2003 Ford Explorer Overview

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Eddie Bauer V6
16 national listings
Eddie Bauer V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $6,568
Eddie Bauer V6 AWD
12 national listings
Eddie Bauer V8
Eddie Bauer V8 4WD
Eddie Bauer V8 AWD
Limited V6
Avg. Price: $7,082
Limited V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $7,064
Limited V6 AWD
Avg. Price: $8,151
Limited V8
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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
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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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Do I Need A Tranny Or Hopefully Not ? Help Pleas Thank You All For Any Hel...

i have a 03 explorer v6 4.0 automatic 4 door tranny is a 5r55s ok i loand it to a freind when he brings it back he said he tryed to put it in 4 low n in reverse so idk but it wont go into reverse...

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Should I Be Able To Unlock Anther Ford Explorer With My Explorer Key

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Why Does My Driver Seat Autocratically Goes Back When I Am Driving The Vehi...

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My 2003 Ford Explorer 4wd 4.0 When You Start It, It Will Idle But When You ...

when you start i, it will idle but it idles rough then when you push the gas peddle it stalls out everytime. today i changed the map sensor and the pronblem still exsists, i have also changed the egr ...

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