Along with this new, stronger chassis, Ford updated the interior, redesigned the rear suspension and added power-folding third-row seats. The rear inflatable seat belts won the 2011 Best New Technology Award from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada. The cargo floor was lowered several inches, adding nearly 10 cubic feet of total cargo room. The Explorer was cleared by the as no more dangerous than any other truck when driven unsafely. We're confident you'll enjoy the experience! A 1995 redesign with a new suspension slightly raised the Explorer's center of gravity, but it was called inconsequential by a Ford spokesman.
Minimum running ground clearance is 7. As part of the changes related to the redesigned front suspension, the entire front fascia was redesigned, with the Explorer gaining model-distinct styling. All other Ford Motor Company vehicles are allowed to tow U-Haul trailers. Unofficial reports from employees indicated that it was due to the rear bumper separating from the vehicle, including the tow hook assembly. Becoming the final V8-powered American Ford to adopt to the , the third-generation Explorer offered a 239 hp 178 kW 4. The fifth generation Explorer features sculpted body work with stepped style headlamps similar to the , , , and , as well as new stepped style tail lamps. The interior was given redesigned front and rear seats, along with second-generation airbags; side airbags were introduced as an option.
The third-generation Ford Explorer was marketed by all three divisions of Ford Motor Company: by Mercury as the second-generation Mercury Mountaineer; Lincoln marketed the third-generation Explorer from 2002 to 2005 as the. Other than the addition of the top-of-the-line Platinum trim, as well as standard eighteen-inch on the base Explorer trim, the changes are mainly in styling, exterior and interior color combinations, technology, and power. Each mode is selected via a rotary control dial on the center console, aft of the transmission shifter. It also mates with a 10-speed automatic and sees an increase in towing capacity, to 5,600 lb 2,540 kg. Archived from on June 13, 2002. In 2000, the North Face was also available in black.
In contrast to five-door Explorers, second-generation three-door Ford Explorers shifted to a separate trim nomenclature. In contrast to the Ranger, the Sport Trac was marketed primarily as a personal-use vehicle rather than for work use. With the addition of independent rear suspension, several functional changes were brought as part of the redesign. Standard running ground clearance is 8. All the new owner has to do is look at the mileage and then the milestone chart for maintenance, and calculate the risks. The first four generations offered rear-wheel drive as standard, with part-time four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options; the fifth generation offered front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, while the sixth generation reverted to rear-wheel drive with optional all-wheel drive. Marking the reintroduction of the waterfall grille to the Mercury brand, the Mountaineer saw two-tone and later monochromatic styling different from the Explorer.
Archived from on January 6, 2013. In the seminal series of the Ford Explorer, transformational electronics were added about 1996, with a diagnostic display from a trip computer. It used the same tires as the Ford Ranger with a relatively low rating for high temperatures. In another major change, the third-generation Explorer was developed solely as a five-door vehicle. The development of the fifth generation Explorer was led by chief engineer Jim Holland from February 2008 to October 2010, who was also a chief engineer for ; heading development of the Land Rover L322 2005 facelift from December 2001 to December 2004. Here's how to disable adblocking on our site. Retaining the same footprint as its predecessor, the 1995 Ford Explorer underwent extensive modifications to its chassis to improve its road manners.
Your Ford Explorer makes it easy to get out of town for a weekend, whether you're visiting another city or heading into the wilderness. Largely introduced as a competitor to the , the Explorer Limited was offered only as a four-door with an automatic transmission. Similar to TouchDrive, ControlTrac is dash-controlled, with a rotary selector for two-wheel drive 1995-1996 , auto, high range, and low range. Treat your vehicle with the respect it deserves by upgrading your exhaust pipes for Ford Explorer. Along with tuning the Explorer for higher-speed European driving, the Explorer was benchmarked to lead against the 300 and the then-in-development. The 2016 Explorer went on sale at dealerships in the Summer of 2015.
Archived from on July 28, 2013. There are enough toys and gadgets to keep everyone busy. For 2000, Ford added flex-fuel capability to the Explorer for the first time. And would a body lift leave a gap between my front and rear bumpers? The 2006 Ford Explorer was nominated for the award for 2006. Visit AutoZone to find the right products at the right prices and take advantage of complimentary battery charging and diagnostic engine testing while you're at the store.
Always verify all light bulb sizes, bulb voltage usage and bulb wattage before applying any information found here to your 1999 Ford Explorer. The Sport name was resurrected in 2012, but as a performance version of the standard four-door Explorer. For 2009, the Explorer received a trailer sway control system as standard equipment, and the navigation system received flow monitoring with updated gas prices from nearby stations. Archived from on September 30, 2010. The Ford Explorer Limited was introduced for 1993 as a luxury-trim model slotted above the Eddie Bauer. In another change, Firestone tires which had caused the rollovers and crashes of the Ford Explorers were not made available on any version of the third-generation Explorer. If you'd be so kind as to whitelist our site, we promise to keep bringing you great content.
Both companies' reputations were tarnished. Using a common displacement with the pushrod 4. Moreover, Ford switched to a one-piece rear liftgate design due to the problems associated with the previous generation's design. For 2001, the Explorer Sport was split from the four-door Explorer, retaining the second-generation body and chassis and adopting the front fascia of the Explorer Sport Trac. Some have argued that poor driver reaction to tire blowout was a contributing factor. The new Explorer will be available with an optional trailer tow package. Unlike its predecessor sold through 2005, it featured the V-8 engine as an option and was based on this generation Explorer's platform.