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Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer

About Ford Explorer

Ford’s 2017 Explorer SUV continues its sales success, with sleek styling, a bevy of trim and package options, and a choice of potent powertrains. The 7-passenger Ford Explorer has plenty of competition, but its Land Rover-like styling and incredibly plush interior place it in line with upscale competitors like the Mazda CX-9 and Hyundai Santa Fe. From the Platinum trim’s twin-turbocharged V6 to the Sport’s beefy wheel and tire package, the 2017 Ford Explorer is one crossover SUV with multiple personalities. Even the most inexpensive base model offers a high-tech 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, while the available Terrain Management System allows the Explorer to live up to its name both on- and off-road.

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LATEST MODEL
2017 Ford Explorer
What's new for 2017?
2017 Ford Explorer

With the exception of a new Sport Appearance package for the XLT trim, the 2017 Ford Explorer SUV carries over unchanged.

  • Expert Rating: 7.6
  • Consumers Rating: 7.9
  • MPG 17|24
2016 Ford Explorer
What's new for 2016?
2016 Ford Explorer

Numerous changes greet the 2016 Ford Explorer, including new exterior styling, a new interior, improved control interface with hard buttons replacing the touch-sensitive targets from last year, and a new 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost 4-cylinder with 270 horsepower. Last but not least, there's a new luxurious model, the new Explorer Platinum.

2015 Ford Explorer
What's new for 2015?
2015 Ford Explorer

The 2015 Ford Explorer rolls into the new year with only one noteworthy change: a sport-appearance package that's available for the XLT model. It adds new 20-inch wheels, black body-side molding, and roof rails, along with dark Magnetic paint on the grille, mirror caps and liftgate.

2014 Ford Explorer
What's new for 2014?
2014 Ford Explorer

Only minor changes are in store for the 2014 Explorer. Among them are automatic on/off headlights with wiper activation that become standard on all models, and 2nd-row heated seats that are now included in Limited models.

2013 Ford Explorer
What's new for 2013?
2013 Ford Explorer

For 2013, a new Sport trim joins the Explorer fleet, offering a twin-turbocharged V6 engine, standard 4-wheel drive, 20-inch sport alloy wheels and two-tone leather-trimmed seats. New features for the Explorer include a passenger-side front knee airbag, available heated steering wheel and auto-dimming headlights.

2012 Ford Explorer
What's new for 2012?
2012 Ford Explorer

Ford's EcoBoost 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is added to the front-wheel-drive Explorer's option list. The EcoBoost engine produces 240 horsepower when fed premium fuel and is expected to return fuel economy figures in the high 20s.

2011 Ford Explorer
What's new for 2011?
2011 Ford Explorer

A top-to-bottom rethink of the Explorer formula results in a thoroughly contemporary and far more desirable take on the SUV/crossover concept, creating a package that should help win over new buyers as well as bring former owners back into the Blue Oval fold.

2010 Ford Explorer
What's new for 2010?
2010 Ford Explorer

Trailer Sway Control is added to the standard equipment roster of the Ford Explorer for 2010.

2009 Ford Explorer
What's new for 2009?
2009 Ford Explorer

Trailer Sway Control is added to the Explorer's AdvanceTrac stability system. New optional features include the next-generation navigation system with SIRIUS Travel Link and a new XLT Sports Package.

2008 Ford Explorer
What's new for 2008?
2008 Ford Explorer

New for 2008 are the Sync hands-free communication and entertainment system, voice-activated navigation and capless fuel-filling system. Ford's Safety Canopy side-curtain airbag system is now standard on all models.

2007 Ford Explorer
What's new for 2007?
2007 Ford Explorer

Eddie Bauer and Limited models receive standard front-side impact and side-curtain airbags and optional power running boards, while an audio input jack becomes standard. DVD navigation, a heated windshield and a rear-seat entertainment system with eight-inch screen become available options on all three trim levels.

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Consumer Reviews

cruise control does not engage properly on down

By on Monday, July 31, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,500

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
4/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "I like to tavel in this explorer"

Cons: "The mpg is low and the disfunctional cruise contro"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"finally got the dealer tech to analyze the cruise control. Agrees about over speeding. Ford engineering say that is the way it is. It can over speed as much as 30 mph. This is a safety issue that doesnt seem to concern anyone at Ford. the local tech agreed that the over speed is excessive but a fix was out of his hands. I have 2 other vehicles a 1990 Montero & a 2012 Prius that do not have this problem in spite of having put a after market cruise control on the Montero"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Great value, comfortable ride, sleek looks

By on Monday, January 2, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,700

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfortable, powerful, technology, design."

Cons: "some more technology (no limit to this...)."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"bought the car about a month ago. Researched nearly every SUV (Pilot, QX60, Armada, Pathfinder, Highlander, Expedition, Navigator,...) Initially, I thought only of full size SUV. I test drove the Armada, liked it a lot but the 3rd row seating was VERY small. Given that I need the 3rd row seating, that was not an option. From the Mid size SUV. The Pathfinder and QX60, they looks nice, but they are under-powered and I did not like the CVT. Also the infotainment system is a bit outdated. The Pilot is very nice. Very sleek design but I did not like the infotainment, it is a bit less roomier than the Explorer but most importantly, I did not like the 9 SPD gear and the driving position was not comfortable to me (I am 6.2). As far as the explorer goes. Yes, it is a bit pricey compared to others but if you look around you can find good deals. The new SYNC3 is great compared to the older my ford touch and the Apple Car play is brilliant. With the twin turbo engine you never feel under power and when we took a road trip (5 adults and luggage) i did not feel any issues. Car also behaved very good on very wet, snowy and somewhat icy roads. Even if you compare this to a Tahoe, the 3rd raw and cargo space behind the 3rd row is way better in the Explorer. I did not rate the reliability since car is too new... but so far, no issues. As far as wish list. 1. Wish it had the full brake intervention capability for FWD and Backward collision, not just the alarms. 2. Wish it had 360 degree cameras (it has only Front and back) 3. I think that a 7 or 8 tranny would work great on this car. Take a look you will not regret. P.S. if you buy new and considering extended warranty, don't but directly from the dealer. Shop online, usually you will find much better deals."

75 people out of 82 found this review helpful

Have had it for a short time but love it so far.

By on Sunday, March 19, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 20,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfort, handling looks."

Cons: "a bit pricey compared to my Escape I traded in for"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Very comfortable. Love the heated steering wheel in winter. I wish I had gotten the BLIS but I am content withe the mirror inserts. The ride is really nice and the control is very good. The standard V6 has plenty of power for my driving habits. The seats are excellent to me. I would buy it again."

8 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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