Used 2004 Ford Explorer SUV


$4,999 - $6,900
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 SUV for Sale

Ford Explorer 2004 XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A) Dark Blue Pearl Clearcoat Metallic 134,629 miles
Used 2004Ford ExplorerXLS
List:$4,999
Est.Loan: $102/mo
Ford Explorer 2004 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A) Medium Parchment138,259 miles
Used 2004Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$4,884
Est.Loan: $100/mo
Dotcom Auto
8.3 mi away
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
Oxford White Clearcoat 122,855 miles
Used 2004Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$5,885
Est.Loan: $121/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
Silver Birch Clearcoat Metallic 60,357 miles
Used 2004Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$7,677
Est.Loan: $157/mo
King Volkswagen(7)
16.8 mi away
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Fair Deal!
Estate Green Clearcoat Metallic 102,359 miles
Used 2004Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$4,988
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Dealer Notes

With the largest inventory in the area and GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL, visiting Sullivan Auto Trading just makes sense. We have a professional sales team and ASE certified technicians with many years of experience ready to serve your automotive needs We understand shopping online to find the vehicle that fits your needs is a small part of your goal. We know your #1 priority is to be confident and comfortable with accurate representation in your transaction. Our goal is not to sell you a vehicle, its our vision to earn a long standing relationship with our customers. We believe being a blessing to others is a seed sown to be blessed. We know we are #1 in pricing and vehicle condition in the market. This vehicle has been Virginia State Inspected, fully detailed and evaluated by our ASE Certified Technicians. Free Carfax reports are available for your convenience. We have an outstanding relationship with our Lending Institutions and are extremely competitive with interest rates.Please Call (540-371-9877) all Questions will be answered. Contact Sullivan Auto Trading Inc. today for information on dozens of vehicles like this 2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD. Your buying risks are reduced thanks to a CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee. This Ford Explorer offers all the comforts of a well-optioned sedan with the utility you demand from an SUV. At home in the country and in the city, this 2004 4WD Ford Explorer XLT 4WD has been wonderfully refined to handle any occasion. Smooth steering, superior acceleration and a supple ride are just a few of its qualities. This low mileage Ford Explorer has barely been touched. It's the next best thing to buying new. This Ford Explorer XLT 4WD is in great condition both inside and out. No abnormal wear and tear. Fast? That doesn't even begin to describe it. Get behind the wheel and take it for a spin to see just what we mean. This impeccably built Ford Explorer XLT 4WD comes with a plethora of added features that have made this vehicle a unique find. These options will simply amplify the experience of owning and driving this wonderfully crafted Ford. This extraordinary find is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for someone who understands automotive magic. This Ford Explorer XLT 4WD has high-end wheels to enhance your ride and the overall appearance of this vehicle.

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!
Red Fire Clearcoat Metallic 92,355 miles
Used 2004Ford ExplorerXLS
List:$6,495
Est.Loan: $133/mo
Aero Motors
56.8 mi away
Red Fire Clearcoat Metallic 86,189 miles
Used 2004Ford ExplorerEddie Bauer
List:$6,900
Est.Loan: $141/mo
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Dealer Notes

Power Train Warranty for 30 days or 1,000 miles. Local New Car Trade, Explorer Eddie Bauer, 4D Sport Utility, 4.0L V6 SOHC Flex Fuel, 5-Speed Automatic with Overdrive, 4WD, 17" Satin Nickel Cast Aluminum Wheels, 3.55 Axle Ratio, AM/FM Stereo/Clock/6 Disc-CD, Four wheel independent suspension, Luxury Leather-Trimmed Sport Bucket Seats, Order Code 250A, Power Moonroof w/Shade, Radio data system, Steering wheel mounted A/C controls, Steering wheel mounted audio controls. Red Fire Clearcoat Metallic 2004 Ford Explorer 4D Sport Utility Eddie Bauer When you purchase an APPLE Pre-Owned at Apple Ford of York, we give you peace of mind with a Limited Power Train Warranty for 30 days or 1,000 miles, whichever comes first. Call us for details and to schedule a test drive on the vehicle of your choice. (717) 755-2911.

Black Clearcoat 196,758 miles
Used 2004Ford ExplorerLimited
List:Not Listed
Dark Blue Pearl Clearcoat Metallic 147,721 miles
Used 2004Ford ExplorerXLS
List:Not Listed
Malloy Toyota(1)
38.4 mi away
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!
190,260 miles
Used 2004Ford Explorer
List:Not Listed
163,589 miles
Used 2004Ford ExplorerXLS
List:Not Listed

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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 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)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 SUV Overview

The Used 2004 Ford Explorer SUV is offered in the following styles: 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 SUV?

Price comparisons for Used 2004 Ford Explorer SUV trim styles:

  • The Used 2004 Ford Explorer SUV XLT is priced between $2,551 and $7,995 with odometer readings between 60357 and 305978 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Ford Explorer SUV XLS is priced between $4,999 and $6,495 with odometer readings between 58158 and 134629 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Ford Explorer SUV Eddie Bauer is priced between $6,900 and $6,900 with odometer readings between 86189 and 86189 miles.

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