2009 Ford Explorer

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2009 Ford Explorer Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Midsize SUV of 2009

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Midsize SUV
#4 Ford Explorer

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2009 Ford Explorer after 90-days of ownership.
  • Forward visibility
  • Ease of getting in and out of the vehicle
  • The vehicle's audio system

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2009 Ford Explorer during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Comfort of the 3rd row seats
  • Styling of the dashboard
  • Sound of the engine/exhaust

Performance Specs

MPG City

13 - 15


19 - 21


210 - 292


5 speed, Automatic w/OD, 6 speed, Automatic w/OD


Gas V6, Gas V8


4-Wheel Drive, All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2009 Ford Explorer Review

Focused on the Horizon. That’s where the next adventure begins. The 2009 Ford Explorer opens up the road of life. Spin down that road with the Explorers 4L V6 SOHC engine with 210 HP or enhance the power with the 4.6L V8 and its 292 Horse Power to cruise towards the sunset. Explorer received a 5-star crash test rating for all four crash-seating positions. Explorer helps protect you with its standard Intelligent Safety System‚ and standard side-impact airbags. Confidence and control come standard with every Explorer in the form of Advance Trac with Roll Stability Control. Store life’s accessories with the 2009 Ford Explorer’s 85 Cubic feet of Cargo space. And enjoy the luxurious features such as DVD Navigation and heated leather bucket seats. Places may be out of the way. But with the 2009 Ford Explorer they are never out of reach.

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J.D. Power Award Winner

Dependability Award Winner

Awarded to the brands/models with the fewest problems reported per 100 owners during the past 12 months with their 3-year old vehicles
2009 Ford Explorer JD Power Award Winner
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