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Average User Score
4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 45 reviews
1999 Ford Explorer Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 45 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
Display Next To Rear View Mirror Is Blank. 1999 Ford Explorerxlt 4x4.what S...
The rear view mirror inside the vehicle.
My Heat Stopped Working. What Do I Check First?
Heat, defrost, AC all stopped working in my 99 explorer sport. It does not even turn on at all. Theres no air. No nothing. Its killing me. Too cold out. Help!!
1999 Explorer V6 pushrod engine. 200K miles. Recent tune-up and run well. Now experiencing a rough idle, at idle only. Any ideas before the daughter drops it off for free maintenance and repairs...
I Have A 1999 Explorer Northface, Rear Drivers Side Door Won't Unlock Insid...
rear door not opening
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