Ford Explorer Research Page - Peacock Ford

The Ford Explorer slots in as a spacious and powerful two- or three-row SUV. The Ford Explorer offers up seating for up to seven, a standard set of driver assistance features, and available all-wheel drive. Whether you're in the market for a family hauler or a versatile personal commuter, the new Ford Explorer is an excellent model to consider. The latest model year of the Ford Explorer is available to Orlando drivers in five trim levels: base, XLT, Limited, ST, and Platinum.

 

Performance

The Ford Explorer offers up three gas powertrain options and one hybrid. Slotting in as the base engine is a brawny 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine that makes 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. If more power is needed, then Orlando drivers can opt for a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6, which is actually available in two different version. In its standard configuration, the 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine offers up 365 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. The ST trim of the Ford Explorer comes with a modified version of the 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that manages 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. All engines pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission. In its most basic configuration, the Ford Explorer features rear-wheel drive. If you're looking to boost terrain traversing capability, then you may want to upgrade to all-wheel drive. The hybrid version of the Explorer is propelled by a 3.3-liter V6/electric motor that makes 318 horsepower and 322 pound-feet of torque.

Standard Equipment

The base trim of the Ford Explorer ensures a modern set of standard features to help drivers take on a variety of adventures. Powering the base trim is a 2.3-liter turbocharged engine that makes 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. The interior of the Ford Explorer includes an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, satellite radio, a basic audio system, and Bluetooth connectivity. Comfort features include cloth-trimmed seats, split/folding second-row seats, tri-zone automatic climate control. The Explorer also comes with ample cup holders, 10 to be exact. The base trim also includes a bundle of driver assistance features; Ford Co-Pilot360.

 
 
 

Technology

The base trim of the Ford Explorer includes Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, an 8-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth connectivity, and a basic audio system. Winter Park drivers after a bit more tech can look to upper trim levels of the Ford Explorer for help. Moving one step up in the trim lineup to the XLT ensures even more tech. The XLT trim includes dual second USB ports and a 6.5-inch color LCD driver information cluster. The Limited trim goes even further, offering Maitland drivers wireless charging, a 360-degree camera system, a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, and increased driver assistance features.

Safety

Safety features are a mix of classic equipment and futuristic driver assistance features. All trim levels of the Ford Explorer come equipped with Ford Co-Pilot360, which is a bundle of driver assistance features. Ford Co-Pilot360 includes forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assistance, and automatic high beams. There's an advanced version of the Co-Pilot360bundle too, which is the Co-Pilot360 Assist+. The XLT and Limited add this more advanced bundle of driver assistance features. Co-Pilot360+ includes evasive steering assist, post impact braking, active cruise control, lane centering, and speed limit sign recognition. All trims of the Explorer also include classic safety features like seat belts and airbags.

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