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Ford Explorer Sport Model Overview

Ford Explorer Sport Questions

Jennifer Rathburn

A/c Stuck On

I'm getting no heat just cold air. Took to local shot and was told that for some reason the a/c is staying on. But on one can tell me why. Need to know if it's something I can fix or a dealer will h...

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What Does It Mean When The 4xh And 4xl Blink?

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How Do I Fix My Blinkers?

The front blinkers work and blink at normal pace but in the back, both left and right lights blink at the same time. And when I push on the brakes the blinker just stops and the light just stays on an...

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Left Rear Turn Lights Do Not Work. I Have Replace Lens Which Was Cracked Al...

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Hershel Olden

Why Do Ford Explorer 2001 Sport, Bottoms Out After It Reaches A Certain See...

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About the Ford Explorer Sport

The Ford Explorer Sport was a niche model that got left behind as Ford marketed the Explorer, its flagship midsize SUV, increasingly to a suburban family-transportation market.

The Explorer Sport, based on the entry-level XLS trim of 2000, maintained a separate brand identity designed to appeal to drivers who had been drawn to the earlier Explorer models for their ruggedness and off-road potential.

As the Explorer's wheelbase grew, and as its interior became more lush, the Explorer Sport (which kept the 2000 platform) looked smaller and more agile in comparison to its suburban cousin.

It was the success of the Ford Escape, launched in 2001, that finally proved to be the end of the Explorer Sport.  Rather than redesign the outdated model,  the suits in Dearborn decided simply to discontinue the Explorer Sport and leave that market niche to the Escape.