2015 Ford Explorer

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The 2015 Ford Explorer is a three-row SUV with outstanding quality and comfort. A new appearance package for Explorer XLT brings a stylish look to a utility that features rugged capability, surprising efficiency and high-tech features that enhance the driving experience.

2015 Ford Explorer

The optional new appearance package delivers sport-inspired design to Explorer’s highly successful and very capable XLT series. The package includes:

  • 20-inch machined aluminum wheels with painted pockets
  • Black body-side cladding and roof-rack rails
  • Magnetic Metallic painted grille, mirror caps and liftgate appliqué
  • “EXPLORER” hood badge and body-color door handles
  • Leather-trimmed heated seats with Miko® suede inserts and contrast stitching
  • Floor mats with unique badging

Bronze Fire Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Caribou Metallic and Magnetic Metallic are new exterior color choices for 2015.

The performance-oriented features of the Explorer include an electric power-assisted steering system that gives great responsiveness to drivers in on-road and off-road situations, and large brakes for shorter stopping distances and better performance when towing.

Key standard and available features

  • SYNC® with MyFord Touch® featuring Wi-Fi® capability, text-to-voice, HD Radio with iTunes® Tagging and voice-activated navigation
  • USB ports
  • Choice of 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine, 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 or 2.0-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine
  • 18-inch painted aluminum wheels now standard on base model Explorer
  • Standard trailer sway control, which uses selective braking and engine management to tame unwanted trailer movement
  • Auto headlamps
  • Second-row heated seats standard on Limited
  • Adaptive cruise control available on Limited
  • Multiple Ford safety and security features, including:
    • AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control)
    • Safety Canopy® System, a side air curtain technology
    • SOS Post-Crash Alert System
    • MyKey® programmable vehicle key allows parental controls on driving speed
    • Curve Control, which can slow the vehicle by up to 10 mph per second if it senses a curve is being taken too fast
  • Production location: Chicago Assembly Plant, Chicago
  • MSRP: Starting at $30,600 plus $895 destination and delivery

Source/Credits: Ford.com

Stashi is an Editor at Driver Pulse, a provider of online automotive editorial reviews and latest news throughout the automotive industry. From the sight of sleek curves to the sound of a roaring engine, old and new, she has a great love for vehicles of all makes and models. What she finds most exciting is that automakers of iconic muscle cars from the past, such as Ford and Chevrolet, are reproducing them for this generation of gearheads. Her dream car, the 1964 or 1966 Ford Mustang, is the ultimate American pony car and paved the way for her love of growling and rumbling engines of old school muscle cars. She spent her whole life in the Midwest and still finds herself playing the same game she once played with her father when she was a young girl. It’s a game her father liked to call “Name that make and model”. This game has become more challenging as the years pass making it a great way to pass the time on long road trips. She believes that automobiles, old and new, are an art form that can be enjoyed by both children and adults.

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