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Average User Score
4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 26 reviews
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 26 reviews
The 2001 Ford Explorer Sport was the trim that became an SUV. For some reason, Ford made the decision to spin off its two-door Explorers into the "Explorer Sport" instead of including them in its 2001 upgrade of the Explorer.
Based on the desperately-seeking-an-update mid-90s Explorer platform, the 2001 Explorer Sport was kind of a tough sell. There wasn't anything particularly 'sporty' about it, either; if you got the optional four-wheel-drive, you could take the thing off-road, but that was about it. As midsize SUVs went, the Explorer Sport was nothing too special.
Still, some drivers loved it for its smaller wheelbase, tight turn ratio, and easy handling. Under the hood, the '01 Ford Explorer Sport packed a 4.0 liter, single overhead cam V6 with 205 horsepower and 240 lb.-ft. of torque. Gas mileage wasn't too bad by SUV standards, with 15-16 mpg city, 19 mpg highway.
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Ford Explorer Sport Questions
Stuck In 4wd Low
I have replaced the 4x4 control module and the fuses are good but will not shift out of 4wd low. I have disconnected the battery for 15+ minutes, backed it up and tried switching and all the other...
2001 Ford Explorer
I have a 2001 Ford explorer and 2 years ago I replaced the fuel pump and it was works just fine then I noticed 5 months later my car was starting the first time like it needed to be primed or some...
Intermitent Heat Flow
2001 Ford Explorer Sport
So one day my fog lamps go out I have checked all the fuses I have even replace the switch on the dash and it has not solve the problem none of my wire is appeared to be damaged does anybody have any ...
I have a 2001 ford explorer sport. In the last week my ford has been losing battery power after the car has been turned off which is causing me to jump start it. Only thing I see weird is that my ...