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2008 Ford Explorer Overview
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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
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...
We Replaced The Torque Converter On My 2008 Ford Explorer. My Mechanic Sai...
We replaced the Torque Converter on my 2008 Ford Explorer. My mechanic said that replacing it should take care of the shudddering between 45-50 Mph. Well it has not taken care of it and now the en...
Ford Explorergear Shifter Goes From Park To Drive With No Effect. Won't Eng...
Replaced Battery And Alternator Car Runs For A Week And Then Is Completely ...
We have replaced battery and alternator. Runs for about a week, but after that will not start. Not even a clicking sound, completely dead
Whats The Aspects On The Engine Incase Egr Failed In Explorer 2008 4.0 L
How i know when the egr is not working and need to be replaced on explorer 2008 v6 4.0