(4.0) 22 reviews
MSRP: $558$5,506
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 17-19
Engine: 205-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Seats: 4-6
1998 Ford Explorer


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Ford had a better idea. With folks complaining about the high price of sport-utility vehicles, theautomaker came out with a bargain-basement version '98 Explorer with a baseprice of only $19,880. OK, maybe most folks don't carry $19,880 around with them, but in the SUVworld, that's a relatively low price considering most go out the door for$25,000 to $30,000. Only catch... Read full review for the 1998 Ford Explorer

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Most reliable car i've owned

by Explorer's are the best from on March 19, 2010

I've had mine for over 10 years and still haven't ran into any major problems with it and it has over 240k miles.

13 Trims Available

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Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

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