2000 Ford Explorer Overview

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Trims

2 Dr Sport
26 national listings
2 Dr Sport 4WD
32 national listings
Eddie Bauer
13 national listings
Eddie Bauer 4WD
Eddie Bauer AWD
47 national listings
Limited
5 national listings
Limited 4WD
Limited AWD
34 national listings
XL
XL 4WD
4 national listings
XLS
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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

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Can 15 Inch Rims Work On My 2000 Explorer Eddie Bauer

I have a 1995 F150 Eddie Bauer truck with 15 inch rims and 235/75/R15 tires can I put these on a 2000 Explorer Eddie Bauer with stock 16 inch rims?

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crista18
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My Back Door Wont Unlock Is There A Fuse That Needs To E Changed?

THE DOORS WRKED FINE THEN ONE DAY THEY JUST WOULDNT OPEN ,I TRYED UNLOCKING THEM BY PULLING THE LOCK UP,MANUELY BUT THAT STILL DID NOT WRK.

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Jang2400
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We Just Purchased A 2000 Ford Explorer /xox And Alarm Is Blinking And And ...

please help if you can not sure what we need to do! thank you Joann

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Lourdes Barnes
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I Have A 2000ford Explore Back Tail Light Out Fuses Good Harnest Replaced B...

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Lisa Johnson
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2000 Ford Explorer Won't Turn Over, Lights All Come On, Jumping Didn't Help...

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