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XLT Premium Key Features & Specs

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Mechanical Features

  • 4.0L (245) SOHC MPFI flexible fuel V6 engine
  • Engine block heater *Standard on non-fleet vehicles 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
  • 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
  • 16" steel spare wheel
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front/rear disc brakes w/brake/shift interlock
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system
  • 22.5 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Black roof rails
  • Body-color lower front bumper
  • Body-color rear step bumper w/step pads
  • Color-keyed upper body-side molding
  • Body-color rocker panel
  • Textured platinum color grille
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Rugged black side step bars
  • Fog lamps
  • Black fold-away pwr mirrors
  • 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
  • 2-tone cloth low-back front bucket seats-inc: 2-way adjustable headrests, map pockets, 6-way pwr driver seat adjuster w/pwr lumbar
  • 60/40 fold flat rear bench w/4-way adjustable headrests
  • High series floor console w/(4) cup holders, padded armrest, storage area
  • Textured black composite material floor covering
  • Berber front/rear color-keyed floor mats
  • Color-keyed leather-wrapped 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, O/D off, check fuel cap
  • Pwr front windows w/driver one-touch auto down
  • 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 w/CD, (4)-speakers
  • Glove box
  • Black cigarette lighter
  • Ash tray w/interior lamp
  • (2) 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/rear 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
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Front/rear side-impact door beams
  • Dual note horn

2004 Ford Explorer Owner Reviews

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2004 Ford Explorer XLT. Third row seat.

2004 Ford Explorer XLT Premium

Pros: My explorer is a very nice travel car. I mainly use it to go back and forth to work & trips to the store. This has three rows of seats. The seats are leather. It has an automatic sunroof and the air condition works. This has automatic power locks and windows. The second and third row seats fold down for additional room in the back. Cons: Since it is a 2004 there is approximately 160,000 miles (I've only owned this vehicle since May). The radio works however the number three button does not. The ball joints need to be replaced, it makes this squeaking noise now. The clear coat is peeling off. The transmission is slipping and has a hard time going into third gear. I would contribute this all to being a 2004 with over 160,000. All around good car, and with basic maintenance gets me where I need to go on a daily basis.

- James S

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