2001 Ford Explorer Overview


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Eddie Bauer
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Eddie Bauer 4WD
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Limited 4WD
4 national listings
Limited AWD
8 national listings
Sport 4WD
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Average User Score

4.15 stars

Based on 7 reviews

Love It by Cheryll
 — has a ton of room, handles great on the highway would not go back to a car love my truck. Use it for towing and with the seats folded holds a ton of stuff. Use it for those trips to watertown would ... Read More
The Exploder by Scott
 — Build Quality: My car is a beast nothing wrong with it. Car Comparisons: I almost got a trans am instead of my explorer Performance: It handles like a a formula one car no complaints More About My ... Read More
Comfy Gas Prices? by Colbyn
 — This truck is smooth on the road. It is very comfy. It just gets bad gas milage. But other than than I love this truck. It has a lot of trunk space also. I would recommend getting this as a first car ... Read More

2001 Ford Explorer Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 7 reviews

2001 Ford Explorer

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

Cori Gallardo

What Do I Have To Do If The Latch On My Driver's Side Door Won't Let The Do...

the door had trouble opening and now it won't close....i think the latch on the door is stuck or even broken and i'm wondering if it's possible to avoid goin to the dealership to fix it or if i have t...

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Jill Johnson Walsh

Where Can You Get A Replacement Rod For The Latch So The Door Will Open? T...

The handle is in place, but the small rod on the inside that attaches to the rods in the door is missing, where can a person get a replacement rod and clips?

14 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

2001 Ford Explorer Xl- Anti-theft Light Blinking. Won't Start. Can't Locat...

Have the key. I was given vehicle used and prior owner does not remember key code. Also, no fob. I have looked behind and under everything I can find. Help.

14 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)

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...

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Carolyn Chase

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.

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