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2001 Ford Explorer

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 13/Hwy 18/Comb 15 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 4.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2001 Ford Explorer Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.2
Out of 10

Based on 1120 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

I have loved my Explorer.

By on Thursday, August 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 325,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"I have had very good luck with my Explorer. I have owned it from day one and have put all the miles on it. I only use about a quart of oil per oil change with over 300,000 miles on the engine. I love the v6SOHC motor. I have only done basic maintenance on the Explorer other than replacing the tranny in about 2003 due to a bearing going out and that was nothing I could have stopped from happening."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

In love

By on Monday, August 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 181,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "price, reliable"

Cons: "hard to find replacement parts"

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

"I absolutely love my Ford Explorer...the older versions, not the newer ones. The newer ones just don't do it for me. Compared my 2001 to my 2007 one, I much rather drive my 2001 Explorer. She's a little rough around the edges, but the drive in it is outstanding. She's been with me through thick and thin, she has her forever home."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Best car I've ever owned!

By on Thursday, August 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Rugged, stylish, powerful, great road car"

Cons: "the big V-8 likes gas (15 mpg locally, 19 highway)"

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

"I've owned this vehicle since late 2001 (it was an Eddie Bauer "executive special" with nearly all Ford's extras at the time, AWD and the 5.0L V-8 engine). Consumer Reports gave this particular Explorer model the highest ratings I've ever seen for any US-made car, and it has lived up to those ratings totally. I've detailed it twice a year, and it still looks almost new, has an attractive light tan/green color with tan trim. Carefully maintained, my auto mechanic thinks it has many more years of life, and it would be an excellent used-car buy for a quality-seeker. It is frankly worth a good deal more than the current blue book value."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

One of my favorite cars ever

By on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 165,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "All-around handy car for everything"

Cons: "wish it was a V-8 for more zip"

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

"SUV is very utilitarian and versatile. Many excellent features i.e. - back up alarm; one button seat position changer; storage space, etc."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

SUV has been rebuilt front end and rear end.

By on Monday, August 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 124,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"This is a great car and has 3000.00 in new parts in the front end and the rear end the air condition has been completely replaced"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

2000 Ford Explorer XLT

By on Friday, August 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 138,876

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"I have owned this SUV for 6 months and I love it, but it's to small for my family. I'm looking for a chevy Tahoe or chevy suburban more likely a suburban. the suv looks and drives like bran new. it's fully loaded, I'm not a ford fan but this is the best ford suv I have owned."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

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