2000 Ford Explorer Overview

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Trims

2 Dr Sport
21 national listings
2 Dr Sport 4WD
22 national listings
Eddie Bauer
10 national listings
Eddie Bauer 4WD
Eddie Bauer AWD
Avg. Price: $5,254
Limited
Avg. Price: $3,805
Limited 4WD
Limited AWD
20 national listings
XL
XL 4WD
2 national listings
XLS
32 national listings
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Average User Score

4.25 stars

Based on 45 reviews

2000 Ford Explorer 4 Door 4x4 by Chase
 — After having my '96 for 5 years, it and it being my first vehicle and all, i had quite the hard time leaving it but this has been a pretty great replacement. Bought it with 92k miles. Since then I hav... Read More
Great Car For A Guy Who's Always On The Go by Aaron
 — This car is perfect for me! I'm an all around versatile guy who does a little bit of everything. this vehicle performs wonderfully whether i'm hauling my guitar equipment around or pulling a fishing... Read More
Performance Is Great, Interior Is Better. by William
 — Even though it is a two-wheel drive Explorer, the engine makes it a great car. The auto 'box is pretty bad and seems mismatched as when I press hard on the accelerator, nothing happens until a second... Read More

2000 Ford Explorer Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 45 reviews

2000 Ford Explorer

No great changes were made to the 2000 Ford Explorer; after the previous year's exterior redesign, Ford looked at its big-shouldered sport-utility vehicle and found it good.  Its impressive cargo capacity (81.6 cubic feet for the four-door models) and solid roadworthiness made it the SUV of choice for hundreds of thousands of buyers.

Another selling point for the 2000 Explorer was its emphasis on safety.  No new safety features were introduced for the 2000 model year, but the Explorer was already chock-full of them: from anti-lock brakes to side-curtain airbags to the Reverse Sensing System (a sonar-based array that warned of approaching objects when backing up), the Explorer was all about security.

That said, there was plenty of performance to be found in the Explorer, if that's what you were looking for. Rack-and-pinion steering and (optional) all-wheel drive made the Explorer more agile than many of its competitors.  Its all-wheel and four-wheel options gave it the ability to go off-road with ease, even if most of the Explorers out there never got out of the suburbs.  

Trim choices for the 2000 Explorer were the two-door Sport trim, and the four-door XL, XLS, XLT, Eddie Bauer, and Limited.  Engine offerings included a 5.0 liter V-8 engine with a 215-horsepower output, a 4.0 liter single overhead cam V-6 clocking at 205 horsepower, and the base 4.0 liter V-6 which put out 160 horsepower.

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Ford Explorer Questions

jimbo1958
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My 2000 Ford Explorer Just Quit

While leaving work last night, My explorer quit while going about 25 mph out of the lot. I costed into another lot and it wouldn't. I replaced plugs wires last July, It will turn over but won't start....

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Darold Freimund
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How To Replace Oil Pump On 4 Liter Motor 4x4 Ford Explorer

details of what to take off and if motor mounts have to be removed to get oil pan off and what to look for. and what should be replaced with pump

10 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 days ago)
mike94509
5

Is Engine Still Good If Not Ran For A Year And Half

car been stored for year and a half. is engine still good?

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James Colucci
5

Ford Explorer Passenger Door Stuck Closed

The exterior handle was broken and the interior handle still moved but it does not open the door. I can put the seat all the way back however I do not know how to pull off the door panel while insid...

21 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
kluvbaby
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My 2000 Ford Explorer Won't Crank Or Start What Could Be The Problem

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