2014 Ford Explorer

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2014 Ford Explorer
2014 Ford Explorer

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Exhilarating performance in Explorer Sport
  • Headroom in all rows
  • Cargo room behind third row
  • Four-cylinder gas mileage
  • Crash-test ratings

The bad:

  • Onerous MyFord Touch controls
  • Second-row legroom
  • Third-row access
  • Thick A-pillars restrict sight lines

4 trims

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Notable features

  • Turbo four-cylinder or choice of V-6s
  • Seats six or seven
  • Optional inflatable rear seat belts
  • Available Terrain Management System
  • 365-hp Explorer Sport

2014 Ford Explorer review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2014 Ford Explorer?

The 2014 Ford Explorer is an SUV with seating for up to seven. It's available in four trim levels including base, XLT, Limited and Sport. It competes against models like the Chevrolet Traverse, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. Most trims can be had with front- or four-wheel drive, while the Sport has four-wheel-drive standard.

What's New on the 2014 Ford Explorer?

For 2014, automatic headlights are now standard. Additionally, adaptive cruise control and second-row heated seats are newly available on the Limited trim.

How Does the 2014 Ford Explorer Compare with Other SUVs?

The seven-seat SUV segment is crowded, but the Explorer stands out thanks to its name recognition — though it switched to a car-based design years ago and is now more refined than its truck-based forebear. The Traverse is a bit larger, and the Nissan Pathfinder delivers better gas mileage.

What Features in the 2014 Ford Explorer Are Most Important?

The 2014 Explorer is equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that generates 290 horsepower. There's also an optional 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine capable of 240 hp. Both engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Standard features include 17-inch steel wheels, a 50/50-split folding third row, cloth upholstery, a CD stereo and air conditioning. Available amenities include 18-inch alloy wheels, MyFord Touch, heated and cooled front seats, a dual-panel moonroof, a Sony premium stereo and a navigation system.

Standard safety features include antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, side-impact airbags for the front seats, and side curtain airbags. Optional safety features include adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning, blind spot warning with cross-traffic alert, a backup camera and inflatable rear seat belts.

Should I Buy the 2014 Ford Explorer?

With plenty of cargo space, noteworthy four-cylinder fuel economy and impressive safety scores, the 2014 Ford Explorer deserves a test drive.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

3.0

Checking to see do I have a recall on a Ford explo

Checking to see do have a recall on a 2014 Ford explorer. When I put the truck in gear it makes a loud noise. Could you please email me and let me know something?

4.9

It's okay

I like it. It does well. The front seats aren't very comfortable. The gas mileage is a little weak. The V6 isn't really enough for this size vehicle. Lots of interior room.

5.0

It is the best car I ever owned

This car is way above what I expected. Has plenty of room if my grandchildren come to visit me. It came with tinted windows which saved me from having it done.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-Month/12,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Blue Certified: 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Powertrain
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Dealer certification required
Certified 172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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