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Average User Score
4.1 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 53 reviews
1998 Ford Explorer Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 53 reviews
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
Popping When Turning
Loud popping noise when turning from under neath
What Transmission Will I Need To Buy For A 1998 V8 All Wheel Drive Ford Exp...
Locked My Keys In My Car. Where Can I Find The Keyless Entry Code On My Car...
locked my keys in the backseat and I need the keyless entry code to get in. Dealer said in was inside the hood, cant find it.
Why Does The Air Conditioner Work In My 1998 Ford Explorer But Not The Heat...
No heat whatsoever emits from vent when the heat is turned on but air conditioner works fine. Please help me get answers.