Ford Explorer is a seven-seat large-size vehicle in the Performance SUV category. For the 2015 model year, there are four trim-lines to choose from with two different flex-fuel , gas engines that produce from 290 to 365 horsepower. Ford Explorer has received a 5-stars crash rating from NHTSA.
2015 Explorer has a relatively short wheelbase ( 112.6 in) and a wider body structure compared to vehicles of similar length and class. It is relatively heavier with curb weight of 4557 - 4859 lbs.
2015 Explorer seats seven adults. It has class-leading first-row room across all four measurements: legs, shoulders, hips, and head room. When it comes to second-row passenger room, Explorer ia a class-leader on only two measurements - shoulders and head - and has a larger than average room for second-row passengers on legs and hips.
2015 Explorer Base
2015 Explorer XLT
2015 Explorer Limited
2015 Explorer Sport
|Engine||3.5L V-6||3.5L V-6||3.5L V-6||3.5L V-6 Twin-Turbo|
|HP||290 hp||290 hp||290 hp||365 hp|
|Drivetrain||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|City||17 MPG||17 MPG||17 MPG||16 MPG|
|Highway||24 MPG||24 MPG||24 MPG||22 MPG|
|Combined||20 MPG||20 MPG||20 MPG||18 MPG|
|Annual Fuel Cost|
2015 Explorer SUV comes in four trim levels, with an average price that is $3,313 less compared to its rivals. With a heavier body, and on average more powerful engine, Explorer
2015 Explorer SUV has a 5-star NHTSA overall crash safety rating, which is higher than the average among other competing models. Furthermore, it has higher than average ratings for all three crash tests: Front, Side, and Side Plole. Customers have filed seven hundred and seventy-two complaints, which is more than the average for its rivals. There are also four recalls issued by Ford, which by itself is a relatively high number.