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Editors' Page: 2015 Ford Explorer

By on October 23, 2013 8:38 AM
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An SUV Icon Keeps on Trucking

The father of the modern "everyday SUV" is no longer the only game in town, but the iconic Ford Explorer remains a top choice in a segment that's never been more competitive. The Explorer is an excellent all-arounder, and it's this simple knack for universal appeal that remains its strongest attribute among more focused 3-row midsize SUV options like the driving-oriented Mazda CX-9 or truck-like Dodge Durango. The Explorer has come a long way from its rugged roots, and it now rides comfortably atop a plethora of high-tech safety, entertainment and convenience features designed to suit everyone.

Driving It

"From behind the wheel, the 2015 Ford Explorer feels much more like a car than an SUV. The comfortable and quiet ride isolates you from the road in the same way as a luxury sedan, and the Explorer never bangs over bumps or rattles over railroad tracks like its truck-based forebears." Find out more in our 2015 Ford Explorer full review.

V6 is the New V8

In addition to a 290-horsepower V6 comparable in power and efficiency with the other underhood offerings in the class, the latest Explorer offers two unique engine alternatives: a fuel-sipping 240-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder and a road-ripping 365-horsepower turbocharged V6.

The Kitchen Sync

Ford was an infotainment pioneer with its Sync system, and continued innovation has resulted in one of the most comprehensive systems in the business -- and a few growing pains along the way.

Looking Ahead

Ford has already unveiled the 2016 Ford Explorer, featuring an updated look, a new turbocharged engine and cool new tech, among other enhancements. The upgraded Explorer was one of several new 2016 models unveiled at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Owners' Opinions

For 2015, the Explorer continues its tradition of pleasing its owners with comfort and practicality. As one of our readers put it, "It's roomy, comfortable, stylish with a touch of sportiness and nicely finished. I'm still learning about all of the bells & whistles, but so far it has exceeded my expectations." Read more Ford Explorer consumer reviews.

Build and Price

The 2014 Ford Explorer starts around $30,000 and tops out on the other side of $50,000. Build and price your own 2015 Ford Explorer to get this week's Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

More Midsize SUVs

The segment has come a long way since Explorer started it. Visit our Midsize Sedan Buyer's Guide to become an instant expert on this family-favorite category.

 

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