• (4.0) 60 reviews
  • Available Prices: $1,629–$8,217
  • 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 Latest Model 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

Consumer Reviews

(4.0)

Average based on 60 reviews

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Typical Ford reliability to 60,000 miles.

by Budnorthmi from Marquette, Mi on November 14, 2017

Love the reliability of the V-6 and the power. If you want to keep replacing wheel bearings, struts axel joints, and rear differential, you can get over 100,000 miles. But between 60 and 100,you bette... Read Full Review

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2004 Ford Explorer Safety Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

Based on Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L

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NHTSA Ratings

Based on Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L

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Recalls

There are currently 4 recalls for this car.


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Service & Repair

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

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