2008 Ford Explorer Overview


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Eddie Bauer
Avg. Price: $12,809
Eddie Bauer 4WD
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Eddie Bauer V8
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Avg. Price: $12,561
Eddie Bauer V8 4WD
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Avg. Price: $14,505
Limited 4WD
Avg. Price: $14,708
Limited V8
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Avg. Price: $14,044
Limited V8 4WD
Avg. Price: $15,884
Avg. Price: $11,209
Avg. Price: $12,079
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Avg. Price: $12,815
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#1 OJ
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Average User Score

4.35 stars

Based on 10 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 ... 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

Overall User Score

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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


Rear Hatch Handle Won't Release. Cannot Open Hatch.

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What Could Cause My 2008 Explorer To Sound Like A Hose Pops Off And It Lose...

I have a 2008 explorer with 80,000 miles. it runs great most of the time. Recently though when I am driving through residential streets where i have to take my foot off of the accelerator multiple t...

45 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 months ago)

I Havee 2008 Ford Explorer

at idlepower engine rough runs and creats vibration just replaced EPR assy and complete wiring of engine. Can any body help me to fix this problam. Majid

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Is There A Light Indicator For The 4+4 In A 2008 Exploer

I have no light saying my four wheel dive in engaged is there on

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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

43 views with 3 answers (last answer 6 months ago)