2003 Ford Explorer Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2003 Ford Explorer against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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Displaying 41 - 45 of 2003 Ford Explorer 45 reviews.

2003 Ford Explorer XLS V6 4WD Review
Barbara says:
The vehicle itself is a good car, drive terrible when using regular unleaded gas. Seems like it wants to quit when picking up speed.
vs1998 Mitsubishi Montero Base 4WD
2003 Ford Explorer XLS V6 4WD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
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2003 Ford Explorer Limited V8 4WD Review
Kennedy says:
Its a great vehicle and you get a lot for the price compared to the 4 runner. Just didnt like the way the transmission shifted
vs2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD
2003 Ford Explorer Limited V8 4WD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD better.
"Materials in the 4 runner seemed a bit more expensive, the feel of the drive seemed superior"
Value Ranked 2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD worse.
"felt like i got a lot more offered in the base explorer compared to the 4 runner. the explorer had nice leather and sound system compared to my cloth 4 runner. i would have chosen cloth anyway but hey ..just saying"
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2003 Ford Explorer Review
Steve says:
Overall its an ok vehicle however it lives for wheel bearing replacements. I honestly wouldnt recommend anyone else buying one
vs2003 Dodge Durango SXT RWD
2003 Ford Explorer winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Family Car Ranked 2003 Dodge Durango SXT RWD better.
"More interior room and more comfortable seats. More room in the third row seating area. Great rear climate control. Actually has vents for the people in the third row "
Would Buy Ranked 2003 Dodge Durango SXT RWD better.
"Its a well rounded , well designed automobile. I one both an exploder ( need I say more ) and my Durango. I can depend on the Durango to get my family safely to their destinations as for the explorer thank goodness I have AAA !"
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2003 Ford Explorer Review
roperut says:
vs2011 GMC Acadia
2003 Ford Explorer winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Front Seats Ranked 2011 GMC Acadia better.
"nice and heated"
Back Seats Ranked 2011 GMC Acadia better.
"very nice"
2003 Ford Explorer XLT Sport V6 AWD Review
Rlake26 says:
vs1994 Ford F-150 XL SB
2003 Ford Explorer XLT Sport V6 AWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Handling Ranked 1994 Ford F-150 XL SB worse.
"Suspension"
Would Buy Ranked 1994 Ford F-150 XL SB worse.
"More of a Traveling vehicle"

Displaying 41 - 45 of 2003 Ford Explorer 45 reviews.

Reviews From Other Years

2021 Ford Explorer Reviews

Review By Gustavo

This model is great for someone in need of a family vehicle plus a little fun in performance. You get the best of both worlds. Read More

Review By Sunninbrianna

The car itself is a awesome car it was not cleaned and there was a hole in the seat I discovered when I got home Read More

2020 Ford Explorer Reviews

Review By Guru9CQ558

Love it! Wish it had sun roof and heated seats! Read More

Review By Guru9CN2BJ

Is like new. Very excited for it to be my last car. Read More

2019 Ford Explorer Reviews

Review By Guru9ZSYZW

It’s a really nice vehicle. I love them. They ride nice and smooth. Sunroof.. I love a sunroof. Read More

Review By GuruC1HGZ

Nice vehicle for the $ ! Also good mileage too boot ! Read More

2018 Ford Explorer Reviews

Review By Guru9S5CCC

Thanks to James Williams I was able to purchase a newer vehicle for my family with no problem at all. If youve ever been to a dealership to buy a vehicle you know it usually takes hours. We were in a... Read More

Review By Dawn

It was everything I was looking for and a great price too Read More

2017 Ford Explorer Reviews

Review By George

The car came with a lot features like remote start navigation and technology package and with the price of used vehicles I got this for a deal well worth the money. Read More

Review By Guru9CBHDB

Everything I was looking for and more. Absolutely nothing is missing for me. Read More

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