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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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Ford Explorer Questions
Anti Theft Light Blinking Fast , Engine Won't Start
Anti- Theft light blinking fast and engine won't start. locksmith tried to reprogram key, since i only have one, but it still does the same thing. Any way to over ride or bypass this system altoghte...
Tow An Explorer On A Trailer?
I'm looking to see if there is any regular trailer that can be rented to tow behind an RV that can carry an Explorer 2WD, 4Dr thanks since the Explorer cannot be flat towed.
Trailer To Flat Tow An Explorer?
U-Haul doesn't seen to rent a flat-tow trailer to haul a 4DR 2WD Ford Explorer... any suggestions where to get one that can?
I Have A Ford Explorer Xtl 2001 4door, The Back Hatch Won't Open
I take off the panel and I tried to open it pulling the wires but doesn't open, it just open one side the other side is like seal. Thanks, Les
Shifter Wont Stop At Selected Gear
shifter will go from reverse to drive with out the detents to stop it.