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4.2 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 45 reviews
2000 Ford Explorer Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 45 reviews
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
Why Does My Explorer Acts Up When U Go A Certain Speed?
I was testing out my veichcals tonight on the speed part. I know doin this is illegal but when I hit 100 my Explorer acts lik I slamed on the brakes and goes back down to 90. The max is speed is ...
Can I Use Brake Pads Off Of A 2002 Ford Explorer On My 2000 Ford Explorer
2000 Explorer Won't Crank Or Start Sometimes After Driving It For Awhile An...
First happened when the vehicle was fairly new but not as often. Now it happens fairly often. When the Explorer is driven around enough to bring the engine temperature up to full normal temp, then...
2000 Ford Explorer. A/c Blows Cool At Idle But Gets Hot While Driving.
I have checked the freon level, the compressor, fuses, and vacuum lines. I cannot find the cause. What can I do to fix it?
Where Do I Find The Lock Combination?
I just got a 2000 Ford Explorer 4wd and want to set my lock code. But i dont know where to find it, when i got it, the dealership did not give me a owners manual. Thanks for any help.