Used 2004 Ford Explorer

2004 Ford Explorer
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2004 Ford Explorer

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 Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
62,401 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
Limited
Epovo Auto Group
8.8 mi away
List$6,999
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Ford Explorer 2004 XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
136,112 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
XLT Sport
(2)
Arlington Auto Group
24.2 mi away
List$3,950
Est.Loan: $81/mo
$109 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
This 2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD with 5-Speed Automatic Transmission is equipped with premium options such as Upgraded Pioneer Sound System Power Seats Bluetooth Audio Leather Seating Third Row Seating Lumbar Support Power Sunroof and more!! The Vehicle has passed a rigorous MULTI-POINT INSPECTION and reconditioning process before being offered for sale. You will be completely satisfied with its quality. We strive to give every vehicle a thorough inspection and can tell you with confidence that the structural integrity of this car exceeds the highest standards. With confidence we can assure the comfort gained from this car's unadulterated interior will be unmatched. Every major mechanical system has been inspected and found to be in good working order. This car and most every car we sell comes with a STANDARD WARRANTY that covers the drive train and more. We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase so we offer an optional extended warranty at a very affordable price. Just ask for the details. Want a new car? Have bad credit or no credit? Not a problem! We here at Arlington Auto Group offer GUARANTEED FINANCING on our inventory and will get you approved for this car. Let us make your car buying experience a little easier by getting you the lowest monthly payment possible. We believe in saving our customers money. That's why this car has been set below the BLUE BOOK value to help?WE OFFER GREAT MILITARY SPECIALS FOR OUR FELLOW MILITARY MEMBERS.
Ford Explorer 2004 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
101,939 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
XLT
Hi Lo Auto Sales
25.2 mi away
List$5,987
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Ford Explorer 2004 Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
151,818 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
Eddie Bauer
Valentine Motor Company
33.1 mi away
List$5,000
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Dealer Notes
This 2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer is proudly offered by Valentine Motor Company Your buying risks are reduced thanks to a CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee. This Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer has a tough exterior complemented by a well-designed interior that offers all the comforts you crave. This 4WD-equipped vehicle will handle beautifully on any terrain and in any weather condition your may find yourself in. The benefits of driving a 4 wheel drive vehicle, such as this Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer, include superior acceleration, improved steering, and increased traction and stability. It's not often you find just the vehicle you are looking for AND with low mileage. This is your chance to take home a gently used and barely driven Ford Explorer. Intricately stitched leather and ergonomic design seats are among the details in which test drivers say that Ford Explorer is in a league of its own Adjectives like impeccable, spotless, and immaculate can be used to describe how clean this Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer is, causing it to feel more like a new vehicle than a pre-owned one. Internet special price is based on one-time customer payment or with qualifying credit. Actual price and finance charges may vary. Price does not include tax, tag or dealer processing fee. https://youtu.be/rRUAk_2oIy0
Ford Explorer 2004 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
111,250 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
XLT
(1)
Mazari Motors
53.9 mi away
List$5,495
Est.Loan: $113/mo
Fair Deal!Fair Deal!
$151 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)
187,741 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
XLT
(1)
Dulles Kia
6.5 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Ford Explorer 2004 Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)
166,082 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
Limited
(1)
Leckner Ford of Marshall
23 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Ford Explorer 2004
190,260 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
Thomassen Family Automotive Center
26.8 mi away
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Ford Explorer 2004
168,884 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
East West Lincoln
32.9 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Dealer Notes
We only stock the Highest Quality Preowned Cars & Light Trucks in the DC Area. East West Lincoln is the only free-standing Lincoln dealership in the area and we love what we do!
Ford Explorer 2004 Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)
156,680 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
Limited
Buchanan Cadillac
49.4 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Ford Explorer 2004 Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
182,737 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
Eddie Bauer
(1)
Winegardner Motor
68.8 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Ford Explorer 2004 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)
195,471 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
XLT
York Kia
76 mi away
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Dealer Notes
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Ford Explorer 2004 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
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Used 2004
Ford Explorer
XLT
Colonial Mitsubishi
84.4 mi away
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Ford Explorer 2004 Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
77,059 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
Eddie Bauer
(5)
Jones Buick GMC
94.4 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Ford Explorer 2004 Limited AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)
196,758 miles
Used 2004
Ford Explorer
Limited
Thomassen Family Automotive Center
26.8 mi away
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.

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.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2004 Ford Explorer.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

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Glenn.t,09/09/2015
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
flyhigh1988,07/02/2014
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.
Ten years of owning
pilotbrs,05/13/2015
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.
transmission
lariat04,04/21/2015
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
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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: Explorer SUV. Available styles include XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLS Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 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 AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLS AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT Sport AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLT Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLS Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLS Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT AWD 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 AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLS Sport AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), NBX 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), Limited AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), NBX 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), Limited AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 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 $151 on one of 5 Used 2004 Ford Explorer for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $3,950 as of11/18/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from3 to 4 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2004 Ford Explorer trim styles:

  • The Used 2004 Ford Explorer XLT is priced between $5,495 and$5,987 with odometer readings between 101939 and111250 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer is priced between $5,000 and$5,000 with odometer readings between 151818 and151818 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Ford Explorer Limited is priced between $6,999 and$6,999 with odometer readings between 62401 and62401 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Ford Explorer XLT Sport is priced between $3,950 and$3,950 with odometer readings between 136112 and136112 miles.

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