2003 Ford Explorer Overview

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Trims

Eddie Bauer V6
Avg. Price: $7,032
Eddie Bauer V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $6,876
Eddie Bauer V6 AWD
Avg. Price: $7,049
Eddie Bauer V8
Eddie Bauer V8 4WD
Eddie Bauer V8 AWD
Limited V6
Avg. Price: $6,915
Limited V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $6,784
Limited V6 AWD
Avg. Price: $7,367
Limited V8
Limited V8 4WD
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Average User Score

4.25 stars

Based on 33 reviews

It Is Definitely Worth Having One Of These by jmstpierre
 — I love it! The only reason I'm selling it is because I need a car for my job to travel long distances so it's basically the gas mileage I'm selling it for. Other than that it has been perfect! It is ... Read More
Very Clean Truck. by evangelistmatt
 — I like the room and the ride. I could easily load my kids and grandchildren with the third row seating and the heat and ac in the rear make it comfortable for everyone. The sound system is excellent a... Read More
03 Ford Explorer Limited 4wd V8 - Mustang Rims by FrankoDrums
 — 03 Ford Explorer Limited V8 4WD - I love this car , great model , runs great , leather seats , sunroof , power full engine . I got this SUV for about 3 years and never had any problem i love it ! Grea... Read More

2003 Ford Explorer Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 33 reviews

2003 Ford Explorer

No major changes marked the launch of the 2003 Ford Explorer, except for one: 5-speed manual transmission was no longer an option offered in the main Explorer line (it was still available on the Explorer Sport Trac SUV/pickup hybrid, though).

Trim choices for the 2003 Explorer included XLS, XLT, Eddie Bauer, Limited, and a new NBX trim, which focused on storage, with a roof-rack and specially designed cargo area.  Four-wheel drive was an option on the XLS, XLT, Eddie Bauer, and NBX trims, and standard on the Limited trim; all-wheel drive was an option on all trims except for NBX.

The '03 Explorer continued to outsell the competition, even after twelve years on the market.  Buyers and reviewers praised the roomy interiors and   the agile handling (agile by sport-utility vehicle standards, at least).  

Engine offerings were the same as in 2002: buyers of the '03 Ford Explorer had the choice of a 4.0 liter V-6 or a 4.6 liter Triton V-8.  Gas mileage maintained its middle-of-the-pack position, with 14-17 mpg city and 19-21 mpg city, depending on model.

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Ford Explorer Questions

Louie Cobb
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Blue Smoke Coming From My Exhaust After My Explorer Ran Hot And Now It Won'...

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Louie Cobb
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Blue Smoke Coming From My Exhaust After My Explorer Ran Hot And Now It Won'...

Just put new thetmosat housing on it

14 views with 4 answers (last answer 17 hours ago)
Leslie_52786
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Why Doesn't My Temperature Gauge Or My A/c Fan Work After Replacing Sensor...

I replaced the sensor on my water pump after it was over heating everything went well but now my a/c fans won't kick in and my temperature gauge doesn't work. I tried buying a new sensor thinking it...

13 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 days ago)
skippjack3
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O/d Off Light Flashing On Dash Button On Gear Shift Not Working

16 views with 3 answers (last answer 4 days ago)
Jim Lynch
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2003 Explorer Xlt - Shifts Hard From 2nd To 3rd - Shift Soleinoid?

No lights on dash - blinking or staying on. Just shifts rough from 2nd to 3rd (automatic). Seems to drop right in to 3rd if I let up on the gas a hair. Everything else is fine. 4x4. No custom tires, e...

10 views with 3 answers (last answer about a month ago)