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2008 Ford Explorer Overview


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Eddie Bauer
Avg. Price: $14,667
Eddie Bauer 4WD
Avg. Price: $15,595
Eddie Bauer V8
Avg. Price: $16,120
Eddie Bauer V8 4WD
Avg. Price: $15,839
Avg. Price: $16,134
Limited 4WD
16 national listings
Avg. Price: $16,392
Limited V8
Avg. Price: $16,375
Limited V8 4WD
Avg. Price: $16,606
Avg. Price: $12,805
Avg. Price: $13,153
3 national listings
Avg. Price: $14,639
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Ford Explorer Experts

#1 OJ
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Reputation 1,010
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Average User Score

4.25 stars

Based on 9 reviews

Gas Guzzler...recommend A V6 Over 8, But, Not By Much! by Kory
 — Looking for plenty of room for all the kiddies or extra people, fun to drive and "cheaper" on the pocketbook over other SUV's? This was a good middle ground. Was looking at the BMW X5, Volvo, Audi a... Read More
Best Explorer Yet by packgulfsun
 — This is my 2nd Explorer,I still have the '97 which has 100k milels on it and is running great. I don't like the iac control on the 07 and the rough idle/clicking noise it's had forever. The new Eddie ... Read More
Great Buy, Great Family Vehicle by Stevin
 — The Explorer is a great buy. No problems, the quality is great. The performance is fine for everyday driving, nothing you would take to the drag strip though. Fun to drive, very comfortable. Sync is a... Read More

2008 Ford Explorer Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 9 reviews

2008 Ford Explorer

Ford expanded the Explorer lineup for 2008 to include no fewer than 12 configurations, including XLT, Eddie Bauer, and Limited versions, each of which can be equipped with optional four-wheel drive and a choice of V6 or V8 engine.  

In addition, Ford Motor Company added a number of new features for 2008. The Explorer holds the honor as the first Ford vehicle with a new capless fuel filling system (available late in the model year), which opens and closes automatically when drivers insert or extract a fuel pump nozzle. It also provides a tighter seal than a typical gas cap, according to Ford.

New standard equipment for 2008 also includes Ford's Safety Canopy system, which consists of a rollover sensor and side curtain airbags. In addition, late in the 2008 model year, the Explorer will be available with a new technology option called Sync, a communications connectivity system that enables hands-free access to cell phones and MP3 players through the Explorer's audio system.

The 2008 Explorer also sports three new exterior colors, including Stone Green, Vapor Silver, and White Suede.

The 2008 Ford Explorer comes with either a 4.0-liter, single-overhead-cam V6 engine that produces 210 horsepower or an optional 4.6-liter V8 that generates 292 horsepower. Beyond that, standard features and options are varied and can be extensive, depending on the trim package.

No matter which Ford Explorer you get, it will guzzle gas. Also, Stephen Colbert has called the Explorer his favorite car a few times.


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Ford Explorer Questions


Ford Explorer 2008 Eddie Bauer Edition (51,300 Miles) My Ford Dealer Is Say...

Is that usual for a truck with only 51,300 miles?

23 views with 10 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)

What Does The 4x4 Auto Button Do?

I recently purchased a 2008 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD. When I push the 4x4 HIGH button, a 4x4 light comes on the dashboard. Likewise, when I push the 4x4 LOW button, a 4x4 and LOW light comes on. When I p...

8,324 views with 25 answers (last answer about a month ago)

My Ford Explorer Ac Start With Out Select It On And The Engine Start To Sta...

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Keyless Entery On An 08 Explorer

Our daughter just bought an 08 Explorer with the key pad on the drivers door. The dealer did not know the correct combo. Is there some way we can reset the code to make it her own combo ?

699 views with 5 answers (last answer 2 months ago)

Question Regarding Ford Explorer Center-dash Light Being Out.

I have a 2008 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer edition. The lights behind the center-dash console are out. The radio is illuminated, but the ac/heat, 4x4 and other buttons are not. Is there a way to replace ...

38 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 months ago)