Driving around Glasgow, Hopkinsville, Russellville, and Bowling Green, KY, can make for a great ride when you have the ideal set of wheels. When it comes to powerful SUVs, the Ford Explorer is a standout choice. With several trim levels and engines to choose from, plus a comfortable interior and other exciting features, there's a lot to look forward to with the Explorer.

So, get an in-depth look at this SUV before you check it out in person at Greenwood Ford with our collection of Ford Explorer reviews.

Ford Explorer Quick Facts

Passenger Space

7 seats

Trim Levels

6 available

EPA-estimated MPG

27 city/29 highway MPG

Towing Capacity

5,600 pounds when properly equipped

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Ford Explorer: Available Trim levels

The Explorer is available in these six unique trim levels:

  • Explorer: The base trim includes all the standard features and capabilities you'll be looking forward to, such as the Rear Sensing System and rear-wheel drive (RWD).
  • XLT: This trim will include many of the features of the base model, and it will offer enhanced comfort with the available ActiveX™ Seating Material.
  • Limited: The mid trim level takes that comfort even further with the standard leather seating surfaces and second-row heated outboard seats.
  • ST: If you're looking for sporty performance, check out the ST trim. Its sport-tuned suspension and standard Intelligent 4-wheel drive (4WD) are only the tip of the iceberg.
  • King Ranch: The King Ranch trim surrounds you with luxury with its Del Rio leather seating in all rows.
  • Platinum: As the highest trim level available, the Platinum trim includes exceptional style through features like the Illuminated Front Scruff Plates and leather-wrapped steering wheel.

While each trim level offers different features and capabilities, they are all undeniably powerful. Plus, with interior features like the moonroof found on higher trim levels, you know that every drive inside the Explorer will be memorable.

Inside the Ford Explorer

Across three rows, the Explorer offers seating for up to seven passengers. They'll all have loads of room to stretch out, since this Ford SUV comes with up to 152.7 cubic feet of passenger volume. It's also because of features like the tri-zone electronic automatic temperature control system that passengers will be comfortable too.

You'll also have the standard Lane-Keeping System, which will work to help you stay in your own lane. This system includes features such as:

  • Lane-Keeping Aid
  • Lane-Keeping Alert
  • Driver Alert

Plus, the standard FordPass™ Connect with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot feature will make it easy for you to stay plugged in, no matter where the road leads you.

Explorer: On-Road Performance

With four powerful engines to choose from, the Ford Explorer offers some incredible capabilities. When properly equipped, it's able to tow up to 5,600 pounds. Plus, the Explorer earned an EPA-estimated 27 city/29 highway MPG.

It comes standard with RWD, which offers incredible strength, although the available Intelligent 4WD system is also exciting. You can also have the available Terrain Management System™, which will give you drive modes such as:

  • Deep Snow/Sand
  • Tow/Haul
  • Slippery

Plus, there are modes like Normal, Sport, and Eco to offer enhanced performance when on the road. Whatever configuration you choose for your Explorer, you're sure to have an exciting drive.

Keep Reading About the Ford Explorer

Does this sound like the SUV for you? You've only just scratched the surface of the Ford Explorer, so take a look at our other Ford Explorer reviews to learn even more. See if this is the ideal SUV to help you traverse Glasgow, Hopkinsville, Russellville, and Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Contact us at Greenwood Ford to find out more about the Ford Explorer today!

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