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1996 Ford Explorer Overview

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2 Dr Sport 4WD SUV
5 national listings
Avg. Price: $2,613
2 Dr Sport SUV
Avg. Price: $2,538
2 Dr XL 4WD SUV
2 national listings
Avg. Price: $2,538
2 Dr XL SUV
1 national listing
Avg. Price: $2,386
4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV
4 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,558
4 Dr Eddie Bauer AWD SUV
4 national listings
Avg. Price: $2,921
4 Dr Eddie Bauer SUV
4 national listings
Avg. Price: $2,814
4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV
9 national listings
Avg. Price: $2,947
4 Dr Limited AWD SUV
3 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,169
4 Dr Limited SUV
1 national listing
Avg. Price: $2,756
4 Dr XL 4WD SUV
10 national listings
Avg. Price: $2,973
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Average User Score

4.15 stars

Based on 27 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 27 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

razberi
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Help, My Transmission Will Only Go In Reverse, 1996 Ford Explorer, Tried Ad...

my transmission will only go in reverse, 1996 ford explorer, tried adding tranny fluid, stop slip, going thru PRND21 in 2WD 4WD and 4WDL, plus transfer case bolt replaced before break down.

34 views with 3 answers (last answer 4 days ago)
HAWKZILLA
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Rough Start, Then Run Smooth...intermittent

Hello, 96 Explorer. This problem has been going on for some time. It is intermittent, and would never be able to produce the issue on demand, it just does it when it does it. The it is a startin...

50 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
Blaine0293
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Which Fuse Control The Door Locks On A 1996 Ford Explorer?

my door locks keep locking. If I hold down the unlock button on the key fob, they stop, but as soon as i unlock the doors they start up again. they keep pulling down as if to lock the doors. Does n...

38 views with no answers yet
Kat Browning
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Trouble With 4 Wheel Drive

had to put my car in 4 wheel drive now it wont go back to normal

992 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
neakin34
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How Do I Open My Hatch On 96 Explorer If Handle Does Not Work

31 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)