Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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Base Sport Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16-17 City / 20-21 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 4.0L (245) SOHC SEFI V6 engine
  • Engine block heater *STD & only available in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI & WY*
  • Hood assist gas cylinders
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • 3.73 axle ratio
  • Rear wheel drive
  • 72 amp/hr (650-CCA) maintenance-free battery
  • Battery saver feature
  • 130-amp alternator
  • 4' pickup box
  • 2710# capacity front axle/3200# capacity rear axle
  • Independent short & long arm front suspension w/torsion bars
  • HD gas shock absorbers
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Trailer tow 4-pin wire harness
  • (5) P235/70R16 all-season SBR OWL tires
  • (4) 16" 5-spoke aluminum wheels
  • Steel spare wheel
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system
  • 20.5 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Painted front bumper (body-color upper/accent color lower)
  • Front license plate bracket
  • Accent color rear bumper w/steel step
  • Body-side moldings
  • Roof rails
  • Complex reflector tail lamps
  • Fold-away pwr mirrors
  • Solar-tinted glass-inc: windshield, front door windows
  • Privacy glass-inc: rear door/rear windows
  • Speed-sensitive intermittent windshield wipers
  • Body-color contoured door handles
  • Tailgate w/integral lock/black handle
  • Hood sound insulation

Interior Features

  • 5-passenger seating
  • Cloth front captains chairs
  • 60/40 fold flat rear bench w/headrests
  • Floor console-inc: front/rear dual cup holders, padded armrest, removable soft pack storage bag, convenience clip
  • Textured insulated black floor molding
  • Color-keyed carpeted floor mats
  • Black steering wheel
  • White-faced instrument panel cluster-inc: warning lights, trip odometer, tachometer, fuel, oil pressure, coolant temp, voltmeter
  • Warning chimes-inc: headlights-on, key-in-ignition, seat belt
  • Pwr windows-inc: "one-touch-down" driver window, 3-position pwr rear window
  • Pwr door locks
  • Securilock passive anti-theft system
  • Air conditioning
  • Electronic AM/FM stereo radio w/compact disc/cassette-inc: digital clock, 2- front/2-rear speakers (60-watts continuous pwr)
  • Glove box w/color-keyed latch/lamp
  • Ash tray w/interior lamp
  • Black cigarette lighter
  • Front/rear 12-volt pwr points
  • Manual day/night rearview mirror
  • Color-keyed cloth headliner
  • Dual color-keyed cloth visors w/covered vanity mirrors
  • (3) grab handles
  • (2) color-keyed coat hooks
  • Front dome/map light
  • Rear dome/map light
  • Cargo area dome light
  • (4) box floor/(6) box rail tie-down hooks

Safety Features

  • Driver & front passenger airbags
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system
  • Front/rear outboard 3-point safety belts
  • Front adjustable-height shoulder safety belts
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Side door intrusion beams
  • Dual note horn

2001 Ford Explorer Owner Reviews

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My 2001 ford explorer sport.

2001 Ford Explorer Base Sport

Gas mileage is not the best but its reliable and still runs great after 18 years. Purchased it used off a resale site looking for a larger car with a metal frame. I have gotten into many car accidents and wanted to make sure I would be safe. Purchased this 2001 ford explorer sport and have fallen in love with it ever since. Very reliable just not the best gas mileage.

- Lynn M

Ford Explorer Sport, best used vehicle I've owned yet!

2001 Ford Explorer Base Sport

The back axles are pretty tricky mine has needed over $800 worth of work and fuel mileage isn't the best but overall a great vehicle handles very well and maintains for years. Retails very cheap actually bought mine for Blue Book value from a family member only 500. Practically still runs in brand new condition. Overall great quality product

- Derrick P

A tough little SUV. Almost 300,000 miles and still going strong!

2001 Ford Explorer Base Sport

I really love this little vehicle. The 4 wheel drive works great. I can go from road to off-road, dry streets to snow covered ones like it is nothing. I bought this vehicle used almost four years ago and have had to fix only minor things. The only complaint I would have is that the two door body style leaves little leg room in the backseat.

- Alicia L

Looks like a truck, small like a car, but tough and space like a SUV.

2001 Ford Explorer Base Sport

Great driving truck, can withstand a lot of wear and tear unlike many cars I have had in the past. Only problem is when it's windy it may and can roll over but it is pretty good on gas despite the fact it is a truck and all. Regularly maintain this truck and you shouldn't have any issues for years to come.

- Jessica S

Why I dislike my 2001 ford explorer.

2001 Ford Explorer Base Sport

Do not really like the fact that it has only 2 doors. I never even thought explorers came that way. Not the smoothest ride either I can feel every bump in the road. Also it is not the best in gas mileage that I wish it was for sure. The check engine light just will not turn off and it is def noisy.

- Brittany S

Great car: long lasted with a few minor issues

2001 Ford Explorer Base Sport

The gear shift sometimes doesn't stay in place and the radio stopped working. It isn't great for highways either due to the makes tendency to flip. The step got rusted and had to be pulled off. The gas mileage isn't great either. And the drivers seat has difficulty leaning back

- Claudia J

2 door with a sunroof. Power windows power locks. Security door code lock.

2001 Ford Explorer Base Sport

My explorer is great on gas. Very easy to get in and out. Only thing I do not like is it's a two door. So it is not easy for bigger people to get in the back. I like how I can lay the seats down and there's plenty of room for my dog to get in and go for a ride.

- Debra A

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