Skip to main content

Used Ford Explorer for Sale

728 Matches
Compare

About The Ford Explorer

Vehicle Summary

For years, the Ford Explorer has remained one of the most popular midsize SUVs on the road thanks it to its roomy, premium interior, powerful engine options, large amount of cargo space, and useful technology features. 

Beginning with the 2011 Ford Explorer, Ford began offering the fifth generation of the vehicle, updating the explorer with new engine options, new technology features, and new exterior and interior styling. Today, fifth generation Ford Explorers remain an attractive option for those who are in the market for a high-quality used SUV.

Ford Explorer Trim Configurations

2011 Ford Explorer Trim Levels

Base - The base trim of the 2011 Ford Explorer features a 6-speaker audio system, a 6-way power driver's seat, a 4.2-in color LCD display, and more!

XLT - The XLT trim of the 2011 Ford Explorer features everything found on the base trim as well as SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, automatic headlamps, unique cloth seats, chrome door handles, and more!

Limited - The Limited trim of the 2011 Ford Explorer features everything found on the XLT trim as well as heated front row seats, driver's seat memory, an 8-in LCD touchscreen display, dual-zone automatic temperature control, leather-trimmed seating surfaces, and more!

2012 Ford Explorer Trim Levels

Base - The base trim of the 2012 Ford Explorer features a manual day/night rear view mirror, a 6-speaker audio system, a 6-way power driver's seat, a 4.2-in color LCD display, and more!

XLT - The XLT trim of the 2012 Ford Explorer features everything found on the base trim as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, a reverse sensing system, illuminated vanity mirrors, and more!

Limited - The Limited trim of the 2012 Ford Explorer features everything found on the XLT trim as well as push-button start, remote start, heated front seats, an 8-in LCD touchscreen display, leather-trimmed seating surfaces, and more!

2013 Ford Explorer Trim Levels

Base - The base trim of the 2013 Ford Explorer features a 4.2-in color LCD display, a 6-speaker audio system, a manual day/night rear view mirror, dual chrome exhaust tips, and more!

XLT - The XLT trim of the 2013 Ford Explorer features everything found on the base trim as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, automatic headlamps, a Ford SYNC® voice-activated, in-vehicle connectivity system, and more!

Limited - The Limited trim of the 2013 Ford Explorer features everything found on the XLT trim as well as heated front row seats, push-button start, remote start, an 8-in LCD touchscreen display, leather-trimmed seating surfaces, and more!

Sport - The Sport trim of the 2013 Ford Explorer features everything found on the Limited trim as well as a 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine, a sport-tuned suspension, a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with paddle shifters, Intelligent 4WD, and more!

2014 Ford Explorer Trim Levels

Base - The base trim of the 2014 Ford Explorer features a 4.2-in color LCD display, a 6-speaker audio system, a manual day/night rear view mirror, a 6-way power driver's seat, and more!

XLT - The XLT trim of the 2014 Ford Explorer features everything found on the base trim as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a SYNC® voice-activated, in-vehicle connectivity system, chrome door handles, a reverse sensing system, and more!

Limited - The Limited trim of the 2014 Ford Explorer features everything found on the XLT trim as well as leather-trimmed seating surfaces, heated front seats, a 12-speaker Sony® audio system, an 8-in LCD touchscreen display, and more!

Sport - The Sport trim of the 2014 Ford Explorer features everything found on the Limited trim as well as a 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine, a sport-tuned suspension, a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with paddle shifters, Intelligent 4WD, and more!

2015 Ford Explorer Trim Levels

Base - The base trim of the 2015 Ford Explorer features a 4.2-in color LCD display, a manual day/night rear view mirror, a six-way power driver's seat, a six-speaker audio system, and more!

XLT - The XLT trim of the 2015 Ford Explorer features everything found on the base trim as well as chrome door handles, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a reverse sensing system, a SYNC® voice-activated, in-vehicle connectivity system, and more!

Limited - The Limited trim of the 2015 Ford Explorer features everything found on the XLT trim as well as heated front seats, leather-trimmed seating surfaces, a rear view camera, a 12-speaker Sony® audio system, an eight-in LCD touchscreen display, and more!

Sport - The Sport trim of the 2015 Ford Explorer features everything found on the Limited trim as well as a 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine, a sport-tuned suspension, a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with paddle shifters, Intelligent 4WD, a class III trailer tow package, and more!

2016 Ford Explorer Trim Levels

Base - The base trim of the 2016 Ford Explorer features a Ford SYNC® voice-activated, in-vehicle communications system, a 6-speaker audio system, a 4.2-in color LCD display, a six-way power driver's seat

XLT - The XLT trim of the 2016 Ford Explorer features everything found on the base trim as well as LED signature lighting, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, push-button start, a reverse sensing system, and more!

Limited - The Limited trim of the 2016 Ford Explorer features everything found on the XLT trim as well as leather-trimmed seating surfaces, a heated steering wheel, a hands-free liftgate, 12-speaker Sony® audio system, an eight-inch LCD touchscreen display, and more!

Sport - The Sport trim of the 2016 Ford Explorer features everything found on the Limited trim as well as a 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine, a sport-tuned suspension, a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with paddle shifters, Intelligent 4WD, a class III trailer tow package, and more!

Platinum - The Platinum trim of the 2016 Ford Explorer features everything found on the Sport trim as well as lane keeping assist, a dual-panel moonroof, enhanced active park assist, heated second-row seats, and more!

2017 Ford Explorer Trim Levels

Base - The base trim of the 2017 Ford Explorer features a 4.2-in color LCD display, a six-speaker audio system, a Ford SYNC® voice-activated, in-vehicle communications system, and more!

XLT - The XLT trim of the 2017 Ford Explorer features everything found on the base trim as well as push-button start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a reverse sensing system, LED signature lighting, and more!

Limited - The Limited trim of the 2017 Ford Explorer features everything found on the XLT trim as well as leather-trimmed seating surfaces, a SYNC® 3 entertainment system, and eight-inch touchscreen LCD display, heated and cooled front seats, and more!

Sport - The Sport trim of the 2017 Ford Explorer features everything found on the Limited trim as well as a 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine, a sport-tuned suspension, a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with paddle shifters, Intelligent 4WD, a class III trailer tow package, and more!

Platinum - The Platinum trim of the 2017 Ford Explorer features everything found on the Sport trim as well as heated second-row seats, a dual-panel moonroof, enhanced active park assist, lane keeping assist, and more!

2018 Ford Explorer Trim Levels

Base - The base trim of the 2018 Ford Explorer features an eight-way power driver's seat, a 4.2-in color LCD display, a Ford SYNC® voice-activated, in-vehicle communications system, a 6-speaker audio system, and more!

XLT - The XLT trim of the 2018 Ford Explorer features everything found on the base trim as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel, push-button start, a reverse sensing system, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, and more!

Limited - The Limited trim of the 2018 Ford Explorer features everything found on the XLT trim as well as heated and cooled front seats, a heated steering wheel, leather-trimmed seating surfaces, an 8-in touchscreen LCD display, 12-speaker Sony® audio system, and more!

Sport - The Sport trim of the 2018 Ford Explorer features everything found on the Limited trim as well as a 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine, a sport-tuned suspension, a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with paddle shifters, Intelligent 4WD, a class III trailer tow package, and more!

Platinum - The Platinum trim of the 2018 Ford Explorer features everything found on the Sport trim as well as adaptive cruise control, heated second-row seats, a dual-panel moonroof, lane keeping assist, and more!

2019 Ford Explorer Trim Levels

Base - The base trim of the 2019 Ford Explorer features a 6-speaker audio system, a 4.2-in color LCD display, a Ford SYNC® voice-activated, in-vehicle communications system, an 8-way power driver's seat, and more!

XLT - The XLT trim of the 2019 Ford Explorer features everything found on the base trim as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a reverse sensing system, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, push-button start, and more!

Limited - The Limited trim of the 2019 Ford Explorer features everything found on the XLT trim as well as a hands-free liftgate, a heated steering wheel, chrome door handles, an eight-inch LCD touchscreen display, remote start, and more!

Sport - The Sport trim of the 2019 Ford Explorer features everything found on the Limited trim as well as a 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine, a sport-tuned suspension, a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with paddle shifters, Intelligent 4WD, a class III trailer tow package, and more!

Platinum - The Platinum trim of the 2019 Ford Explorer features everything found on the Sport trim as well as heated second-row seats, a dual-panel moonroof, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and more!

CarMax Rankings

FAQ

What Engine Sizes are Available in the Ford Explorer?

The 2011 Ford Explorer comes equipped with a 290 hp 3.5L V6 engine. The 2012 Ford Explorer comes with this engine option as well as a 240 hp 2.0L EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. 2013-2015 Ford Explorer models come available with both of the previous engine options as well as a 365 hp 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine. For 2016-2019 Ford Explorer models, the 2.0L EcoBoost engine was replaced with a 280 hp 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder engine.

Does the Ford Explorer Have Third-Row Seating?

The Ford Explorer has three rows of seating. These seats can be folded down for increased cargo capacity.

What is the Seating Capacity in the Ford Explorer?

The Ford Explorer has three rows of seats with two seats per row. It is capable of seating up to six passengers.

Does the Ford Explorer Have Captain Seats?

Captain seats are not available on the Ford Explorer. Instead, the Ford Explorer comes standard with bucket seats on all rows.

Unless otherwise noted, information relating to these featured vehicles comes from third-party sources, including manufacturer information. Product and company names may be trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of third-party entities. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by these entities.

Reliability Research

4
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Ford Explorer an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks the Ford Explorer 23rd out of 31 among Midsize SUVs.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Ford Explorer is $534, compared to an average of $475 for Midsize SUVs and $556 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Ford Explorer owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1 times per year, compared to an average of 1.1 times for Midsize SUVs and 1.4 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 14% for the Ford Explorer, compared to an average of 12% for Midsize SUVs and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.

*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more.

RepairPal

Reviews for Ford Explorer

Overall Rating

4.4 out of 5 (321 reviews)

Excellent car at terrific price with low miles

it is fully loaded, with cooling & warming seat, heated steering wheel, navigation, changing lane warning, etc. I love it! I have had the vehicle for six months and it doesn't states that oil change isn't needed yet. It is only 1/2 way toward oil changing. Love that it tells me when oil changing is needed. it is a 4 with Ecoburst. Wasn't sure if I would like 4 because I never had a 4. Last was a V-8 with power. So when I bought this explorer limited edition, I took it climbing in the mountains. It has climbing assist and it has the power. I was amazed. I wanted the pedals to adjust, which Explorer Limited Edition has. It has memory so different drivers push button and it remember the driver.

Pros

  • Technology and Entertainment: it is fully loaded, with cooling & warming seat, heating steering wheel, navigation, changing lane warning, etc. It is just the best. I love it!
  • Cost to Maintain: I had vehicle for six months and it doesn't states oil change is needed yet. It is only 1/2 way toward oil changing. Love that it tells me when oil changing is needed.
  • Power: it is a 4 with ecoburst. Wasn't sure if I would like 4 because I have never has a 4. Last was a V-8 with power. So when I bought this explorer limited edition, I took it climbing in the mountains. It has climbing assist and it has the power. I was amazed.

- T. Shull, 2016 Ford Explorer

Has anything and everything you can possibly imagine.

The technology is UNREAL, the wipers go on when it starts raining, the bright lights go off on their own when a car is coming toward me, the air conditioned seats, the heated steering wheel, the volume goes down on the radio when I'm in reverse and something is behind me and the sounds goes off all together when the phone rings, the cup holders light up and so does the floor where my feet are and you can change the color too when you want, I could go on and on. I hope it lasts FOREVER!!

Pros

  • Weather Versatility: The 4 wheel drive for winter
  • Technology and Entertainment: I didn't even know some of these things existed.
  • Styling: It is totally a step above all the other SUV's I saw

- Colleen Merletti, 2013 Ford Explorer

LOVE My New (used) Car

Since owning this car, I have fallen totally in love with it. It starts with the navigation screen/siriusxm/Ford's sync system. I love having everything automated, with the ability to set the time the doors lock, amount of time the lights stay on after I shut the car off, which doors unlock when I hit the key....love having that in my control. The comfort and heated seats are beyond Luxury. The sun and moon roof, I love the feel of the open air when I drive at night. The 3rd row seats can take my kids and all of their friends to the movie, the beach and/or on a road trip with plenty of room for all. I love my 4wd so we can drive on the beach as a family with all of our surfing gear and beach toys. I can pull my boat. LOVE IT!!

Pros

  • Cabin Noise: Quiet on road trips, easy to converse.
  • Power: Enough power to get down the road and out of the way
  • Technology and Entertainment: awesome, a step above the rest

- Deb Fizer, 2013 Ford Explorer

This price does not include tax, title, and tags. Additional fees may also apply depending on the state of purchase.