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2003 Ford Explorer Sport
XLS
No Data Available
2021 Ford F-150
King Ranch SuperCrew 4WD
MSRP
$60,105
Invoice
$56,199
Average Price Paid
$59,528
432 listings nationwide

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2003 Ford Explorer Sport
XLS
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2021 Ford F-150
King Ranch SuperCrew 4WD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2003 Ford Explorer Sport
XLS
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,515
2021 Ford F-150
King Ranch SuperCrew 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$73,928
72 listings nationwide
7 GREAT deals
15 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2003 Ford Explorer Sport
XLS

The 2003 Ford Explorer Sport was a lame-duck model; Ford had announced its plans to discontinue the two-door Explorer Sport, which no longer really had any unique selling qualities in ...

2021 Ford F-150
King Ranch SuperCrew 4WD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

The Ford F-Series pickup truck has been the bestselling vehicle in the United States for decades, so a lot is at stake with any redesign. The 2021 Ford F-150 plays it safe, with change...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2003 Ford Explorer Sport
XLS
10
Zac writes:
OK gas mileage. Does GREAT n snow, everyone else goes 2 miles an hour an I pass them up smoothly, comfortably ...
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James writes:
Sporty family car (if you have small kids), better for a guy who likes a sporty truck but needs leg room. with...
Front Seats Ranked 2006 Ford Ranger XL 2 Door RWD worse.
"the front seat have more options to lean back and seem more comfortable than the Ranger"
Family Car Ranked 2006 Ford Ranger XL 2 Door RWD worse.
"two adults in a ranger is full up, try to get a child or two with mom and dad, impossible. Explorer 2 dr is nice because kids (in no way shape or form) cannot open the rear door. It will be a pain to get car seats in for toddlers, but 10-16 year olds will be fine and room for groceries in the back without everything going every where in an open pickup bed. "
10
Dariajean writes:
Great car. Starter car for child.
2021 Ford F-150
King Ranch SuperCrew 4WD
Guru9W2NMD writes:
Power Ranked 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 worse.
"Looks "
Would Buy Ranked 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 worse.
"Looks "

Specs

2003 Ford Explorer Sport
XLS
2021 Ford F-150
King Ranch SuperCrew 4WD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
4X4
4X4
4X4
4X4
Fuel Economy, City
14 MPG
15 MPG
20 MPG
--
24 MPG
--
Fuel Economy, Highway
19 MPG
20 MPG
27 MPG
--
24 MPG
--
Fuel Tank Volume 16 gal 26 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Biodiesel
Gasoline
Hybrid
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power
203 hp @ 5,250 RPM
203 hp @ 5,250 RPM
250 hp @ 3,250 RPM
400 hp @ 6,000 RPM
420 hp @ 5,000 RPM
400 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
237 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
237 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
440 lb-ft @ 1,750 RPM
500 lb-ft @ 3,100 RPM
570 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM
410 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
8 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.7:1
9.7:1
16:1
10.5:1
10.5:1
12:1
Displacement
4,000 cc
4,000 cc
3,000 cc
3,500 cc
3,500 cc
5,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.95 in x 3.32 in
3.95 in x 3.32 in
3.31 in x 3.54 in
3.64 in x 3.41 in
3.64 in x 3.41 in
3.63 in x 3.65 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Rollover (pre-2011) 2 stars --
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.4 in 43.9 in
Back Legroom 36.6 in 43.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- --
Standard Payload 940 lbs --
Maximum Payload 600 lbs 2,135 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 5,140 lbs 9,400 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 13,900 lbs
Exterior
Length 180.4 in 231.7 in
Width 70.2 in 95.7 in
Height 68.2 in 77.2 in
Wheelbase 101.8 in 145.4 in
Bed Length -- 67.1 in

Available Options

2003 Ford Explorer Sport
XLS
2021 Ford F-150
King Ranch SuperCrew 4WD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Antimatter Blue Metallic
  • Guard Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Kodiak Brown Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Smoked Quartz Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Star White Metallic Tri-Coat
  • Stone Gray Metallic

Option Packages

  • Electronic Locking W/3.73 Axle Ratio
  • Engine: 3.0L Power Stroke V6 Turbo Diesel B20
  • Engine: 3.5L POWERBOOST Full-Hybrid V6
  • Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost
  • 360 Degree Camera
  • 6" Extended Chrome Running Board
  • Adaptive Steering
  • Aluminum CROSSBED Toolbox By Weather Guard
  • Continuously Controlled Damping
  • FX4 Off-Road Package
  • Ford Co-PILOT360 Active 2.0
  • Hard Folding Tonneau Pickup Box Cover
  • King Ranch Chrome Appearance Package
  • Max Trailer Tow Package
  • Onboard Scale W/Smart Hitch
  • Power Tailgate
  • Premium Aluminum CROSSBED Storage Toolbox
  • Pro Power Onboard - 2KW
  • Pro Power Onboard - 7.2KW
  • Retractable Tonneau Pickup Box Cover
  • Soft Folding Tonneau Pickup Box Cover
  • Stowable Loading Ramps
  • Tough Bed Spray-In Bedliner
  • Tow Technology Package
  • Trailer Tow Package
  • Equipment Group 601A High
  • Twin Panel Moonroof
  • Wheels: 20" Machined-Aluminum

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