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2025 Ford Explorer

2025 Ford Explorer: The Ford Explorer gets a hefty round of updates for 2025, featuring new looks inside and out, and hands-free-driving technology. Updates include larger, redesigned front grille, new LED headlights, a new skid plate, and lower air curtains for better fuel economy. Out back, a redesigned tailgate with new LED taillights wraps up the look. Inside, cabin materials have been revised, and Ford BlueCruise makes its debut in the Explorer. BlueCruise is a hands-free driving assist that works on selected roads nationwide. The Explorer is assembled at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant. The three-row crossover seats up to 7 passengers and is only available as a 4-door wagon. Competitors include the Chevrolet Traverse, Honda Pilot, Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Highlander and Volkswagen Atlas. A high-performance variant is also available.

Four trims are offered: Platinum, ST, ST-Line, and Active. Two engines are available: A turbocharged 2.3-liter 4-cylinder that produces 300 horsepower, and a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that produces 400 horsepower. All engines pair to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard with all-wheel-drive being optional. Maximum towing capacity is rated at 5,600 pounds.

The Explorer ST is considered the high-performance variant and also the range-topping model of the lineup. It is equipped with sporty bucket seats, 21-inch black wheels, vented front and rear brakes, as well as high-performance brake pads and tires. Pricing ranges from $41,000 to $60,000.

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