2001 Ford Explorer Sport Overview

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Overview

The 2001 Ford Explorer Sport was the trim that became an SUV. For some reason, Ford made the decision to spin off its two-door Explorers into the "Explorer Sport" instead of including them in its 2001 upgrade of the Explorer.

Based on the desperately-seeking-an-update mid-90s Explorer platform, the 2001 Explorer Sport was kind of a tough sell. There wasn't anything particularly 'sporty' about it, either; if you got the optional four-wheel-drive, you could take the thing off-road, but that was about it. As midsize SUVs went, the Explorer Sport was nothing too special.

Still, some drivers loved it for its smaller wheelbase, tight turn ratio, and easy handling. Under the hood, the '01 Ford Explorer Sport packed a 4.0 liter, single overhead cam V6 with 205 horsepower and 240 lb.-ft. of torque. Gas mileage wasn't too bad by SUV standards, with 15-16 mpg city, 19 mpg highway.


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    Noise While Driving

    2000 Ford Explorer 266000 Miles, there is a popping noise & the car jerks when this popping ocurrs. Is this a CV Joint or 4WD Auto problem?

    4 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    Sharon Wilson McCravy

    Spark Plug

    My 2001 ford explorer sport just had a tune up but one of my spark plugs keeps coming loose and jumping ... what is going on and how do i fix it...

    7 views with 3 answers (last answer about a month ago)
    Colby Arnone

    Trunk Latch Cover

    I can't find a cover for my 2001 ford explorer. Can someone find me the link to where I can order one or multiple links.please

    0 views with no answers yet
    Samantha Artusa

    Clicking Sound 97 Explorer

    So tried to recharge my ac in my 97 explorer but the can I got was faulty after that it got the weird clicking sparking sound why what could it be

    2 views with no answers yet

    My 2000 Explorer Sport Just Died On Me On The Freeway. What Could Be Wrong?...

    My 2000 explorer sport just died on me on the freeway. I waited about 15 minutes then it started up and drove for another mile then died again. When it dies the oil gauge goes to zero and I start to...

    6 views with no answers yet