• (4.2) 35 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,497$7,597
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 16-18
  • Engine: 210-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (flexible; E85)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 5-7
2003 Ford Explorer

2003 Ford Explorer Reviews

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It's a rather daunting task to review the Ford Explorer - it's not just that it's the world's best-selling sport-utility vehicle, but that there are so darn many to choose from. On the Edmunds.com site I counted 34 variants of the 4-door SUV, to say nothing of the 2-door and pickup permutations that fill out the list. (And then, of course, there are the variants offered w... Read full review for the 2003 Ford Explorer

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ford produces a very sound explorer

by spacechild from maumee,oh. on November 27, 2012

i bought the 03' 10 months ago,and have been very happy, minus the gas milege in the city (but it is a suv) i've used it in off road (nothing crazy) travel, extreme snow, it just eats it up. i bought ... Read Full Review

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2003 Ford Explorer Safety Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

Based on Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 7 recalls for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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