2008 Ford Explorer Overview


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Eddie Bauer
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Avg. Price: $9,918
Avg. Price: $10,176
Avg. Price: $11,312
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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 ... 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
Other Than The Two Things That Seem To Go On All Of Them -- Pretty Dam Good 4x4 by Mikki
 — I dont like the fact that Ford didnt recall the vave body on the transmission. Its ridicuous to have this go at 63000 to the tune of a 1000.00 repair .... There is a SERIOUS ignition issue, where th... Read More

2008 Ford Explorer Overview

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Based on 10 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


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I have a 2008 Explorer Sports Trac. Overdrive does not seem to kick in after approx 30 miles per hour. Engine revs up to 2500 RPMs and sounds real loud. OD light is not blinking and when I click switc...

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Austen Chamberlain

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I have a Ford Explorer 2008 EB. Changed the radiator 6 months ago all has been fine until recently, i am losing about half a liter of water and fluid per day. I have been checking all hoses, clamps ...

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Matt Chaffee

Front End Howling Noise

Im having some howling noise when i accelerate. Its not my wheel bearings or joints, i turn just fine with no noise. Upon accelerating, it howls and it feels right under me while im driving, ...

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Jessie Faye

2008 Ford Explorer Won't Start

I have a 08 Ford Explorer One morning my car was making a weird noise from the belt after ten mins it stopped 8 hours later I was driving down the highway and the car just cut out. Still has power...

10 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)