1996 Ford Explorer Overview

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2 Dr Sport 4WD SUV
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2 Dr Sport SUV
2 national listings
2 Dr XL 4WD SUV
1 national listing
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4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV
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4 Dr Eddie Bauer AWD SUV
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4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV
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4 Dr XL 4WD SUV
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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

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How Do I Open Rear Hatch Window

How do I get rear hatch window open?

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PirateChic
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No Air Coming From Front Vents

Here's a run down of events leading up to this. Maybe 2 years ago, heat and air worked fabulously. Then one day, MAX setting on cold air stopped working, but all other settings continues to work. M...

81 views with 3 answers (last answer about a month ago)
bthompson
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1996 Ford Exployer No Air Blowing Out Of Vent Compressor Works Fine. Could ...

1996 FORD EXPLOYER COMPRESSOR WORKS FINE BUT NO AIR COMING OUT. COULD THIS BE A BAD SWITCH OR FUSE?

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Stan Morelock
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My Heater Control Switch Is Not Working..replaced It And Checked Fuse..noth...

I had the air on when I pulled out the the garage but didn't notice that it wasn't working and all of a sudden it starting working. Then one day it quit working all together.

8 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)
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1996 Ford Explorer Front End Noise

there is a noise when to steer hard right or left

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