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Average User Score
4.2 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 33 reviews
2003 Ford Explorer Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 33 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
03 Explorer Had Black Trans Fluid When I Serviced It I Pumped About Half Of...
i tried to service my ford xls 4dr v6 2wd 2003 explorers transmission i dropped pan changed filter and it was alot of metal in the pan...the car has 214k on it i had it ror about 25k never messed wi...
Dash Vent Temperature
ive been working on a 2003 ford explorer for a friend of mine it had cold air blowing out of the right side of the dash and warm air blowing out of the left side of the dash. i replaced the plastic b...
Ok, I'll Admit I'm Lazy
My 96 and 99 explorer has the fuel filter on the frame under the drivers side door. I've changed them before and have the tools. My 2003 V6 needs the fuel filter changed. Is it in the same location...
Where Is The Keyless Entry Code Located At On A 2003 Ford Explorer
i just bought a 2003 2door Ford Explorer and i don't know the keyless entry code. Is it hidden somewhere on the vehicle? I've had people tell me that it is, and i really would like to have it.
2003 Explorer 4.6 Exhaust Leak
Tailpipe came apart where it bends to go over the axle just above the universal. I will eventually fix this but time is short right now and trying to get a gauge on the urgency of this repair. I'm a ...