2000 Ford Explorer XLS
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Engine

Gas V8

MPG (City/Highway)

18/23

Safety Ratings

MSRP

$23,480

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Summary

The 2000 Ford Explorer XLS is packed with impressive features. Its 160hp 4.0L V6 engine ensures a powerful drive, while air-conditioning keeps the interior cool and comfortable. With power windows, mirrors, and door locks, convenience is at your fingertips. The anti-theft system provides added security. Plus, the XLS comes equipped with a luggage rack for extra storage and 15″ aluminum wheels for a sleek look. Safety is also a priority, thanks to the 4-wheel ABS brakes. Experience the reliable and well-equipped 2000 Ford Explorer XLS for a thrilling and comfortable ride.

2000 Ford Explorer XLS price

Base MSRP

$23,480

Delivery charges

$575

Invoice price

$21,242

Total price

$24,055

NHTSA Crash Test Overall Ratings

Based on the combine ratings of frontal, side and rollover.
Should ONLY be compared to other vehicle of similar size and weight

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2000 Ford Explorer XLS warranty

Basic (months/miles)

36/36,000

Corrosion perforation (months/miles)

60/unlimited

Powertrain (months/miles)

36/36,000

Roadside assistance (months/miles)

36/36,000

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2000 Ford Explorer XLS Colors

Interior Colors
Dark Graphite w/Leather Sport Bucket Seats
Medium Prairie Tan w/Leather Sport Bucket Seats
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Exterior Colors
Chestnut Clearcoat Metallic
Toreador Red Clearcoat Metallic
Spruce Green Clearcoat Metallic
Medium Wedgewood Blue Clearcoat Metallic
Deep Wedgewood Blue Clearcoat Metallic...
Tropic Green Clearcoat Metallic
Black Clearcoat
Oxford White Clearcoat

Engine

Type Gas V8
Engine Size (l) 4
Cylinders Configuration V-6
Displacement (cc) 4,000
Drive Type RWD
Horsepower (rpm) 5,250
Horsepower (hp) 210
Torque (rpm) 3,250
Torque Lb (ft) 240
Engine Location Front
Valves 12
Compression 9.70
Bore (mm) 100.30
Bore (in) 3.95

Fuel

Type Gasoline
Tank Capacity (gal) 21
Grade 79.48

Mileage

EPA City Economy 18
EPA Highway Economy 23
EPA Combined Economy 20
Cruising Range City (mi) 294
Cruising Range Hwy (mi) 420

Transmission

Type Manual
Number Of Speeds 5
Description 5 Speed Manual
First Gear Ratio 2.84
Second Gear Ratio 1.55
Third Gear Ratio 1
Fourth Gear Ratio 0.70
Reverse Gear Ratio 2.33
Electric Limited Slip Differential Warner 4404

Powertrain

Doors

Doors 4

Seating

Number Of Seats 5
Max Seating Capacity 5

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7

Exterior dimensions

Overall Length (in) 190.71
Overall Length With Rear Bumper (in) 190.70
Overall Width (in) 70.20
Max Width Without Mirrors (in) 70.20
Overall Height (in) 67.72
Overhang Front (in) 33.90
Rear Door Openg Height (in) 33.70
Rear Door Openg Width (in) 46.90
Wheelbase (in) 111.61
Front Step Height (in) 20

Interior dimensions

Front Head Room (in) 39.90
Rear Head Room (in) 39.30
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.70
Rear Shoulder Room (in) 56.80
Front Leg Room (in) 42.40
Rear Leg Room (in) 36.80
Cargo Volume (cu.ft) 43
Max Cargo Volume (cu.ft) 80
Cargo Volume To Seat1 (cu.ft) 81.60
Cargo Volume To Seat2 (cu.ft) 42.60
Floor To Seat1 Cargo Area Length (in) 71.40
Floor To Seat2 Cargo Area Length (in) 38.70
Cargo Box Wheelhousgs Width (in) 41.90

Weights

Curb Weight As Spec'D (lb) 4,378
Payload As Spec'D (lb) 1,162
Curb Weight (lb) 4,378
Curb Weight Front (lb) 2,389
Curb Weight Rear (lb) 1,989
Gross Axle Weight Rating (lb) 5,660
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (lb) 5,540
Max Payload Capacity (lb) 1,162
Option Weight Front (lb) 0
Option Weight Rear (lb) 0
Total Option Weight (lb) 0

Steering

Type Power Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter Curb To Curb (ft) 37.30
Turning Diameter Wall To Wall (ft) 40.40
Turning Radius Curb To Curb (ft) 18.65
Turning Radius Wall To Wall (ft) 20.20

Trailering

Max Tongue Dead Weight Hitch (lb) 350
Max Trailer Dead Weight Hitch (lb) 3,500
Max Tongue Weigth Distributing Hitch (lb) 978
Max Trailer Weigth Distributing Hitch (lb) 6,520

Braking

Type Power
Primary Abs System 4-Wheel
Front Disc Yes
Rear Disc Yes
Front Brake Rotor Dia (in) 11.30
Front Brake Rotor Thickness (in) 1.02
Rear Brake Rotor Dia (in) 11.20
Rear Brake Rotor Thickness (in) 0.47

Tires

Front Tire Size P255/70R16
Rear Tire Size P255/70R16
Spare Tire Size P255/70R16
Spare Tire Size P255/70R16
Type All-Terrain

Suspensions

Front Type Torsion Bar
Rear Type Multi-Leaf
Front Axle Independent SLA
Rear Axle Semi-Floating

Emissions

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  • Recall Date 10/13/2009

    Campaign ID; 09V399000

    Component Vehicle Speed Control

    Recall Summary

    Ford Is Recalling Model Years 1995-2003 Windstar, 2000-2003 Excursion Diesel, 1993-1997 And 1999-2003 F-250 Sd Through F-550 Sd Diesel, 1992-2003 E-150 Through E-550, 1995-2002 Explorer, 1997 And 2002 Mercury Mountaineer, 1995-1997 And 2001-2003 Ranger, And 1994 F53 Vehicles Equipped With The Texas Instruments Speed Control Deactivation Switch (Scds). The Scds May Leak Internally And Then Overheat, Smoke, Or Burn.

    Recall Consequences

    A Vehicle Fire Could Occur With Or Without The Engine Running.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners That Dealers Will Install A Fused Wiring Harness In Line With The Scds. On 1999-2003 Windstar Vehicles With A Leaking Scds, Dealers Will Also Inspect The Abs Control Module Connector And Repair As Necessary. Repairs Will Be Completed Free Of Charge. The Safety Recall Began On October 27, 2009. Owners May Contact Ford At 1-888-222-2751.

  • Recall Date 05/11/2009

    Campaign ID; 09E025000

    Component Exterior Lighting

    Recall Summary

    Dope, Inc. Is Recalling 42,540 Combination Corner And Bumper Lamp Assemblies Of Various Part Numbers Sold For Use As Aftermarket Equipment For Various Passenger Vehicles. These Headlamps Fail To Conform To The Requirements Of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, And Associated Equipment." These Lamps Do Not Contain The Required Amber Side Reflectors.

    Recall Consequences

    Decreased Lighting Visibility May Result In A Vehicle Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Dope, Inc. Will Notify Owners And Offer A Full Refund For The Noncompliant Combination Lamps. The Safety Recall Began On July 28, 2009. Owners May Contact Dope, Inc. At 1-626-272-1798.

  • Recall Date 04/07/2009

    Campaign ID; 09E012000

    Component Exterior Lighting

    Recall Summary

    Sabersport Is Recalling 16,270 Combination Corner And Bumper Lamp Assemblies Of Various Part Numbers Sold For Use As Aftermarket Equipment For Various Passenger Vehicles. These Headlamps Fail To Conform To The Requirements Of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, And Associated Equipment." These Lamps Do Not Contain The Required Amber Side Reflectors.

    Recall Consequences

    Decreased Lighting Visibility May Result In A Vehicle Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Sabersport Will Notify Owners And Offer A Full Refund For The Noncompliant Combination Lamps. The Safety Recall Began On May 11, 2009. Owners May Contact Sabersport At 1-909-598-7589.

  • Recall Date 08/03/2007

    Campaign ID; 07V336000

    Component Vehicle Speed Control

    Recall Summary

    On Certain Pickup Trucks, Passenger Vehicles, Sport Utility Vehicles, And Motor Homes Chassis, The Speed Control Deactivation Switch May, Under Certain Conditions, Leak Internally And Then Overheat, Smoke, Or Burn.

    Recall Consequences

    This Could Result In An Underhood Fire.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealers Will Install A Fused Wiring Harness. Owners Of The Passenger Cars Included In This Campaign Will Be Instructed To Return Their Vehicles To Their Dealers To Have The Speed Control Deactivation Switch Disconnected As An Interim Repair. As Soon As Repair Parts Are Available (Expected October 2007), Owners Will Be Instructed To Return To The Dealers For Installation Of A Fused Wiring Harness. The Recall Began On August 13, 2007, And Mailing Completed By September 19, 2007. Owners May Contact Ford At 1-888-222-2751.

  • Recall Date 06/13/2006

    Campaign ID; 06E056000

    Component Fuel System, Gasoline

    Recall Summary

    Certain Aftermarket Fuel Filters Sold Under The Purolator Brand Name, P/N F65277, Shipped From January 16 Through June 2, 2006, For Use On The Above Listed Passenger Vehicles. Due To Incorrect Design, The Quick Connectors May Not Fully Seat With The Tube Interface, Even Though The Person Making The Connection May Believe That The Quick Connector Is Fully Attached.

    Recall Consequences

    Failure Of This Connection Could Lead To Fuel Spillage And, In The Presence Of An Ignition Source, A Fire Could Occur.

    Recall Remedy

    Ufi Will Notify Owners And Replace The Filters Free Of Charge. The Recall Began On August 4, 2006. Owners May Contact Ufi Filters Usa At 800-230-5876.

  • Recall Date 03/23/2006

    Campaign ID; 06E026000

    Component Exterior Lighting

    Recall Summary

    Certain Pro-A Motors Corner Lamps, Turn Signals, And Headlights Sold As Replacement Lamps For Use On Certain Passenger Vehicles Listed Above. Some Combination Lamps That Are Not Equipped With Amber Side Reflectors Fail To Conform To Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, And Associated Equipment.

    Recall Consequences

    Without The Amber Reflectors, The Vehicle Will Be Poorly Illuminated, Possibly Resulting In A Vehicle Crash Without Warning.

    Recall Remedy

    Pro-A Motors Will Notify Owners And Offer To Repurchase The Lamps. The Recall Began On April 3, 2006. Owners May Contact Pro-A Motors At 323-838-2988.

  • Recall Date 08/05/2003

    Campaign ID; 03V280000

    Component Vehicle Speed Control

    Recall Summary

    On Certain Sport Utility Vehicles Equipped With Speed Control And 4.0L Sohc Engines, If The Strand Cover On The Speed Control Cable Becomes Flared At The End, The Speed Control Cable May Bind When The Speed Control Is Activated.

    Recall Consequences

    The Throttle Return Spring Force May Not Be Sufficient To Overcome The Binding Condition When The Speed Control Is Disengaged. Braking Function Would Be Maintained Though Stopping Distances May Be Increased.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealers Will Inspect The Speed Control Cable And, If Necessary, Replace It. Owner Notification Began August 29, 2003. Owners Should Contact Ford At 1-800-392-3673.

  • Recall Date 08/05/2003

    Campaign ID; 03V281000

    Component Seats

    Recall Summary

    On Certain Sport Utility Vehicles Equipped With High Back Seats, The Upper Bolt On The Driver'S Side High Back Seat, That Attaches The Seat Recliner Mechanism To The Seat Back Frame, Could Fracture. If The Bolt Fractures And Does Not Jam In The Seat Back Frame, The Seat Back May Recline Until It Makes Contact With An Object Behind The Seat, Such As The Second Row Seat Cushion.

    Recall Consequences

    The Driver Could Potentially Lose Contact With The Steering Wheel Or Foot Pedals During Such An Event, Increasing The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealers Will Replace The Driver Seat Upper Bolt With A Metal Spacer And Bolt. In Addition, Seats With Tubular Back Frames Will Have The Fully Threaded Lower Recliner Bolt Replaced With A Partially Threaded Bolt. Owner Notification Began On August 29, 2003. Owners Should Contact Ford At 1-800-392-3673.

  • Recall Date 03/07/2003

    Campaign ID; 03V094000

    Component Structure

    Recall Summary

    Certain Pickup Truck, Van, And Mini Van Conversions Equipped With Southern Comfort Built Running Boards That Contain Certain Courtesy Lights Manufactured By American Technology Components, Inc. These Units Contain A Courtesy Light Or Lights That Might Overheat When The Wire Harness Is Exposed To Excessive Moisture And Road Salt.

    Recall Consequences

    This Overheating Condition Can Cause The Running Board To Melt Or Cause A Fire.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealers Will Replace The Wiring Harness On These Running Boards. Owner Notification Began March 7, 2003. Owners Who Take Their Vehicles To An Authorized Dealer On An Agreed Upon Service Date And Do Not Receive The Free Remedy Within A Reasonable Time Should Contact Southern Comfort At 1-800-745-6096.

  • Recall Date 05/22/2001

    Campaign ID; 01X001000

    Component Tires

    Recall Summary

    This Is Not A Safety Recall In Accordance With The Safety Act. However, It Is Deemed A Safety Improvement Campaign By The Agency. Equipment Description: Ford Is Replacing All Firestone Wilderness At 15, 16, And 17 Inch Tires Mounted On Ford Trucks And Suvs. Ford Reports Tread Separation Can Occur Due To A Combination Of The Sensitivity Of The Tire Design To Stress, Aging, And Manufacturing Differences Between Plants. Ford Is Replacing These Tires To Prevent Possible Premature Tire Failure. Vehicle Description: The Vehicles Listed Below May Have Been Originally Equipped With Firestone Wilderness At Tires Or May Have Had Wilderness At Tires Installed During The Firestone Recall Launched In August 2000. Certain 1991 Throught 2002 Ford Explorer Certain 2001 Throught 2002 Explorer Sport, And Sport Trac Certain 1997 Through 2002 Mercury Mountaineer Certain 1991 Through 2001 Ranger Certain 1999 Through 2001 Expedition Certain 1991 Through 1994, And 1997 Model Year F-Series Certain 1991 Through 1994 Bronco Note: Both Original Equipment And Replacement Tires Are Affected.

    Recall Consequences

    Should The Tread Separate At Highway Speeds, A Vehicle Crash Could Occur, Possibly Resulting In Personal Injury Or Death.

    Recall Remedy

    The Replacement/Reimbursement Program For This Campaign Expired On March 31, 2002. However, Customers Can Contact Ford At 1-877-917-3673 Or Go On-Line To Www.Ford.Com For Possible Assistance.

  • Recall Date 11/28/2000

    Campaign ID; 00V395000

    Component Power Train

    Recall Summary

    Vehicle Description: Sport Utility Vehicles Equipped With The 3.27 Or 3.55 Axle Ration. The Subject Vehicles Have A Powertrain Control Module That Could Allow The Vehicle To Exceed The Design Intent Top Speed. At These Extreme Speeds, The Vehicle Could Be Capable Of Exceeding The Speed Rating Of The Tire.

    Recall Consequences

    Operating The Vehicle Above The Maximum Speed Rating Could Lead To A Tire Failure Which At These Speeds Could Result In A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealers Will Reprogram The Powertrain Control Module.

  • Recall Date 08/21/2000

    Campaign ID; 00T005000

    Component Tires

    Recall Summary

    Tire Description: Firestone Wilderness At, Size P235/75R15, Produced At The Decatur, Illinois Tire Plant And All Firestone Radial Atx And Radial Atx Ii Tires, Size P235/75R15. Operation Of These Tires At Low Inflation Pressures, High Speed, And In Hot Weather, Can Contribute To Separation Of The Tire Tread.

    Recall Consequences

    If The Tread Separates From The Tire, The Driver Can Lose Control Of The Vehicle, Possibly Resulting In A Crash Causing Injury Or Death.

    Recall Remedy

    The Replacement/Reimbursement Program For This Campaign Expired On August 29, 2001. However, Customers Should Contact Firestone Customer Service At 1-800-465-1904 For Possible Assistance.

  • Recall Date 08/18/2000

    Campaign ID; 00V228001

    Component Seat Belts

    Recall Summary

    Vehicle Description: Passenger Vehicles, Light Duty Trucks, Sport Utility Vehicles, And Mini Vans Equipped With Trw Seat Belt Buckle Assemblies. The Buckle Base Of These Seat Belt Assemblies Were Not Properly Heat Treated And Therefore Do Not Pass The Load Bearing Requirement Of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies."

    Recall Consequences

    In The Event Of A Vehicle Crash, The Occupant May Not Be Properly Restrained.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealers Will Inspect The Date Code On Certain Seat Belt Buckles Of Your Vehicle And Replace All Seat Belt Buckles That Fall Within The Suspect Date Code Range. Owner Notification Began October 26, 2000. Owners Who Take Their Vehicles To An Authorized Dealer On An Agreed Upon Service Date And Do Not Receive The Free Remedy Within A Reasonable Time Should Contact Ford At 1-800-392-3673.

  • Recall Date 07/05/2000

    Campaign ID; 00V179000

    Component Air Bags

    Recall Summary

    Vehicle Description: 4-Door Sport Utility Vehicles Equipped With Side Air Bags. The Subject Vehicles Have A Revised Level Side Crash Sensor That Could Deploy The Side Air Bag If The Ignition Key Is In The "Run" Position And The Seatbelt Webbing Is Forcibly Extracted From A Locked Retractor With A Jerking Motion.

    Recall Consequences

    Inadvertent Side Air Bag Deployment Could Cause Personal Injury To The Seat Occupant.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealers Will Replace The Side Crash Sensors With A Revised Design That Will Reduce The Likelihood Of An Unexpected Side Air Bag Deployment.

  • Recall Date 03/07/2000

    Campaign ID; 00V072000

    Component Electrical System

    Recall Summary

    Vehicle Description: Multi-Purpose Vehicles Equipped With 4.0L Engines And All-Time 4-Wheel Drive (A4Wd) Powertrains. The Generic Electronic Module (Gem) Could Experience A Condition Referred To As "Lock-Up" In Which The Gem Controlled Electronic Functions (E.G., Front Windshield Wipers, Interior Lights, 4X4 System, Etc.) Could Not Be Turned On Or, In Some Cases If The Function Is On, Could Not Be Turned Off.

    Recall Consequences

    An Inoperative Windshield Wiper System Could Affect Driver Visibility, Increasing The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealers Will Install A Resistor In The Gem Circuit.

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