Ford

Ford Explorer

Price $46,199 – $65,909
Fuel consumption 8.6 – 13.4 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 73%(view ratings)
The Explorer midsize SUV is one of Ford’s most important vehicles as it caters to many North American families. The diversified powertrain lineup includes a fuel-efficient hybrid system and the performance-oriented Explorer ST with 400 horsepower. A new Timberline model is now available for outdoor and off-road enthusiasts, complete with increased ground clearance, more rugged tires and a limited-slip differential. Let’s not forget the ST-Line package offering sportier looks.

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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
The Ford Explorer is often referred to as the original sport utility vehicle that created the segment when it was introduced back in 1991. For those who don’t know, an SUV is generally defined as a utility vehicle or truck having a body-on-frame construction. This differs from a crossover vehicle …
First Drives2016 Ford Explorer Platinum: Curbing Excess For Success
It takes an enormous amount of human intervention to make a place appear as though it has never before been glimpsed by bipedal beings. Yellowstone National Park has long been cherished by Americans as a compelling geographical representation of the wild and untamed character that is their birthright, its jagged …

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NewsMore Bad News for Ford Dealers, Customers
Parts shortages and supply chain issues are causing nightmares for most automakers right now, but some are more affected than other. Ford , in particular, says that 37 of its suppliers are failing to provide parts as scheduled, resulting in over 100,000 units of production being lost, according to a …
ElectricFord’s Future Electric SUVs Will Have to Wait
Along with the announcement of two new EV platforms during a presentation to investors back in May—one for RWD and AWD vehicles, another for large pickups—Ford confirmed the upcoming launch of an electric Explorer and Lincoln Aviator . However, don’t hold your breath if you’re waiting for either one: the …
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.

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Episodes
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2001
Motoring TV 2001 Episode 24
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