1999 Ford Explorer Overview


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2 Dr Sport 4WD SUV
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4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV
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Average User Score

45 stars

Based on 40 reviews

My Exploder by Jesse
 — I love my explorer. It'll take me anywhere i want to go I just put some brand new 31x10.50 BFG All Terrain TA's on it. I have 196 thousand miles on it and it still runs great. It's not fast by any me... Read More
Best And Strongest Car I Know Of by Josh
 — Its a strong truck that we can get in and drive problem free. we have taken it across the country on extreme last minute things and it will go no problem. it has plenty of power and the handling is am... Read More
One Of The Best Fords Out There by Troy
 — Shifting could be better, but for a V6 with a five speed auto, it has a good amout of power! I love how much room there is inside. I love how well it handles in winter weather. Styling is phenomena... Read More

1999 Ford Explorer Overview

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1999 Ford Explorer

The 1999 Ford Explorer had a curvier, bulkier look than the previous years' models.  An exterior redesign gave the body new heft and gravitas; the same sense of safety and solidity was reflected in some interior innovations, like front side airbags.   Larger bumpers and the new Reverse Sensing System (which beeped when the SUV got too close to another vehicle or object) also highlighted Ford's emphasis on safety and security.

Trim choices for the '99 Ford Explorer included Sport, XL, XLS, XLT, Eddie Bauer, and Limited.  Four-wheel drive was available at all trim levels, and all-wheel drive was available in the XLT, Eddie Bauer, and Limited trims.  The Sport trim offered only a two-door bodystyle; the other trims were all four-door models.

There were plenty of choices under the hood, as well.  Buyers of the 1999 Explorer had their pick of three engines: a 5.0 liter V-8 with a 215-horsepower output, a 4.0 liter single overhead cam V-6 that delivered 205 horsepower, or a 4.0 liter V-6 that putted along at 160 horses.  

The '99 Explorer continued to lead the sport-utility vehicle market; buyers weren't put off a bit by its size or by its less-than-impressive fuel efficiency (14-18 mpg city, 19-23 highway, depending on model).  Big, safe vehicles were what the buying public was looking for, and that's what Ford delivered with the Explorer.


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Ford Explorer Questions


No Heat In 99 Ford Explorer. What Do I Need To Do To Get Some Heat?

When I turn my heat on it blows out cold air. When I start driving it warms up fir about five minutes but get colds and stay cold. It haven't done that for about a week now. Now it just blows out...

24 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 days ago)

It's Missing Under Load And At 45 Mph

99 explorer has 200K miles, V6 engine. Was occasionally missing or killing at idle. Disassembled throttle body and cleaned, boy was it gunked up with black goo. Reassembled and idles perfect at 7...

6 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 days ago)

1999 Ford Explorer Wont Start.

tried to jump and barely cranks once then only clicks. lights work battery is 4 months old. Put in neutral and tried to jump and same result,

4 views with no answers yet

I Replaced The Starter On My 99 Ford Explorer Started It Once And Now It Wo...

11 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 days ago)
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I Have A Ford Explorer '99 And There's A Squeaking Sound Coming From The Fr...

The squeak is made whenever i take a speed bump, a turn or just a hole on the street. It's pretty annoying.

2,047 views with 16 answers (last answer about a week ago)