it has been pretty reliable over the years. I'd have to say it's weakest point has been its tranny, which required rebuilds in Jan '00, Dec '02 and another one now, as I write this. This is with the trailer towing package with the auxiliary tranny cooler, though I never towed anything with the truck. There have been other parts that have been changed over the years, but not at a faster rate than one would expect. I have to admit though, If I didn't have GEICO's mechanical breakdown coverage, I probably wouldn't have this truck still. I'm grandfathered in under the old plan that was offerred in NY with unlimited time and mileage (I pay the 1st $250 of any major repair). They will total the vehicle if the repair is over 75% of appraised value, which is around $2000 for my truck. All the talk of the repairs aside, this truck has been my companion for 17 years and I consider it a part of me. We've explored all over this country together and I'm determined to see its 250K mile "birthday" in the next couple of years, when I can tell people it's driven the distance to the moon (and not at the closest point in its orbit). At $223,500 now. I would also like to see my 14 y/o learn to drive in this truck when he turns 17.




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Vehicle: 1994 Ford Explorer Sport 2dr SUV 4WD

I bought this truck right after high school and it has been very reliable. The only problems i've had are the ball joints which i've done twice along with the right radius arm bushing that like to get hard,fall apart and make a really annoying squeaking noise due to it being so close to the catalytic converter. I suggest if replacing Napa makes a high heat style bushing i put 2 regular bushings in 50000 miles before finally replacing it the last time with the high heat and have not had a problem in 80000 miles since. I have had no major problems with this truck it now has 245000 and it still runs good on or off road




Reliability a+

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Vehicle: 1994 Ford Explorer Sport 2dr SUV 4WD

This has been a great truck. I have 204,000 miles on it now with no major repairs needed. I've replaced the ball joints, front wheel bearings and front u-joints once. It's a very relible truck. Wouldn't think twice to take on road trip.




Oldie but goodie

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Vehicle: 1994 Ford Explorer Sport 2dr SUV 4WD

Bought in '97 with 37000miles. The dealer did a very poor job of prepping vehicle and a few days later the wipers were actually shredding during a heavy rain. Then about 3 months later the differential had to be replaced. According to my mechanic, the original leaser must have done a lot of beach driving because differential was rusted and full of sand. I blame that on the dealer (and me for not having mechanic check before purchase!). Since then it has been literally trouble-free... change oil every 3000miles, brakes when needed, and it just keeps going. Just reached 100000miles and am about to trade it in and get 2003 Explorer.



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Full 1994 Ford Explorer Review

What's New for 1994

New wheels and a power equipment group for the Eddie Bauer model are the only changes to this year's Explorer.

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alnazzal
alnazzal
04-12-2005
I have ford explorer 1994 , it is shaking when i press on the fuel step , and the accelerator delays at the range of 25 ~ 40 mph gauge ... please help me in this case ... :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:...


miesk5
miesk5
01-06-2008
1993-96 EXPLORER...


nvbanker
nvbanker
11-07-2011
My only thought is, if you have 223,000 on it, it has served you very well. Sounds like my first Explorer, 1994, and my best one. Went 150,000 miles with only one problem. Eventually the shift moto...



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