Ford first released the Explorer as an SUV in 1991. This new vehicle replaced the Bronco II, which was a two-door compact SUV. The new Explorer is a welcome change, as it can seat six or seven people, depending on your seating configuration. Experience the ultimate mid-sized family SUV in its sixth generation. The Ford Explorer is a versatile vehicle with various powertrain and chassis layouts. Contact our auto financing team if you need further information or help.
If you’re looking for a robust and reliable SUV that you can drive for everyday commutes or long road trips, the Ford Explorer may be right for you and your family. Below, you can learn everything you need to know about the Ford Explorer so that you can finalize your vehicle purchase.
In previous years, the Ford Explorer has come in several trim levels. With customization in mind Ford has truly gone above and beyond by offering eight trim levels. These trim levels are:
The Ford Explorer is the manufacturer’s baseline model and is available at the most affordable price. It comes with plenty of amazing features and impressive performance, but you may opt for a higher trim level if you want a more deluxe vehicle.
Here at Brewster Ford, our team understands that every customer will have varying preferences regarding the features they want and how much they want to spend. You can begin your SUV-buying journey by reaching out to our finance center to apply for financing. We can help you get an idea of the loan amount you qualify for so that you can remain within your budget and drive off with a dependable SUV that exceeds all your expectations.
The engine you get with your Ford Explorer depends on the trim level you choose. The Base, XLT, ST-Line, Limited, and Timberline trim levels all come with a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that provides 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. The ST, Platinum, and King Ranch pack a little more punch, thanks to their inclusion of a more powerful engine. These vehicles come with a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 engine that provides 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque, which makes them well-equipped for commanding the road.
If you plan on logging lots of miles, the Ford Explorer will be your new best friend. The baseline model with rear-wheel drive gets up to 26 mpg on the highway, which is nothing to overlook when we’re dealing with an SUV of this size. When you switch to strictly city driving, you can still get up to 18 mpg. If your regular traveling involves a balanced combination of city and highway driving, you can expect your fuel efficiency to be around 21 mpg.
All Ford Explorer models come with a 10-speed automatic transmission that allows for seamless shifting and a smooth driving experience. You can opt for rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive with any Ford Explorer model. Consumers love having this choice, as they can opt-in to the benefits of greater fuel efficiency or tighter cornering depending on how they plan to use their vehicle.
We’re big fans of the Ford Explorer’s inclusion of a standard trailer sway control system. This system works to maintain control of any trailer you attach by adjusting engine power and braking when necessary. When you set up the proper towing configuration, you can haul up to 5,600 pounds with your Ford Explorer.
If you want more freedom for where you drive your Ford Explorer, you can request the available Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System. This system makes it easier to drive on less-than-predictable terrain so that you can always continue your adventures as planned. You’ll be able to turn on one of seven selectable drive modes, including Mud/Ruts and Sand, so you can stay on your desired course.
As well as the Ford Explorer does in the performance category, it won’t remain a top contender without regular maintenance. To preserve the condition of your SUV, you can visit our service center and get on a maintenance schedule that works for your vehicle.
The Ford Explorer has an impressive and inviting interior. You can fit up to six people with a pair of captain’s chairs in the second row or up to seven people with a second-row bench. Some interior amenities include the SYNC 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, plenty of cargo room, and an available twin-panel moonroof.
If you want to customize your Explorer with different accessories, our dealership can help you get everything from seat covers and floor mats to coin cups and sports pedals. Be sure to contact our accessories department for assistance with customizations.
The Ford Explorer comes with the Ford Co-Pilot360 system as a standard element. While you may purchase additional technology, you can immediately access safety features such as:
The Ford Explorer is a beast of an SUV with some of the latest safety, technology, and interior comfort features available. While this vehicle is a great option for first-time vehicle owners and veterans alike, you may be looking for something more economical.
If you fall into this category, our dealership has plenty of pre-owned Explorers that can meet your needs. We have older models that are in great condition, and you may have a hard time finding them elsewhere. Buying a pre-owned Explorer can help you secure lower customization costs and lower monthly premiums. Be sure to visit our dealership to learn which pre-owned Explorer models we have in stock.
No matter if you’re buying a new or used Ford Explorer, be sure to contact our dealership today. Our knowledgeable and friendly team will help you find the perfect Explorer model so that you can confidently lead the way on your next on-road or off-road adventure.