1997 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Great Fun SUV

1997 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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XLT 4dr SUV (4.0L V6 4x4 5-speed Manual)

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Great Fun SUV
By Sam Truesdale on


1997 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


I love my Ford Explorer! The inside
design is very comfortable and
luxurious (doesn’t look cheap). The
outside is just as nice again it
doesn’t look like a cheap SUV. The A/C
had a leak, which was the only problem
so far. It has a nice amount of pickup,
the V6 SOHC has all the power of a V8
around 210hp but gets the same gas
mileage as a normal V6. The gas mileage
could be better but it certainly is
bigger and can tow more than a small
mini suv that gets better mileage. (and
I use the word SUV loosely) I would
recommend getting one used because they
lose a lot of their value within the
first few years.

Best Features

Keyless entry, Pickup, COLD A/C (rear+front), really everything

Worst Features

Miles Per Gallon, Seat recliner brook off for bending back and forth
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