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XLT Premium Key Features & Specs

$26,465 - $29,235
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15-16 City / 20 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 4.0L (245) SOHC MPFI V6 engine
  • Engine block heater *Standard in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI & WY*
  • Hood assist gas cylinders
  • 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • 2-speed electronic shift-on-the-fly transfer case
  • Front automatic locking hubs
  • 3.73 Axle ratio
  • Rear wheel drive
  • 4-wheel drive
  • Transfer case skid plate
  • (2) front tow hooks
  • 72 amp/hr (650-CCA) maintenance-free battery
  • Battery saver feature
  • 130-amp alternator
  • 2710# capacity front axle/3200# capacity rear axle
  • 2900# capacity front axle/3200# capacity rear axle
  • Independent short & long arm front suspension w/torsion bars
  • 2-stage rear leaf springs
  • Gas-charged shock absorbers
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Class II trailer tow 4-pin wire harness
  • (5) P255/70R16 all-terrain SBR OWL tires
  • 16" bright cast aluminum wheels w/titanium painted pockets
  • Steel spare wheel
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front/rear disc brakes w/brake/shift interlock
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system
  • 22.4 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Black roof rails
  • Painted front bumper
  • Painted rear step bumper w/step
  • Color-keyed upper body-side molding
  • Platinum color grille
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Side step bars
  • Fog lamps
  • Black fold-away pwr mirrors
  • Flip-open rear quarter glass
  • Solar-tinted glass-inc: windshield, front door
  • Privacy glass-inc: rear doors/rear
  • Speed-sensitive intermittent windshield wipers
  • Body-color door handles
  • Hood sound insulation
  • Cargo box-inc: composite material, black interior, locking tailgate
  • Cargo area-inc: (10) tie down hooks, lamp, 12V pwr point

Interior Features

  • 5-passenger seating
  • Cloth front bucket seats-inc: 2-way adjustable headrests, 6-way pwr driver seat, driver & front passenger pwr lumbar, front passenger 2-way manual adjuster
  • 60/40 fold flat rear bench w/headrests
  • High series floor console w/rear climate & audio controls
  • Textured black composite material floor covering
  • Berber front/rear color-keyed floor mats
  • Leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel
  • Instrument panel gauges-inc: tachometer, oil pressure, coolant temperature, voltmeter
  • Warning chimes-inc: headlights-on, key-in-ignition, seat belt
  • Warning lights-inc: door ajar, seat belt, anti-lock brakes, check engine, airbag, high beams, parking brake, check gauges, battery, turn signal fuel
  • Pwr front windows
  • Pwr door locks w/autolock/relock-inc: cargo area control
  • Remote keyless entry w/keypad
  • Cruise control
  • Remote hood release
  • SecuriLock passive anti-theft system
  • Air conditioning
  • ETR AM/FM stereo radio w/compact disc/cassette-inc: clock
  • Glove box w/lamp
  • Black cigarette lighter
  • Ash tray w/interior lamp
  • (2) instrument panel 12-volt pwr points
  • Electrochromic rearview mirror
  • Overhead console w/outside temperature, compass
  • Color-keyed cloth headliner
  • Color-keyed cloth visors w/covered vanity mirrors
  • (2) front grab handles
  • (2) rear color-keyed coat hooks
  • Front dome/map light

Safety Features

  • Driver & front passenger airbags
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system
  • 3-point safety belts all seating positions-inc: front height adjustable
  • 2nd row child seat tether anchors
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Dual note horn

2003 Ford Explorer Owner Reviews

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The Ford Explorer is a Great Family Vehicle

2003 Ford Explorer XLT Premium

The Explorer seats 7, which is great for hauling kids and friends around. It also is easy to see out of and the back two rows of seats fold down to haul more things. My explorer has cushy leather seats and the drivers seat moves back when turned off to make it easier to get in and out of the vehicle. The 4 wheel drive is great for powering through heavy wet snow. The kids like the sunroof as an added bonus.

- Felicia R

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