The 2008 Ford Explorer XLT is a next-level pre-owned sport utility vehicle. Don’t commit the folly of believing you can’t get high value from a machine from this model year—while this ride may lack a bit of engine performance and a few refinements seen in more recent incarnations, it more than holds its own where it matters. It definitely belongs on the short list of anyone working within a budget!
First, let’s talk about the most important aspect of any automobile—its safety credentials. This Explorer comes with front and rear airbags that are joined by side-curtain inflatables, the latter of which became standard on this line for the first time in 2008. You’ll be protected from both standard collisions as well as incidents of rollover. This combined with the front fog lights result in a car that’s been awarded the NHTSA’s highest scores in their various government tests.
There are a number of conveniences within the 2008 Explorer XLT which further sweeten the pot for prospective owners. The SUV lends its power windows one-touch-down functionality so that getting that cool breeze on a summer day is a cinch. Lumbar support makes trips outside the Seattle area a more palatable endeavor because of the way the seats cradle your lower back. Also, two 12-volt outlets make it easy to keep your smart devices charged up.