The Ford Explorer is one of the most popular American SUVs out on the road for good reason. It's got ample cabin space, a remarkable performance, and an array of features to keep you and your passengers in great spirts from A to B. At Richmond Ford West, we're here to help our friends in Glen Allen, Ashland, and Short Pump get a better sense of this SUV through these informative Ford Explorer reviews.

Look below to read some of the Ford Explorer reviews that cover a variety of topics with this SUV!


Ford Explorer Specs

The Ford Explorer specs are an important factor to consider because you'll want to know the type of power your favorite model is capable of. The Explorer offers a strong and commanding performance, but it also offers a few options in its varying trim levels that you may want to consider based on your needs and driving style.

  • The Ford Explorer comes standard with a 3.5L V6 engine that delivers 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque.
  • The Explorer offers a 2.3L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder engine that produces 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque.
  • The final engine offering with the Explorer is the 3.5L EcoBoost®, which pushes the output to 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.

Ford Explorer Interior

The Ford Explorer interior cabin offers 151.5 cubic feet of space for the seven passengers that it's equipped to carry. The vehicle includes three rows, with the middle including the 60/40 split bench and the third row featuring the 50/50 split bench, both of which can be adjusted to compensate for more cargo.

  • In terms of headroom, the Explorer offers 41.4 inches in the front, 40.6 inches in the middle, and 37.8 inches in the rear.
  • With legroom, the Ford Explorer includes 42.9 inches in the front row, 39.5 inches in the middle, and 33.3 inches in the last row.
  • The Ford Explorer interior includes the SYNC® system, six speakers, a smart charging USB port, and an optional 6-month SiriusXM® trial.

Ford Explorer Cargo Space & Dimensions

The Ford Explorer cargo space is one of the biggest appeals to the vehicle because it makes for an adventurous family vehicle. As you'll learn in these Ford Explorer reviews, the cabin space offers room for passengers and cargo; however, the Ford Explorer cargo dimensions vary based on the amount of passengers and the adjustable seats.

The Ford Explorer cargo dimensions are:

  • 21 cubic feet with all rows in place.
  • 43.9 cubic feet with the third row folded flat.
  • 81.7 cubic feet when the second and third rows are folded down.

Ford Explorer Towing Capacity

When all the rows are in use and you still need more room for cargo, you can always tow your materials along. The Ford Explorer towing capacity varies based on the engine selection and if you've selected a towing package.

  • The Ford Explorer towing capacity with the 3.5L V6 is 2,000 pounds, but it's 5,000 pounds with the Class III Trailer Towing Package.
  • The 2.3L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder can also tow 2,000 pounds, but increases to 3,000 pounds when the Class II Trailer Towing Package is included.
  • The 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 can tow 5,000 pounds when the Class II Trailer Towing Package is included.

Review the Ford Explorer for Yourself

After reading some of these Ford Explorer reviews and learning more about the specs, interior, cargo space, dimensions, and the towing capacity, you'll be well versed with this SUV. Of course, the best way to learn more is by getting behind the wheel and experiencing the vehicle in a test drive. By getting the hands-on experience, you'll be able to decide if the Ford Explorer is the right vehicle for you.

At Richmond Ford West, we're happy to help our friends in Glen Allen, Ashland, and Short Pump when it's time to learn more about the vehicle they're interested in. Contact our team for more information or our full inventory of Ford Explorer models online today!

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