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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
MSRP
$34,925
Invoice
$33,878
Average Price Paid
$34,464
161 listings nationwide

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2003 Ford Explorer Sport
XLS
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AWD
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XLS
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$36,411
6 listings nationwide

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2003 Ford Explorer Sport
XLS
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,515
1 vehicle

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
No Expert Reviews
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 ...

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

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
No User Reviews
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 ...
395
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.

Specs

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
2003 Ford Explorer Sport
XLS
Powertrain
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
20 MPG
14 MPG
15 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
27 MPG
19 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.9 gal 16 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
--
--
203 hp @ 5,250 RPM
203 hp @ 5,250 RPM
Torque
--
--
237 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
237 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12:1
10:1
9.7:1
9.7:1
Displacement
3,300 cc
2,300 cc
4,000 cc
4,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.56 in x 3.41 in
3.45 in x 3.7 in
3.95 in x 3.32 in
3.95 in x 3.32 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
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
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 43 in 42.4 in
Back Legroom 39 in 36.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 18.2 cu ft --
Standard Payload -- 940 lbs
Maximum Payload 1,468 lbs 600 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity -- 5,140 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,300 lbs --
Exterior
Length 198.8 in 180.4 in
Width 89.3 in 70.2 in
Height 69.9 in 68.2 in
Wheelbase 119.1 in 101.8 in

Available Options

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White

Option Packages

  • Class III Trailer Tow Package
2003 Ford Explorer Sport
XLS

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