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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
Ping In 4x4 Exploere Front End. How Much To Fix If Fixable Runs Strong ...
1998 Explorer Awd Front End Ping. Noise
How To Fix A Temp Gadge On A 1998 Ford Explorer
i replaced the thermostat housing now the temp gadge doesn't work
Driver Door Wont Unlock And Handle Broken
I went to open my door to get out for work the one day and my driver side door handle on the inside broke. I was already having previous issues with the keypad not unlocking that door so it had to b...
Have 1998 Ford Explorer 4. 01 Engine Replaced Pump With New Fuel Pump When ...
replace the pressure sensor on the fuel tank both are no the fuel pump and the pressure sensor still no gas going to the engine