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Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer

The Ford Explorer is a great midsize SUV option. This vehicle can offer you a capable performance, as well as some great interior and technology features. This SUV can be a great family vehicle with seating for up to seven. There is a lot that this SUV has to offer you. To learn more about it, you can check out the in-depth model review below.

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Performance and Engine Options

The Ford Explorer gives you a capable performance for a midsize SUV. You have several engine options and different performance capabilities.

  • Turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder – The base engine for your Ford Explorer is a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine. This engine gives you 300-horsepower, and it gives you good fuel efficiency. This engine and the V6 engine are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
  • Twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 – Your second engine option can be found in the Explorer Platinum. This engine is a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine. This engine gives you 365-horsepower.
  • Twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 – The Ford Explorer ST has a tuned version of the V6 that gives you more power. This twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 gives you 400-horsepower.
  • Hybrid 3.3-liter V6 with electric motor – The Ford Explorer is also found in a hybrid model. This hybrid version features a 3.3-liter V6 engine that is paired with an electric motor. This engine produces 318-horsepower, and it gives you great fuel efficiency.

Ford Explorer BackThe Ford Explorer is a capable SUV that can perform for you. This vehicle has a few different engine options for you to choose from so that you get the performance you want. You can also get up to around 5,600 pounds of towing capacity in your Ford Explorer when it is properly equipped.

What else does the Ford Explorer have to offer you? Check out some of the other features and capabilities found on this vehicle below.


The exterior of the Ford Explorer has a dynamic and active design. This SUV has a unique muscular grille that has a satin aluminum finish on the Platinum model. The exterior also offers you features like LED headlamps to help you see and be seen. Some models even offer you adaptive lighting that turns with you to give you better visibility around corners. You can also get a hands-free liftgate with your Ford Explorer to make it easier to access your cargo. Also, the roof rails give you added capability for storage.


Ford Explorer InteriorThe Ford Explorer is a three-row midsize SUV. This SUV has seating for six or seven people, depending on the trim level. In its standard configuration, this vehicle has seating for seven, which includes a bench seat for three in the second row and a bench seat for two in the third row. There are also second-row captain’s chairs available in other model options to give you a seating capacity of six.

When it comes to the seating and interior features, you get standard cloth upholstery in this vehicle, as well as a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. However, there are upgrades for your cabin, including leather upholstery, heated seats, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, massaging front seats, and a 10-way power-adjustable passengers seat.

When it comes to cargo space, the Ford Explorer gives you 18.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row of seating. You can get 47.9 cubic feet of seating with the third row folded down. If you fold down the second and third rows of seating, you can get up to 87.8 cubic feet of cargo space.


The interior of the Ford Explorer also offers you a lot of great technology features. You can find features like Bluetooth, an infotainment system, a power outlet, a proximity key, USB ports, and more. Check out some of these technology features in greater detail here.

  • SYNC 3 Infotainment – Your Ford Explorer has a SYNC 3 infotainment system that can keep you connected to technology and entertained while you are on the road. This system has apps for music, podcasts, and more. It allows you to connect your smartphone and control many aspects of your vehicle in an easy and user-friendly way.
  • 10.1-inch Touchscreen – Your infotainment system can come with a touchscreen display. You can get a large 10.1-inch touchscreen as an option, which can offer you great visibility of your apps and information all in one location.
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – You also get smartphone connectivity in your Ford Explorer. This vehicle has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, so you can connect your phone to your infotainment system. This allows you to have access to phone contacts, apps, music, and more through your vehicle.
  • Wireless Device Charging – We all forget to charge our phones sometimes, but you do not want your phone dying while you are on the road because you could need it. The good news is your Ford Explorer offers you wireless device charging, so you can charge your phone in your vehicle while you drive.
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot – Whether you want a mobile office or just a way to stay connected on the road, the Wi-Fi hotspot in your Explorer can help. This can make sure you have the capability to get access to the information you want and need, no matter where you are.
  • Rear-Seat Entertainment System – You can also get a rear-seat entertainment system in this SUV. This SUV can help you keep your passengers entertained with a rear seat entertainment system that allows them to watch movies, play games, and more.
  • 12-speaker Premium Sound System – If you are someone who loves to listen to music or podcasts in the car, you are in luck. This SUV can offer you a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system to help you enjoy the audio you love.

Those are just a few of the key technology features that can be found in your Ford Explorer. This SUV also brings you some great safety technology features that are worth checking out. Learn more about these below.


You can stay safer in your Ford Explorer with plenty of active safety technologies standard and available. The exact safety technology features you have depend on the model, but most newer Ford Explorers offer you a lot of standard features, including a rearview camera, rear cross traffic alert, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, pedestrian detection, forward automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and more. Check out more about a few of these features below.

  • Adaptive Cruise Control – Adaptive cruise control works to help you maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you when you are out on the highway. This feature automatically slows your vehicle down if you are getting too close to the vehicle in front of you.
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert – It can be hard to see when you are backing out of a parking space or going in reverse, but that is why this feature exists. The rear cross traffic alert helps to detect vehicles that may be crossing behind you as you are backing up so that you can avoid a collision.
  • Blind Spot Monitoring – This safety feature looks out for vehicles in your blind spot. If there is a vehicle in your blind spot, it can alert you so that you do not get in a collision.

As you can see, the features discussed above can potentially help prevent a collision from occurring in the first place. This can look out for you and your loved ones while you are on the road.

As you can see, the Ford Explorer has a lot to offer you. This vehicle can give you the performance you need, as well as the features you want. If you have any questions about this vehicle or what it offers you, you can reach out to us at Tim’s Truck Capital. We are happy to help you with your next upgrade.

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