2001 Ford Explorer Sport Overview

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Average User Score

45 stars

Based on 25 reviews

Big Old Take Me Anywhere Car by xinabella
 — I have had three Explorers and I like the size and roominess. I have dogs and the crates fit perfectly without blocking my sight lines and also give me room for groceries. It has a comfortable seat fo... Read More
My Suv by Nick
 — I bought my SUV about 6 weeks ago and I absolutely love this truck. I have never owned anything that preformed the way this did. Four days ago we got hit with 4" of ice and my Ford was a beast in it. ... Read More
Ford Explorer Sport 2dr. Awd by Tyler
 — I love that custom paintjobs look good on it. The V6 engine just keeps going when at full throttle. It's not too bad on gas, fun to drive because it's small but not to small. The AWD could go but it... Read More

2001 Ford Explorer Sport Overview

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport

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

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I Have A 2000 Ford Explorer My Passenger Door Is Stuck Shut And I Cannot Re...

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Spongy Brakes

I just put new pads on my car now my brake pedel goes to the floor and is very spongy. Have bleed all the lines with no bubbles. Any ideas?

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Does Anybody Know Where I Can Get The Code For My Door Lock On A 01 Explore...

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When I Put My Ford Explorer In Park It Shuts Off. Why?

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My 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Will Start But When I Take My Foot Off The Gas ...

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