2004 Ford Explorer

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$26,600

starting MSRP

2004 Ford Explorer

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Easy to drive and maneuver
  • Crash-test ratings
  • Step-in height
  • Front and rear interior space

The bad:

  • V-6 performance
  • Fuel economy
  • Resale value

6 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2004 Ford Explorer trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

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

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value for the money 4.1
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 4.1

Most recent consumer reviews

3.0

THESE TRUCKS SHOULD DEFF HAVE ALOT OF RECALLS

Ok So I Currently Own A 2004 ford explorer XLT All time 4 wheel drive. I Loved it when I first got it Then About A Year After Having it because it had been pre owned, the timing jumped about 100,000 miles. Now when this happened I was told go to the junk yard and find another motor. Well I went to the junk yard and out of every ford explorer there which by the way was like 15 of them there. Not one of them had a motor in it that had not jumped time. Now usually if u get lucky and these trucks jump a few teeth , u might be able to buy the timing kit and replace just those timing components and be ok, but alot of times what happens is when a tensioner that is mechanic fails the chains can no longer spin so the valves get stuck open in whatever position they are in and the pistons are still going up and down and collide with the valves. Causing unfixable damage to the pistons valves and in some cases completely destroying the motors. In my opinion the timing components should be recalled. Jus saying. Other than that and a few transmission problems truck is great

5.0

An exceptionally reliable car

This Eddie Bauer Model has all the bells and whistles that one could want. It is a clean body - no rust - and interior. I am only selling it because my wife bought me a new car - otherwise I would keep it.

5.0

Most reliable car. Incredible visibility!

This car has been my favorite car ever. The visibility is so great, you can see all around you at all times. All seats will lay down for tons of hauling space or you can fit 7 passengers safely and comfortably with add'l storage in back of the 3rd row.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-Month/12,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Blue Certified: 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Powertrain
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Dealer certification required
Certified 172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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