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4.2 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 31 reviews
2003 Ford Explorer Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 31 reviews
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
Any Recalls On The Ford Explorer Xlt Rear Differential?
My Ford Explorer XLT (2003) has a very loud sound coming from the rear. I was told it needed a differential. I was also told I am looking at over $1,000 to get it fixed
Radiator Pressure Test
2003 explorer v6. The vehicle does not have a radiator cap, only a cap on the recovery tank. I have a very small leak causing loss of coolant at the rate of about a gallon every 2500miles. The tank...
Were Can I Get A Manual On My Used 2003 Ford Explorer
My 2003 Ford Explorer Feels Like It Misses When I Am Decelerating And Take ...
My 2003 Ford Explorer feels like it misses when I decelerate and take my foot off the gas. I don't feel it when I hit the brakes just when I let up on the accelerator. Also, it doesn't do it all t...
Fluid (coolant Leak)
Fluid leak, looses radiator coolant ever so slightly. Water dripping under vehicle on drivers side. Water coming down electrical fitting which connects to tranny on drivers side about mid drivers si...