1996 Ford Explorer Overview

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Trims

2 Dr Sport 4WD SUV
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2 Dr Sport SUV
1 national listing
2 Dr XL 4WD SUV
2 national listings
2 Dr XL SUV
1 national listing
4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV
5 national listings
4 Dr Eddie Bauer AWD SUV
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4 Dr Eddie Bauer SUV
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4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV
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4 Dr Limited AWD SUV
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4 Dr Limited SUV
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4 Dr XL 4WD SUV
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Average User Score

4.25 stars

Based on 29 reviews

Love It ,will Buy Anouther If I Get The Chance by misfitt58
 — I love my explorer it is our 2d one the 1st was a 91 this one is a 96 Eddie Bauer and it dose everything but talk, I really like driving it when I get to, traded my truck for it and my wife says it he... Read More
Old And Sturdy by Jennifer
 — that suv drove over every type of snow lol even in reverse, i just loved it cause it was my dads who passed away and he loved it soooo much it meant the world to me, i drove it very proud and was hear... Read More
Amazing Car by Ryan
 — I have the entire stereo system redone with chest pounding bass from Ficaraudio and Rockford Fosgate. The car has never had any major problems. The paint still looks brand new, and the engine has... Read More

1996 Ford Explorer Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 29 reviews

1996 Ford Explorer

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

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My Drivers Side Window Fell Off The Track. How Can I Put It Back On Track?

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Buying A 1996 Ford Explorer 4wd 6 Cylinder Want To Know If They Are Good Ve...

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Transmission Whining

I have a 1996 Explorer XLT with 185k miles on it. My problem started out as a sound only about three weeks ago – it sounded like a high-speed drill was turning on under my truck while I was driving. ...

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Steven Rushing
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I Just Got A Explorer And The People I Got It From Said That's All It Neede...

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Loud Clicking Sound, Seems To Be Coming From Alternator. I Can Physically S...

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