Used 1998 Ford Explorer

1998 Ford Explorer

1998 Highlights

The 1998 Ford Explorer gets a restyled tailgate.


  • The Explorer is the best selling sport-ute on the market for a reason. A comfortable interior, three engine choices, and multiple trim levels mean that there is an Explorer for nearly any budget or lifestyle.


  • Abysmal gas mileage. Handling is sloppy in corners.

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Used 1998 Ford Explorer for Sale

Ford Explorer 1998 XLT 4dr SUV AWD 210,650 miles
Used 1998Ford ExplorerXLT
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Ford Explorer 1998 XL 4dr SUV 4WD 176,758 miles
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Features & Specs

Eddie Bauer 4dr SUVXLT 4dr SUV AWDSport 2dr SUVXL 4dr SUV 4WDXL 4dr SUVXLT 4dr SUV 4WDSport 2dr SUV 4WDXLT 4dr SUVLimited 4dr SUV 4WDEddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WDLimited 4dr SUV AWDEddie Bauer 4dr SUV AWDLimited 4dr SUV
TransmissionN/A4-speed automatic5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed automatic5-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automaticN/A
Horsepower205 hp @ 5000 rpm215 hp @ 4200 rpm160 hp @ 4200 rpm160 hp @ 4200 rpm160 hp @ 4200 rpm160 hp @ 4200 rpm160 hp @ 4200 rpm160 hp @ 4200 rpm205 hp @ 5000 rpm205 hp @ 5000 rpm215 hp @ 4200 rpm215 hp @ 4200 rpm205 hp @ 5000 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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LOVE my Red Pig
I bought my Explorer "used" in '99, with only 1300 miles on it. I truly lucked out! I bought it to pull my new Danish horse trailer (Brenderup) and as my commuting vehicle, which is why my wonderful Red Pig now has about 264K miles on it. ["Red Pig"? so named the first time I filled it up, having traded in a '96 Honda Civic coupe in the transaction]. It was my commuting vehicle as well as my trailer-puller until 6 years ago. Before the Pig was semi-retired, I was putting a good 22K miles on it per year; after, less than 3000 I am only now thinking it's time to find a successor for my beloved Pig. Very reluctantly, because I don't think anything made more recently will measure up
A great little truck.
The option for my model was not above. I drive a 1998 XLT 4x4 w/auto transmission. I bought the car for $3,000. with 146,000 miles on it two years ago as my first car. It is still running strong to this day. It has had it's usual maintenance, that is a given for any car of this age. Sure, it has it's quirks, but regardless, this is a great little truck that will never fail you.
Best truck I've ever owned
A great auto. Good gas mi.16/21, lots of cargo room, good design. Parts are expensive. Never been stuck and I do a lot of off roading. I would definetly buy another if I could afford, new price is ridiculous. Overall i am really impressed by this truck.
Used 1998 Ford Explorer Overview

The Used 1998 Ford Explorer is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV, XLT 4dr SUV AWD, XL 4dr SUV 4WD, XLT 4dr SUV, XLT 4dr SUV 4WD, Sport 2dr SUV 4WD, XL 4dr SUV, Sport 2dr SUV, Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD, Limited 4dr SUV 4WD, Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV AWD, Limited 4dr SUV, and Limited 4dr SUV AWD.

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