Used 2004 Ford Explorer


$2,551 - $7,995
2004 Ford Explorer

2004 Highlights

Ford's AdvanceTrac electronic stability control that was previously available on V8 models only is now available on all models, except the XLS and XLS Sport and all AWD models. The NBX version now comes standard with the off-road package and "NBX" tailgate badging, and can be ordered with a moonroof. Limited and Eddie Bauer models get a quad bucket seating option when equipped with the third-row bench, which adds second-row buckets and a floor console. Family buyers of the 2004 Ford Explorer should note that the optional rear air conditioner no longer requires the purchase of the third-row seat. Finally, a tire-pressure monitoring system is now standard on XLS Sport and higher trim levels, and a rear cargo shade is optional on XLT, Eddie Bauer and Limited models.


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.

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Used 2004 Ford Explorer for Sale

Ford Explorer 2004 XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A) Red Fire Clearcoat Metallic 58,158 miles
Used 2004Ford ExplorerXLS
List:$6,350
Est.Loan: $130/mo
Ford Explorer 2004 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A) Silver Birch Clearcoat Metallic 60,357 miles
Used 2004Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$7,677
Est.Loan: $157/mo
King Volkswagen(7)
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Fair Deal!
Black Clearcoat 159,015 miles
Used 2004Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$4,099
Est.Loan: $84/mo
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Fair Deal!
Oxford White Clearcoat Medium Parchment163,000 miles
Used 2004Ford ExplorerEddie Bauer
List:$3,200
Est.Loan: $66/mo
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Good Deal!
Oxford White Clearcoat 111,250 miles
Used 2004Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
Mazari Motors
53.9 mi away
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Fair Deal!
Aspen Green Clearcoat Metallic 63,111 miles
Used 2004Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
Aero Motors
56.8 mi away
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Fair Deal!
Pueblo Gold Clearcoat Metallic 155,691 miles
Used 2004Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Dealer Notes

2004 Ford Explorer Gold 4D Sport Utility 4WD 5-Speed Automatic with Overdrive Clean CARFAX. 15/20mpg Jones Junction is proud to announce that 2018 marks their 101st consecutive year as a family-run automotive business serving the Harford County and surrounding Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware communities. The Jones family believes their success lies in focU dedication to hard work and integrity. Their goal is not simply to sell a car; it is to create a lifelong partnership with their customers. All prices plus Taxes, Tags, and $300 Dealer Processing fee, not required by law, Feel free to visit us at WWW.JONESJUNCTION.COM, or come by today at 1713 Harford Rd Fallston, MD. 21047.

Black Clearcoat 196,758 miles
Used 2004Ford ExplorerLimited
List:Not Listed
182,737 miles
Used 2004Ford ExplorerEddie Bauer
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Dark Blue Pearl Clearcoat Metallic 147,721 miles
Used 2004Ford ExplorerXLS
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Malloy Toyota(1)
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Pueblo Gold Clearcoat Metallic Medium Parchment164,000 miles
Used 2004Ford ExplorerXLT
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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

380,000 miles
Used 2004Ford ExplorerXLT
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Buchanan Kia
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Pueblo Gold Clearcoat Metallic 100,994 miles
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Jones Kia(3)
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Features & Specs

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 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)XLT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)XLS AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)XLT AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)XLS Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)XLT Sport AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)XLT Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)XLT AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)XLS Sport AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)XLS Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)Eddie Bauer AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)XLT Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)XLT Sport AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)Limited AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)Eddie Bauer AWD 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 Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)NBX 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)NBX 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)Limited AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
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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
    P
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

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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
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
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
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 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLS AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLS Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT Sport AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLT Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLT AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLS Sport AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLS Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLT Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT Sport AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Limited AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer AWD 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 Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), NBX 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), NBX 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), Limited AWD 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 10 Used 2004 Ford Explorer for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $2,551 as of 07/15/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1.5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2004 Ford Explorer trim styles:

  • The Used 2004 Ford Explorer XLT is priced between $2,551 and $7,995 with odometer readings between 60357 and 305978 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer is priced between $3,200 and $3,200 with odometer readings between 163000 and 163000 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Ford Explorer XLS is priced between $6,350 and $6,350 with odometer readings between 58158 and 58158 miles.

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