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1995 Ford Explorer

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 14/Hwy 18/Comb 16 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: V6, 4.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1995 Ford Explorer Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.2
Out of 10

Based on 1160 Ratings for the 1995 - 2001 models.

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  • Value
    8.5/10
    Quality
    8.5/10
  • Reliability
    8.7/10
    Performance
    8.5/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    8.6/10

owned for 6 months has run great for me

By on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 220,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "great condition, no rust, no problems with paint."

Cons: "reverse went out, lock dont work think electricP"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Excellent condition on outside and inside no tears or rust paint looks great. The reverse went out recently think maybe the transmition and locks don't work. Everything else is working great."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

309,000 miles and going strong! workhorse!no probs

By on Thursday, July 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 300,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "goes everywhere, long lasting,"

Cons: "a bit of road noise, to be expected"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Our 309,000 mile Ford Explorer XLT is an amazing vehicle, basically trouble free, well-made, dependable. Change synthetic oil on schedule. This SUV keeps going and going. Great workhorse. problem free. We previously owned another Ford Explorer XLTm a 1996, which we sold at 250,000 miles, and were very pleased with, to a mechanic who was elated to get it.... he knew three friends who had same vehicle, and with basic maintenance, still running at 450,000 miles! Well done, Ford!"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Good overall

By on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 239,800

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Capability of the 4WD, comfort, durable body."

Cons: "Gas mileage, leaks and frequent repairs after 230K"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

When I bought it.

"I currently own 2 explorers. A 2000 and an 01 sport, I bought the 01 as my daily driver because the 2000 was starting to have engine knock and small leaks within the cooling system. Even after having the thermostat housing and hose replaced. I drove this truck for about 50,000 miles and it did well overall but started having issues around 225,000 or so and I must say I was impressed it's made it this far. I am currently keeping it for winter because it does great in snow and to occasionally keep the miles off of my 01 sport."

9 people out of 10 found this review helpful

When I bought it.

Winter no problem! overall comfortable city good

By on Sunday, June 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 157,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Great vehical over all had some big repairs and such over the past 5 years!Motor and trans are the only things that havent been replaced! guzzels a bit of gas!will see ill never get my money back on it maybe ill hit 250,000 LOL."

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Very reliable and affordable car

By on Friday, May 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 190,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Strong, Lasts long, Handles well"

Cons: "Gas mileage, timing chains, suspension"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car has lasted my family 15 years so far, and is still running strong. The only major repair we had to do was change the timing chains (which I'll admit was the biggest project we've ever done). We've run AMSOIL for the life of the vehicle, and the engine interior is near flawless. It handles very well in the snow, and is strong enough to pull our 25 foot camper. It rides a little rough on bumpy roads, the gas mileage is'nt the best, and the transmission is starting to wear, but after 15 years and 190,000 miles, its still going strong. I expect it to last me another few years. Overall, great vehicle."

12 people out of 20 found this review helpful

By far, the best vehicle I've owned in 67 years

By on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 230,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I picked up my new Explorer on May 15, 1995. It has been totally reliable with only occasional brake work required and a transmission replacement at 175,000 miles. I just put the forth set of new tires on it that now have less than 300 miles. Driving visibility is the best of any vehicle I've ever owned or driven. My grand nieces and nephew had driving lessons in this vehicle and prefer to drive it over much newer vehicles. I LOVED this car. Unfortunately, on May 22nd, my grand nephew was using the car for errands when a young man in a Chevy Yukon made a left turn directly in front of him. Because my grand nephew was going the speed limit (45 mph) the damage was significant. Both vehicles were totaled. I say all of this to point out that this remarkable, reliable vehicle, likely saved my grand nephew from severe injury or possible death. After 20 years of great service, the air bags deployed perfectly and he walked away without a scratch. I will desperately miss this vehicle because I kept it in tip top condition and I used it for delivering Meals on Wheels and many other activities for which my smaller, newer vehicle is not suited. Thank you Ford Motor Corporation for a great 20 years and for the health and safety of my grand nephew."

11 people out of 19 found this review helpful

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