$33,655 - $36,680
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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Eddie Bauer Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$33,655 - $36,680
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15-16 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 *Standard on non-fleet vehicles 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/steel 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
  • Lower Arizona Beige/upper body-color front/rear bumpers
  • Arizona Beige lower body-side cladding
  • Arizona Beige 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-trimmed heated front bucket seats w/6-way pwr, adjustable head restraints, manual lumbar supports, 2-position driver seat memory
  • Leather-trimmed 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
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • 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
  • Medium pecan woodgrain cordia door trim spears/instrument panel
  • 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

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

Options & Packages

2004 Ford Explorer Owner Reviews

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starts in -55 degree weather in 2 feet of snow without so much as a squeal.

2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer

I have had my 2005 Ford explorer for 7 years now. It was purchased second hand with 110,000 miles on it since then I have had to replace the transmission, tires, and ball joints. Regular oil changes are the only other maintenance. Inow have 208,000 miles on the car and it still is running strong. It has been in temps as low at -55 without a problem starting to 110 with the A/C blowing without a problem. The explorer if taken care of will last. Personal goal is to get it to 300,000, and when it dies id gladly get another one.

- Dominique J

Great family vehicle with 3rd row seating!!

2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer

I love the all the room in this vehicle. Third row seating makes seating for 7. Easy fold down feature for 3rd row seating makes easy hauling of items. I love the heated seats, dual climate controls, sunroof, great stereo with CD player. It is 4 wheel drive for those hard terrain. Drives like a dream. Has a v8 motor so has a lot of horsepower helpful for pulling trailers or RVs. The gas mileage is average about 18 miles per gallon.

- Kim B

Still a pleasure to drive after 14 years!

2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer

Bought this car pre owned with 16k miles. It has been a delight, with only one noteworthy problem with the electrical system when it was 10 yrs old. Other than that, we have had only routine things like brake pads, new battery, etc. It still is a pleasure to drive. I will add that we've always had oil changes and regular maintenance as recommended by ford.

- Sherry S

Great safe vehicle. Power to spare.

2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer

Great vehicle. I feel very safe in it. All wheel drive is great for Wisconsin winters. Towing a trailer is easy. Plenty of power from the v8. Only complaint is the gas mileage but that is expected. Lots of great features with the Eddie Bauer package. Heated seats are great in the winter. Rear wiper is nice. Lots of storage and cargo space.

- Pat M

Gas pedal makes car go fast

2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer

Low gas mileage is really the only issue I have with the vehicle. Other than that I have had nearly zero other problems with it that I did not cause myself. The trunk won't open because something got stuck in the latch and the liftgate always says it's open when it is clearly closed.

- Kyle H

Buy this car very reliable SUV for family

2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer

The car drives very good it gets good gas mileage and a very comfortable to ride I has very good safety features. Anybody looking for a reasonable small SUV should buy this car. The sound system in this car is amazing has very good speakers good steering and good tire package

- Donny O

Ford Explorer is Luxurious

2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer

No complaints about the vehicle whatsoever. It's older but still looks and performs fantastic. Love the room, rides great, feels luxurious. Tons of cup holders and spots for chargers. Huge trunk and the back seats fold down easily and smoothly. Perfect car for vacations.

- Skye C

Third row seating and heated seats.

2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer

Requires a little more work than trucks I've had in the past. Alignment seems to be the main issue which causes issues with tires and means more money. Enjoy having the third row seat so I can keep my work supplies separate from groceries when going shopping after work.

- Tamara C


2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer

Comfortable ride. Big enough for my family with 3 row seats. I've had it for 5 years and it is the best truck I've ever own. We bring it off roading and the fact of going and off the road is great! Also great every day truck!! I recommend to a growing family!

- Robyn M

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