2008 Ford Explorer Overview


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2008 Ford Explorer Overview

Ford expanded the Explorer lineup for 2008 to include no fewer than 12 configurations, including XLT, Eddie Bauer, and Limited versions, each of which can be equipped with optional four-wheel drive and a choice of V6 or V8 engine.

In addition, Ford Motor Company added a number of new features for 2008. The Explorer holds the honor as the first Ford vehicle with a new capless fuel filling system (available late in the model year), which opens and closes automatically when drivers insert or extract a fuel pump nozzle. It also provides a tighter seal than a typical gas cap, according to Ford.

New standard equipment for 2008 also includes Ford's Safety Canopy system, which consists of a rollover sensor and side curtain airbags. In addition, late in the 2008 model year, the Explorer will be available with a new technology option called Sync, a communications connectivity system that enables hands-free access to cell phones and MP3 players through the Explorer's audio system.

The 2008 Explorer also sports three new exterior colors, including Stone Green, Vapor Silver, and White Suede.

The 2008 Ford Explorer comes with either a 4.0-liter, single-overhead-cam V6 engine that produces 210 horsepower or an optional 4.6-liter V8 that generates 292 horsepower. Beyond that, standard features and options are varied and can be extensive, depending on the trim package.

No matter which Ford Explorer you get, it will guzzle gas. Also, Stephen Colbert has called the Explorer his favorite car a few times.


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    El Sleepy

    2008 Ford Explorer Won't Stay On

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    Low Pressure Port

    I have a 2008 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V8 4WD and need to locate the low pressure port to recharge my a/c. Can someone please help me?

    43 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)

    Have The 2008 Eddie Bauer Explorers Had Transmission Problems

    We bought ours 3 1/2 yrs ago & are having to replace the transmission at a whopping $4000. It has just under 72,000 so is not in warranty.

    2,462 views with 7 answers (last answer about a month ago)

    2008 Ford Explorer Won't Crank Up Sometimes When Hot.. It Appears That The...

    Explorer seems to have a Solenoid problem. After driving and then turning the engine off for a short time, the car does not start. When the ignition is turned there is no sound. All electrical work...

    11 views with no answers yet
    Melissa Young

    2008 Water Leak

    I have 2008 got in my car from work drove 2 miles stopped at a friends house. got back in drove 1 block and it overheated. stopped at a gas station and water was leaking. looked to be leaking from t...

    9 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)