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2001 Ford Explorer Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 7 reviews
The biggest change for the 2001 Ford Explorer was the spinoff of the two-door Sport trim into its own Sport/Sport Trac line. While the Sport broke away to court the off-road, farm, and ranch market, the mainstream Explorer line continued to provide solid comfort and safety for families.
Trim choices for the 2001 Explorer were XLS, XLT, Eddie Bauer, and Limited. The base engine for the XLS was the 4.0 liter, 160-horsepower V-6; the base engine for other trims was the 4.0 liter single overhead cam V-6 with a 205-horsepower output. A V-8 engine, with an output of 215 horsepower, was optional.
Safety and comfort were both hallmarks of the Explorer brand, and the 2001 model continued to offer these in abundance. Buyers had a choice of four-wheel drive and real all-wheel drive options; another safety innovation was the Reverse Sensing System, which used sonar to signal approaching objects while the driver was backing up.
Rack-and-pinion steering and a specially engineered suspension made the '01 Ford Explorer more agile than some of the other competitors for the SUV market. Gas mileage, though nothing to write home about, wasn't as dismal as for some other sport-utility vehicles of the era: 14-18 mpg city, 19-22 highway.
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2001 Ford Explorer, 6 Cylinder, 4x4 160,00 Miles+...after Sitting For Less ...
Replaced BTX-65-650 original battery, with a 675 c.c.amps replacement from Sears, after it had sat for less than 5-mins, and wouldn't start. Fired right up, moved it and parked it for less than an h...
Why Does My 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Utility Only Pulls In 4 Wheel High
will not drive unless it in 4 wheel drive high
My Car Shuts Off When Turning On My Airconditioning??
When i turn my air conitioning on in my 2001 ford explorer it makes a squealing noise and shuts my engine off!!
I Got A 2001 Explorer W/4.0l Sohc Eng ,,its 2wd W/o The Balance Shaft In En...
the 4x4 eng is like new whare my 2wd eng is very bad (lot of mi tired)