(3.9) 14 reviews
MSRP: $5$5,653
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 16-19
Engine: 210-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Seats: 5
2001 Ford Explorer

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Our Take

Big changes are under way for the Explorer, the best-selling SUV, and they are coming in stages instead of one fell swoop. The two-door Explorer Sport was restyled and released in the spring as an early 2001 model. The new Explorer Sport Trac also arrived in the spring, based on the regular four... Read Full Report


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The Explorer has been around for 10 years now, a veritable geologic age, even in sport-utility terms. Hence, a new one is well along in the development process. But in the meantime, Ford is using a variety of tried-and-true tricks to maintain momentum. Sales for this most popular SUV have been running in the 400,000/yr. range. Such things are not commented on officially, but one hears... Read full review for the 2001 Ford Explorer

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Great car !!

by RiDdLe from Northfield MN on November 22, 2009

Great car... Bought used - I put over 100,000 miles on it, still runs great. There is a few things that have broken (diver door lock )light on raidio. It went throught a very bad hail storm (2+ inch) ... Read Full Review

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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.

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There are currently 12 recalls for this car.

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