1994 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Love Hate Relationship

1994 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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XL 2dr SUV (4.0L V6 5-speed Manual)

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Love Hate Relationship
By Jewbacca on


1994 Ford Explorer XL 2dr SUV


The steering wheel is horrible. Hard to hold on to. I recomend getting an after-market steering wheel. The interior is built of cheap plastic with large gaps at the joints. The seats seem to have been built for dwarfs. Their is no head rests. This results in an uncomfortable ride, especially for your rear passengers who have nothing to rest their backs on. This makes for a potentially deadly outcome in any violent collision. I get an average of 14 mpg making this an expensive car to drive. The 94 Explorer has a surprisingly well ability to corner in the twisties and can be fun to drive in these situations. The acceleration isn't that bad either achieving a 0-62 rate of 12 seconds.

Best Features

The electronic switch for the 4x4 is a convenient feature for when you want some good times off roading. The incredibly large cargo capacity is large enough to turn this very capable SUV into a mobile bedroom.

Worst Features

I could do without the brown side-skirts and cheap plastic grille. Grille should of been chrome like the bumper. Could use a good set of aftermarket seats that are not only taller but that can also be adjusted to a lower angle.
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