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2016 Ford Explorer Limited

$22,998* 88K mi


CarMax Dulles In stock

Key Features
4WD/AWD, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera, Navigation System
Location: CarMax Dulles in Dulles, Virginia 20165
Description: Used 2016 Ford Explorer Limited for sale - $22,998, 87,070 miles with 4WD/AWD, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera, Navigation System
Transmission: Automatic Color:Brown Interior Color: Tan Average Vehicle Review: (4.45 reviews) Pros: For a truck, handles like a sedan Great fuel economy over the road Comfort for 7 adults Overall great SUV Cons: Inside, the vehicle is huge so be conscious of the true size of truck Outside the SUV looks smaller in size (not really a con just be discerning)

2016 Ford Explorer Sport

$27,998* 58K mi


CarMax Dulles Shipping not available

Key Features
4WD/AWD, Turbo Charged Engine, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera
Location: CarMax Dulles in Dulles, Virginia 20165
Description: Used 2016 Ford Explorer Sport for sale - $27,998, 57,074 miles with 4WD/AWD, Turbo Charged Engine, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera
Transmission: Automatic Color:Gray Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: (4.45 reviews) Very functional, has the power of a truck in an SUV. Love the third row seat. As alot of extras.

2017 Ford Explorer XLT

$26,998* 39K mi


CarMax Dulles In stock

Key Features
Technology Package, Cold Weather Package, 4WD/AWD, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors
Location: CarMax Dulles in Dulles, Virginia 20165
Description: Used 2017 Ford Explorer XLT for sale - $26,998, 38,586 miles with Technology Package, Cold Weather Package, 4WD/AWD, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors
Transmission: Automatic Color:Gray Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: (4.875 reviews) If you have more then two small kids the middle console in the back makes it hard to get a third or 4th kid in and out if they are not of age that they can buckle themselves and crawl in and out.

2017 Ford Explorer XLT

$24,998* 41K mi


CarMax Dulles In stock

Key Features
Cold Weather Package, 4WD/AWD, Turbo Charged Engine, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors
Location: CarMax Dulles in Dulles, Virginia 20165
Description: Used 2017 Ford Explorer XLT for sale - $24,998, 40,194 miles with Cold Weather Package, 4WD/AWD, Turbo Charged Engine, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors
Transmission: Automatic Color:Blue Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: (4.875 reviews)

2017 Ford Explorer Limited

$31,998* 30K mi


CarMax Dulles In stock

Key Features
4WD/AWD, Turbo Charged Engine, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera
Location: CarMax Dulles in Dulles, Virginia 20165
Description: Used 2017 Ford Explorer Limited for sale - $31,998, 29,725 miles with 4WD/AWD, Turbo Charged Engine, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera
Transmission: Automatic Color:White Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: (4.875 reviews)
New Arrival

2017 Ford Explorer XLT

$26,998* 36K mi


CarMax Dulles In stock

Key Features
Technology Package, Cold Weather Package, 4WD/AWD, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors
Location: CarMax Dulles in Dulles, Virginia 20165
Description: Used 2017 Ford Explorer XLT for sale - $26,998, 35,002 miles with Technology Package, Cold Weather Package, 4WD/AWD, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors
Transmission: Automatic Color:Gray Interior Color: Tan Average Vehicle Review: (4.875 reviews)
New Arrival

2017 Ford Explorer XLT

$25,998* 35K mi


CarMax Dulles Shipping not available

Key Features
Technology Package, Cold Weather Package, 4WD/AWD, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors
Location: CarMax Dulles in Dulles, Virginia 20165
Description: Used 2017 Ford Explorer XLT for sale - $25,998, 34,351 miles with Technology Package, Cold Weather Package, 4WD/AWD, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors
Transmission: Automatic Color:Blue Interior Color: Tan Average Vehicle Review: (4.875 reviews)

2017 Ford Explorer

$22,998* 18K mi


CarMax Dulles In stock

Key Features
Satellite Radio Ready, Rear View Camera, Fold-Away Third Row, Auxiliary Audio Input, Cruise Control, Alloy Wheels
Location: CarMax Dulles in Dulles, Virginia 20165
Description: Used 2017 Ford Explorer for sale - $22,998, 17,422 miles with Satellite Radio Ready, Rear View Camera, Fold-Away Third Row, Auxiliary Audio Input, Cruise Control, Alloy Wheels
Transmission: Automatic Color:Blue Interior Color: Tan Average Vehicle Review: (4.875 reviews)

2019 Ford Explorer Limited

$27,899* 49K mi


CarMax Gaithersburg Free shipping • MD to VA

Key Features
Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera, Navigation System, Tow Hitch
Location: CarMax Gaithersburg in Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
Description: Used 2019 Ford Explorer Limited for sale - $27,899, 48,388 miles with Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera, Navigation System, Tow Hitch
Transmission: Automatic Color:Gray Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: (5 reviews)

2015 Ford Explorer XLT

$20,899* 70K mi


CarMax Gaithersburg Free shipping • MD to VA

Key Features
Turbo Charged Engine, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera, Fold-Away Third Row, Navigation System
Location: CarMax Gaithersburg in Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
Description: Used 2015 Ford Explorer XLT for sale - $20,899, 69,853 miles with Turbo Charged Engine, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera, Fold-Away Third Row, Navigation System
Transmission: Automatic Color:Silver Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: (4.605 reviews)
New Arrival

2017 Ford Explorer XLT

$24,998* 60K mi


CarMax Gaithersburg Free shipping • MD to VA

Key Features
Technology Package, 4WD/AWD, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera
Location: CarMax Gaithersburg in Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
Description: Used 2017 Ford Explorer XLT for sale - $24,998, 59,094 miles with Technology Package, 4WD/AWD, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera
Transmission: Automatic Color:Brown Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: (4.875 reviews)
New Arrival

2017 Ford Explorer Limited

$29,899* 41K mi


CarMax Gaithersburg Free shipping • MD to VA

Key Features
4WD/AWD, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera, Panoramic Sunroof
Location: CarMax Gaithersburg in Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
Description: Used 2017 Ford Explorer Limited for sale - $29,899, 40,440 miles with 4WD/AWD, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera, Panoramic Sunroof
Transmission: Automatic Color:Black Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: (4.875 reviews)

2017 Ford Explorer XLT

$28,899* 34K mi


CarMax Gaithersburg Free shipping • MD to VA

Key Features
Technology Package, 4WD/AWD, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera
Location: CarMax Gaithersburg in Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
Description: Used 2017 Ford Explorer XLT for sale - $28,899, 33,158 miles with Technology Package, 4WD/AWD, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera
Transmission: Automatic Color:Red Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: (4.875 reviews)
New Arrival

2018 Ford Explorer

$22,899* 50K mi


CarMax Laurel Free shipping • MD to VA

Key Features
4WD/AWD, Rear View Camera, Fold-Away Third Row, Auxiliary Audio Input, Cruise Control, Alloy Wheels
Location: CarMax Laurel in Laurel, Maryland 20723
Description: Used 2018 Ford Explorer for sale - $22,899, 49,557 miles with 4WD/AWD, Rear View Camera, Fold-Away Third Row, Auxiliary Audio Input, Cruise Control, Alloy Wheels
Transmission: Automatic Color:Black Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: (4.571 reviews)

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

$19,899* 78K mi


CarMax Laurel Free shipping • MD to VA

Key Features
Turbo Charged Engine, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera, Fold-Away Third Row, Auxiliary Audio Input
Location: CarMax Laurel in Laurel, Maryland 20723
Description: Used 2016 Ford Explorer XLT for sale - $19,899, 77,039 miles with Turbo Charged Engine, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera, Fold-Away Third Row, Auxiliary Audio Input
Transmission: Automatic Color:Gray Interior Color: Tan Average Vehicle Review: (4.45 reviews)
New Arrival

2016 Ford Explorer Platinum

$31,899* 45K mi


CarMax Laurel Free shipping • MD to VA

Key Features
4WD/AWD, Turbo Charged Engine, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera
Location: CarMax Laurel in Laurel, Maryland 20723
Description: Used 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum for sale - $31,899, 44,692 miles with 4WD/AWD, Turbo Charged Engine, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera
Transmission: Automatic Color:Black Interior Color: Tan Average Vehicle Review: (4.45 reviews)

2018 Ford Explorer XLT

$26,899* 31K mi


CarMax Laurel Free shipping • MD to VA

Key Features
4WD/AWD, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera, Fold-Away Third Row
Location: CarMax Laurel in Laurel, Maryland 20723
Description: Used 2018 Ford Explorer XLT for sale - $26,899, 30,915 miles with 4WD/AWD, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera, Fold-Away Third Row
Transmission: Automatic Color:Gray Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: (4.571 reviews)
New Arrival

2017 Ford Explorer XLT

$21,899* 83K mi


CarMax Laurel Free shipping • MD to VA

Key Features
4WD/AWD, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera, Fold-Away Third Row
Location: CarMax Laurel in Laurel, Maryland 20723
Description: Used 2017 Ford Explorer XLT for sale - $21,899, 82,582 miles with 4WD/AWD, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera, Fold-Away Third Row
Transmission: Automatic Color:Tan Interior Color: Tan Average Vehicle Review: (4.875 reviews)

2017 Ford Explorer Sport

$30,899* 44K mi


CarMax Laurel Coming soon

Key Features
4WD/AWD, Turbo Charged Engine, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera
Location: CarMax Laurel in Laurel, Maryland 20723
Description: Used 2017 Ford Explorer Sport for sale - $30,899, 43,260 miles with 4WD/AWD, Turbo Charged Engine, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera
Transmission: Automatic Color:Black Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: (4.875 reviews)
Coming Soon

2017 Ford Explorer

$24,899* 12K mi


CarMax Laurel Free shipping • MD to VA

Key Features
Satellite Radio Ready, Rear View Camera, Fold-Away Third Row, Auxiliary Audio Input, Cruise Control, Alloy Wheels
Location: CarMax Laurel in Laurel, Maryland 20723
Description: Used 2017 Ford Explorer for sale - $24,899, 11,937 miles with Satellite Radio Ready, Rear View Camera, Fold-Away Third Row, Auxiliary Audio Input, Cruise Control, Alloy Wheels
Transmission: Automatic Color:Silver Interior Color: Tan Average Vehicle Review: (4.875 reviews)

2019 Ford Explorer Limited

$29,899* 35K mi


CarMax Frederick Free shipping • MD to VA

Key Features
Luxury Package, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera, Navigation System
Location: CarMax Frederick in Frederick, Maryland 21704
Description: Used 2019 Ford Explorer Limited for sale - $29,899, 34,799 miles with Luxury Package, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera, Navigation System
Transmission: Automatic Color:Gray Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: (5 reviews)

2018 Ford Explorer XLT

$23,899* 58K mi


CarMax Frederick Free shipping • MD to VA

Key Features
Technology Package, 4WD/AWD, Turbo Charged Engine, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors
Location: CarMax Frederick in Frederick, Maryland 21704
Description: Used 2018 Ford Explorer XLT for sale - $23,899, 57,540 miles with Technology Package, 4WD/AWD, Turbo Charged Engine, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors
Transmission: Automatic Color:Blue Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: (4.571 reviews)

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

$24,998* 59K mi


CarMax Potomac Mills Free shipping • VA to VA

Key Features
4WD/AWD, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera, Fold-Away Third Row
Location: CarMax Potomac Mills in Woodbridge, Virginia 22192
Description: Used 2016 Ford Explorer XLT for sale - $24,998, 58,615 miles with 4WD/AWD, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera, Fold-Away Third Row
Transmission: Automatic Color:White Interior Color: Tan Average Vehicle Review: (4.45 reviews)

2016 Ford Explorer Limited

$26,899* 45K mi


CarMax Frederick Free shipping • MD to VA

Key Features
4WD/AWD, Turbo Charged Engine, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera
Location: CarMax Frederick in Frederick, Maryland 21704
Description: Used 2016 Ford Explorer Limited for sale - $26,899, 44,322 miles with 4WD/AWD, Turbo Charged Engine, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera
Transmission: Automatic Color:Gray Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: (4.45 reviews)

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!

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.

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Reliability Research

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RepairPal gave the Ford Explorer an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks the Ford Explorer 19th out of 26 among midsize SUVs.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Ford Explorer is $732, compared to an average of $622 for midsize SUVs and $719 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 0.2 times per year, compared to an average of 0.4 times for midsize SUVs and 0.5 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 13% for midsize SUVs and 13% 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 2010-2019 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 12/31/2018. Learn more.

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Reviews for Ford Explorer

Overall Rating

4.4 out of 5 (11 reviews)

My dream car

If you have more then two small kids the middle console in the back makes it hard to get a third or 4th kid in and out if they are not of age that they can buckle themselves and crawl in and out.

Pros

  • Ride and Handling: A smooth ride
  • Cargo Space: There’s a lot of cargo space especially if you put the seats down.

Cons

  • Styling:

- Kendra Miller, 2013 Ford Explorer

Very happy with the car we choose

Very functional, has the power of a truck in an SUV. Love the third row seat. As alot of extras.

Pros

  • Power:
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Cons

  • Fuel Economy:

- James Helmer, 2009 Ford Explorer

Glider & Road Warrior

Pros: For a truck, handles like a sedan Great fuel economy over the road Comfort for 7 adults Overall great SUV Cons: Inside, the vehicle is huge so be conscious of the true size of truck Outside the SUV looks smaller in size (not really a con just be discerning)

Pros

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Cons

  • Visibility:

- Emani Banks, 2013 Ford Explorer

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