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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

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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


Why Does My Transfer Case Keep Jumping Out Of Geer

so my 2000 ford explorer xlt has the auto lock 4 high 4low seting it will work in low all the time but jumps out of the others

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My Vents Only Close To The Radio Barely Blow Out Any Air Suddenly. I Stuck ...

This affects both the air and heat. but only affects the ones close to the radio ie not the windshield nor back seat area.

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Tempature Guage At Half Then Moves Upward.

i replaced the thermostat housing and thermostat along with sensors. The guage starts at hal when cold then moves upward as the vehicle gets warm. What causes that and how can I fix it?

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How Do You Know Which Part Of Airconditioner Needs To Be Fixed? Condenser F...

It is slightly cooler than weather but no where near cold...

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My Directional And Degree Led Will No Longer Work. I Checked Fuse. What Els...

It went off while driving one day...

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