2003 Ford Explorer Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $26,285
Price $26,285 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.0L 210 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
21MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$26,285
Invoice$23,924

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
21MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engine

4.0L 210 hp V6
Power 210 hp @ 5,100 RPM
Torque 254 lb-ft @ 3,700 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22.5 gal
Front Legroom42.4 in
Back Legroom35.9 in
Wheelbase113.8 in
Length189.5 in
Width72.1 in
Height71.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume46.6 cu ft
The 2003 Ford Explorer XLS offered rear-wheel drive (4x2) as its standard choice. The XLS trim was distinguished for its sports styling, but the roomy interiors, comfy seats, and legro... Read More
The 2003 Ford Explorer XLS offered rear-wheel drive (4x2) as its standard choice. The XLS trim was distinguished for its sports styling, but the roomy interiors, comfy seats, and legroom made it more popular as a family SUV.
The rear-wheel drive XLS shipped standard with a single overhead cam, 4.0 liter V-6 engine; that configuration offered the best fuel efficiency of any model in the 2003 Explorer line.
XLS Sport V6
Original MSRP: $26,930
40 national listings
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.55
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Rear Seats Type: split-bench, bench
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Power door locks
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: steel
Towing and Hauling Trailer hitch
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $26,930 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.0L 210 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
4.0L V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
10MPG city
14MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$26,930
Invoice

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
10MPG city
14MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engines

4.0L 210 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power 210 hp @ 5,100 RPM
Torque 254 lb-ft @ 3,700 RPM
4.0L V6

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22 gal
Front Legroom43.9 in
Back Legroom37.2 in
Wheelbase113.7 in
Length189.5 in
Width72.1 in
Height71.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
Original MSRP: $28,510
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
Price $28,510 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.0L 210 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
21MPG highway
Drivetrain 4WD

Price

MSRP$28,510
Invoice$25,904

Transmission

Drivetrain 4WD
5-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
21MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engine

4.0L 210 hp V6
Power 210 hp @ 5,100 RPM
Torque 254 lb-ft @ 3,700 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22.5 gal
Front Legroom42.4 in
Back Legroom35.9 in
Wheelbase113.8 in
Length189.5 in
Width72.1 in
Height71.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume46.6 cu ft
The 2003 Ford Explorer XLS with four-wheel drive was one of the models consciously marketed to off-road adventurers. Read More
The 2003 Ford Explorer XLS with four-wheel drive was one of the models consciously marketed to off-road adventurers.
XLS V6 AWD
Original MSRP: $28,510
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
Price $28,510 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.0L 210 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
21MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$28,510
Invoice$25,904

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
21MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engine

4.0L 210 hp V6
Power 210 hp @ 5,100 RPM
Torque 254 lb-ft @ 3,700 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22.5 gal
Front Legroom42.4 in
Back Legroom35.9 in
Wheelbase113.8 in
Length189.5 in
Width72.1 in
Height71.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume46.6 cu ft
The 2003 Ford Explorer XLS was the baseline trim in this model line; adding all-wheel drive to the XLS may have increased the cost, but it must have seemed worth it to the buyers who se... Read More
The 2003 Ford Explorer XLS was the baseline trim in this model line; adding all-wheel drive to the XLS may have increased the cost, but it must have seemed worth it to the buyers who selected this option. However, there was quite a bit of controversy about whether four-wheel drive systems didn't actually yield more control of a midsize SUV like the '03 Ford Explorer, and Ford discontinued the all-wheel drive option on the Explorer in 2005.
XLS Sport V6 4WD
Original MSRP: $29,155
63 national listings
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.55 · Locking differential: center
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Rear Seats Type: split-bench, bench
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Power door locks
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: steel
Towing and Hauling Trailer hitch
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $29,155 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.0L 210 hp V6
4.0L 210 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
4.0L V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway
Drivetrain 4WD

Price

MSRP$29,155
Invoice

Transmission Options

Drivetrain 4WD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
10MPG city
14MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engines

4.0L 210 hp V6
Power 210 hp @ 5,100 RPM
Torque 254 lb-ft @ 3,700 RPM
4.0L 210 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power 210 hp @ 5,100 RPM
Torque 254 lb-ft @ 3,700 RPM
4.0L V6

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22 gal
Front Legroom43.9 in
Back Legroom37.2 in
Wheelbase113.7 in
Length189.5 in
Width72.1 in
Height71.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
XLS Sport V6 AWD
Original MSRP: $29,155
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.55 · Limited slip differential: center
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Rear Seats Type: split-bench, bench
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Power door locks
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: steel
Towing and Hauling Trailer hitch
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $29,155 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.0L 210 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Seating 5
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$29,155
Invoice

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engine

4.0L 210 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power 210 hp @ 5,100 RPM
Torque 254 lb-ft @ 3,700 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22 gal
Front Legroom43.9 in
Back Legroom37.2 in
Wheelbase113.7 in
Length189.5 in
Width72.1 in
Height71.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
XLT Sport V6
Original MSRP: $29,670
64 national listings
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.55
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Rear Seats Type: split-bench, bench
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Towing and Hauling Trailer hitch
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $29,670 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.0L 210 hp V6
4.0L 210 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
4.0L V6
4.6L V8
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$29,670
Invoice

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
18MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
10MPG city
14MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engines

4.0L 210 hp V6
Power 210 hp @ 5,100 RPM
Torque 254 lb-ft @ 3,700 RPM
4.0L 210 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power 210 hp @ 5,100 RPM
Torque 254 lb-ft @ 3,700 RPM
4.0L V6
4.6L V8

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22 gal
Front Legroom43.9 in
Back Legroom37.2 in
Wheelbase113.7 in
Length189.5 in
Width72.1 in
Height71.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
Original MSRP: $29,825
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
Price $29,825 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.6L 239 hp V8
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
19MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$29,825
Invoice$27,075

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
19MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engine

4.6L 239 hp V8
Power 239 hp @ 4,750 RPM
Torque 282 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22.5 gal
Front Legroom42.4 in
Back Legroom35.9 in
Wheelbase113.8 in
Length189.5 in
Width72.1 in
Height71.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume46.6 cu ft
The 2003 Ford Explorer XLT differed only slightly from the baseline XLS model. The main points of distinction were cosmetic in this model year: the XLT had more chrome on the exterior,... Read More
The 2003 Ford Explorer XLT differed only slightly from the baseline XLS model. The main points of distinction were cosmetic in this model year: the XLT had more chrome on the exterior, with a chrome grill and body trim, and more metallic accents in the interior.
NBX V6
Original MSRP: $30,845
1 national listing
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.55
Exterior Features Running boards
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Towing and Hauling Trailer hitch
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $30,845 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.0L 210 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
4.0L V6
4.6L V8
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
10MPG city
14MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$30,845
Invoice$27,408

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
10MPG city
14MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
18MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engines

4.0L 210 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power 210 hp @ 5,100 RPM
Torque 254 lb-ft @ 3,700 RPM
4.0L V6
4.6L V8

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22 gal
Front Legroom43.9 in
Back Legroom37.2 in
Wheelbase113.7 in
Length189.5 in
Width72.1 in
Height71.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
NBX stood for "No Boundaries Experience," and the NBX trim choice for the 2003 Ford Explorer focused on buyers with a lot to carry: a specially designed cargo compartment and a Yakima r... Read More
NBX stood for "No Boundaries Experience," and the NBX trim choice for the 2003 Ford Explorer focused on buyers with a lot to carry: a specially designed cargo compartment and a Yakima roof rack were the main distinguishing features of this trim. Of course, with its 88.1 cubic foot capacity, any model of the 2003 Explorer could carry a lot!
XLT Sport V6 4WD
Original MSRP: $31,895
211 national listings
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.55 · Locking differential: center
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Rear Seats Type: split-bench, bench
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Towing and Hauling Trailer hitch
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $31,895 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.0L 210 hp V6
4.0L 210 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
4.0L V6
4.6L V8
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway
Drivetrain 4WD

Price

MSRP$31,895
Invoice

Transmission Options

Drivetrain 4WD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
18MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
10MPG city
14MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engines

4.0L 210 hp V6
Power 210 hp @ 5,100 RPM
Torque 254 lb-ft @ 3,700 RPM
4.0L 210 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power 210 hp @ 5,100 RPM
Torque 254 lb-ft @ 3,700 RPM
4.0L V6
4.6L V8

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22 gal
Front Legroom43.9 in
Back Legroom37.2 in
Wheelbase113.7 in
Length189.5 in
Width72.1 in
Height71.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
XLT Sport V6 AWD
Original MSRP: $31,895
4 national listings
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.55 · Limited slip differential: center
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Rear Seats Type: split-bench, bench
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Towing and Hauling Trailer hitch
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $31,895 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.0L 210 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
4.6L V8
Seating 7
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$31,895
Invoice

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
18MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engines

4.0L 210 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power 210 hp @ 5,100 RPM
Torque 254 lb-ft @ 3,700 RPM
4.6L V8

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22 gal
Front Legroom43.9 in
Back Legroom37.2 in
Wheelbase113.7 in
Length189.5 in
Width72.1 in
Height71.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
Original MSRP: $32,050
1 national listing
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
Price $32,050 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.6L 239 hp V8
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway
Drivetrain 4WD

Price

MSRP$32,050
Invoice$29,055

Transmission

Drivetrain 4WD
5-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engine

4.6L 239 hp V8
Power 239 hp @ 4,750 RPM
Torque 282 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22.5 gal
Front Legroom42.4 in
Back Legroom35.9 in
Wheelbase113.8 in
Length189.5 in
Width72.1 in
Height71.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume46.6 cu ft
The 2003 Ford Explorer XLT with four-wheel drive differed only slightly from the XLS model. A chrome grill and metallic interior accents were the biggest variation from the baseline ed... Read More
The 2003 Ford Explorer XLT with four-wheel drive differed only slightly from the XLS model. A chrome grill and metallic interior accents were the biggest variation from the baseline edition.
Buyers choosing the four-wheel drive option had the added security of Ford's innovative Control Trac system, which enabled drivers to switch between automatic and high-powered four-wheel drive, depending on road conditions.
XLT V8 AWD
Original MSRP: $32,050
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
Price $32,050 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.6L 239 hp V8
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$32,050
Invoice$29,055

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engine

4.6L 239 hp V8
Power 239 hp @ 4,750 RPM
Torque 282 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22.5 gal
Front Legroom42.4 in
Back Legroom35.9 in
Wheelbase113.8 in
Length189.5 in
Width72.1 in
Height71.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume46.6 cu ft
The 2003 Ford Explorer XLT was a slightly more upscale trim than the baseline XLS model, but the main differences were cosmetic. XLT buyers who chose the all-wheel drive option were, m... Read More
The 2003 Ford Explorer XLT was a slightly more upscale trim than the baseline XLS model, but the main differences were cosmetic. XLT buyers who chose the all-wheel drive option were, most likely, drawn by the promise of improved roadworthiness and better handling in adverse conditions.
However, many reviewers, and some drivers, opined that the four-wheel drive system actually offered more stability, and the all-wheel drive options on the Explorer were discontinued as of 2005.
NBX V6 4WD
Original MSRP: $33,070
7 national listings
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.55 · Locking differential: center
Exterior Features Running boards
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Towing and Hauling Trailer hitch
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $33,070 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.0L 210 hp V6
4.0L 210 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
4.0L V6
4.6L V8
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway
Drivetrain 4WD

Price

MSRP$33,070
Invoice$29,389

Transmission Options

Drivetrain 4WD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
10MPG city
14MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
18MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engines

4.0L 210 hp V6
Power 210 hp @ 5,100 RPM
Torque 254 lb-ft @ 3,700 RPM
4.0L 210 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power 210 hp @ 5,100 RPM
Torque 254 lb-ft @ 3,700 RPM
4.0L V6
4.6L V8

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22 gal
Front Legroom43.9 in
Back Legroom37.2 in
Wheelbase113.7 in
Length189.5 in
Width72.1 in
Height71.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
The NBX trim was the 2003 Ford Explorer incarnation most directly marketed to off-road enthusiasts. Featuring a roof cargo rack and specially designed cargo compartment, the NBX was pr... Read More
The NBX trim was the 2003 Ford Explorer incarnation most directly marketed to off-road enthusiasts. Featuring a roof cargo rack and specially designed cargo compartment, the NBX was presented as a rugged four-wheel drive vehicle with all the comforts of a soccer mom's SUV.
Eddie Bauer V6
Original MSRP: $33,745
28 national listings
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Adjustable pedals: power · Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: driver seat · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.55
Exterior Features Running boards
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Towing and Hauling Trailer hitch
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $33,745 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.0L 210 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
4.0L V6
4.6L V8
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
10MPG city
14MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$33,745
Invoice

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
10MPG city
14MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
18MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engines

4.0L 210 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power 210 hp @ 5,100 RPM
Torque 254 lb-ft @ 3,700 RPM
4.0L V6
4.6L V8

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22 gal
Front Legroom43.9 in
Back Legroom37.2 in
Wheelbase113.7 in
Length189.5 in
Width72.1 in
Height71.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
Eddie Bauer V8
Original MSRP: $33,900
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
Price $33,900 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.6L 239 hp V8
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
19MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$33,900
Invoice$30,701

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
19MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

4.6L 239 hp V8
Power 239 hp @ 4,750 RPM
Torque 282 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22.5 gal
Front Legroom42.4 in
Back Legroom35.9 in
Wheelbase113.8 in
Length189.5 in
Width72.1 in
Height71.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume46.6 cu ft
The Eddie Bauer trim of the 2003 Ford Explorer offered casual luxury with an outdoorsy feel. Features like heated leather seats and interior leather trim made drivers feel pampered, ye... Read More
The Eddie Bauer trim of the 2003 Ford Explorer offered casual luxury with an outdoorsy feel. Features like heated leather seats and interior leather trim made drivers feel pampered, yet the rugged styling still kept them in touch with their inner woodsman.
Limited V6
Average Price:$5,167
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Adjustable pedals: power · Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: driver seat · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.55
Exterior Features Running boards
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Towing and Hauling Trailer hitch
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $34,620 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.0L 210 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
4.0L V6
4.6L V8
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
10MPG city
14MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$34,620
Invoice

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
10MPG city
14MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
18MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engines

4.0L 210 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power 210 hp @ 5,100 RPM
Torque 254 lb-ft @ 3,700 RPM
4.0L V6
4.6L V8

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22 gal
Front Legroom43.9 in
Back Legroom37.2 in
Wheelbase113.7 in
Length189.5 in
Width72.1 in
Height71.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
Limited V8
Original MSRP: $34,775
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
Price $34,775 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.6L 239 hp V8
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
19MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$34,775
Invoice$31,480

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
19MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

4.6L 239 hp V8
Power 239 hp @ 4,750 RPM
Torque 282 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22.5 gal
Front Legroom42.4 in
Back Legroom35.9 in
Wheelbase113.8 in
Length189.5 in
Width72.1 in
Height71.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume46.6 cu ft
Eddie Bauer V6 4WD
Original MSRP: $35,970
66 national listings
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Adjustable pedals: power · Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: driver seat · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.55 · Locking differential: center
Exterior Features Running boards
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Towing and Hauling Trailer hitch
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $35,970 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.0L 210 hp V6
4.0L 210 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
4.0L V6
4.6L V8
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway
Drivetrain 4WD

Price

MSRP$35,970
Invoice

Transmission Options

Drivetrain 4WD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
18MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
10MPG city
14MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engines

4.0L 210 hp V6
Power 210 hp @ 5,100 RPM
Torque 254 lb-ft @ 3,700 RPM
4.0L 210 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power 210 hp @ 5,100 RPM
Torque 254 lb-ft @ 3,700 RPM
4.0L V6
4.6L V8

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22 gal
Front Legroom43.9 in
Back Legroom37.2 in
Wheelbase113.7 in
Length189.5 in
Width72.1 in
Height71.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Adjustable pedals: power · Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: driver seat · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.55 · Limited slip differential: center
Exterior Features Running boards
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Towing and Hauling Trailer hitch
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $35,970 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.0L 210 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
4.6L V8
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
18MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$35,970
Invoice

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
18MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engines

4.0L 210 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power 210 hp @ 5,100 RPM
Torque 254 lb-ft @ 3,700 RPM
4.6L V8

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22 gal
Front Legroom43.9 in
Back Legroom37.2 in
Wheelbase113.7 in
Length189.5 in
Width72.1 in
Height71.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
Eddie Bauer V8 4WD
Original MSRP: $36,125
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
Price $36,125 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.6L 239 hp V8
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway
Drivetrain 4WD

Price

MSRP$36,125
Invoice$32,682

Transmission

Drivetrain 4WD
5-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

4.6L 239 hp V8
Power 239 hp @ 4,750 RPM
Torque 282 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22.5 gal
Front Legroom42.4 in
Back Legroom35.9 in
Wheelbase113.8 in
Length189.5 in
Width72.1 in
Height71.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume46.6 cu ft
Four-wheel drive was a popular choice on the Eddie Bauer trim of the 2003 Explorer; Ford's Control Trac system enabled drivers to choose automatic four-wheel drive or to engage full-tim... Read More
Four-wheel drive was a popular choice on the Eddie Bauer trim of the 2003 Explorer; Ford's Control Trac system enabled drivers to choose automatic four-wheel drive or to engage full-time dual-axle power in adverse conditions.
Choosing the 4WD option on their Eddie Bauer 2003 Ford Explorer gave buyers the opportunity to take the SUV off-road. Still, the big cargo space and many safety features were probably a more important selling point for buyers of the 2003 Explorer than the lure of four-wheeling.
Eddie Bauer V8 AWD
Original MSRP: $36,125
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
Price $36,125 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.6L 239 hp V8
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$36,125
Invoice$32,682

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

4.6L 239 hp V8
Power 239 hp @ 4,750 RPM
Torque 282 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22.5 gal
Front Legroom42.4 in
Back Legroom35.9 in
Wheelbase113.8 in
Length189.5 in
Width72.1 in
Height71.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume46.6 cu ft
The all-wheel drive version of the 2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer offered plush-but-straightforward amenities, like its namesake merchant. Buyers choosing the all-wheel drive incar... Read More
The all-wheel drive version of the 2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer offered plush-but-straightforward amenities, like its namesake merchant.
Buyers choosing the all-wheel drive incarnation of this trim were among the 90% of SUV drivers who never intended to take their vehicle off-road. Still, there was some difference of opinion in the reviewing world about whether the all-wheel drive or the four-wheel drive would be safer, even on suburban pavements.
Limited V6 4WD
Original MSRP: $36,845
26 national listings
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Adjustable pedals: power · Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: driver seat · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.55 · Locking differential: center
Exterior Features Running boards
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Towing and Hauling Trailer hitch
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $36,845 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.0L 210 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
4.0L V6
4.6L V8
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
10MPG city
14MPG highway
Drivetrain 4WD

Price

MSRP$36,845
Invoice

Transmission Options

Drivetrain 4WD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
10MPG city
14MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
18MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engines

4.0L 210 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power 210 hp @ 5,100 RPM
Torque 254 lb-ft @ 3,700 RPM
4.0L V6
4.6L V8

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22 gal
Front Legroom43.9 in
Back Legroom37.2 in
Wheelbase113.7 in
Length189.5 in
Width72.1 in
Height71.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
Limited V6 AWD
Original MSRP: $36,845
6 national listings
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Adjustable pedals: power · Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: driver seat · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.55 · Limited slip differential: center
Exterior Features Running boards
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Towing and Hauling Trailer hitch
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $36,845 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.0L 210 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
4.6L V8
Seating 7
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$36,845
Invoice

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
18MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engines

4.0L 210 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power 210 hp @ 5,100 RPM
Torque 254 lb-ft @ 3,700 RPM
4.6L V8

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22 gal
Front Legroom43.9 in
Back Legroom37.2 in
Wheelbase113.7 in
Length189.5 in
Width72.1 in
Height71.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
Limited V8 4WD
Original MSRP: $37,000
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
Price $37,000 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.6L 239 hp V8
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway
Drivetrain 4WD

Price

MSRP$37,000
Invoice$33,460

Transmission

Drivetrain 4WD
5-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

4.6L 239 hp V8
Power 239 hp @ 4,750 RPM
Torque 282 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22.5 gal
Front Legroom42.4 in
Back Legroom35.9 in
Wheelbase113.8 in
Length189.5 in
Width72.1 in
Height71.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume46.6 cu ft
The Limited edition was the plushest trim choice for buyers of the 2003 Ford Explorer. Goodies like interior leather, heated front seats, fog lights, heated mirrors, side-curtain airb... Read More
The Limited edition was the plushest trim choice for buyers of the 2003 Ford Explorer. Goodies like interior leather, heated front seats, fog lights, heated mirrors, side-curtain airbags, and an array of other frills came standard with the pricey Limited.
One option that seemed to catch on quickly with the '03 Ford Explorer Limited was the in-cabin DVD system. Parents welcomed the entertainment option as a way to entertain their children on long SUV journeys.
Although the four-wheel drive option did mean that the 2003 Explorer Limited had the capacity to go off-road, it seems unlikely that too many of its drivers push this luxurious sport-utility vehicle to that limit.
Limited V8 AWD
Original MSRP: $37,000
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
Price $37,000 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.6L 239 hp V8
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$37,000
Invoice$33,460

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

4.6L 239 hp V8
Power 239 hp @ 4,750 RPM
Torque 282 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22.5 gal
Front Legroom42.4 in
Back Legroom35.9 in
Wheelbase113.8 in
Length189.5 in
Width72.1 in
Height71.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume46.6 cu ft
NBX V8
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
NBX V8 4WD
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
XLT Sport V8
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
XLT Sport V8 4WD
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
XLT Sport V8 AWD
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
1 national listing
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
3 national listings
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.
XLT V6 AWD
Adds to XLS V6:
No additional major features.