No, not OJ's kind of getaway - unless your road trip just isn't complete without a troupe of blues on your tail.
Until 2006 safety upgrades were the only significant changes for the Explorer, although it got a few of those for 2006, too, including airbags and standard stability control along with a completely new style.
In which case your eccentric tastes are perfectly suited to the Explorer's futuristic design - so long as the grand departure from its Bronco roots doesn't ruin it for you.Model History, remember the Bronco?Then came the grand re-design for 2011, with a completely overhauled style to go with the new platform, affording a car-like ride with much of the same utility. 2 (word.30KB) 3 2005 honda cbr f4i owners manual 14 7 8 h21.3.19PDF, h17.2.7PDF.Although the towing capacity has been downgraded to 5,000 pounds and cargo room is just 80 cubic feet with the seats folded down, the ride and tech certainly put this generation leap years ahead of its first incarnation - as much as the raw specs.For 2003 however, Ford added an XLS Sport with the expected 2 doors and an NBX trim with all-terrain tires and a roof rack.Standard equipment includes 17-inch steel wheels, privacy glass, blind spot mirrors, roof rails, cruise control, power driver seat, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, MyFord advanced trip computer and a 6-speaker sound system with CD player and audio jack.
That's the white thing you saw driving down the highway at, well, city speeds for a fateful prime-time "chase" in 1994.That changed - and dramatically so - for the third generation, which spans from 2002 to 2010.That fact never really allowed the Expedition to gain much ground even despite the Explorer's shortcomings after the Bronco's demise.The Limited can be upgraded with a Rapid Spec 301A package, which includes a power liftgate, navigation system, better powered passenger seat, ventilated front seats and a power-folding third row.Any older than the '04 (which has a common issue with the speed differential sensor costing roughly 300 to fix) and you start getting into serious issues with various engine bits, the 4-wheel-drive systems and the front bearing hubs along with the typical leaks, squeaks.After '97 the 210-hp V6 became available, but these 1995-'01 models were still very much a rough ride on-road or off - not to mention a bit unstable with a certain set of Firestone tires.
The longer wheelbase and independent suspension made enough room for a decent third row, and the other suspension upgrades greatly improved ride comfort and driving dynamics.
Trims this time around included the 4-door XLS, XLT, Eddie Bauer and Limited with a 2-door Sport.