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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 1154 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

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."

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."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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."

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