Order books are open for the all-new 2025 Ford Explorer. It's the SUV's first redesign since 2020. Highlights include bold new looks and a more refined interior. Technology gets a major update as well. The new Explorer debuts Ford's new Digital Experience infotainment system with Google Built-In. Select trims also for the first time now feature Ford's Blue Cruise, the automaker's hands-free highway driving system.
“For nearly 35 years, families have chosen the Ford Explorer, making it America’s all-time best-selling SUV. We have refined almost every part of the new Explorer –focusing on a redesigned interior, additional technology like Blue Cruise hands-free highway driving and special editions like the 400 horsepower Explorer ST. It’s the right combination of delivering what the next generation of customers want and love in a large SUV,” said Andrew Frick, president, Ford Blue Explore with More.
The 2025 lineup is available in four trims: Platinum, ST, ST-Line and Active. The ST, a special edition from Ford Performance, is the most powerful in the lineup with a specially tuned 3.0-liter EcoBoost engine that produces 400 horsepower and 415 lb.-ft. of torque.
Standard equipment across the lineup includes:
- 10-way power, heated driver's seat
- 4-way power, heated passenger seat
- Ford Digital Experience infotainment system
- 13.2-inch LCD touchscreen
- 12.3-inch color LCD digital cluster
- Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ wireless compatibility
- Alexa Built-in
- 8 USB ports – including two for third-row passengers
- Three 12-volt powerpoints
- Ford Co-Pilot360™ Assist+
- FordPass Connect™ embedded modem
- Class III Trailer Tow Package
- Rear-wheel drive (4WD available)
- Recalibrated 10-speed automatic transmission
- Power liftgate
- LED headlamps
Also for the first time, the Explorer ST-Line, ST and Platinum models will come with Ford's Blue Cruise hands-free highway driving.
In terms of new looks - the grill is larger and the all-LED headlamps are sleeker. Lower, wider air curtains that help lower the vehicle’s visual center of gravity. The Explorer nameplate stretches across the liftgate. There is also a new black-painted roof option for Platinum, ST and ST-Line. Also new - Vapor Blue Metallic paint, available on ST, as well as ST-Line and Active models.
The cabin features new sophisticated new color, texture and material choices including new wrap-and-stitch soft-touch surfaces and silver mesh accents. There are available ActiveX durable, premium synthetic seating materials.
Standard on Platinum and ST, and available on ST-Line, Explorer customers can choose from seven ambient lighting options: Ice Blue, Orange, Soft Blue, Red, Green, Blue and Purple.
Pricing starts with an MSRP of $41,220, including destination and delivery charges. Ford says vehicles should start arriving in dealerships in the second quarter of this year.
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