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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 13/18 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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (2 total reviews)


How will i ever part

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

I purchased used in late 2002. Has 30k miles now it has 150K no major issues. This is my second one first a 1995 XLT. Our family is in the process of looking for a new ride and I don't know how we are going to part with this rig. It has been A++ all the way. I could go on and on with the love story. Not often some one still loves to drive a rig after they put over 100k miles on it.




As capable for my purposes

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

The Explorer has been an excellent automobile. Gas mileage leaves much to be desired. However, the ride is extremely comfortable. Much more so than my father's Mercury Mountaineer which is based on the same platform. Mine has the 18 inch wheels and the load levelling which I believe contributes to the much more comfortable ride.



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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
/
  • 18
  • highway
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