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Ford Explorer

The large, five-seat, US-built Ford Explorer SUV was sold in Australia between 1996 and 2005, with approximately 15,000 cars moved in that time.

However, the V8-powered SUV’s days were curtailed with the introduction of the locally-built Ford Territory, which outsold the Explorer 10 to one in its first year on sale in 2004 – despite only arriving in June. When it was on sale the Explorer ranged from Explorer XLT (4x4) costing $7,150 to Explorer Limited (4x4) at $14,080.

In America, the Explorer was the subject of a protracted and bitter recall battle between Ford and Firestone, each company blaming the other after almost 300 people died in rollover-type crashes involving the Explorer in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Ford Explorer Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Explorer here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

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Ford Explorer Towing Capacity

The Ford Explorer has maximum towing capacity at 2500kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2008 SUV 2500kg 2500kg
2007 SUV 2500kg 2500kg
2006 SUV 2500kg 2500kg
2005 SUV 2500kg 2500kg
2004 SUV 2500kg 2500kg
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Ford Explorer Price and Specs

The price range for the Ford Explorer varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $7,150 and going to $14,080 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2008 SUV 4.0L, ULP, 5 SP AUTO $7,150 $14,080
2007 SUV 4.0L, ULP, 5 SP AUTO $5,830 $11,990
2006 SUV 4.0L, ULP, 5 SP AUTO $4,840 $10,560
2005 SUV 4.0L, ULP, 5 SP AUTO $3,960 $9,130
2004 SUV 4.6L, ULP, 5 SP AUTO $6,050 $10,999
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Ford Explorer Dimensions

The dimensions of the Ford Explorer SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2008 SUV 1807x1871x4835 mm 226 mm
2007 SUV 1807x1871x4835 mm 226 mm
2006 SUV 1807x1871x4835 mm 226 mm
2005 SUV 1807x1871x4835 mm 226 mm
2004 SUV 1807x1871x4835 mm 226 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Ford Explorer Dimensions

Ford Explorer Fuel Consumption

The Ford Explorer is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 12.5L/100km for SUV /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2008 SUV 12.5L/100km 4.0L ULP 5 SP AUTO
2007 SUV 12.5L/100km 4.0L ULP 5 SP AUTO
2006 SUV 12.5L/100km 4.0L ULP 5 SP AUTO
2005 SUV 12.5L/100km 4.0L ULP 5 SP AUTO
2004 SUV 12.5L/100km 4.0L ULP 5 SP AUTO
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Ford Explorer Wheel Size

The Ford Explorer has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 245x65 R17 for SUV in 2008 with a wheel size that spans from 17x7.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2008 SUV 245x65 R17 17x7.5 inches 245x65 R17 17x7.5 inches
2007 SUV 245x65 R17 17x7.5 inches 245x65 R17 17x7.5 inches
2006 SUV 245x65 R17 17x7.5 inches 245x65 R17 17x7.5 inches
2005 SUV 245x65 R17 17x7.5 inches 245x65 R17 17x7.5 inches
2004 SUV 245x65 R17 17x7.5 inches 245x65 R17 17x7.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Ford Explorer Wheel Sizes