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2020 - 2025 Ford Explorer

OEM Exterior Standard

The Ford Explorer underwent significant changes back in 2020, when the current-generation Explorer arrived. For 2025, the Ford Explorer will get a significant refresh. As a refresh, the basic exterior proportions and design cues remain unchanged, but Ford overhauled some soft parts to give it a fresh look. Some of the key areas we'll see changes on the outside include the front end, which boasts a larger grille that's unique to each trim, redesigned headlights, and a new bumper with updated fo... Read more

2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer

OEM Exterior Standard

The 2019 Ford Explorer continues to shine in the heavy populated sea of crossover SUVs. Entering its final production year in the current generation, the 2019 Ford Explorer is available in five trims. This SUV is packed with impressive technology, offers multiple powertrain options, and features a slew of packages that can customize it seemingly any way you'd like. The 2019 Explorer adds a few new packages, and active safety features are more widely available. Blind-spot monitoring and power a... Read more

2006 - 2010 Ford Explorer

90 Degree Profile

The Explorer is available in rear-wheel, four-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations, with a choice of three trim levels: XLT, Eddie Bauer or Limited (XLT and Limited only on all-wheel drive models). Two powertrain combinations are available: a 210-hp 4.0-liter V6 engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission is standard on all trims, while a 292-hp 4.6-liter V8 engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission is optional on the Eddie Bauer and Limited. Explorer XLT trims are well-equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, cruise control and MP3 capability; Eddie Bauer ... Read more

2002 - 2005 Ford Explorer


For more than a dozen years, the Ford Explorer has been the best-selling SUV in America. In fact, it's the sixth best-selling vehicle. It's become the standard-issue suburban family hauler. Though capable as a tow vehicle and able to venture off the highway, most Explorers spend their lives shuttling people, collecting groceries and performing the duties station wagons performed when Baby Boomers were growing up. The Explorer answers this call admirably and comfortably, and that's a big part of the reason it's so popular. The Explorer is roomy and comfortable. It can seat seven people when equ... Read more

1995 - 2001 Ford Explorer


The Ford Explorer is easily the best-selling sport-utility in America. Nearly one of every six sport-utilities sold today is a Ford Explorer. Nearly 2.8 million SUVs were sold in 1998 and some 425,000 of them were Ford Explorers. About 430,000 Explorers were sold in 1999. The Explorer outsold its nearest competitor nearly two-to-one. What's the significance of all these numbers? Simply this: Ford must be doing something right to sell so many Explorers. Indeed, the Explorer offers something for just about everyone, from budget-priced XLS models to feature-laden Eddie Bauer and premium Limited m... Read more