2014 Ford ExplorerTreena W. - Mt. Airy, MD11/13/2015
Our vehicle was fully loaded and perfect for our family vacation this past summer. It comfortably sat 3 adults and 2 children. There is a hook ups for all the cell phones (++), DVD players with individual play. Heat and air cooled leather seats. I love this car.
LOVE My New (used) Car
2013 Ford ExplorerDeb Fizer - Wilmington, NC08/13/2016
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!!
Leaking transmission fluid at 33,000 miles
2013 Ford ExplorerB - Weston, FL04/03/2015
Leaking transmission fluid at only 33,000 miles. Has a lot of tech goodies but car has a cheap feel and drive. I had Ford fix the leaking transmission under warranty and then I got rid of it at 35,000 miles, prior to expiration of factory warranty. I would not recommend this car based on poor quality.
Ford Explorer Overview
The Ford Explorer is one of the best-known SUVs in America. It has all the looks of an off-road-ready SUV, but the versatility and fuel economy for daily use. Its reputation speaks for itself - Ford has hit a sweet spot with its Explorer, and with constant interior improvements, the vehicle line is here to stay.
Ford Explorer History
The Ford Explorer was originally introduced in 1990 as an SUV that was related to Ford's smaller pickup trucks. Along with the Jeep Grand Cherokee, it practically dominated the SUV era in America. Both vehicles became highly recognizable as their model generations approached the new millennium. In recent years, the Explorer has transformed into a crossover SUV with good performance and less emphasis on off-road driving.
How It Drives
The current Ford Explorer trades in some trailblazing ability with more all-weather comforts and family practicality. As a result, the Explorer has superior handling on the road and a great fuel economy. Interior functionality has improved as well. Additionally, newer models have had a big focus on passenger entertainment with multimedia features and high-quality upholstery.
Used Ford Explorer Value
The more recent Ford Explorers are the best bargains in terms of price, features, driving experience, and significant upgrades. The most recent Explorers in particular offer a wide range of technological improvements and a lot of utility in the ride. It has enough credibility to attract buyers and provides plenty of value in its smart packaging, incredible comfort, and superior seating.
Ford Explorer Standard Features
The Ford Explorer, which can seat up to seven passengers, has a base model with front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive as an available option. Trim levels include the base, XLT, Sport, Limited, and Platinum models, all of which offers a choice between a four-cylinder engine and a six-cylinder engine for all trim levels. The current Explorer also has all the sophisticated connectivity features expected in the vehicles today, including Bluetooth and navigation.
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