Used 2001 Ford Explorer SUV

$2,551 - $2,551
2001 Ford Explorer

2001 Highlights

A complete redesign is planned for 2002, so the 2001 Ford Explorer has undergone minor changes. The SOHC V6 is standard on all models, and the 4.0-liter OHV V6 and manual transmission are no longer available. Additional child safety-seat tether anchors have been added to the second-row seats.


  • Great crash-test scores, roomy, lots of optional features.


  • Harsh yet wallowy ride, potentially steep price, every other Joe has one.

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Used 2001 Ford Explorer SUV for Sale

Ford Explorer 2001 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A) 212,009 miles
Used 2001Ford ExplorerXLT
Est.Loan: $53/mo
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Ford Explorer 2001 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A) 140,785 miles
Used 2001Ford ExplorerXLT
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Features & Specs

XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)XLT 2WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)Eddie Bauer AWD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 4A)XLS 2WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)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)Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Transmission5-speed automatic5-speed automatic4-speed automatic5-speed automatic4-speed automatic5-speed automatic5-speed automatic4-speed automatic5-speed automatic5-speed automatic5-speed automatic
Horsepower210 hp @ 5250 rpm210 hp @ 5250 rpm215 hp @ 4200 rpm210 hp @ 5250 rpm215 hp @ 4200 rpm210 hp @ 5250 rpm210 hp @ 5250 rpm215 hp @ 4200 rpm210 hp @ 5250 rpm210 hp @ 5250 rpm210 hp @ 5250 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
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    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 it!
This was my first vehicle purchase. I've never been fond of Fords, but this vehicle definitely changed my opinion. I love how smoothly it handles, it's incredibly comfortable and I find the fuel economy to be quite well (averaging 17+ MPG in the city). I'm starting to run into some issues at 87,000 miles, all minor and relatively cheap fixes - but my biggest hassle was with the fuel pump. Finding a replacement was extremely difficult. Overall I think it's a great little SUV and definitely fits all my requirements for what I need. It's a comfortable, reliable ride, and has lots of hidey-holes where you can keep tool kits, travel bags and other knick-knacks hidden and out of the way.
Explorer, great truck, poor owners
Between my father and I, this would be the fourth Explorer in the family and they have never failed us. But we do the maintenance! The transmission failure is due to contaminated fluid plugging up the ECT and the transmission does not need to be replaced for the shift flair! Do your research. I broke my back and find this vehicle comfortable for long trips and am pleased with the 19 mpg average. The quality of the interior is first rate and conveniently laid out. The ride is a little stiff but is quiet and poor weather driving is excellent. The HVAC cools and heats the interior well, but can be slow to warm on cold days. If you do the maintenance, yours should run well as well.
trouble free
Bought Dora (The Explorer) in 2004 with 40K miles on her. 4.0l V6. To date I have replaced the thermostat, both radiator hoses (innie and outie), brakes, serpentine belt and tires. She has never let me down and has 150k on her. The most reliable vehicle I have ever owned, hands down. This is one of that last real SUVs - built on a truck chassis (Ranger platform). We lived in mountains of northern New Mexico and spent a lot of time boulder crawling on two-track roads along mountain ridges. Great 4X4 capability as well as highway capability. the ride is a bit bouncy, but I tamed it a bit when I put a set of bilstien shocks in place of the factory ones. The explorer is paid off and still alive
Used 2001 Ford Explorer SUV Overview

The Used 2001 Ford Explorer SUV is offered in the following styles: XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT 2WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer AWD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 4A), XLS 2WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 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).

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  • The Used 2001 Ford Explorer SUV XLT is priced between $2,551 and $2,551 with odometer readings between 212009 and 212009 miles.

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