The Explorer XLT is the second trim option and starts at $35,395. The XLT includes upgrades such as LED running lights, rear parking sensors, chrome body accents, and SiriusXM satellite radio.
The XLT trim opens the door to several Equipment Group upgrades. The 201A Equipment Group ($2,780) adds Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system displayed via an eight-inch LCD touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, two USB charging ports, a seven-speaker sound system, dual 4.2-inch LCD driver displays in the instrument cluster, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, fog lights, a power liftgate, remote start, dual-zone climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and more. The 202A Equipment Group ($6,230) bundles the 201A features and adds a forward sensing system, a heated steering wheel, partial leather seating surfaces, and heated front seats.
The XLT can also be spiced up with several packages. The XLT Desert Copper Package ($1,840) adds 20-inch polished alloy wheels, first- and second-row black leather-trimmed seats, third-row black vinyl-trimmed seats, and chrome mirror caps, while the XLT Sport Appearance Package ($1,595) offers 20-inch wheels, black exterior treatments and badging, roof-rack side rails, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and leather seats. The Ford Safe and Smart Package ($1,020) bundles blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and automatic high beams.