2004 Ford Explorer Overview

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Eddie Bauer V6
29 national listings
Eddie Bauer V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $8,739
Eddie Bauer V6 AWD
Avg. Price: $8,364
Eddie Bauer V8
Eddie Bauer V8 4WD
Eddie Bauer V8 AWD
Limited V6
Avg. Price: $8,497
Limited V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $8,088
Limited V6 AWD
Avg. Price: $7,747
Limited V8
Limited V8 4WD
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Average User Score

4.15 stars

Based on 34 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

Overall User Score

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Based on 34 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

troutbrook1245
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All 4 Windows On My 2004 Explorer Will No Work

All 4 power windows will not work from driver side or any door. Checked all fuses (which are good), have power to the control switch in drivers door. Any thoughts?????

29 views with 11 answers (last answer 11 hours ago)
brandystallings
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Can Someone Make A Phone Call And Have Your Car Shut Down If Not Then What ...

11 views with 5 answers (last answer about a day ago)
apeman1975
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! Have A 2004 Ford Explorer Xlt 4,0 Engine. I Have A 2001-02 Ford Explorer ...

if they work, what will i have to change such as manifold

7 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 days ago)
Gyver
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My 2004 Explorer Won't Shift From 2wd High Back To Awd?

It shifts fine from 2WD high to 2WD low and back to 2WD high? But will not shiift to AWD?

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progkcp
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Is It Cheaper To Buy A New Car Or Keep The One I'm Driving.

It's early 2015 and I bought my 04 Explorer used with 20,000 miles on it. It's always run good and currently has 140,000 miles on it. I've averaged around 12,000 miles a year. The maintenance cost...

31 views with 5 answers (last answer about a week ago)