1995 Ford Explorer Overview


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Average User Score

3.85 stars

Based on 18 reviews

I Loved My Truck by Shelli
 — This SUV was truly one of a kind. This 4-door Explorer was built with a manual 5-speed transmission instead of the standard automatic. "Now wait!!" you might say... "There are other Explorers with... Read More
A Good, Reliable And Safe Car. by David
 — Although the gas mileage is horrible, the braking and handling are exceptional for a big SUV, the 4WD is very useful in tight situations. The special features are nice with the 4WD like mentioned bef... Read More
Ford Explorer by Andrew
 — Performance – goes over a hundred handling- is fine, never had any trouble with it Build Quality – good,i guess falls apart, shakes around 70 but stops shaking around 75. Appearance – forest green lol... Read More

1995 Ford Explorer Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 18 reviews

1995 Ford Explorer

Big changes were afoot for the 1995 Ford Explorer.  The exterior was restyled, with a slightly more aerodynamic look; a suspension update gave the '95 Explorer an independent front suspension that yielded a more car-like ride; and the interior was made more luxurious across the trim range.

Trim choices still included the Sport (now in two-door bodystyle only), the two-door and four-door XL and XLT, and the Eddie Bauer (now available only as a four-door model).  The four-door Limited edition now offered a choice between four-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive models.  A two-door, four-wheel drive trim was called the Expedition; this trim would only be offered for the '95 Ford Explorer.

Despite the many changes to the line, the engine remained the same for 1995: its 4.0 liter V-6 delivered 160 horsepower, and yielded 15-18 mpg city/20-22 mpg highway.  If you're looking for a used Explorer, you might do well to hold out for a model from 1996, when the engine received a comparable upgrade.  Still, drivers seem happy with their 1995 Explorers.


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Ford Explorer Questions

John Romero

1995 Ford Explorer Four Wheel Drive Won't Disengage.

21 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)

Why Would My Ford Explorer Shut Off When I Put It In Drive?

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1995 Fore Explorer No Heat Is Full Of Coolant Heater Hoses Get Hot Atc Chan...

no heat thermostat work heater hoses get hot atc changes air flow still no heat any ideas

42 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 months ago)

1995 Ford Explorer Ac Issues

The compressor clutch was getting stuck so we replaced that. At first, the clutch wasn't working we then took some shims out and it was fine. I believe we only took one out. AC was still blowing hot...

29 views with 7 answers (last answer 4 months ago)
Jackie Atchison

Neither The Rear Lift Gate Nor The Rear Window Will Open On My 95 Ford Expl...

The rear turn handle will not move in either direction to open the window or the whole gate. It's seems to be stuck, but not locked. I can't get to my spare tire.

128 views with 2 answers (last answer 5 months ago)