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1991 Ford Explorer Overview
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The 1991 Ford Explorer was launched with great fanfare as the company's first entry into the then-new sport utility vehicle market. The Explorer took its name from a 1980s trimline of the popular Ford F-150 pickup; presumably, Ford hoped to capitalize with the F-150's popularity with the off-road set.
The Explorer's trim offerings shared names with those of the F-150 as well: the Explorer was offered in Sport, XL, XLT, and Eddie Bauer trims, with two-door and four-door setups and optional four-wheel drive. Under the hood, the Explorer boasted a 4.0 liter, 155-horsepower V-6 engine.
Alas, the first year of the Ford Explorer was cursed with some quality issues: although most of the 1991 Explorers have held up well through the year, a number of them came off the line with flaws in the transmission and/or chassis. Gas mileage is not the '91 Explorer's great selling point, either, with its 15 mpg city, 17 mpg highway.
If you need the size and durability, though, the roomy Ford Explorer may be the vehicle for you. One of the first SUVs to be broadly marketed in the US, the Explorer has a loyal following of devoted owners.
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Ford Explorer Questions
Push Button 4 X 4
I BOUGHT MY EXPLORER USED AND THE 4 X 4 HAS NEVER WORKED. IT IS THE DASH PUSH BUTTON TYPE. IS THERE A POSSIBLE SIMPLE FIX? I AM NOT SURE IF IT IS XL OR XLT.
What Do You Get With The Eddie Bauer Package On A 4 Door 4wd 1991 Explorer
What is the difference between a Eddie Bauer 4wd and a regular 4wd?
How Much Would A 1990 Ford Expedition Sale For ,its A Eddie Bauer ,has 1775...
I Need To Know Any Common Issues For This Suv?
DOES ANYONE KNOW OF ANY ISSUES WITH THE 91 MODEL 4X4 EDDIE BAUR EXPLORER? I JUST BOUGHT IT A FEW DAYS AGO AND AM HAVING ISSUES WITH IT.
I have a 91 ford explorer i wanting to swap engins. It has a 6cyl. 4.3 i think. i want to put a 5.0 musange engine in it? whats am i going to have to do to do this?