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You can find 41 different trims for the Ford Explorer and their corresponding recommended oil type.
The years available stretch from 1995 through to 2023 and to view the oil type and capacity you just click to expand.
First introduced for the 1991 model year the Ford Explorer was the first 4 door SUV from the American auto manufacturer.
Initially, the model was brought in as a replacement for the then defunct Bronco that only recently saw a revival.
Not only did Ford sell a version of this car but Mazda and several of Ford's sub-brands also sold their own flavors.
The original 1990's model was a big, boxy vehicle but over the years and designs, it has adapted to a smooth and rounded appearance.
Many police forces across the United States have incorporated the Explorer into their fleet.
The adoption by the police led Ford to design a custom version that boasted heavier duty parts such as radiators to ensure it can deal with day-to-day duties.
In 2001 customers were able to buy a pickup truck version of the Explorer SUV called the "Sport Trac", sharing many of the same components.
The combination of SUVs and pickup trucks made the cost of owning a pickup easier for many Americans who used it for domestic rather than commercial purposes.
Sales have been up and down during the 30+ years that the Ford Explorer has been on sale with the peak being in the mid-2000s before oil prices shot up and the world hit a global recession in 2008.