• (4.0) 57 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,372$8,680
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 17-18
  • Engine: 210-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (flexible; E85)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 5-7
2004 Ford Explorer

Our Take on the 2004 Ford Explorer

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

2004 Ford Explorer Reviews

Consumer Reviews


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by Explorer Girl from Knoxville, TN on September 27, 2013

Best vehicle that I have ever owned. Evidently my family agreed since they all borrowed it whenever they took long trips. This could be because of its comfort and great handling. I have towed everythi... Read Full Review

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2004 Ford Explorer Safety Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

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There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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