Used 2001 Ford Explorer
Used 2001 Ford Explorer for Sale
Edmunds' Expert Review
In spite of its ubiquity, the dated 2001 Ford Explorer can't compete with the other excellent midsize SUVs available.
Since its introduction in 1990 as a 1991 model, the Ford Explorer has resided at the top of the sport-utility sales heap. This is totally understandable, as the Explorer combines style, comfort and room in a go-anywhere package. The modern-day Country Squire, some have called it, after the segment-leading station wagon of the 1960s. The Explorer's sales success, of course, has to do with America's big appetite for SUVs. But it's also a compliment to Ford, as the Explorer was designed to appeal to the widest range of people possible.
While the 2001 Explorer Sport features new sheetmetal and minor suspension changes, the four-door Explorer remains virtually identical to last year's model. There are four trim levels available: XLS, XLT, Eddie Bauer and Limited. The majority of Explorers sold are XLTs. If you want your Explorer to be as special as possible, step up to the Eddie Bauer or Limited. These models come standard with added luxury feature content like leather seats, automatic climate control and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Optional equipment worth considering includes side airbags, a moonroof, rear load leveling and a reverse sensing system.
All models feature an organically sweeping dashboard housing radio controls that can be operated without a magnifying glass. Materials in the Explorer look and feel better than many other SUVs. Rear-seat comfort is excellent, and entry/exit is easy with the optional running boards attached. Fold the rear seats down, and the Explorer will offer 80 cubic feet of cargo.
For 2001, the 4.0-liter SOHC V6 is standard on every model. It generates 205 horsepower at 5,250 rpm, with 240 pound-feet of peak torque at 3,250 rpm. A five-speed automatic is the only transmission offered on this engine. Power delivery is acceptable with the V6, but if you're planning on heavy towing, you might want to order the optional 5.0-liter V8. It has more torque than the V6, but the downside is worse fuel mileage. An automatic four-wheel-drive system is available with both engines.
Explorers retain a distinctly trucklike character, which could be a bonus or a demerit. They're tough and solid, but the suspension manages to be floaty and wallowy on dips, harsh on bumps, and easily unsettled by rumpled pavement. Cornering causes lots of body lean. The brakes are quite good, however, and the steering is quick and responsive for an SUV.
The Explorer's basic underpinnings and body structure date back 10 years, when it was first introduced, and it's showing its age. While the Explorer provides a comfortable cabin and excellent safety ratings, its harsh ride and less-than-stellar handling and performance behoove us to tell you that a redesigned version will debut early next year as a 2002 model. If you're set on buying an Explorer, we'd recommend that you wait a bit for the new and improved version.
Features & Specs
Used 2001 Ford Explorer Overview
The Used 2001 Ford Explorer is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT 2WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLS 2WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer AWD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 4A), XLT AWD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 4A), XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Limited AWD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 4A), Eddie Bauer 2WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Limited 2WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), and Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A).
What's a good price on a Used 2001 Ford Explorer?
Price comparisons for Used 2001 Ford Explorer trim styles:
- The Used 2001 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer is priced between $2,998 and$2,999 with odometer readings between 138291 and162784 miles.
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