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2000 Ford Explorer Overview


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2 Dr Sport
18 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,315
2 Dr Sport 4WD
19 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,752
Eddie Bauer
9 national listings
Avg. Price: $4,813
Eddie Bauer 4WD
Eddie Bauer AWD
51 national listings
Avg. Price: $4,575
Avg. Price: $4,876
Limited 4WD
Limited AWD
15 national listings
Avg. Price: $4,053
6 national listings
Avg. Price: $4,060
34 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,857
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Average User Score

4.25 stars

Based on 44 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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Based on 44 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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Hi everyone I had question about my 2000 Ford Explorer. I traded my 2001 Dodge Ram in for it. That was about 4 months ago. Ever since then it has the slightest ticking in the engine compartment. ...

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Shawn Wintzel

I Have A 2000 Ford Explorer Xlt 4.0 V6 And Would Like To Know If There Is A...

I would like to change out steering column so it tilts and maybe swap out the engine and or parts such as vac-hoses etc...

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David Elliott

Are There Any Sensers On The Bottom/lowerhalf Of A Transmission That Could ...

all of the sudden it wont go any faster than 35 ,in drive

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Will 2002 Ford Explorer Doors Fit On A 2000 Ford Explorer

I am needing to change the doors on my 2000 ford explorer. Only doors I can find are off of a 2002 ford explorer will they work?

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Is A 1999 Ford Explorer Transmission Compatible Inside A 2000 Ford Explorer...

these 2 particular yrs were basicaly the same no?? as in production not the year labled release??

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