2001 Ford Explorer Sport Overview

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45 stars

Based on 26 reviews

Love It! by MsEsp
 — Didnt dislike anything. The only thing that remotely would come close to dislike woulf be, it didnt come with an ask tray. That it! Otherwise, I truly love this vehical! It was my black beauty. Sh... Read More
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

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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Eddie Roos

2001 Ford Explorer The Back Driver Side Door Will Not Open I Tried Taking O...

I can't get the back passenger side door to open I taking off the panel in then all the normal things you would do something will not let it go

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