Explorer - Ecoboost Engine
Explorer - Terrain Management System
Explorer - Inflatable Seatbelt Package
Explorer - Blind Spot Information System
Explorer - Trailer Sway Feature
A strong structure with advanced materials and technology serves as the foundation for Explorer capability. It’s what makes everything possible from travel on off-road terrain to snow-covered roads, with some high-tech help from the available Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System.™ And there’s Curve Control, an enhancement to the standard AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ and its road-hugging capability. Inside, the Explorer provides up to 7-passenger seating standard. When carrying things takes priority, the rear seats fold down for cargo space on demand - up to 80.7 cubic feet.
Terrain Management System™
The Terrain Management System™ is included with the available Intelligent 4WD System and lets you easily shift on the fly into one of four settings to match the terrain: • Normal – biases torque to the front wheels and sends it to the rear only as needed • Mud/Ruts – switches the throttle to a more aggressive mode, limits upshifting and desensitizes stability control, allowing the tires to spin as needed • Sand – delivers maximum torque to the wheels, keeping the transmission in the lower gears for as long as possible, which allows the wheels to spin aggressively • Grass/Gravel/Snow – sets the transmission for faster upshifts and adjusts the engine torque slightly to improve traction and control on a hard surface covered with loose material like grass, gravel or snow
Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™ optimizes powertrain and braking systems, allowing the vehicle to deliver the right amount of traction to match the driving conditions. The 4WD System also includes Hill Descent Control,™ which lets you set and maintain a constant speed while traveling downhill.
Three Rows. Maximum Seating for Seven.
The Explorer can carry up to seven passengers. The 2nd row features a 60/40 split-fold-flat bench, while the 3rd row has a 50/50 split-folding seat with generous passenger space. Behind the 3rd row, there are up to 21 cubic feet of cargo volume. For more cargo space, up to 80.7 cubic feet, fold the second and third rows for a flat load surface.
The Explorer delivers when you need configurable cargo space. Both the 2nd- and 3rd-row seats fold flat for up to 80.7 cubic feet of cargo space. With the 3rd-row seats folded, there are 43.8 cubic feet of storage capacity behind the 2nd-row seats. With the 3rd- and 3rd-row seats in the upright position, there are 21 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 3rd row.
PowerFold® 3rd-Row Seat
At the touch of a button, the available class-exclusive* PowerFold® 3rd-row seat folds flat for additional cargo room under the floor and a level load floor. In the upright position, it comfortably seats two passengers.
Strong and Lightweight Structure
Advanced materials and assembly processes help ensure that the structure of the Ford Explorer is both strong for durability and lightweight for efficiency. The A- and B-pillars are constructed of high-strength boron steel for greatly increased roof crush strength. The front-end support structure features technology employing a lightweight composite that enhances lateral stiffness while reducing weight.
Make the Ford Explorer the versatile vehicle you want it to be. Start by choosing the power and efficiency that match your needs and lifestyle. The standard 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 features impressive fuel economy* and an unsurpassed 290 horsepower among the standard V6 engines in its class.** With all that power, the Explorer can tow up to 5,000 lbs. when properly equipped.† And there’s the 2.0L I-4 EcoBoost® engine, available on Explorer, XLT and Limited models, delivering 240 horsepower†† and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. For ultimate in Explorer performance, the Sport model comes with the 365-horsepower†† 3.5L EcoBoost V6, delivering 350 lb.-ft. of torque.
When properly equipped, the Explorer can haul a boat, camper or trailer weighing up to 5,000 lbs. Power comes from its standard 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 that delivers 290 horsepower and 255 lb.-ft. of torque. The Class III Trailer Tow Package, required for towing, includes an engine oil cooler and wiring harness. The Explorer offers features that make towing easier. The available rear view camera* provides a video image on the center console screen of the area behind your vehicle, with screen guides that help you align your vehicle when hooking up a trailer. Hill start assist helps keep the vehicle from rolling backward, making it easier to pull away when on a slope or hill with a grade greater than five degrees. Standard trailer sway control helps make towing even easier by detecting trailer sway and automatically adjusting engine speed and applying asymmetric braking to help counter it.39
6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic Transmission
The Explorer, XLT and Limited models with the 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine feature the 6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission with shifter button activation that lets you override automatic operation and have manual control over gear selection. The available 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 comes with a 6-speed automatic. And the Explorer Sport comes standard with a 6-speed SelectShift® automatic with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, so you can easily and quickly change gears. The Sport also features a sport-tuned suspension to go along with its impressive power.
Hill Descent Control™
Hill Descent Control™ is an important technology that’s part of the available Intelligent 4WD System. Simply push the Hill Descent Control button, then press the brake and accelerator to set the desired speed. The set speed is maintained during the descent as brake pressure is automatically applied as needed.
Impressive Power and Efficiency
The standard 3.5L twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) V6 can be easily described in two words: no compromise. It delivers a remarkable 290 horsepower rating and 255 lb.-ft. of torque. Ti-VCT controls when the valves open and close to improve overall performance. Ti-VCT also enables variable valve overlap for enhanced fuel economy.* That means you have the power for merging, accelerating and pulling a trailer. You just may not have to visit the gas station as often.
The Ford Explorer offers innovative and smart features to make travel more convenient. The available Lane-Keeping System* can help keep you in control if you drift out of your lane. Available are the world’s first automotive production inflatable rear safety belts. Available adaptive cruise control* and forward collision warning with brake support scans traffic ahead of you, provides an alert and precharges the brakes if it senses a collision with the vehicle in front of you. Standard AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ features Curve Control to help provide even more control. There are even available high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps that automatically change from low to high beam to enhance illumination when you need it — as well as rain-sensing wipers that use an optical sensor that looks for evidence of moisture, signaling the wipers when to wipe and how quickly.
Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support (Only Limited)
Adaptive cruise control* represents a major step beyond conventional cruise control. When its sensors detect traffic slowing, your vehicle also slows down. After traffic has cleared, your vehicle resumes the preset speed. Forward collision warning with brake support will alert you if it senses a potential collision with the car in front of you. A heads-up display, which simulates brake lights, flashes on the windshield. If you don't react in time, the brakes will precharge and increase brake-assist sensitivity to provide full responsiveness when you brake.
BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert
BLIS®* (Blind Spot Information System) uses radar in the rear quarter panels to identify a vehicle entering your blind spot and alerts you with an indicator light in the sideview mirror. Cross-traffic alert also uses radar to watch for traffic behind you when you’re slowly backing out of a parking spot or your driveway. If it detects a vehicle approaching from up to 15 yards away, it sends an audible warning, an indicator light flashes in the sideview mirror, and a message displays in the message center. BLIS® with cross-traffic alert is available on the XLT, Limited and Sport models.
Trailer Sway Control
Standard trailer sway control (TSC) builds on the AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC®) system to help maintain trailer control through selective braking and adjusted engine power.34 The result is stability and control, which provides greater driver confidence when towing large loads.
AdvanceTrac® with RSC®
Standard AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC®) uses two gyroscopic sensors to monitor both yaw rate and roll rate. This allows AdvanceTrac with RSC to help you maintain control whenever it detects wheelslip, understeer, oversteer or roll motion. It also helps maintain control in adverse road conditions such as ice, gravel or rain.* AdvanceTrac with RSC also features Curve Control, which will slow the vehicle down when it senses that the vehicle is going too fast for a particular curve.
Curve Control will slow you down as much as 10 mph per second when it senses that you’re going too fast for a particular curve.* Employing throttle reduction and four-wheel braking intervention, it’s always active in helping you maintain control around the curves. Additionally, it can function on dry or wet pavement and is particularly useful when entering or exiting freeway off- or on-ramps with too much speed. Curve Control, standard on all Explorer models, is an enhancement to AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control.
Active Park Assist (Only Limited)
Unlike other systems that use imaging devices, available active park assist* uses ultrasonic sensors to locate a parking space. Simply press a button and once a spot is selected, while you drive slowly, Explorer steers into place with a few simple steps on your part. Active park assist is an available feature on the Explorer Limited.
SYNC® with MyFord® or MyFord Touch®
Available voice-activated SYNC® with MyFord® helps keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. A 4.2-inch information cluster screen is also there to assist you.
• With hands-free calling, you’ll never miss a phone call when you’re behind the wheel
• Simply say what or whom you want to hear and get it with voice-activated music search.
• Bluetooth® audio lets you wirelessly control your entertainment with voice commands.
• Have incoming text messages read aloud to you.
• Information screens display the information you want in the cluster panel and center stack Upgrade to SYNC® with MyFord Touch® for the ultimate in capabilities.
• A customizable, eight-inch touch screen in the center stack, dual 4.2-inch cluster screens, audio/video input jacks and two USB ports. • WiFi® capability.
• Leading-edge voice recognition technology responds to commands as simple and conversational as “find restaurant”. • Use voice commands to adjust your climate.
Remote Start System/Automatic Climate Control System (Only Limited)
Two clicks of a button are all it takes to start your vehicle with the available Remote Start/Automatic Climate Control System, standard on the Limited and optional on the Sport. What's more, in hot weather conditions, the cabin is cooled to 72 degrees and the cooled seats are set to high. When it’s cold, the cabin temperature is also heated to 72 degrees and the heated seats are set to high as well. Even the rear defroster/heated mirrors are activated.
Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start
Keep your keys in your pocket to gain access to the Explorer. It’s pretty much that simple, thanks to the Intelligent Access with push-button start feature. Simply have the Intelligent Access key in your pocket or purse near the driver’s door. (The system senses when the key is nearby.) Then touch the door handle to unlock the driver’s door or all the doors. Once inside, just press the brake pedal and then the start button. Shift into gear and go. Standard on the Explorer Limited.
Power Liftgate (Only Limited)
The available power liftgate can be opened or closed by pressing a button on the key fob, the instrument panel or the bottom of the tailgate. Additionally, you can program the extension height of the liftgate (useful if you park in a space with a low ceiling). It’s a little thing that makes a big difference.
Rear View Camera
The available rear view camera* provides a video image on the center console screen of the area behind your vehicle. The screen has guides and a zoom feature that help you align your vehicle with a trailer when you want to tow.
|Equipment group 100A|
|3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine||NA||NA|
|6-speed SelectShift Automatic™ transmission|
|AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC®)|
|AM/FM single-disc CD/MP3 player with 6 speakers|
|Equipment group 200A|
|5.4L 3V SOHC flex-fuel V8 engine||S||NA|
|6-speed automatic transmission|
|SYNC® with SYNC AppLink™|
|3rd-row fold-flat manual sea|
|Equipment group 300A|
|Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package||NA||S|
|Perforated leather-trimmed seats|
|Heated and cooled front seats|
|Rear view camera|
|Equipment group 400A|
|Unique King Ranch® badge||NA||NA|
|Front Chaparral perforated leather-trimmed seats|
|Chaparral leather interior accents|
|Pale Adobe metallic exterior trim accents|
|Trailer Tow Package, Class III||O||O|
|Driver Connect Package||O||S|
|Luxury Seating Package||NA||O|
|BLIS® Plus Inflatable Rear Safety Belt Package||O||O|
|Equipment group 201A|
|SecuriCode™ keyless entry keypad|
|Reverse Sensing System|
|SiriusXM Satellite Radio|
|Equipment group 202A|
|SYNC® with MyFord Touch®||O||NA|
|Auto-dimming (electrochromic) rear view mirror|
|Rear view camera|
|Premium audio system with 9-speakers|
|Equipment group 301A|
|Heated/Cooled Front Driver and Passenger Seat|
|10-way Power Passenger Seat with Power Lumbar|
|Voice-Activated Navigation System|
|Equipment group 302A|
|Includes all 301A features||NA||O|
|BLIS Plus Inflatable Rear-Seatbelt Package|
|Active Park Assist|
|Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist|
|Equipment group 303A|
|Includes all 302A features||NA||O|
|P245/50R20 Pirelli Tires|
|3.51 Axle Ratio.|
|Equipment group 402A|
|Includes all 400A features||NA||NA|
|BLIS plus Inflatable Rear-Seatbelt Package|
|Manual single-zone climate control||S||NA|
|Dual-Zone Electronic automatic temperature control (DEATC)||NA||S|
|Rear auxiliary climate control||S||S|
|Air filtration system||S||S|
|COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE|
|My ford touch||NA||S|
|Heated Steering Wheel||NA||O|
|Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist||NA||O|
|First-row center floor console with wrapped armrest and storage bin||S||S|
|2nd-row center floor console (requires 2nd-row bucket seats)||O||O|
|Overhead console with dome/map lights and sunglasses holder||S||S|
|Color-keyed, carpeted floor mats, front and rear||S||S|
|First-row floor mats with unique Sport badging||NA||NA|
|All-weather floor mats||O||O|
|Passenger-assist grab handles (1 at front-passenger seat, 2 in second row)||S||S|
|Manual day/night rearview mirror||S||NA|
|Auto-dimming rearview mirror||O||S|
|12V powerpoints, 4 total (2 first row, 1 second row and 1 cargo area)||S||S|
|110V power outlet||NA||S|
|Power windows, with one-touch-up/-down driver's window||NA||NA|
|Power windows, with 1-touch-up-and-down driver/passenger window||NA||NA|
|Power door locks||S||S|
|Dome/map lights in all three rows||S||S|
|Front and rear scuff plates embossed with Explorer||S||S|
|Lighted front scuff plates||NA||NA|
|Manual tilt/telescoping steering column||S||S|
|Power tilt/telescoping steering column||NA||O|
|Steering wheel with cruise control, 5-way controls and secondary audio controls||NA||NA|
|Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with cruise control, 5-way controls and secondary audio controls||S||S|
|Intelligent Access with push-button start||NA||S|
|Remote Start System||NA||S|
|Sun visors, color-keyed, single blade with covered vanity mirrors||NA||NA|
|Sun visors, color-keyed, single blade, illuminated, with covered vanity mirrors||S||S|
|Reverse Sensing System||S||S|
|Rear view camera||O||S|
|Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert (Included with the available inflatable second-row rear outboard safety belts)||O||O|
|Universal Garage Door Opener||NA||S|
|Power-adjustable pedals with memory||NA||S|
|Active park assist||NA||O|
|Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning System with Brake Support||NA||O|
|AM/FM single-disc CD player with 6 speaker||S||NA|
|Premium Audio System AM/FM single-disc CD player with 8 speakers||O||NA|
|Audio System from Sony® with HD Radio™||NA||S|
|Media hub with auxiliary input jack and courtesy light||NA||NA|
|Media hub with auxiliary input jack, 1 USB port and courtesy light||S||NA|
|Media hub with 2 USB ports, SD card reader and audio/video input jacks (included with optional MyFord Touch® on XLT)||O||S|
|Ford SYNC® Basic||S||NA|
|SiriusXM Satellite Radio||S||S|
|Navigation System with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link||O||O|
|Front cloth bucket seats||NA||NA|
|Front unique cloth bucket seats||S||NA|
|Front perforated leather-trimmed heated and cooled bucket seats||NA||O|
|Front leather-trimmed heated bucket seats||O||S|
|Unique sport-style, perforated leather-trimmed, heated bucket seats||NA||NA|
|Second-row 60/40 split-fold-flat bench seat||S||NA|
|Second-row 60/40 split-fold-flat bench seat with armrest and dual cupholders||NA||S|
|Second-row dual bucket seats||O||O|
|Third-row 50/50 split-fold bench seat, manual||S||S|
|3rd-row PowerFold®50/50 split-folding bench seat (part of the Luxury Seating Package)||NA||O|
|Easy Fuel® capless fuel filler||S||S|
|Black lower front and rear bumpers, wheellip moldings and bodyside cladding||S||S|
|Chrome bodyside cladding accent||S||S|
|Black exterior door handles||NA||NA|
|Chrome exterior door handles||S||S|
|Grille, Foundry Gray||NA||NA|
|Grille, Satin Silver||S||NA|
|Grille, unique sport-style, painted||NA||NA|
|Dual chrome exhaust tips||NA||NA|
|Unique sport-style dual polished exhaust tips||NA||NA|
|Chrome liftgate applique with embossed Explorer||NA||NA|
|Black liftgate applique with embossed Explorer||NA||NA|
|Unique EXPLORER badge on hood||NA||NA|
|Molded black mirrors, power with integrated blind spot mirrors||NA||NA|
|Gloss Black mirrors, heated, with security approach lamps and turn signal indicators||S||NA|
|Body-color mirrors, heated, memory, power fold with security approach lamps and turn signal incidators||NA||S|
|Headlamps, bi-functional projector beam halogen||S||S|
|Headlamps, bi-functional projector beam halogen with unique blackout treatment||NA||NA|
|HID Headlamps with Auto High Beams||NA||O|
|LED taillamps with unique black out treatment||NA||NA|
|Roof side rails, black with black end caps||NA||NA|
|Roof side rails, Silver with Black end caps||S||S|
|Body-color liftgate spoiler||S||S|
|Front license plate bracket||O||O|
|Manual, one-piece liftgate||S||S|
|Power, one-piece liftgate||O||O|
|WINDOWS & GLASS|
|Privacy glass, second and third rows||S||S|
|Solar tinted front door and windshield glass||S||S|
|Acoustic-laminate windshield glass||S||S|
|POWER AND HANDLING|
|Independent front and rear suspension systems||S||S|
|Sport-tuned independent front and rear suspension systems||NA||NA|
|Trailer sway control||S||S|
|Hill start assist||S||S|
|Hill Descent Control™||S||S|
|Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS)||S||S|
|Intelligent 4WD System with Terrain Management System™||S||S|
|POWER AND ENGINE|
|2.0L I-4 EcoBoost™ Engine: and 6-speed Automatic®transmission (not available with 4WD or Trailer Tow)||O||O|
|3.5L Ti-VCT V6 and six-speed SelectShift Automatic®transmission||S||S|
|3.5L EcoBoost® V6 and six-speed SelectShift Automatic® transmission with paddle shifters||NA||NA|
|WHEELS AND TIRES|
|17" steel wheels with wheel covers||NA||NA|
|18" painted aluminum wheels||S||S|
|20" painted aluminum wheels||NA||S|
|20" polished aluminum wheels||O||O|
|20" unique sport-style machine faced with painted-pocket aluminum wheels||NA||NA|
|P245/65R17 A/S BSW tires||NA||NA|
|P245/60R18 A/S BSW tires||S||S|
|P255/50R20 A/S BSW tires||O||S|
|Mini spare tire||S||S|
|20” P265/45ZR20 Summer Tire||NA||NA|
|AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ and Curve Control||S||S|
|Front seat-side airbags, Safety Canopy® System with side-curtain airbags and rollover sensor||S||S|
|Front Passenger Knee Airbag||S||S|
|LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children)||S||S|
|S O S Post-Crash Alert System™||S||S|
|Inflatable rear outboard safety belts (included with BLIS®[Blind Spot Information System])||O||O|
|SecuriCode™ keyless entry keypad||S||S|
|SecuriLock®Passive Anti-Theft System||S||S|
|Tire Pressure Monitoring System||S||S|
|Remote keyless/illuminated entry||S||S|