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2004 Ford Explorer Overview

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Eddie Bauer V6
Avg. Price: $7,687
Eddie Bauer V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $8,201
Eddie Bauer V6 AWD
Avg. Price: $8,320
Eddie Bauer V8
Eddie Bauer V8 4WD
1 national listing
Avg. Price: $6,900
Eddie Bauer V8 AWD
Limited V6
Avg. Price: $8,560
Limited V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $8,562
Limited V6 AWD
Avg. Price: $8,320
Limited V8
1 national listing
Avg. Price: $8,995
Limited V8 4WD
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Average User Score

45 stars

Based on 31 reviews

My Black Beauty by pleasebeawin
 — I love almost everything about my car. I live in Michigan and the winters are harsh, but that is no challenge for my Explorer. I have not had to replace anything other than brakes in the time i have h... Read More
Outstanding Outside, Inside, And Under The Hood! by soooner
 — This vehicle is nice to drive because of it's size and versatility. For a midsize SUV it really allows the room you need, the power you may want, without the bulk of a larger truck or SUV. Every tim... Read More
We Love This Car!! by Wendy
 — We bought this back in Jan. So we haven't had it very long, but it does awesome on the road. We've already taken it on several road trips. It drives awesome and I love the petal adjustment button!! We... Read More

2004 Ford Explorer Overview

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Based on 31 reviews

2004 Ford Explorer

The 2004 Ford Explorer was the first to be offered with Ford's Advance Trac antiskid system for all models (available as an option on the XLS, and standard on the XLT, NBX, Eddie Bauer, and Limited trims).  This was just the latest addition to the safety features with which Ford had laden the Explorer: the SUV also came standard with anti-lock brakes and specially designed passenger seatbelts; side-curtain airbags were an often-recommended option.

The concern with safety carried over into other aspects of the 2004 Explorer.  Buyers had the choice of rear-wheel, four-wheel, and all-wheel drives; the  Control Trac 4WD system provided an added degree of refinement, enabling drivers to choose between automatic and high-power four-wheel drive depending on road conditions.

The '04 Ford Explorer also provided plenty of choices under the hood, with two V-6 engines (a 160-horsepower basic model, and a single overhead cam V6 that put out 205 horsepower) and a 239-horsepower 4.6 liter Triton V-8 engine on offer.  

Despite all that engineering wizardry, though, the keys to the '04 Explorer's domination of the SUV market were most likely its roomy interiors (seating five adults comfortably, with a third-row seat option to take capacity up to seven), its impressive cargo capacity (up to 88.1 cubic feet for the five-passenger versions), and its reputation for being "built Ford tough".

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Ford Explorer Questions

1Ginger
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My 2004 Ford Explorer Started Making A Knocking Noise

all of a sudden but the car isn't running any differently the car runs fine and sometimes the noise will stop for a 5 or 10 minutes and then come back again. The car never over heated or was low on oi...

19 views with 3 answers (last answer 5 days ago)
hardworker
0

I Have A 2004 Ford Explorer Xlt I Put A New Starter As Well As A New Fuel P...

I only had it for 1 month

12 views with 5 answers (last answer about a week ago)
DonL
20

Exploerer Wont Start And Appears To Be Electrical.

2004 Explorer, Driving home the power started to die off. Parked in the driveway and turned it off, when I tried to restart there wasn't enough battery. I put a charger on it and got it to turn over. ...

875 views with 17 answers (last answer about a week ago)
churubuscot
0

How Do I Shut Off The 4x4 On A 2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition?

I have a 2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition and I accidentaly turned on the 4x4 high and now it is light up on my dash. There is no off button, someone please help.

27 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)
Deejpayday
0

How Do I Know If My 04' Explorer Has An Alarm?

22 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)