Ford Explorer

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New 2024 Ford Explorer
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Key specifications

Highlights
5,300 lbs
Towing Capacity
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Engine Type
21 City / 28 Hwy
MPG
300 hp
Horsepower
Engine
310 @ 3500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 5500
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
2.3 L/140
Displacement
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Engine Type
Suspension
Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut
Suspension Type - Front
Weight & Capacity
N/A
Curb Weight
N/A
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18 gal
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
5,300 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity
Safety
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Backup Camera
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Entertainment
Standard
Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto®
Standard
Bluetooth®
Electrical
N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
N/A
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
Brakes
N/A
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
13 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14 in
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Notable features

Hybrid drivetrain discontinued
Three-row SUV
Rear- or four-wheel drive
Choice of two turbocharged gas engines
Performance-focused ST and off-road-oriented Timberline trim levels

Engine

310 @ 3500 SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 5500 SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
2.3 L/140 Displacement
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Engine Type

Suspension

Multi-Link Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Strut Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Suspension Type - Rear
Strut Suspension Type - Front

Weight & Capacity

N/A Curb Weight
N/A Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18 gal Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
5,300 lbs Maximum Trailering Capacity
530 lbs Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
5,300 lbs Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
4,345 lbs Base Curb Weight
N/A Curb Weight - Front
N/A Curb Weight - Rear
N/A Maximum Payload Capacity
5,000 lbs Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
0 lbs Total Option Weight
500 lbs Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Safety

Standard Stability Control
Standard Blind Spot Monitor
Standard Backup Camera
Standard Lane Departure Warning

Entertainment

Standard Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto®
Standard Bluetooth®

Electrical

N/A Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
N/A Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Brakes

N/A Drum - Rear (Yes or )
13 in Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14 in Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
Yes Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Disc - Front (Yes or )
N/A Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Disc Brake Type

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Factory Warranties

Basic
3 years / 36,000 miles
Corrosion
5 years
Powertrain
5 years / 60,000 miles
Roadside Assistance
5 years / 60,000 miles

The good & the bad

The good

Responsive, powerful engines
Sync 3 multimedia system usability
Lots of cabin storage
Solid braking feel

The bad

First- and second-row comfort
Third row too small for adults
Visibility compromised by large C-pillar
Upper trim levels are seriously pricey

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2024 Ford Explorer review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2024 Ford Explorer?

The Ford Explorer is a three-row SUV with room for six or seven people, depending on seating configuration. It’s available with rear- or four-wheel drive. The base engine is a 300-horsepower, turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder, and there’s an available turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 that makes 400 hp. Both engines work with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Explorer’s competitors include the Honda Pilot, Hyundai Palisade, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Telluride and Toyota Highlander.  

What’s New on the 2024 Ford Explorer?

The Explorer’s hybrid powertrain is discontinued for 2024, but there are no significant changes otherwise. A significant refresh is in the works for the 2025 model year.

What Features in the 2024 Ford Explorer Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Power liftgate
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required after free trial)
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane departure steering assist
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Rear parking sensors

Available features include:

  • 20- or 21-inch aluminum wheels
  • Panoramic moonroof 
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Second-row captain’s chairs
  • Power-folding third-row seat
  • Second-row sunshades
  • Digital instrument panel
  • 10.1-inch vertically oriented dashboard touchscreen
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Navigation
  • Bang & Olufson premium stereo
  • Wireless device charging
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability
  • Lane-centering steering assist
  • Front parking sensors

Should I Buy the 2024 Ford Explorer?

The Explorer offers eight diverse trim levels and a choice of two powertrains to appeal to different buyers; we like the performance both engines offer. This Ford’s standard touchscreen multimedia system is intuitive, and the cabin has good storage space. Seat comfort, however, isn’t great, and the third row is small. 

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