Ford Explorer Sport Experts

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Ford Explorer Sport Model Overview

Ford Explorer Sport Questions

Hershel Olden

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

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Kimberly Pinkett

How Long Can I Go With Bad Shocks And Struts? By The Way It's Been A Year.....

why does my o/d light keep flashing?

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2nd Row Bench Seat

I just bought a new explorer and realized that with the horrible design of the 2nd row bench seat I can't fit my three children in comfortably. I thought I did all my research and even when compa...

51 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)
Jesse Haney

Please Help Been Without Car Too Long Need Too Bypass Anti Theft So I Can S...

43 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
Jesse Haney

I Have A 01 Ford Explorer 2 Wd Sport And Need To Override The Anti Theft So...

97 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)

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  Rather than redesign the outdated model,  the suits in Dearborn decided simply to discontinue the Explorer Sport and leave that market niche to the Escape.