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1996 ford explorer SUV Gas Mileage
1996 ford explorer Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV, 4-speed automatic, regular unleaded 16 combined MPG 14 city MPG/20 highway MPG
1996 ford explorer Limited 4dr SUV 4WD, 4-speed automatic, regular unleaded 15 combined MPG 13 city MPG/19 highway MPG
1996 ford explorer XLT 4dr SUV, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded 18 combined MPG 16 city MPG/21 highway MPG
used 1996 Ford Explorer SUV Overview
The used 1996 Ford Explorer SUV is offered in the following styles: Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV, Limited 4dr SUV 4WD, and XLT 4dr SUV. Pre-owned Explorer SUV models are available with a 4.0-liter gas engine, with output up to 160 hp, depending on engine type. The used 1996 Explorer SUV comes with rear wheel drive or four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic, 5-speed manual.
What's a good price on a used 1996 Ford Explorer SUV?
Price comparisons for used 1996 Ford Explorer trim styles:
The used 1996 Ford Explorer XL is priced around $1496 with average odometer reading of 0 miles.
The used 1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer is priced around $3995 with average odometer reading of 200285 miles.
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What do people think of the 1996 Ford Explorer SUV? Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 1996 Ford Explorer SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 1996 Explorer SUV a 4.1 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 1996 Explorer SUV.
Review 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.
What options are available on the 1996 Ford Explorer SUV?
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Available Ford Explorer 1996 SUV Trims: XLT, Limited, Sport, Base, Platinum, XLS, XLT Sport, NBX, Eddie Bauer, XL
Exterior Colors: Shadow Black, Tuxedo Black Metallic, Magnetic Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, White Platinum Metallic Tri-coat, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat, Blue Metallic, Oxford White, Platinum Dune Metallic Tri-Coat, Sterling Gray Metallic, Blue Jeans Metallic, Deep Impact Blue Metallic, Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Silver Birch Clearcoat Metallic, Red Fire Clearcoat Metallic, Caribou Metallic, Dark Side Metallic, Black, Bronze Fire Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Dark Blue Pearl Clearcoat Metallic, Smoked Quartz Tinted Clearcoat Metallic, Sterling Grey Metallic, Cinnamon Glaze Metallic, Red Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, White Gold Metallic, White Suede Clearcoat, Guard Metallic, Kodiak Brown Metallic, White Suede, Canyon Ridge Metallic, Sunset Metallic, Pueblo Gold Clearcoat Metallic, True Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Dark Cherry Clearcoat Metallic, Dark Stone Clearcoat Metallic, Medium Wedgewood Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Sangria Red Clearcoat Metallic, White Sand Tri-Coat, Aspen Green Clearcoat Metallic, Blue Flame Metallic, Dark Blue Pearl Metallic, Green Gem Metallic, Brilliant Silver Clearcoat Metallic, Dark Copper Clearcoat Metallic, Mineral Grey Clearcoat Metallic, Torch Red, Kona Blue Metallic, Vapor Silver Clearcoat Metallic, Bordeaux Reserve Red Metallic, Cinnamon Metallic, Ginger Ale Metallic, Oxford White Clearcoat (Fleet), Golden Bronze Metallic, Tropic Green Clearcoat Metallic, Black Clearcoat, Cashmere Clearcoat Tri-Coat Clearcoat Metallic, Ceramic White Tri-Coat Clearcoat Metallic, Deep Jewel Green Pearl Metallic, Estate Green Clearcoat Metallic, Harvest Gold Clearcoat Metallic, Mineral Gray Clearcoat Metallic, Oxford White Clearcoat, Sport Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Stone Green Clearcoat Metallic, Toreador Red Clearcoat Metallic, White Pearl
Interior Colors: Ebony Black leather, Charcoal Black leather, Ebony Black w/Red Accent Stitching leather, Medium Light Stone leather, Medium Stone leather, Medium Light Stone cloth, Medium Light Camel cloth, Ebony Black premium leather, Medium Light Camel leather, Charcoal Black premium leather, Charcoal Black premium cloth, Medium Soft Ceramic premium leather, Ebony Black premium cloth, Medium Parchment, Black leather, Camel leather, Medium Light Stone premium cloth, Pecan premium leather, Midnight Grey, Medium Light Camel premium cloth, Camel leather/suede, Charcoal Black w/Sienna Insert leather, Charcoal Black w/Sienna Insert premium leather, Camel cloth, Graphite, Medium Prairie Tan, Black cloth, Medium Light Stone premium leather, Black/Camel (Late Availability) leather, Black/Stone leather, Medium Stone cloth, Stone leather, Medium Graphite, Stone cloth
Popular Features: Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Power Driver Seat, Tire Pressure Warning, Stability Control, 5000lb Towing Capacity, Aux Audio Inputs, Trip Computer, Post-collision safety system, Third-row seating, Bluetooth, USB Inputs, Alarm, Parking sensors, Back-up camera, Leather Seats, Heated seats, Keyless Entry/Start, Auto Climate Control, Mobile Internet, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Towing Hitch, Navigation, Upgraded Headlights, Remote Start, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Cooled Seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Upgraded Engine, 6000lb Towing Capacity, 2nd Row Bucket Seats, Pre-collision safety system, Upgraded Stereo, Rear Entertainment System, Heads up display, AWD/4WD