Ford Explorer

Price $45,549 – $65,649
Fuel consumption 8.6 – 13.4 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 73%(view ratings)
A well-known figure among three-row midsize SUVs, the Ford Explorer was completely redesigned for 2020, so don’t look for major changes in 2021. The base engine is a turbocharged 2.3-litre four-cylinder, while the other models benefit from a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 producing 365 horsepower—or an even 400 in the sporty Explorer ST. And remember, there’s an Explorer Hybrid combining a 3.3-litre V6 with a 35-kilowatt electric motor.

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First Drives2020 Ford Explorer: Five-pronged Attack
STEVENSON, Washington— The Explorer is the most successful vehicle launched by America’s oldest manufacturer in the last 30 years. Sure, the Ford GT is spectacular and the Mustang deserves a lot of praise, but these two sports cars have not changed the daily lives of hundreds of millions of people …
Test Drives2016 Ford Explorer Limited: Efficient Family Hauler
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First Drives2016 Ford Explorer Platinum: Curbing Excess For Success
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News2022 Ford Explorer ST-Line Puts Styling Over Performance
Following the introduction of the adventurous Explorer Timberline , Ford now has a new way of attracting midsize SUV buyers. The 2022 Explorer ST-Line is not a real performance variant like the Explorer ST , which features a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine producing 400 horsepower, but it certainly looks like …
RecallsOlder Ford Explorers Recalled Over Suspension Concerns
Ford has announced a major recall that affects some 775,000 Explorer SUVs from 2013-2017 . There are 676,152 of them in North America including 32,095 in Canada. The vast majority were sold in high-corrosion regions, particularly those with a combination of cold winter weather with relative high humidity and substantial …
ElectricFord Plans EV Variants of Explorer, Aviator, Possibly Bronco
During the company’s Capital Markets Day for investors on Wednesday, Ford deepened its commitment to electrification and made a number of key announcements. In particular, two new electric vehicle platforms are coming. Ford's chief product platform and operations officer, Hau Thai-Tang, explained that there will be a platform for rear-wheel-drive/all-wheel-drive …
NewsFord Introduces Explorer Timberline for Real Explorations
Off-road and adventure-oriented vehicles are the new hot trend across the industry. Less than a year after resurrecting the Bronco , Ford is about to please large families with a more rugged version of its popular three-row midsize SUV. The new 2021 Explorer Timberline will arrive in dealerships this summer …
RecallsFord to Recall 700,000 Vehicles in North America
Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall that affects approximately 700,000 vehicles across North America including 76,566 in Canada. Apparently, there is insufficient electrical conductivity within the printed circuit board internal to the rear-view camera, causing the latter to intermittently display a blank or distorted image. Affected vehicles include the …
NewsThe Car Guide’s 2020 Best Buys: Ford Explorer
Every year, The Car Guide publishes its Best Buys in nearly 30 different vehicle categories. Today we continue our review of the 2020 winners with a look at midsize SUVs , a market segment often dominated by the Japanese. Well, surprise, an American model trumps all of them this year.
RecallsFord Announces Four More Recalls in Canada
Ford has just issued four safety recalls including three for North America and another one for Canada only. The largest recall affects approximately 1.2 million 2011-2017 Ford Explorer SUVs in the United States and around 28,000 in Canada. Units that are exposed to frequent full rear suspension articulation (jounce and …


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