1998 Ford Explorer Overview

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2 Dr Sport 4WD SUV
33 national listings
2 Dr Sport SUV
36 national listings
4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV
16 national listings
4 Dr Eddie Bauer AWD SUV
7 national listings
4 Dr Eddie Bauer SUV
6 national listings
4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV
14 national listings
4 Dr Limited AWD SUV
Avg. Price: $4,171
4 Dr Limited SUV
4 Dr XL 4WD SUV
20 national listings
4 Dr XL SUV
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4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV
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Average User Score

45 stars

Based on 52 reviews

Get In It Or Get Passed Up by Nick
 — BETSY!!! everyone i know has been in her atleast once and loves it(i think) kim: "welll, its an amazingly awesome piece of gas-guzzling metal that has been fixed up with uhmazzingg blue neon lights... Read More
She's A Hottie by Ryan
 — Been a great truck so far. Amazing fuel economy considering how old it is. The little 4.0L needs to downshift when going up a hill, but it usually has enough pep when needed. It's fun enough, and h... Read More
Great Fun Good All Rounder by Terry
 — off roading this car was great fun extremely capable motorways was great on fuel cruising was lovely juicey round town tho and de-limited would easily reach 130mph+ very strong truck overall but delic... Read More

1998 Ford Explorer Overview

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Based on 52 reviews

1998 Ford Explorer

The 1998 Ford Explorer once again topped the sport-utility vehicle market in US sales. Changes were minimal in the exterior and interior design and detail, except for some slight tweaks to the front grill.  

Under the hood, though, it was a different story; the high-power 5.0 liter V-8 engine (standard on the Eddie Bauer and Limited trims, and optional on the Sport, XL, and XLT trims) got a design overhaul, boosting its output to 215 horsepower. Buyers who weren't looking for that much power had the choice of two 4.0 liter V-6 engines, including a single overhead cam model with a 205-horsepower output.

Ford also made some refinements to the rack-and-pinion steering system on the '98 Explorer, and reviewers praised its improved agility.  

Still, the '98 Ford Explorer appealed mainly to SUV buyers drawn by its roomy interiors, big cargo capacity, and rugged construction, not to drivers looking for a high-performance vehicle.  However, its four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options did appeal to people wanting a tough vehicle for off-road adventures.

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Ford Explorer Questions

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How Do I Find A Fix For The Below Issue On A 1998 Ford Explorer?

This SUV has been sitting for three months with a quarter tank of gas and a dead battery. After replacing the battery and trying to start, it would only turn over without actually cranking. It act...

9 views with 1 answer (last answer 10 hours ago)
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Door Locks

my explorer has locked me out, how can I get in?

4 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 days ago)
Christina N Lee Welch
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My Suv Will Not Start And Is Saying Theft When I Try To Crank It. What Must...

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Christina N Lee Welch
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My Theft System Is Reading Theft And Will Not Let Me Crank With The Key How...

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COOLD
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My 1998 Ford Exlorer Xlt Turns Over And Backfires But Won't Start Thinking ...

MY 1998 FORD EXPLORER BACKFIRES WHEN YOU CRANK IT OVER BUT AFTER IT BACKFIRES IT WILL KEEP CRANKING. THINKING THE TIMEING CHAIN SO I WOULD USE ANY HELP

38 views with 9 answers (last answer about a month ago)