Used 2004 Ford Explorer

2004 Ford Explorer
List price range
$1,877 - $7,977

Pros

  • Excellent ride and handling characteristics for a truck-based SUV, strong optional V8, comfortable cabin with user-friendly layout and seating for up to seven, good crash test scores.

Cons

  • Dull cabin design with some low-grade materials, low resale value, confusing controls on highline models, lousy fuel economy.

Used 2004 Ford Explorer for Sale

Ford Explorer 2004 XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
134,629 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
XLS
List$3,999
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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Ford Explorer 2004 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
138,259 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
XLT
Dotcom Auto
8.3 mi away
List$4,884
Est.Loan: $100/mo
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Ford Explorer 2004 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
122,855 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
XLT
Damas Auto
10 mi away
List$5,885
Est.Loan: $121/mo
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Fair Deal!
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Ford Explorer 2004 Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)
143,768 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
Limited
List$3,750
Est.Loan: $77/mo
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Dealer Notes
Clean CARFAX. 4WD. Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price!
Ford Explorer 2004 XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
102,044 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
XLS
List$4,500
Est.Loan: $92/mo
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Dealer Notes
Aspen Green Clearcoat Metallic 2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4WD 5-Speed Automatic with Overdrive 4.0L V6 SOHC Flex Fuel 4WD. Recent Arrival!
Ford Explorer 2004 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)
218,827 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$1,877
Est.Loan: $39/mo
Great Deal!
Great Deal!
$52 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
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Ford Explorer 2004 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
111,250 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
XLT
Mazari Motors
53.9 mi away
List$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Fair Deal!
$165 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
**CLEAN CARFAX HISTORY REPORT**4.0L V6 ENGINE**20 MPG**FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE**THIRD-ROW SEAT**LEATHER**POWER WINDOWS/LOCKS/MIRRORS/DRIVER SEAT**REAR DVD HEADREST**CRUISE CONTROL**AM/FM/SIX DISC CD ** - Air Conditioning| Climate Control| Cruise Control| Tinted Windows| Power Steering| Power Windows| Power Door Locks| Power Mirrors| Leather Steering Wheel| Power Drivers Seat| Roof Rack| Tachometer| Tilt Steering Wheel| Driver Airbag| Passenger Airbag| Side Airbags| Security System| Rear Defogger| Fog Lights| Intermittent Wipers| AM/FM| CD Player| CD Changer| Anti-Theft| Leather Interior Surface| Four Wheel Drive| 3rd Row Seating| Center Arm Rest| Child Proof Door Locks| Compass And Temperature Display| Compass And Temperature Display| Overhead Console| Parking Sensors| Rear AC Seats| Rear Wipers| Sport Seats| Tire Pressure Monitor| Tow Hooks| Vanity Mirrors - Contact Sales Department at 540-898-5555 or sales@mazarimotors.com for more information. -
Ford Explorer 2004 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
170,962 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$4,496
Est.Loan: $92/mo
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Dealer Notes
SOLID PAINT This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. *FORD EXPLORER XLT*4X4*V6 POWER*ALLOYS*P/WIN*P/LOCKS*TILT*CRUISE*CD/MP3* THIS VEHICLE IS MARYLAND INSPECTED AND FULLY RECONDITIONED. *Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.
Ford Explorer 2004 Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
77,029 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
Eddie Bauer
(5)
Jones Buick GMC
94.4 mi away
List$7,977
Est.Loan: $163/mo
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Dealer Notes
Jones Buick GMC is pleased to be currently offering this 2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer with 77,029mi.This vehicle is loaded with great features, plus it comes with the CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee. Do so much more with one vehicle. This Ford Explorer gives you everything you need an automobile to be.At home in the country and in the city, this 2004 4WD Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer has been wonderfully refined to handle any occasion. Smooth steering, superior acceleration and a supple ride are just a few of its qualities. A Ford with as few miles as this one is a rare find. This Explorer Eddie Bauer was gently driven and it shows.
Ford Explorer 2004
190,260 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
ListNot Listed
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Ford Explorer 2004 XLT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
155,000 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
XLT
ListNot Listed
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Dealer Notes
Prices subject to change without notice and do not include Title, License, Registration Fees, State or Local Taxes or Processing Fees, if any. Please contact seller first for vehicle availability
Ford Explorer 2004 Limited AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)
196,758 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
Limited
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

A functional interior, ample passenger space, strong powertrain and a well-controlled ride all contribute to the 2004 Ford Explorer's well-deserved reputation as a practical midsize SUV with few faults.

Top consumer reviews

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Glenn.t, 9/9/2015
A quick review of my 2004 Ford Explorer . Purchased used in 2011 . Comfortable ride . Once it hit 120,000 that's were things started to go down hill. Ball joints , power steering pump. Wheel bearings. Head lights . Turn signals. And most recently , a transmission. Dropped around 7 grand total in repairs to keep on road , the last 18 months. Gas mileage is down right crappy . My advise would be not to buy one of these ford exploder.......
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6 @124,000
flyhigh1988, 7/2/2014
Bought the truck in June of 2008 with 40K. Things I have absolutely had to replace:Rear axle bearing seal ($40), thermostate for radiator with seal (20), both front wheel bearings (250 a piece). Things that were wants not needs:Throttle body (700), cruise control cutoff switch (50), 4 motorcraft shocks and 8 ball joints total, front upper and lower and rear lower, front sway arm bushings (bushings wore out around 50K, buy moog bushings, Ford material is for the bushings is poor) ($600-700 for suspension parts) AC vent door components (300). AC was blowing cold air but the doors were stripped and the air was being blocked because they were not opening properly. This happened around 50K.
transmission
lariat04, 4/21/2015
bought my wifes explorer in 2006, with 9400 miles. at about 20,000 miles the tranny started hitching, we ignored it until got so bad we couldnt drive it.had the tranny rebuilt for 2,500 bucks. come find out there were a lot of 03,04 with the same problem. ford should have had a recall on these, if your looking at these yrs make sure u ask about the trannys! other hen that my wife loves her explorer, we live in maine and it it does great in snow
Ten years of owning
pilotbrs, 5/13/2015
Had more issues than I should have had my mileage is now 115,000. 4 wheel repaired twice, rear wheel bearing replaced and not an easy fix due to their design and cost $600. hinges on lift gate glass broke, lift gate plastic cover piece cracked (it covers 25% of the lift gate), controls in the steering wheel quit working, some of the interior controls no longer illuminate, in cold weather the left side of the sound system does not function, the front piece of the passenger side step rail broke off in the winter (it's made of cheap plastic), the engine belt tensioner bearing went bad, the backup sensor quit working, and the 12 volt power socket broke and shorted out. Far too many issues.
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Features & Specs

MPG
14 city / 19 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
210 hp @ 5100 rpm
MPG
14 city / 20 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
210 hp @ 5100 rpm
MPG
13 city / 18 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Gas
239 hp @ 4750 rpm
MPG
13 city / 18 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Gas
239 hp @ 4750 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    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
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2004 Ford Explorer
Used 2004 Ford Explorer Overview

The Used 2004 Ford Explorer is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLS Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLS AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLT Sport AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLS Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLS Sport AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLS Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT Sport AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Limited AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), NBX 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), NBX 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Limited AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), and Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A).

What's a good price on a Used 2004 Ford Explorer?

Save up to $165 on one of 9 Used 2004 Ford Explorer for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $1,877 as of08/15/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from3 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2004 Ford Explorer trim styles:

  • The Used 2004 Ford Explorer XLT is priced between $1,877 and$5,995 with odometer readings between 111250 and218827 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Ford Explorer XLS is priced between $3,999 and$4,500 with odometer readings between 102044 and134629 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer is priced between $7,977 and$7,977 with odometer readings between 77029 and77029 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Ford Explorer Limited is priced between $3,750 and$3,750 with odometer readings between 143768 and143768 miles.

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