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2008 Ford Explorer

At a Glance

Pricing $26,995 - $37,705
Drive Types RWD, AWD
Engines 4.0l V6, 4.6l V8
Transmissions A5, A6
Fuel Economy 13-15 (city), 19-21 (highway)

The definitive mid-sized SUV. The Ford Explorer helped define the segment and has been a top seller. The Explorer is offered in 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive models with a choice of V6 or V8 power. Explorer offers ample room on the interior with 5, 6 and 7 passenger seating options. The independent rear suspension is fairly rare in this segment. Roll stability control helps alleviate fears of control problems.

What Changed:

The 2009 Explorer adds trailer sway control as a standard feature.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Explorer XLT 4.0l V6 (210-bhp) A5 RWD 14/20/17 $26,995
Explorer XLT 4.6l V8 (292-bhp) A6 RWD 15/21/18 $28,305
Explorer XLT 4.0l V6 (210-bhp) A5 AWD 13/19/16 $29,315
Explorer XLT 4.6l V8 (292-bhp) A6 AWD 14/19/16 $30,625
Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0l V6 (210-bhp) A5 RWD 14/20/17 $30,140
Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6l V8 (292-bhp) A6 RWD 15/21/18 $31,450
Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0l V6 (210-bhp) A5 AWD 13/19/16 $32,640
Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6l V8 (292-bhp) A6 AWD 14/19/16 $33,770
Explorer Limited 4.0l V6 (210-bhp) A5 RWD 14/20/17 $34,075
Explorer Limited 4.6l V8 (292-bhp) A6 RWD 15/21/18 $35,385
Explorer Limited 4.0l V6 (210-bhp) A5 AWD 13/19/16 $36,395
Explorer Limited 4.6l V8 (292-bhp) A6 AWD 14/19/16 $37,705