Ford Explorer News

Ford recalls more than 650,000 Explorers for faulty roof rail covers
Ford recalls more than 650,000 Explorers for faulty roof rail covers

Ford on Monday announced the recall of certain trims of the 2016-2019 Ford Explorer three-row SUV for a roof rail cover that can detach while driving and create a hazard for other vehicles. Roof rail covers on base, XLT, Police, and Sport models might not be properly seated or the retention pins...Read More»

2021 Ford Explorer Timberline
2021 Ford Explorer Timberline gets ready to rumble

The 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline aims to take the road less traveled than other crossover SUVs. The new Timberline trim adds a limited-slip rear differential, a higher ground clearance, more skid plates, and other off-road gear to stray from the beaten path, Ford announced Wednesday. The three-row...Read More»

2021 Ford Explorer Enthusiast ST
2021 Ford Explorer offers less expensive ST and Platinum variants

The most expensive version of the 2021 Ford Explorer three-row SUV now comes with more accessible variants, Ford announced on Thursday. The performance-oriented Ford Explorer ST that launched in 2020 gets a new entry point with the Explorer Enthusiast ST. It uses the same 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6...Read More»

2021 Ford Explorer
Ford cuts price of 2021 Ford Explorer SUV by about $3,000

One of the biggest criticisms of the redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer has been addressed with the 2021 model: Ford is cutting the price of its popular three-row SUV by about $3,000, on average. That will still put the 2021 Ford Explorer on the expensive side, but should better compete with hot models...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer Limited
2020 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2020 Ford Explorer: Compare SUVs

The 2020 Ford Explorer and 2020 Chevrolet Traverse are modern-day Lewises and Clarks of the open road, transporting families to every corner of the U.S. with long hours on pencil-straight interstates. Although the Explorer and Traverse aren’t plugging up the banks of the Mississippi or...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer family
Ford Explorer: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee

After a series of delays, recalls, and repairs, the redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer finally arrived at dealerships late in 2019 with a range of powertrains and loaded with creature comforts for the modern three-row crossover SUV. As the first redesign in nine years in one of the most competitive...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer ST  -  First Drive  -  Portland OR, June 2019
Ford recalling 2020 Explorer for fire risk

Ford announced Wednesday that is recalling 2020 Explorers for a potential fire hazard posed by an unsecured wiring harness. The campaign is limited to models with the 2.3- and 3.3-liter engines. Ford says that part of the harness near the air conditioner pulley can come loose and make contact with...Read More»

2017 Ford Explorer XLT Sport Appearance Package
2017 Ford Explorer recalled for sharp seat edges

Ford is recalling nearly 335,000 model year 2017 Explorers equipped with power-adjustable seats due to sharp edges on the frames which can result in hand injuries. The company said it has received 31 reports of injuries from customers reaching between the seat and the center console and coming into...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer ST  -  First Drive  -  Portland OR, June 2019
What is wrong with the 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator?

Deliveries of the redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator are being hampered by extensive quality control problems which have forced the company to divert thousands of vehicles to secondary facilities for inspection and repair. Ford's corporate office will not comment on the nature of the...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid  -  First Drive  -  Portland OR, June 2019
2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid swings and misses at Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Last week, Ford confirmed the 2020 Explorer Hybrid netted an official 28 mpg combined rating with rear-wheel drive, 25 mpg combined in all-wheel drive, according to the EPA. While that’s impressive for a three-row crossover SUV, it trails the 34 mpg combined expected for the 2020 Toyota...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer ST  -  First Drive  -  Portland OR, June 2019
14K 2020 Ford Explorers, Lincoln Aviators recalled for brake release cover, instrument cluster

Ford is recalling more than 14,000 crossover SUVs built in the last three weeks that may be missing parking brake release covers. The recall affects 2020 Ford Explorer and 2020 Lincoln Aviator crossovers that were built after July 24. The automaker says without the cover, drivers could...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer hybrid
2020 Ford Explorer rated as high as 24 mpg combined

The 2020 Ford Explorer is frugal for a full-size SUV, even with optional all-wheel drive. EPA ratings indicate it may be the thriftiest of its direct rivals. The EPA last week released its fuel economy estimates for the new SUV and show the 2020 Explorer will return up to 21 mpg city, 28 highway...Read More»

2013 Ford Explorer Sport
1.2M Ford Explorer SUVs recalled to address suspension component

About 1.2 million Ford Explorer SUVs have been recalled over a suspension part that may crack over time. The automaker said this week the recall involves 2010-2017 Ford Explorer models. Specifically, the issue affects SUVs that experience "frequent full rear suspension articulation." The actions...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer, 2019 Detroit auto show
Redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer to cost $33,860 to start

When it hits dealer showrooms this summer, the 2020 Ford Explorer will command $33,860—that's $400 more than the outgoing model. For most buyers, the redesigned 2020 Explorer will be worth the extra cost. It boasts a new rear-wheel-drive platform shared with the Lincoln Aviator and...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer, 2019 Detroit auto show
Crossover SUV of all trades: 2020 Ford Explorer hybrid, performance-oriented ST revealed

Illustrating its commitment to SUVs and crossovers at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford on Monday took the wraps off of two more versions of its 2020 Explorer: the thriftier Explorer hybrid and the sportier Explorer ST. The eco-friendly and performance-oriented...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer, 2019 Detroit auto show
2020 Ford Explorer debuts: More power, more safety for evergreen crossover SUV

Thirty years after fanning the first SUV flame, the redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer bowed Wednesday with a new rear-drive platform, a more spacious interior, much-needed standard active safety tech, and a healthy increase in underhood muscle. The 2020 Explorer doesn't look much different than its...Read More»

Ford special Edition SUVs unveiled at 2018 Texas State Fair
Ford unveils 2019 Explorer and Expedition special edition SUVs at State Fair of Texas

They say everything is bigger in Texas, including the desire to buy special edition SUVs, apparently. Ford unveiled two new versions of each of its largest SUVs at the State Fair of Texas on Thursday, the 2019 Explorer Limited Luxury and Desert Copper editions as well as the Expedition Stealth and...Read More»

2014 Ford Explorer
Consumer safety group petitions to recall 1.3M Ford Explorers for exhaust leak

Two years after federal safety officials opened an investigation to determine if 2011-17 Ford Explorers exposed passengers to high levels of carbon monoxide, a consumer safety group asked the automaker Monday to recall more than 1 million SUVs. “With all due respect to the efforts undertaken...Read More»

2016 Ford Explorer  -  2014 Los Angeles Auto Show live photos
Ford recalls over 200,000 2016 F-150 pickups, Explorer SUVs

Faulty bolts that secure front seats on certain 2016 Ford F-150 pickups and 2016 Ford Explorer SUVs have prompted the automaker to issue a recall. Owners of more than 200,000 examples of the industry's best-selling pickup and one of its most popular SUVs will receive letters asking them to bring...Read More»