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1996 Ford Explorer Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 29 reviews
The 1996 Ford Explorer model year brought the engine up to the standard set by the previous year's exterior redesign. An optional new 4.9 liter V-8 engine put out 210 horsepower, which brought the SUV well into the high-performance class; buyers could also choose the older 4.0 liter V6, 160-horsepower engine.
Trims available included the two-door Sport model, the two-door and four-door XL and XLT models, the four-door Eddie Bauer, and the four-door Limited edition. All trims, except the Limited, were available in a choice of four-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive.
The '96 Ford Explorer continued to appeal to families looking for a roomy, comfortable sport-utility vehicle. Cargo space was a big selling point: the 1996 Explorer provided 42.6 cubic feet with its rear seats up, and a whopping 81 cubic feet with rear seats folded down.
Once again, the '96 Explorer was the sales champion for its market niche, with more than 300,000 vehicles shipped. Drivers love their Explorers' durability and space a lot more than they love their gas mileage; the new engine offered even less fuel efficiency than before, yielding just 14 mpg city, 18 mpg highway, while the old engine continued to provide 15-18 mpg city, 20-23 mpg highway, depending on model.
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Ford Explorer Questions
What Could It Be Od Light And Check Engine Light Is On And I Cant Reverse
went to back up couldn't and both od and check engine light are on before od light was blinking and i added fuel injector cleaner and it does not blink just stays on (od light)
What Could Be The Reason My Od Light Is Flashing And My Truck Wont Reverse ...
i was driving my 1996 ford explorer when only the sudden the od light was flashing and it wont reverse
No Park, No Gears
96 ford explorer. Was coasting it downhill in drive at about 55 and it made a snapping noise and then this terrible whirring noise. When i gassed on it stopped the noise. About ten miles later it a...
Ford Explorer Keyless Entry
I recently bought a Eddie Bauer 1996 at a used car lot in Nashville TN. I need to know how to go about finding the entry code on the door.
What Engines Will Interchange With 1996 Explorer 5.0
my explorer threw a rod i need to do an engine swap ..i would like to know the make model and year of every vehicle that will interchange with my 96 explorer V8 5.0