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Eddie Bauer Key Features & Specs

$33,100 - $36,125
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14-15 City / 19-21 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 4.0L (245) SOHC SEFI V6 FFV engine
  • 4.6L (281) SOHC SEFI V8 engine
  • Hood assist gas cylinders
  • Engine block heater *STD & only available in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI & WY*
  • 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • Control-Trac part-time 4WD transfer case
  • Full-time AWD transfer case
  • 3.55 axle ratio
  • Rear wheel drive
  • 4-wheel drive
  • All-wheel drive
  • 72 amp/hr maintenance-free battery w/battery saver feature
  • 130-amp alternator
  • Class II trailer towing w/receiver hitch-inc: 3500# capacity, 4-pin connector
  • 2735# capacity front axle/3000# capacity rear axle
  • 2800# capacity front axle/3000# capacity rear axle
  • Independent rear suspension
  • Front linear rate coil springs
  • Rear variable rate coil springs
  • HD gas shock absorbers
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • P245/65R17 all-terrain SBR OWL tires
  • Full-size spare tire w/aluminum wheel, underbody mount
  • 17" satin nickel cast aluminum wheels
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • 22.5 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Black roof rails
  • Arizona Beige painted lower/body-color upper front/rear bumpers
  • Arizona Beige painted lower body-side cladding/wheel lip moldings
  • Color-keyed running boards
  • Black-out B-pillar treatment
  • Satin nickel egg crate design grille
  • Faceted reflector quad beam headlights
  • Automatic on/off headlamps
  • Fog lamps
  • Black folding heated pwr mirrors w/approach lamps
  • Solar-tinted glass-inc: windshield, front door glass
  • Privacy glass-inc: rear door/rear quarter/liftgate glass
  • Speed-sensitive dual intermittent front wipers
  • Dual intermittent rear wiper/washer
  • One-piece top-hinged liftgate-inc: flip-open rear window, paddle-type handle
  • Exterior liftgate release switch
  • Color-keyed door handles
  • Security approach lamps
  • Hood/instrument panel sound insulation

Interior Features

  • 5-passenger seating
  • Leather seating surface heated front bucket seats w/6-way pwr, adjustable head restraints, manual lumbar supports, 2-position driver seat memory
  • Leather seating surface heated front bucket seats w/6-way pwr, manual lumbar supports, 2-position driver seat memory
  • 60/40 split-folding 2nd row seat w/head restraints
  • High-series floor console-inc: storage bin, (2) front & (2) rear cup holders, front & rear pwr points, coin holder, tissue/map holder, molded mat w/pencil holder, heat vents/AC registers
  • Color-keyed full-length carpet
  • Color-keyed front/rear carpeted floor mats
  • Color-keyed plastic scuff plates on all doors & liftgate
  • Color-keyed 4-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Auxiliary steering wheel audio/climate controls
  • Tilt steering column
  • Pwr adjustable pedals w/memory
  • 6-gauge instrument cluster-inc: fuel, temp, voltmeter, oil pressure w/ warning lights, trip odometer, tachometer, outside temp gauge, compass
  • Warning chimes-inc: headlights-on, key-in-ignition, safety belt, door ajar
  • Message center
  • Homelink universal garage door opener
  • Pwr windows-inc: illuminated controls, "one-touch-down" driver window
  • Pwr door locks w/cargo area lock/unlock button
  • Speed control w/fingertip control, tap-up/tap-down feature
  • Remote keyless entry-inc: 2 key fobs, 2-stage unlocking, autolock, liftgate glass release
  • Keyless entry pad
  • Securilock passive anti-theft system
  • Perimeter alarm
  • Pwr accessory delay
  • Air conditioning w/dual zone automatic temperature control
  • Flow-through ventilation
  • Rear window defroster
  • Electronic AM/FM stereo w/6-disc CD player, clock-inc: 290-watt Audiophile system
  • Fixed antenna
  • Illuminated glove box w/color-keyed latch
  • Color-keyed full door trim panels-inc: armrest/pull handle, color-keyed inserts, map pockets
  • Front door integrated 20-oz cup holders
  • Electrochromic rearview mirror
  • Overhead console-inc: two map/dome lamps, ticket clip, sunglass holder, garage door opener bin
  • Color-keyed woven cloth headliner
  • Color-keyed cloth sunvisors w/illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • (3) grab handles
  • (4) color-keyed coat hooks
  • Soft release parking brake
  • Illuminated entry w/key fob activation
  • Front/rear dome/map light w/2nd row reading lamp
  • Cargo area dome light
  • (4) load floor tie-down hooks/child seat tether anchors
  • Cargo management system
  • Retractable cargo area shade

Safety Features

  • Driver & front passenger "Second Generation" airbags w/theft deterrent
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • 1st/2nd row 3-point safety belts all seating positions w/outboard height adjustment
  • Driver side BeltMinder feature
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Rear child seat tether anchor brackets
  • Dual note horn

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2003 Ford Explorer Owner Reviews

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Best I have ever purchased.

2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer

It is a great car. Decent gas mileage for a big SUV. It has leather seats which makes it easy to keep clean. Large enough back seat to fit 3 car seats. Lots of trunk space. Very reliable. The settings on the side of the seat allow you to adjust for a perfect, comfortable fit. The car is almost 20 years old and the a/c still blows cold air likes it is brand new and that is extremely important when living in a very warm weather state. It is also very safe. We were in an accident last year where someone quickly switched lanes without checking their blind spot and hit us. Almost no damage was done to our (just some scratches about the size of my hand) vehicle while it really tore up the other car. We haven't had a single problem out of the car and we have kept up with regular maintenance.

- Emily G

Love hate relationship with it

2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer

It leaks when it rains. It won't get out of four by four mode. The radio doesn't work well. The vents don't work well. The seat warmer on the drivers side doesn't work. I have gone through a lot of tires and it eats gas like crazy. I do love the way it handles the leather siesta and third row seating. I love the sunroof. I love the amount of room in it.

- Kelly G

Sage green ford explorer. Easy to change the stereo to add Bluetooth.

2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer

No problems. Very reliable. Gas mileage is not the greatest but it also is not the worst. Very comfortable and roomy. The only thing I do not like is how much it cost to replace a key if you lose a key. Has electric seats, heated seats, steering wheel control, third row, sunroof, pedals move, automatic lights.

- Melissa T

Love my vehicle sums it about up

2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer

Really have nothing bad to say about it. Love everything about it. Only really issue I have with my vehicle is that the back hatch somehow holds water and everytime I open it it leaks out. But other than that it's been a great vehicle. Looking at buying a new one soon.

- Leanne B

The Explorer that does it all.

2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer

The 6th cylinder is broken in the car. Which is fine because it is a V8. The car has no AC. The car is very reliable for the most part and is quite comfortable for how old it is. It has a sunroof that is very convenient since some of the windows don't roll down.

- Alex R

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