You can find 25 different owner's manuals for the Ford Explorer on this page that are in the PDF format.
The years available stretch from 1996 through to 2020 and to view the manual you just click the name to the left (or above if viewing by mobile).
About The Ford Explorer
The Ford Explorer exploded onto the scene in 1990 as a replacement for the Ford Bronco.
The earlier models (primarily in the 1990’s) were sold by other manufacturers under different names, such as the Mazda Navajo and the Mercury Mountaineer.
The range of options for the Explorer SUV allows the customer to tailor the vehicle into the ideal package that suits their needs.
Initially, the engine choice was limited to a 4 litre V6 mated to a 4 speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission.
Over the years the choice has grown to allow for more powerful power plants or more efficient turbocharged lightweight engines.
With the sixth generation’s release in 2020 the customer was able to opt into hybrid technology allowing a battery to recover the potential energy lost during braking.
A plug-in hybrid version is also available in the 2020 range to allow the car to potentially run on electric-only for shorter journeys.
Safety ratings for the Explorer have been pretty good in recent years according to NHTSA, the car obviously falls behind the rest because of the rollover risk associated with all SUV’s.
Ford has created a specialized police interceptor model of the Explorer with improvements made to the brakes and cooling system to ensure it stays reliable in heavy use.
Ford Explorer Oil Type
Inside the owner's manual you can find a reference to the oil type needed and the fill capacity. To make things easier we have a sister-site that lists the different trims of the Ford Explorer and the appropriate oil you need at OilType.co.