1991-05 Ford Explorer Vehicle History
The 1991 Explorer replaced the Bronco II as the Ford midsized SUV. The front end was similar to the Ranger STX. The vehicle came in two or four doors and was larger than the Bronco II. Trim lines included the XL, XLT and the Eddie Bauer Edition. The only engine available was the 4.0 Liter V6. The Explorer offered optional 4WD or automatic overdrive transmission. A Twin I-Beam front suspension was standard on 2WD models and the Twin Traction front axle came with 4WD models.
The Explorer had proven to become the best selling SUV in the U.S. giving Ford no reason to make any changes this year.
In 1993 a fully loaded Limited Edition was offered along with the original XL, XLT and Eddie Bauer trim levels. Four wheel ABS became standard on all Explorers.
With the continued success as being the most popular SUV in the U.S. there were no reasons to make any significant changes this year.