2001 Ford Explorer Sport Overview

Explorer Sport

Looking for a Used Explorer Sport in your area?

CarGurus has 191 nationwide Explorer Sport listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:
Average user score
4 5 stars
Based on 26 reviews

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.

Updated

What's your take on the 2001 Ford Explorer Sport?

Have you driven a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport?  
Rank This Car

Cars compared to 2001 Ford Explorer SportPeople researching a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport contacted a dealer about

Explorer Sport

Looking for a Used Explorer Sport in your area?

CarGurus has 191 nationwide Explorer Sport listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:
Have questions?   Ask a question

Ford Explorer Sport Questions

Radiator

Will radiator out of 2002 explorer work in a 2001 explorer sport?

Are The Radiators Between A 1999 & 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Interchangeable...

2001 Does Explore Spirt

When I started it today it is radeling and missing all fluids are good was running good when I parked it I don't no

Front End

Get over 50 miles an hour explorer shakes violently stay under 50 like driving a new car and I have change tires

From End

Get over 50 miles an hour explorer shakes violently stay under 50 like driving a new car and I have change tires