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1996 Ford Explorer

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 14/Hwy 19/Comb 16 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: V6, 4.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1996 Ford Explorer Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.2
Out of 10

Based on 1152 Ratings for the 1995 - 2001 models.

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

Have never been disapointed with purchase

By on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,100

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Longetivity, handles well, roomy, comfortable"

Cons: "Can't rent a trailer from U-haul"

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

"No major mechanical problems. As things get older you can expect to replace parts. Keep it maintained and it is a reliable vehicle."

this vehicle is a safe reliable vehicle.

By on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 167,277

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "fun to drive"

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

"vehicle has alot of new parts. Always start and handles well on snow and ice. Very easy to drive. All original paint and interior."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

My Baby and one of the best trucks ive ever owned!

By on Saturday, May 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 152,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"This truck has been so reliable and is a real quality vehicle. I am Only selling it because my parents decided to buy a new truck without my consent and i am having a terrible time with the idea of selling her. She is durable and has been my right hand vehicle to get out and go to tow anything ive put her way. If it was up to me id keep it until the end of days!"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

This has been the most reliable vehicle owned.

By on Saturday, April 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 222,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Dependable, comfortable, easy to service"

Cons: "SUV gas mileage, plugs hard to reach"

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

"We have put 130k miles on this Explorer and have never touched the exhaust system, second set of tires, just put in a battery for the second time. I tow with it and sleep in the back at race events...comfortable in all ways. I have replaced front hubs, radiator, alternator, but on a cost/mile basis, this Explorer owes me nothing."

it was used for a third car!

By on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 162,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "crank and go out of town right now!"

Cons: "no a/c"

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

"1996 ford explorer xl with a 162000 miles , it needs a idle sensor. It has a 4.0 liter motor, 2 WD, and all power! Me and my girl used to drive it in and out of town on trips. It cranks and runs right now!!! We have our own cars now and that one has to go!!!"

Strong and dependable

By on Saturday, April 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Dependable, fun to drive, nice amenities"

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

"I purchased this vehicle new in Aug of 1996 and I've only had one major problem and it was caused by my wife not understanding the gauges on the dash. As you can imagine after almost 19 years of driving, it has some faults, but when I turn the key it starts and runs good."

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

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