2009 Ford Explorer Review
Pros & Cons
- Respectable ride and handling characteristics for a truck-based SUV, spacious and quiet interior, healthy tow rating, high safety ratings.
- Weak engines compared to competing SUVs, some low-grade interior materials, dated interior design.
List Price Range
$8,399 - $12,995
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Most helpful consumer reviews
Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
This Ford Explorer is the best car we have ever owned. We before owned a crappy Chrysler minivan. We bought the Eddie Bauer which had every feature. One of the nicest middle class suvs you could buy.
XLT 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Got the got Explorer brand new, Only issue i had was that rear axles lock up around 69K, had to replaced cost around $5k. Road noise is also bad, getting wind noise from the driver side window.
Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 6A)
We wanted a vehicle that could tow 5000lbs, seat 7, be comfortable, have nice amenities, drive nicely, got decent gas mileage, and over-all be a nice family vehicle. Our 2009 Explore E.B. has met all of that, and done so in surprisingly good fashion. I like it, wife loves it, kids approve, dog wags its tail evertime whe jumps in also, win, win, win, win!
Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A)
For those of you that needs space, power and a pleasent ride, the Explorer is an excellent choice for the price. It's very fun to drive. Poor gas mileage in the city but good enough in highways considering the V8