Used 1996 Ford Explorer SUV

1996 Ford Explorer

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For the 1996 Ford Explorer, the long-awaited V8 AWD versions are available in XLT, Eddie Bauer or Limited Edition flavors. An integrated child safety seat is optional, and the Expedition model has been replaced by a Premium trim package for the Sport.

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Transmission4-speed automatic5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual4-speed automatic4-speed automatic5-speed manual5-speed manual4-speed automatic4-speed automatic5-speed manual4-speed automatic4-speed automatic
Horsepower160 hp @ 4200 rpm160 hp @ 4200 rpm160 hp @ 4200 rpm160 hp @ 4200 rpm160 hp @ 4200 rpm160 hp @ 4200 rpm215 hp @ 4200 rpm160 hp @ 4200 rpm160 hp @ 4200 rpm160 hp @ 4800 rpm160 hp @ 4200 rpm215 hp @ 4200 rpm160 hp @ 4800 rpm215 hp @ 4200 rpm160 hp @ 4200 rpm


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The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
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  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
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1996 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L V8
I've owned this car since October 1997, buying it with about 11,000 miles. It now has over 203,000 miles and still running strong. The 302 V8 is a strong and efficient runner, with a strong and durable transmission. Pre-Ethanol highway economy 22 MPG. Post-Ethanol highway economy 18 MPG. Very practical car, tows 5500 lb loads with ease, plenty of ramp torque, and horsepower to run up hills with ease. Recurring issues: this car eats up upper/lower ball joints, water pumps, radiators. Subwoofer not a standard size. On the plus side: 190,000 miles on a fuel pump, 170,000 miles on the air conditioning system. Engine, tranny, fuel system, computer top notch reliable on this car.
Great SUV
I bought my Explorer XLT with 59k miles on it and 3 years old. It is now 14 years old with 280k miles on it. The only major repair I have had was replacing the AC 2 years ago. I think it was about 1000 to replace it. I am searching for something else now because I am worried it might be on its last leg. Who knows, it may last another 100k miles Definitely recommend an Explorer!
1996 2 dr 4x4 explorer sport
I have 200,100 miles on my SUV. I purchased my 1996 with 108,000 miles for $3200.00. I have put 92,000 miles on it. I have had to replace upper ball joints, tires and routine oil changes, battery, alternator. Other than that I got more than my money's worth still running strong. I purchased 70,000 tires thinking they would outlive the truck. Now I need new tires.
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