2008 Ford Explorer  -  $27,280


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $27,280
Base Invoice: $25,556
Destination Charge: $785
Options: $0
Trim: RWD 4dr V6 XLT
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 14 | Hwy: 20
Body Style: RWD 4dr V6 XLT
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 4.0L SOHC 12-valve V6 engine

Pros

Generous standard safety equipment; quiet cabin; good balance of around-town driving, towing, and off-road capabilities.


Model Highlights

Redesigned in 2006, the 2008 Ford Explorer is well positioned to compete against other truck- or car-based mid-sized SUVs. The body-on-frame construction will please those in need of towing capacity, while the independent rear suspension and stiffer frame enhance handling on paved surfaces. Optional third-row seating on all trim levels expands utility for larger families. For those with the occasional boat or basketball-team-sized contingent of kids (or both) who choose not to pop for a large SUV, the mid-sized Explorer must be considered.

The standard V6 engine produces 210 horsepower while the optional V8 cranks out 292 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. The V8 is paired with a six-speed automatic gearbox, which is a nice segment-leading plus.

At just a hair over $26,000, the base 2WD V6 XLT offers impressive standard equipment for the price, including air conditioning, fog lamps, stability control, aluminum wheels, anti-lock brakes, privacy glass, remote keyless entry, side seat air bags, and more. Options available include a power moonroof, navigation system, and heated windshield, leather seats, keyless entry, and Sirius satellite radio so even the XLT can be generously loaded.


Model News

For 2008, Ford added a new full-time all-wheel drivetrain to the lineup mid-model year. Also, the XLT now features folding power mirrors with integrated approach lamps as standard, as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Eddie Bauer trim gets a freshening with new two-tone bumpers and 20-inch wheels, in addition to other decorative touches. The Limited is mostly the same as last year while adding a HomeLink universal garage door opener and power-adjustable pedals. Side curtain air bags are standard on all Explorer trims for 2008.

Ford's new Microsoft-developed SYNC media system is now available as an option on the XLT trim, and is standard on all higher trims. It integrates a voice-activated interface with portable music player connectivity.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Explorer is a traditional body-on-frame SUV, which makes it attractive to buyers in the market for a mid-sized SUV with towing and off-road capability. Safety equipment, including standard stability control with a rollover sensor, will appeal to the family haulers. Another plus for those with large broods is the availability of manual- or power-folding third-row seating.


Trim Curb Weight
4436.00 lbs

Standard Weight - Front
0 lbs

Standard Weight - Rear
0 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Front
2329.00 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Rear
2107.00 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front
2860 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear
3340 lbs

Curb Weight - Front
2329 lbs

Curb Weight - Rear
2107 lbs

Option Weight - Front
0.00 lbs

Option Weight - Rear
0.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Front
531.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Rear
1233.00 lbs

As Spec'd Curb Weight
4436.00 lbs

As Spec'd Payload
1574.00 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity
1574.00 lbs

Gross Combined Wt Rating
8500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Frame Type
Ladder

Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent SLA

Spring Capacity - Front
2470 lbs

Spring Capacity - Rear
2200 lbs

Axle Type - Front
Ford SLA

Axle Type - Rear
Ford SLA

Axle Capacity - Front
3240 lbs

Axle Capacity - Rear
3600 lbs

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front
32.0 mm

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear
32.0 mm

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.34 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.77 in

Front Tire Order Code
T52

Rear Tire Order Code
T52

Spare Tire Order Code
T52

Front Tire Size
P235/70R16

Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16

Spare Tire Size
P235/70R16

Front Tire Capacity
1700 lbs

Rear Tire Capacity
1700 lbs

Spare Tire Capacity
1700 lbs

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
721

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
721

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
721

Front Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Spare Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
18.9

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.8 ft

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
38.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.01 x 0.43 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.85 x 0.39 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
22.5 gal

Fuel Tank Location
Midship

Gross Axle Weight Rating
6200.00 lbs

Curb Weight
4436.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity
1764.00 lbs

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Payload Weight Front
0 lbs

Payload Weight Rear
0 lbs

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
6010.00 lbs

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
20 MPG

Cruising Range - City
315.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
14 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
450.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
4.0L/245

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3700

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.22

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.29

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.07

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.8 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Front Head Room
39.8 in

Front Leg Room
42.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.0 in

Front Hip Room
55.4 in

Second Head Room
38.7 in

Second Leg Room
36.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.9 in

Second Hip Room
55.5 in

Wheelbase
113.7 in

Length, Overall w/rear bumper
193.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.7 in

Height, Overall
72.8 in

Overhang, Front
35.4 in

Ground to Top of Load Floor
31.4 in

Ground Clearance, Front
8.3 in

Ground Clearance, Rear
8.3 in

Body Length
0.00 ft

Rear Door Opening Height
33.7 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
44.9 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
85.8 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
45.1 ft³

Rear Door Type
Liftgate

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
07V453000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 28, 2007

Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES

Potential Number of Units Affected
1497

Summary
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE 4.6L ENGINE AND 6R TRANSMISSION, THE BOLT SECURING THE TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER LINE FITTINGS AT THE TRANSMISSION MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SUFFICIENTLY TORQUED DURING VEHICLE ASSEMBLY. AS A RESULT, THE BOLT MAY LOOSEN AND THE TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER LINES MAY DISENGAGE FROM THE TRANSMISSION, CAUSING A TRANSMISSION FLUID LEAK.

Consequence
IF LEAKING TRANSMISSION FLUID CONTACTS THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER, IT MAY POSE A RISK OF FIRE.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND HAVE THE TRANSMISSION COOLER LINE ATTACHMENT BOLT TIGHTENED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 30, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.

FORD RECALL NO. 07S56. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10E043000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 02, 2010

Component
EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
294

Summary
MARATHON IS RECALLING CERTAIN SEAT COVERS, BRAND SUPERHIDES WITH PART NUMBERS 593, 594, 578, 960, 228, 228-09, 267-08, 333, 625, AND 630, SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE SEAT COVERS ARE MADE OF HEAVIER THREAD AND ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH SEATS CONTAINING SIDE AIRBAGS. THE HEAVIER SEAT COVER COULD INTERFERE WITH FULL DEPLOYMENT OF THE AIRBAG IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.

Consequence
AN IMPROPERLY DEPLOYED AIRBAG COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY.

MARATHON WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND REPLACE THE SEAT COVER FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MARATHON AT 1-800-735-2769.

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET MARATHON SEAT COVERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON GENERAL MOTORS, FORD, CHRYSLER, TOYOTA, OR NISSAN VEHICLES. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

4.0L SOHC 12-valve V6 engine

One-touch ignition switch

Engine block heater *Standard on non-fleet vehicles in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI & WY*

5-speed automatic transmission w/OD

3.55 axle ratio

AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control (RSC)

Rear wheel drive

130 amp alternator

72 amp/hr maintenance-free battery w/battery saver feature

Class II trailer tow prep w/4-pin wire harness

4-wheel independent suspension

P235/70R16 all-season OWL tires

Full-size spare tire w/steel wheel

16" painted aluminum wheels

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock brakes

Jack & jack tools

Black roof side rails w/black end caps

Body-color front/rear bumpers

Body-color wheel lip molding

Chrome 4-bar design grille

Dual beam headlamps

Fog lamps

Folding pwr mirrors-inc: security approach lamps & molded in color skull caps

Privacy glass-inc: rear door, rear quarter, liftgate glass

Speed-sensitive intermittent front wipers

Intermittent rear wiper/washer

One-piece liftgate w/pop-up flip glass

Body-color door handles

Cloth low-back front sport bucket seats-inc: 6-way pwr driver seat, manual recline, manual driver lumbar support

60/40 split-folding 2nd row seat

Mid series floor console w/floor shift handle

Front/rear carpeted floor mats

Color-keyed leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio & climate controls

Tilt steering column

2-line message center-inc: outside temp

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows-inc: one-touch-down driver window

Pwr door locks

Speed control

Remote keyless entry-inc: (2) key fobs

SecuriLock/immobilizer anti-theft system

Accessory delay for windows & audio

Air conditioning

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3-inc: audio input jack

Rear window defogger

Whip style fender-mounted antenna

Illuminated glove box

Overhead console

Color-keyed cloth sunvisors w/illuminated visor vanity mirrors

(2) front/rear pwr points

(3) grab handles

(4) color-keyed coat hooks

Center dome lamp w/1st & 2nd row map lights

Cargo area center dome lamp

Illuminated entry

(4) load floor tie-down hooks

Cargo management system

4-wheel anti-lock brakes w/brake shift interlock

2nd generation driver & front passenger airbags & side seat airbags

Front passenger sensing system

Safety canopy air curtain system

Seat belts-inc: pretensioners, energy management system, adjustable height in 1st row

BeltMinder feature

Child safety rear door locks

LATCH system on rear outboard seat locations

AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control (RSC)

Adaptive energy-absorbing steering column

 
STANDARD EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS NOT REQUIRED
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES PUBLIC SERVICE/ EMERGENCY VEHICLE EXEMPTION
$0

 
NON-CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS/NON-CROSS-BORDER STATES DEALER ORDER FOR CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES REGISTRATION
$0

 
4.0L SOHC 12-VALVE V6 ENGINE
$0

 
5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD
$0

 
3.55 AXLE RATIO
$0

 
3.73 AXLE RATIO
$0

 
XLT SERIES ORDER CODE
$0

 
P235/70R16 ALL-SEASON OWL TIRES
$0

 
P245/65R17 ALL-SEASON OWL TIRES
$0

 
P235/65R18 ALL-SEASON OWL TIRES
$0

 
CLOTH LOW BACK FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
LEATHER-TRIMMED LOW BACK FRONT SPORT BUCKET SEATS
$695

 
HEATED TWO-TONE LEATHER-TRIMMED LOW BACK FRONT SPORT BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
CONVENIENCE GROUP
$250

 
IRONMAN PKG
$1,495

 
CLASS III/IV TRAILER TOWING PREP PKG
$275

 
SUN & SIRIUS PKG
$560

 
AM/FM STEREO W/IN-DASH 6-DISC CD/MP3 CHANGER
$510

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$195

 
SYNC
$395

 
HEATED WINDSHIELD
$300

 
50/50 CLOTH MANUAL FOLD-FLAT THIRD ROW SEAT
$875

 
AUXILIARY CLIMATE CONTROL
$695

 
REAR CARGO SHADE
$90

 
PWR ADJUSTABLE PEDALS
$150

 
REVERSE SENSING
$295

 
17" MACHINED ALUMINUM WHEELS
$200

 
BLACK ROOF RAIL CROSSBARS
$115

 
BLACK RUNNING BOARDS
$495

 
ALL WEATHER RUBBER FLOOR MATS
$55

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET
$0

 
REAR SEAT DVD ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$1,295

 
SPLASH GUARDS
$80

 
BRIGHT SATIN FUEL DOOR
$110

 
POWERCODE REMOTE START SYSTEM
$385

 
PRICED DORA
$0

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