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Average User Score
4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 40 reviews
1999 Ford Explorer Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 40 reviews
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...
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...
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,
I Replaced The Starter On My 99 Ford Explorer Started It Once And Now It Wo...
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.