2004 Ford Explorer

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37 reviews
Available Price Range $1,983-$9,115 Trims32 Combined MPG 17-18 Seats 5-7

Our Take on the 2004 Ford Explorer

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • V-6 performance
  • Fuel economy
  • Resale value

Notable Features

  • Fully independent suspension
  • V-6 and V-8 engines
  • Five-speed automatic
  • Side-curtain airbags/Safety Canopy
  • ControlTrac 4WD


Consumer Reviews

4.0 out of 5

Based on 37 reviews


by NOW A FORD LOVER from St. Paul, MN on December 19, 2008

Was nervous about buying Ford; had Toyota prior. But the Ford Explorer Limited V8 is FANTASTIC!! In the past I glaced at crashed rating and never gave it hard, serious thought (don't ask me why, I'm a... Read Full Review

32 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

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L

Overall Rollover Rating
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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 4 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

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