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Ford Explorer

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1992–2018 Explorer Generation, 2018 Ford Explorer model shown Showing the 2018 Ford Explorer
The Ford Explorer is an SUV. The 2018 Explorer starts at $32,140 (MSRP), with a destination charge of $995. It gets EPA-estimated 18-20 MPG combined.
Good Fit For
Large Families

Large Family vehicles seat six or more occupants in three rows.

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Towing

Towing vehicles can tow a minimum of 2,000 pounds (see specifications for maximum). May require specific trim level and/or optional features.

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27 Model Years

Explorer - 27 Model Years

  • MSRP Range $32,140–$53,940
  • Consumer Rating
    (5.0) 76 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-20
  • Body Styles:

    SUV

Read About the 2018 Model 2018 Explorer Articles
  • MSRP Range $31,660–$53,235
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 233 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-20
  • Body Styles:

    SUV

Notable Features in 2017
  • New Sport Appearance Package
  • Seats up to seven in three rows
  • V-6 engine standard
  • Turbo four-cylinder and turbo V-6 available
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Hands-free liftgate available
  • Current List Price $19,025–$39,057
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 120 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-20
  • Body Styles:

    SUV

Notable Features in 2016
  • Seats 6 or 7 in three rows
  • New Platinum luxury model added
  • More powerful 2.3-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder
  • Available front and rear cameras with washers
  • Hands-free liftgate feature
  • Current List Price $18,516–$33,568
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 97 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-20
  • Body Styles:

    SUV

Notable Features in 2015
  • New Appearance Package for XLT models
  • 18-inch aluminum wheels now standard
  • Seats six or seven
  • Inflatable rear seat belts available
  • Terrain Management system available
  • 365-hp Explorer Sport
  • Current List Price $14,955–$29,331
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 121 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-20
  • Body Styles:

    SUV

Notable Features in 2014
  • 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
  • Current List Price $11,989–$24,493
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 134 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-20
  • Body Styles:

    SUV

Notable Features in 2013
  • New 365-hp Explorer Sport
  • Turbo four-cylinder or choice of V-6s
  • Seats six or seven
  • Optional inflatable rear seat belts
  • Available Terrain Management System
  • Current List Price $10,977–$22,221
  • Consumer Rating
    (3.9) 61 reviews
  • Combined MPG 20-21
  • Body Styles:

    SUV

Notable Features in 2012
  • Turbo four-cylinder or V-6
  • Car-based platform
  • Optional inflatable rear seat belts
  • Available Terrain Management System
  • Current List Price $10,392–$20,848
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.2) 83 reviews
  • Combined MPG 20-21
  • Body Styles:

    SUV

Notable Features in 2011
  • Redesigned for 2011
  • New car-based platform
  • Available turbocharged four-cylinder
  • Available Terrain Management System
  • Three rows of seating standard
  • Current List Price $5,006–$15,850
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.3) 31 reviews
  • Combined MPG 16-17
  • Body Styles:

    SUV

Notable Features in 2010
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Capless refueling system
  • 292-hp V-8
  • Five- or six-speed automatic
  • Sync multimedia system
  • Stability system with Roll Stability Control
  • Available power-folding third row
  • Current List Price $5,222–$14,458
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 11 reviews
  • Combined MPG 16-18
  • Body Styles:

    SUV

Notable Features in 2009
  • Side curtain airbags
  • New exterior colors
  • Capless refueling system
  • 292-hp V-8
  • Five- or six-speed automatic
  • Sync entertainment system
  • AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control
  • Available power-folding third row
  • Current List Price $4,463–$13,055
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.3) 30 reviews
  • Combined MPG 16-17
  • Body Styles:

    SUV

Notable Features in 2008
  • Side curtain airbags
  • New exterior colors
  • Cap-less refueling system
  • 292-hp V-8
  • Five- or six-speed automatic
  • Sync entertainment system
  • AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control
  • Available power-folding third-row
  • Current List Price $3,702–$11,662
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 64 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-18
  • Body Styles:

    SUV

Notable Features in 2007
  • Available Ironman Package
  • New exterior colors
  • Standard audio input jack
  • 292-hp V-8
  • Five- or six-speed automatic
  • Optional Safety Canopy system
  • AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control
  • Available power-folding third-row
  • Current List Price $2,821–$10,669
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.3) 65 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-18
  • Body Styles:

    SUV

Notable Features in 2006
  • Fully independent suspension
  • V-6 or new 292-hp V-8
  • Five- or six-speed automatic
  • Optional Safety Canopy system
  • AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control
  • Available navigation system
  • Available power-folding third-row seat
  • Current List Price $2,025–$8,641
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.3) 46 reviews
  • Combined MPG 16-18
  • Body Styles:

    SUV

Notable Features in 2005
  • Fully independent suspension
  • V-6 or V-8
  • Five-speed automatic
  • Optional Safety Canopy side-curtain airbags
  • AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control
  • Current List Price $1,738–$8,058
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.1) 68 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-18
  • Body Styles:

    SUV

Notable Features in 2004
  • Fully independent suspension
  • V-6 and V-8 engines
  • Five-speed automatic
  • Side-curtain airbags/Safety Canopy
  • ControlTrac 4WD
  • Current List Price $1,504–$7,112
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.2) 38 reviews
  • Combined MPG 16-18
  • Body Styles:

    SUV

Read About the 2003 Model 2003 Explorer Articles
  • Current List Price $831–$7,647
  • Consumer Rating
    (3.7) 96 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-19
  • Body Styles:

    SUV

Read About the 2002 Model 2002 Explorer Articles
  • Current List Price $759–$6,739
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.1) 17 reviews
  • Combined MPG 16-19
  • Body Styles:

    SUV

Read About the 2001 Model 2001 Explorer Articles
  • Current List Price $528–$5,608
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.2) 36 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-20
  • Body Styles:

    SUV

  • Current List Price $244–$5,936
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 34 reviews
  • Combined MPG 16-20
  • Body Styles:

    SUV

  • Current List Price $213–$5,209
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.1) 31 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-19
  • Body Styles:

    SUV

Read About the 1998 Model 1998 Explorer Articles
  • Current List Price $479–$5,115
  • Consumer Rating
    (3.9) 17 reviews
  • Combined MPG 16-20
  • Body Styles:

    SUV

Read About the 1997 Model 1997 Explorer Articles
  • Current List Price $576–$5,044
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.0) 13 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-20
  • Body Styles:

    SUV

Read About the 1996 Model 1996 Explorer Articles
  • Current List Price $387–$5,027
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.2) 8 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19-20
  • Body Styles:

    SUV

Read About the 1995 Model 1995 Explorer Articles
  • Current List Price $514–$3,438
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 8 reviews
  • Combined MPG Not Available
  • Body Styles:

    SUV

Read About the 1994 Model 1994 Explorer Articles
  • Current List Price $781–$5,117
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 4 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19-20
  • Body Styles:

    SUV

Read About the 1993 Model 1993 Explorer Articles
  • Current List Price $2,247–$4,667
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.2) 9 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19
  • Body Styles:

    SUV

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