2008 Ford Explorer Overview


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Eddie Bauer
Avg. Price: $14,203
Eddie Bauer 4WD
Avg. Price: $14,749
Eddie Bauer V8
Avg. Price: $14,010
Eddie Bauer V8 4WD
Avg. Price: $15,070
Avg. Price: $14,966
Limited 4WD
Avg. Price: $15,669
Limited V8
Avg. Price: $16,031
Limited V8 4WD
Avg. Price: $16,467
Avg. Price: $11,990
Avg. Price: $12,675
Avg. Price: $14,067
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#1 OJ
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Reputation 1,220
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Average User Score

4.25 stars

Based on 9 reviews

Best Explorer Yet by packgulfsun
 — This is my 2nd Explorer,I still have the '97 which has 100k miles on it and is running great. I don't like the iac control on the 97 and the rough idle/clicking noise it's had forever. The new Eddie B... Read More
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
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


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

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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

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While I Was Driving On A Highway The Engine Suddenly Stopped Working And Th...

When I switch the key from off to on in the ignition. I hear just the engine in the operation stage but it didn't work

18 views with 3 answers (last answer about a month ago)

Overheating Problem ?

Hi my 2008 explorer is overheating if the rpm is over 2 it starts to overheat slightly ac working perfectly if I drive with low rpm no problems no leak in the radiator computer says no fan speed sig...

31 views with 7 answers (last answer about a month ago)

Replace Cabin Filter

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