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2001 Ford Explorer SUV

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Ford Explorer Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 210 hp @ 5250 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2001 Ford Explorer

  • In spite of its ubiquity, the dated 2001 Ford Explorer can't compete with the other excellent midsize SUVs available.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Great crash-test scores, roomy, lots of optional features.

  • Cons

    Harsh yet wallowy ride, potentially steep price, every other Joe has one.

  • What's New for 2001

    A complete redesign is planned for 2002, so the 2001 Ford Explorer has undergone minor changes. The SOHC V6 is standard on all models, and the 4.0-liter OHV V6 and manual transmission are no longer available. Additional child safety-seat tether anchors have been added to the second-row seats.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
/
  • 20
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



I love it!

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 2WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

I'm 16 years old and this is my first car. I love it because it can fit all my friends and it's not as wide as an Expedition. I would recommend this for all ages.



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Full 2001 Ford Explorer Review

What's New for 2001

A complete redesign is planned for 2002, so the 2001 Ford Explorer has undergone minor changes. The SOHC V6 is standard on all models, and the 4.0-liter OHV V6 and manual transmission are no longer available. Additional child safety-seat tether anchors have been added to the second-row seats.

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Talk About The 2001 Explorer

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kjam60
kjam60
10-05-2014
I have a 2001 ford explorer sport. If car has good amount of gas in it , it usually starts. When the gas gets low it won't start unless i charge the battery for a few min. Been told several different ...


iveco
iveco
09-08-2014
I just installed a new window regulator on front drivers side of my 2001 Explorer sport trac. It worked for two days and now about 1/2 way up glass tilts forward and window will not move. ANY SUGGESTI...


ppbceb
ppbceb
10-17-2002
I have a 2000 Explorer & 2001 Ranger both are 4X4s and have the same engine & transmission....



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