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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 Automatic
  • Horse Power 210 hp @ 5250 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 Ford Explorer

  • Safety
  • Pros

    A commanding view of the road, multiple engine choices, and one of the most comfortable and commodious cabins in its class makes the Explorer the number one choice for American's buying sport-utes.

  • Cons

    Gas mileage is not the strong suit for any vehicle in this segment. The Explorer is no exception.

  • What's New for 1999

    The 1999 Ford Explorer gets exterior revisions including new foglamps, rocker panel moldings, wheel moldings, running boards and wheels. Harvest Gold, Chestnut, Deep Wedgewood, Spruce Green and Tropic Green replace Light Prairie Tan, Desert Violet, Light Denim Blue, Pacific Green and Evergreen Frost on the color chart. New options include a reverse sensing system and rear load leveling. Side-impact airbags are also newly available.

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Customer Reviews

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A beast!

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Vehicle: 1999 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV 4WD

Bought the car with 141,000 miles on it. now has 161,000 miles. have had no problems at all. does very well in the snow. I would suggest this car for anyone that lives in an area that gets a lot of snow.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The best suv i've ever

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Vehicle: 1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV AWD

I have a 1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer with a 5.0L engine and it has NEVER let me down in anyway! It had almost 200,xxx miles and its still runs and drives FLAWLESS. I wrecked it a month ago and it still runs flawless! It's unstoppable! It's an amazing suv.




Excellent car !!!!!!!!

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Vehicle: 1999 Ford Explorer Sport 2dr SUV

the best car i had ever have!!! i love it !!!



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

The energizer bunny couldn't have

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Vehicle: 1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD

My daily driver and has NEVER let me down because of conditions. Currently the vehicle has 335k miles and has had 1 tranny replacement at 180k miles by AAMCO it has had ball joints replaced with the kind that have grease fittings.It has had all shocks,bearings replaced an repacked and she keeps MICHELIN LTX-M/S on the vehicle and we change the oil every 5k miles and the tranny fluid every 75 ki miles. We change antifreeze every 3 years and hoses 3vry 6 years. Serpentine belt every 75k miles. rotate tires every 3rd oil change. PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE is the key to getting these vehicles to last a long time.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Reliable

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Vehicle: 1999 Ford Explorer Limited 4dr SUV 4WD

Bought with less than 50K miles, overall good vehicle display went out for radio/cd about 100K miles. had to rewire some due to electrical issues. its a beast in the snow. Motor is still great, plenty of power, doesn't burn any oil at 175k miles. will replace ball joints, transmission is still going strong being original hoping to get another 25k miles out of it using it for work commute only. i could take it on a road trip, but thats why i have another ford.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Still going

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Vehicle: 1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD

Funny, I feel like several of these posters are driving my Explorer. I'm at 175k miles. Radio display went out at about 50k miles. Rear wiper works maybe one month out of the year. Tranny still good but starting to show its age. Occasionally it won't start. I believe its a short in the fuel pump sensor. If I wait about 3-5 minutes, for some reason she'll start right up. Driver door handle broke and entire locking and handle configuration had to be redone. All in all, I've never put much money in this thing. It handles snow with absolute ease. Gas mileage averages 18.4 city and highway. For some reason, some car critics slam the explorer, but mine has been a darn good car overall.



Full 1999 Ford Explorer Review

What's New for 1999

The 1999 Ford Explorer gets exterior revisions including new foglamps, rocker panel moldings, wheel moldings, running boards and wheels. Harvest Gold, Chestnut, Deep Wedgewood, Spruce Green and Tropic Green replace Light Prairie Tan, Desert Violet, Light Denim Blue, Pacific Green and Evergreen Frost on the color chart. New options include a reverse sensing system and rear load leveling. Side-impact airbags are also newly available.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 18
  • highway
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