Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,914 - $36,690
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
13 City / 19 HWY
Horsepower
210-292
Seats
5-7
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,914 - $36,690
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
13 City / 19 HWY
Horsepower
210-292
Seats
5-7

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

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2008 Ford Explorer Owner Reviews

4.27

119 Reviews

49% 33% 16% 2% 1%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

The perfect blend of power and comfort wrapped in an amazingly reliable package!

My vehicle is the most reliable of all my family members. It has over 220,000 miles, and still has had very limited problems. Around 100,000 miles the radiator was replaced, and at 200,000 the wheel bearings needing work, but other than that I have full faith in my car's performance. I go to school on a mountain in pa, and when we get awful snowstorms, my car is one of the few cars that is actually able to still drive through all the snow and ice. The interior is nothing fancy, but very spacious and comfortable. The driver's seat actually has fantastic lumbar support. I regularly drive 8 hours to get from my home to my school, and I have never had a back problem with all the sitting thanks to how well made the seats are. Also, other than a nail piercing my tire, I have never had a problem with my car during these long road trips. Everything about this car has been so well made, even down to the fabric used in the back trunk area. While trying to rush to class and grabbing my backpack out of the trunk, I spilled a whole cup of coffee in the back, but to my surprise, it clean up with no problem, no stain, and like liquid had never even been spilled. The ride of the car is also so smooth for a 4 wheel drive SUV. The car is the perfect blend of comfort and power, and the turning radius is absolutely amazing! This car is quite honestly just straight up fun to drive, and I have loved every minute of owning this car.

- Mike B

Perfect for our family of four.

My Explorer is a pretty good car that I enjoy driving. It has a lot of room and is perfect for our family of four. I own the Eddie Bauer edition and the options on it are very nice. I like having heated leather seats and a sunroof. One of the things that I do not like about my Explorer is the ease of getting to the third row seating. The second row has to be adjusted just right in order to unfold the third row seats. I am often climbing in the back of the Explorer trying to get the seat to open up.

- Tara B

"The sister mobile" they call me "sister Wendy".

The Explorer sport trac is an awesome vehicle. It was made just for short people. It comfortably seats 5 people. It is really good on long trips. I like that it is a four door and has a cab in the back. The only problem I had with it is that when it rains water leaks through the rear window somewhere. The dealer told me that is the one problem. In the winter time if it gets too cold the windows will not come down and the door handle might stick from the cold. Other than that I love this vehicle.

- Wendy A

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$7,098 - $8,503
$7,699 - $9,250

Horsepower

Horsepower
210 - 292 hp
210 - 292 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.0L SOHC 12
4.6L SOHC SEFI 24
4.0L SOHC 12
4.6L SOHC SEFI 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.4 in.
42.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.8 in.
39.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.9 in.
36.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.7 in.
38.7 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

AC

AC
Optional
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5 - 7
5 - 7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
113.7 in.
113.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.8 ft.
36.8 ft.

Width

Width
73.7 in.
73.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
210 - 292 hp
210 - 292 hp

Torque

Torque
254 - 300 ft. lbs.
254 - 300 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
350 - 500 .lbs
350 - 500 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
22.5 gal.
22.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
7 - 20 mpg
7 - 20 mpg

City

City
13 mpg
13 mpg

Highway

Highway
19 - 20 mpg
19 - 20 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety