A Photo History of the Ford Explorer
Ford Motor Company debuted the mid-sized Explorer SUV in 1990 for the 1991 model year. Replacing the Bronco II, the Explorer added more passenger space and was available in both five- and three-door configurations. The base model was the XL, and the top-of-the-line was the Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer, pictured here. In 1993, the “Limited” trim level was added, with a paint-matched headlights and grille, and upscale additions (for the time) such as a compass, thermometer, and automatic headlights.