1994 Ford Explorer User Reviews

1994 Ford Explorer Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 39 reviews

  • Performance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Appearance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Overall: 3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5

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"ride" 15 reviews
"reliable car" 8 reviews
"comfortable car" 7 reviews
"big space" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 12 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"transmission" 3 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"window" 2 reviews

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James writes:
1994 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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4

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Lots of room and off road capability

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Transmissions are junk, i'm on no 3, and only owned it for 4 years.

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A 90's Suv. Everyone Has One. — I like it, my off road vehicle. 4 wheel drive is good for snow too. Ample power to get around in the city. Unfortunately it gets the same mileage as a 5.0 mustang. Not the vehicle you want to drive to and from work everywhere in the summertime when the fuel prices spike up. Great for camping trips and the winter. Alright MPG on long roadtrips makes it bearable. Ice cold A/C too. Transmissions seem to go every 50-100,000 km too. Best to make sure the fluid is changed every few oil changes and add an extra trans cooler as well.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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rhlandis writes:
1994 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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Durable, rugged and dependable

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MPG But, it's an SUV. It's what it is.

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Ford Got This One Right. I Love It. — I absolutely love my 94 Ford Explorer. It's 16 years old and the only thing, other than routine maintenance, that I have had to do to it was to replace the cheesy fiber lower intake manifold gasket, as it was leaking coolant. Do yourself a favor and use the metal one that Ford now offers. Although the 1st generation Explorer's have all the aerodynamics of a shoebox, Ford did a great job of blending style and function, with this rugged little utilitarian vehicle. It gets around in the snow like nobody's business, and has towed a good many sub compacts (and a few full sized 4X4s) out of assorted snowbanks. I was leery about "pushbutton" 4 wheel drive (never had one before), but I'm a fan now. She starts to spin a little, just push the button, 4X4 engages and off you go. She's not once left me sit. Take care of it, and it'll take care of you. I do, however, wish that the engine had a bit more power, but that's the only thing that I'd change about this well built, rugged and durable piece of equipment.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cody writes:
1994 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV Review
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Test ur driving abalities.

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Its slow

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Its Ok For A First Car. — Its a nice but slow.it hadles ok i need new tires. the condition is ok not really alot of rust. some that u can see overall its a good first car. Got 4x4!!!! It works really well. Havent got stuck yet.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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explorermatt writes:
1994 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport SUV Review
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Pretty reliable

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Filling up!

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Explorer Matt — It's easy to park, paint is strong. People compliment me on the seats being confortable. Plently of ash trays front and back. Plently of people want to ride in it always. Everything on this truck works, really reliable and great vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cory writes:
1994 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV Review
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To get to point a to point b and to off road.

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The transmissions seem to go out a lot.

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Very Fun To Drive. — This explorer has no acceleation power but has a very stong engine. I put new brakes on it and spark plugs that sort of thing. This car pops when releasing the brake pedal. I have gotten into many recks with it so i bought a new front end on it and put it all on. The interior pretty nice but could always use some tlc. Gas mileage i get about 14 in town and 16 on high way. This car is easy to work on the really fun to mess around in.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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William writes:
1994 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT SUV Review
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fast, confident, good looking

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MPG, ride (both typical of SUVs, so I was not disappointed)

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For It's Third Year Of Production, It Is Remarkably Agile And Reliable. — This car has shown that a car can only get better with age, as it never struggles with reaching the 6000rpm mark. I consistently out accelerate other cars, all the while the brakes and suspension handle remarkably at high speeds, considering this is a SUV after all. The outside of the car is still beautiful, even with all of the scrapes and dents from almost 13 years on the road. What's even more remarkable is that the thing had gone through one wreck, that I know of ( it was bought used). With simple upkeep it has gone relatively unscathed. The engine/transmission combo is superb, especially for a V6/automatic. This fact only magnifies the incredible engineering that Ford put into it. The interior is inline with its contemporaries and is very comfortable, especially considering its age.

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Alec_William writes:
1994 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport 4WD SUV Review
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It's a great off-road vehicle

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Manual hubs

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2d 4wd Suv — For a small vehicle it handles great off-road and going into the mountains. It is good at taking corners and going high speeds quickly. The brakes work exceptionally well. It's a fun little vehicle to drive and I would recommend this car to someone who likes driving off-road.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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tfret writes:
1994 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV Review
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I liked the style and looks of the vehicle. I liked the allow wheels and leather seats. it was a very comfortable car.

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No power, pitiful acceleration, and absolutely horrible fuel gas mileage.

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Junk — Comfortable and stylish, that's the only thing good I can say about it. The performance and fuel economy were both pathetic. I got angry at this car every time I drove it. My wife decided it was bad for my blood pressure to own it so we sold it. Best move we ever made. Stay away from it!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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tliddle writes:
1994 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV Review
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Plenty of room in this one... and the 4WD worked - She could get through the mud with ease - with standard tires -

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Transmission is made of plastic!  Lost mine 3 times and I never EVER rode her hard.

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1994 Ford Explorer — She was a good ride - so/so on gas - but big in comfort. Rode nice and was reliable until the tranny died 3 DANG TIMES - and the final time was it - once I got it road ready, I sold it and never looked back.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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This was a good vehicle until i had children the two doors didnt work so well.

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Theres nothing to really complain about this vehicle it ran good and worked good.

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A Good Vehicle If You Dont Have Kids. — The exploer I had was a basic model with a 5 speed transmition. It stopped pretty good and had sufficient power it being a manual it seemed better than my cousin automatic. Rhe four wheel drive had to use monthly or the auto lock outs would stick.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2014 Ford Explorer Reviews

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2013 Ford Explorer Reviews

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2012 Ford Explorer Reviews

Solid Family Car, Vary Happy With It For The Most Part. By Jay

I wish I had opted for the Limited, memory seats and the intelligent cruise control would have been great features but were not options in the XLT. The interior is pretty roomy for a midsized SUV, but... Read More

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2011 Ford Explorer Reviews

Good Vehicle. By Ken

Could use a little more power. The 3.5L V6 is just not quite enough. However, I'm sure my mileage is much better than if it had a V8, so I'm not really complaining all that much. Otherwise, a very nic... Read More

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2010 Ford Explorer Reviews

Lots Of Toys On The Limited Awd By goldy

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