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Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer

A midsize SUV is a great choice because it allows you plenty of passenger capacity, as well as cargo carrying capability. You have a vehicle that you can drive around the city, but also one that you can take on longer road trips. SUVs are popular vehicle options because of their versatility.

The Ford Explorer is one midsize SUV option that is popular. This vehicle gives you some great capability and some enviable features. You can take a look at the in-depth model review of this vehicle below, and reach out to us at Tim’s Truck Capital if you have any questions about it.

Performance and Engine Options

You can find a capable performance in the Ford Explorer. Under the hood of this SUV, you can find one of a few different engine options. This allows you to choose the type of performance you want and need for your vehicle. Check out the engine options below, as well as other capabilities that this vehicle offers you.

  • Turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine – The base engine in the Ford Explorer is a turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. This engine produces 300-horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque.
  • 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 engine – Your second engine option is a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that produces 365-horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque.
  • 3.0-liter V6 engine – Your other V6 engine option is a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that gives you a more powerful 400-horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque.

This vehicle has standard rear-wheel drive, but there is all-wheel drive available. Each engine option is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

The Ford Explorer also offers you some towing capacity. This vehicle can tow up to 5,600 pounds when it is properly equipped. This is above average towing capacity for this size of SUV, making it an extremely capable option for you and your loved ones.

Ford ExplorerAs you can see, the Ford Explorer has a lot to offer you in terms of performance, but there are also some other great interior and exterior features that can be found in this vehicle. Read on to learn more about what this SUV has to offer.


The Ford Explorer measures around 16 feet and 7 inches in length. It has a curb weight ranging from 4,345 to 4,727 pounds. The exterior of this vehicle can have features like LED lights, LED fog lights, dual chrome exhaust tips, a power liftgate, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and rear privacy glass. This vehicle can be found with exterior colors like Atlas Blue Metallic, Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Forged Green Metallic, Carbonized Gray Metallic, and more.


On the inside of the Ford Explorer, you can find seating for six or seven people in three rows of seating, depending on your specific model. In some models, you can find a second-row bench seat, and in other models, there are second-row captain’s chairs. This vehicle comes standard with cloth upholstery and an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. There are available seating upgrades like synthetic leather upholstery, genuine leather upholstery, heated front and second row seats, ventilated front seats, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, and a 10-way power-adjustable passenger’s seat.

Ford ExplorerIn terms of cargo space, the Ford Explorer gives you about 18.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row of seating. If you fold down that third row, you can get up to 47.9 cubic feet of cargo space, and if you fold down the second and third rows, you get about 87.8 cubic feet of cargo space. This is plenty of space for carrying plenty of cargo and even some larger items.

Technology Features

The interior of this vehicle also has some great technology features from entertainment to connectivity and more. Check out some of these features below.

  • Infotainment system – This vehicle has a SYNC 3 infotainment system that can be found with an 8-inch or 10.1-inch touchscreen display. This is a large touchscreen that gives you easy access to apps, music, and more.
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – There is also Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility to go with your infotainment system. These systems allow you to connect your smartphone to your infotainment system to get access to smartphone apps, music, and more.
  • Bluetooth – The Bluetooth capability allows you to make calls hands-free so you can stay safer on the road, even while you are staying in contact with your loved ones.
  • Wi-Fi hotspot – Turn your vehicle into a mobile office or an entertainment hub for your passengers with the built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. This gives you and your passengers internet access for games, music, movies, and more.
  • USB ports – You also have front and rear USB ports in your Ford Explorer to charge devices and connect to your infotainment system.
    Wireless device charging – You can rest assured that your smartphone will always be charged on the go with the wireless device charging that can be found in this SUV. You don’t have to remember a phone charger because this charging is built into your vehicle.
  • Navigation system – Don’t worry about getting lost when you have the navigation system in this SUV. This helps you get a map of where you are going and even turn by turn directions so that you can get there.
  • Rear-seat entertainment system – The Ford Explorer also offers you a way to keep your rear passengers entertained. There is a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system that can give your passengers access to streaming, games, and more.
  • Remote start – The available remote start can make your life easier. You can start your vehicle remotely from the comfort of your own home to get your vehicle warmed up and ready to go.
  • Bang & Olufsen stereo – You can also get a 12 or 14-speaker premium Bang & Olufsen audio system. This can make you have an extremely enjoyable listening experience as you are out for a drive.
  • 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster – This available 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster gives you access to your most important vehicle information right in your line of sight. It ensures you have the information you need for safe driving.

As you can see, the Ford Explorer has a lot of different technology features to offer you. This vehicle can keep you connected and entertained, whether you have a long drive or a short one. This vehicle also has some great safety technology that you can learn more about below.


The Ford Explorer is a very safe vehicle. It was built with intelligent construction/design to give you a vehicle body that will protect you. There are also some great safety technology features that can help to prevent a collision or lessen the severity of the collision. Some of the safety technologies that can be found on this vehicle include forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, a rearview camera, pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, parking sensors, a surround-view camera system, reverse brake assist, adaptive headlights, adaptive cruise control, road sign recognition, and reverse automatic emergency braking. You can learn more about some of these safety features below.

  • Forward Automatic Emergency Braking – This safety feature monitors for a potential front-end collision. If it detects an imminent collision, it will automatically apply the brakes to avoid or lessen the impact of the collision.
  • Blind Spot Monitoring – With blind spot monitoring, you are alerted of a vehicle that is in your blind spot. That way you do not change lanes and hit that vehicle.
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert – When you are moving in reverse, like backing out of a parking space, this feature can detect vehicles that are crossing behind you. Then you will be alerted of a vehicle that may be in your path so you can avoid that collision.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control – This safety feature will help you maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you. If you have cruise control set, but are approaching the vehicle in front of you, it will automatically slow down your vehicle to maintain a safe distance from that vehicle in front of you.

These safety features help to watch out for you and your passengers. They can keep you safer on the road, whether it is a long road trip or a short commute to work.

There is a lot to love about the Ford Explorer. This SUV is big enough to offer you plenty of passenger space and cargo space. It also offers you a capable performance with different engine options and plenty of towing capacity. The interior of this vehicle is nice with plenty of technology features. If you have any questions about the Ford Explorer, you can reach out to us at Tim’s Truck Capital.

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