(4.2) 30 reviews
MSRP: $319$5,295
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 17-20
Engine: 210-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Seats: 4-5
2000 Ford Explorer

Our Take on the 2000 Ford Explorer

Our Take

The most popular SUV is a carryover from 1999, when it was among the top five vehicles in sales. The Mercury Mountaineer is a clone of the Explorer but comes only in a four-door body style, while the Explorer also comes as a two-door sport model. Explorer buyers can choose from three engines and... Read Full Report


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by Old Explorer from Fort Worth, Texas on December 12, 2012

In November 2012, I sold a 2000 Ford Explorer XLS that I purchased new in May 2000. I put 182k miles on the vehicle and had no major mechanical problems. The biggest issue I had was having to have the... Read Full Review

13 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

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.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 15 recalls for this car.

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