2003 Ford Explorer
    MSRP
    $33,900
    Advertisement

    2003 Ford Explorer Review Summaries

    What reviewers liked most about the Ford Explorer

    • ...new rear suspension also allows engineers to lower the floor by seven inches in the back.

      - AutoWeek
    • ...the rear glass window, cut low for easy rear access, swings up separately from the metal door.

      - AutoWeek
    • A unique feature is optional power adjustable brakes and accelerator pedals.

      - Canadian Driver
    • ...designed for greater towing capacities.

      - Canadian Driver
    • ...larger door openings with a lower step-in height for ease of entry and exit.

      - Edmunds.com
    • Handling and ride quality are improved with a new frame and an independent rear suspension.

      - New Car Test Drive
    • ...same overall length as the previous model, but it sits on a (two-inch) longer wheelbase and a much wider track, making it more stable and more comfortable.

      - New Car Test Drive
    • All new for 2002, the Ford Explorer is better than the previous version in every respect.

      - New Car Test Drive
    • ... the Ford Explorer is better than the previous version in every respect.

      - New Car Test Drive
    • Performance is quicker with new or improved overhead-cam engines.

      - New Car Test Drive
    • ...the biggest news for the Explorer is the availability of third-row seating, allowing it to carry up to seven passengers.

      - New Car Test Drive
    • The headliner is a new safety canopy... designed to protect occupants during a rollover in addition to protecting them from a side impact by staying inflated for a much longer period of time.

      - New Car Test Drive
    • There's more ground clearance and plenty of new safety features.

      - The Car Connection
    • Braking. No longer sloppy and vague...

      - USA Today

    What reviewers liked least about the Ford Explorer

    • ...the V6 is fine for around town. But it's a long time passing Peterbilts on a freeway grade.

      - Popular Mechanics
    • Unfortunately, some of the suspension's benefits are lost by the hard, flat seats.

      - Popular Mechanics
    • Unfortunately, some of the [new for 2002] suspension's benefits are lost by the hard, flat seats.

      - Popular Mechanics

    Ford Explorer Comparisons

    • While it robs storage space, the Explorer's extra seat is more comfortable than the [Dodge] Durango's.

      - Popular Mechanics

    Best one-liner about the Ford Explorer

    • ...3.5 times as stiff in torsion... By modern model-upgrade standards, that's a leap of several quanta.

      - Car and Driver
    • The mud was slick and deep. [But in the] redesigned Ford Explorer... the goo might as well have been asphalt.

      - USA Today
    • ...Explorer had shed its buckboard behavior." It tamed the wretched path without jostling the occupants.

      - USA Today

    *The data and content on this web site is subject to change without notice. Neither AOL nor any of its data or content providers shall be liable for errors in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

    Powered by

    More on the Explorer

    Whether you're a buyer or owner of the 2003 Ford Explorer we've got you covered.

    FIND A GREAT USED CAR

    GO
    Powered by
    Get a free CARFAX record check for a used car

    Great Auto Loan Rates

    Low Rates on New and Used Autos

    Powered By Apply In One Easy Step »
    See what reviewers from Car and Driver, Edmunds, Autoweek and other leading automotive publications liked most and least about the 2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L 4dr 4x2.
    Best Deal:
    Our Price:
    Savings:
    MSRP:
    Go Back to Best Deals »