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How to Choose: Options, Packages & Styles

Just when you think the Ford Explorer couldn't get any better, the 2017 models drop to change your mind. With some minor updates from the previous year, the Explorer remains a top competitor. What's New... Read more »

Expert Review: Our Take

The Ford Explorer is the blue oval brand’s largest crossover, a three-row midsize SUV with room for seven. Previously a truck-based SUV, the Explorer transitioned to a car-derived crossover in 2011 and continues to benefit... Read more »

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Ford Explorer Generations

Just when you think the Ford Explorer couldn't get any better, the 2017 models drop to change your mind. With some minor updates from the previous year, the Explorer remains a top competitor.
2011 - 2017 Ford Explorer
3/4 Front Glamour 2017 Ford ExplorerMajor changes included:

The 7-passenger Explorer is available in both front- and four-wheel drive configurations, with a choice of three trim levels: Base, XLT and Limited. A new 290-hp 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission (with available SelectShift manual mode) are standard on all trims. A 237-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged Ecoboost four-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection...

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2002 - 2010 Ford Explorer
3/4 Front Glamour 2010 Ford ExplorerMajor changes included:

All new for 2002, the Ford Explorer is better than the previous version in every respect. Handling and ride quality are improved with a new frame and an independent rear suspension. Performance is quicker with new or improved overhead-cam engines. It's a quieter, more refined vehicle with an all-new interior. New safety features are being...

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2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010
1995 - 2001 Ford Explorer
3/4 Front Glamour 2001 Ford ExplorerMajor changes included:

The Ford Explorer has, in a relative flash, gone from being merely a replacement for the Bronco II to becoming a bona-fide model leader. With more than 300,000 sales annually over the past two years, the Explorer has taken over the lead from the Chevy/GMC twins and the Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee in the market´┐Żs compact...

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1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001
1992 - 1994 Ford Explorer
GE 1994 Ford ExplorerMajor changes included:

Ford introduces the Explorer as a rugged sport utility that combines genuine offroad capability with the availability of luxury amenities. Available as a two-door or a four-door with a V6 engine and either two-wheel or four-wheel drive.

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1992 | 1993 | 1994