Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,949 - $39,180
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®
$8,949 - $39,180
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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2009 Ford Explorer Owner Reviews

4.27

66 Reviews

42% 42% 15% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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Comfortable ride but poor gas mileage.

The things I like about this vehicle is the size. Its larger than other vehicles and sits 5 adults very comfortably. It is also a quiet vehicle for traveling long distances like on interstates from state to state. I also like the capability to connect my smartphone to the vehicle to answer calls hands free and even make calls by voice command. The things I don't like about this vehicle is the low gas mileage it gets in town and out of town. So traveling from state to state can get rather expensive. The other main thing I don't like about it is the rear seat headrests. While they are comfortable for passengers they block the rear windows and make backing very difficult for the driver.

- Christine P

Love my explorer, very reliable.

I love my explorer. It runs great and is very reliable. The 4 wheel drive has always worked when I need it the most and I have always been able to get unstuck. The inside is pretty comfortable. I think it could always be better but nothing to complain about. I do have the 3rd row seating which has been a lifesaver at times. We did try to sleep in the back once while camping and that was a bad idea. It was very hard and uncomfortable even with several blankets. I like the fact that there are several storage pockets throughout the explorer. When it is time for a new vehicle I would consider the explorer again.

- Cynthia B

09 ford explorer; comfortable in theory but your wallet will hurt.

It tends to run hot, car always smells hot after driving, even if its short distances. The car seats plenty of people, has the optional third row seating. The seats do not come up easy though. Does not have enough air vents, so cooling the car down in the summer months is quite impossible. Have had to replace almost all of the wheel bearings. 4 wheel drive is not the best, works occasionally.

- Megan S

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

MSRP

MSRP
$28,470 - $32,100
$35,550 - $39,180

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

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

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

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

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

AC

AC
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

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

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 - 315 ft. lbs.
254 - 315 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
Optional

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
22.5 gal.
22.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
14 - 20 mpg
14 - 20 mpg

City

City
13 - 14 mpg
13 - 14 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

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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