2008 Ford Explorer Top Comparisons

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2008 Ford Explorer XLTReview
Explorer39 writes:
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Great Family Car! — Overall, a very good SUV. Great power/performance, very good towing capacity/capability, lots of interior room, nice styling. It's great SUV because it has everything I need. The V6 is just enough for me, I mainly do city driving. I like the leather quality on the seats. It is very quiet and I love the comfort on the 2nd row.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Spacious interior with many standard upgrades to give the feel of luxury SUV.  Acceleration was good/smooth, road noise was minimal, and smooth ride for a SUV.

Cons: Illuminated vanity mirror covers break easily

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2008 Ford Explorer XLTReview
Stevin writes:
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Great Buy, Great Family Vehicle — The Explorer is a great buy. No problems, the quality is great. The performance is fine for everyday driving, nothing you would take to the drag strip though. Fun to drive, very comfortable. Sync is awesome. It's also a great looking vehicle that looks great in a parking lot at the mall, or on a dirt road. I'm averaging 19 MPG in mixed driving. Overall, I am very impressed and pleased with the Ford Explorer.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great build quality, good gas mileage for a vehicle its size, comfortable, very attractive

Cons: Not extremely powerful

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2008 Ford Explorer XLTReview
Chris writes:
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A Quality, 5 Star Rated Car That Runs Like A Champ. — Inside appearance overall is nice. Real sleek and clean, I have a black interior. Black exterior, all black wish it had a little more chrome coloring besides the grill but then again that's why they have upgrades. Accerlerates pretty decent for the V6, Handles great, and is quiet as can be. Gas Mileage is about 17mpg right now. Better in the summer worse, in the winter.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Its a ford.

Cons: I have 49 payments left.

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2008 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V8 4WDReview
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Its Better Then The Old One. — athletic V8 engine but interior is mostly plastic. The exterior looks good, but the headdlights are a bit wide-eyed. This car is good for towing and a good family car for seven. Fuel efficiency is a weakness for the explorer it takes way more then any other V8 in its class.

Pros: V8 Engine, exterior and towing capacity.

Cons: Fuel efficiency, and interior is all plastic and cheap leather.

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2008 Ford Explorer XLT V8 4WDReview
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Gas Guzzler...recommend A V6 Over 8, But, Not By Much! — Looking for plenty of room for all the kiddies or extra people, fun to drive and "cheaper" on the pocketbook over other SUV's? This was a good middle ground. Was looking at the BMW X5, Volvo, Audi and Tahoe, the Explorer won out over these - takes Regular Gas instead of Premium a big ++. Get's about 15-17 MPG, so, not great, but, okay for a V8. Has a lot of pick me up and certain color packages look really good. Got the Silver Vapor, really like it! And, to top it off, much cheaper to fix over a high end SUV, which will come into play later on....

Pros: Got a lot of pick me up, fun to drive, plenty of room

Cons: Just a Ford, but, a nice one....and it doesn't take Premium!!! YEAH, been there, done that with a Land Rover, what a pain

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2008 Ford ExplorerReview
bigbabymums writes:
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Ford Explorers (exploders) Are Junk — I work at an Autoparts store, and let me tell you, I see more Ford Exploders and Chevy Crapaliers in there than anything else. Ford is notorious for using 20 different styles of brakes on these vehicles making it very difficult for the do-it-yourselfers. Personally if I had a choice between getting a new Explorer or a bicycle with a flat tire, I'd pick the bike any day of the week

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Pros: Its safer than a KIA

Cons: They're junk!

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2008 Ford Explorer Limited 4WDReview
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Clean — Truck is nice, the 7 passenger vehicle makes it easy for all my friends to hop in an take just one vehicle mostly. Loaded interior its a nice truck.

Pros: looks clean

Cons: getting old

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2008 Ford Explorer Limited Review
retiredrhea says:
vs2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser 2WD
2008 Ford Explorer Limited winning categories:
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Would Buy Ranked 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser 2WD better.
"handles better, more power"
2008 Ford Explorer Review
vs2017 Volvo XC60 T5 Dynamic AWD
2008 Ford Explorer winning categories:
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Handling Ranked 2017 Volvo XC60 T5 Dynamic AWD better.
"Much better design, lower center of gravity, 20 wheels, Volvo does not leave anything to chance. "
Looks/Style Ranked 2017 Volvo XC60 T5 Dynamic AWD better.
"Design is very much more refined interior and exterior, very much a luxury suv."
Front Seats Ranked 2017 Volvo XC60 T5 Dynamic AWD better.
"Design, can take a long trip and not feel fatigued. "
Back Seats Ranked 2017 Volvo XC60 T5 Dynamic AWD better.
"Comfort, back seats are also heated a big plus."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2017 Volvo XC60 T5 Dynamic AWD better.
"Versatility of middle seat can be lowered or one of the end seats or all three can be lowered and is level with the rear boot."
Family Car Ranked 2017 Volvo XC60 T5 Dynamic AWD better.
"Safety is at the top of the list, interior is very accommodating, seats are probably the most comfortable I have ever had in a vehicle, cargo space is very generous all in all it is a very accommodating suv."
Value Ranked 2017 Volvo XC60 T5 Dynamic AWD better.
"Amazing amount of options that are standard, options that make driving more pleasureable and safe. "
Would Buy Ranked 2017 Volvo XC60 T5 Dynamic AWD better.
"Amazing value in xc60 and dealing with a top notch sales staff no pressure they work with you so you get want you want, a completely different buying experience. "
2008 Ford Explorer Review
Nickarvius says:
The 2008 Ford Explorer ran into a couple of problems and we fixed that lol.The explorer came with three row seating,V6,and air bags lol.
vs2008 Nissan Pathfinder
2008 Ford Explorer winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Power Ranked 2008 Nissan Pathfinder worse.
" The 2008 Ford Explorer has a V6 so of curce its gonna be more powerful and 7.4 seconds is how much time it takes to go from 0 to 60."
Looks/Style Ranked 2008 Nissan Pathfinder worse.
"The explorer as shown on the image here looks absolutely beautiful."
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It’s a really nice vehicle. I love them. They ride nice and smooth. Sunroof.. I love a sunroof. Read More

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

2018 Ford Explorer Reviews

Review By Guru9B8RD6

For the right price, IU would purchase this automobile. OK Read More

Review By Guru9BLGBQ

It has all the bells & whistles! Love all the features! I had a 2016 Ford Explorer basic model before this one. Read More

2017 Ford Explorer Reviews

Review By Guru9CBHDB

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

Review By Katlynnjean98

This vehicle has high tech features that make everything more convenient. It is priced right and has good value. This vehicle is missing nothing, it’s truly perfect. I would compare it to a Chevy Tah... Read More

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