Ford Explorer: Everything You Need To Know

As the SUV that led the way for this vehicle segment back in 1991, you will surely want the 2020, or the upcoming 2021, Ford Explorer parked in your driveway. Both model years take this three-row family SUV to a whole new level. As the leading Ford dealership in Lafayette, LA, Hub City Ford provides this overview of the features of this popular family vehicle.

The Ford Explorer offers three rows of seats, lots of room for cargo hauling, and new connectivity and safety features. The base and XLT models come standard with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is available as an option. Also optional on the Limited is a hybrid powertrain, and the Platinum and sporty ST models come with a twin-turbo V-6. 

Here's what you can expect from the Ford Explorer: 

Plenty of Cargo Space

The Explorer has more cargo space than the average midsize SUV, with 87.8 cubic feet and an additional 47.9 cubic feet behind the second row. A power liftgate comes standard, but you can add a hands-free liftgate and a cargo management system. 

Handles All Road Conditions

The Intelligent 4WD System monitors road conditions and driving styles to redistribute the torque as necessary. It has different electronic systems that handle serious road conditions, including mud, rocks, sand, snow, and grass.

Fits Seven People Comfortably

There is enough space for seven people with its three rows of seats wrapped in luxurious leather with quilted inserts. All the seats are very comfortable and can be adjusted to heat or cool the seats for extra comfort. And compared to previous Explorers, the third row has plenty of legroom. 

Prevents Rollovers

The AdvanceTrac With Roll Stability Control system monitors the SUV's stability, correcting it to improve traction and prevent rollovers. The Explorer also has a Sidewind Stabilization system that helps the driver stay in their lane during gusty wind conditions by applying the brakes on one side. 

Stay in Your Lane

The Lane-Keeping System is a safety feature that consists of a camera with three different modes: Lane-Keeping Aid, Lane-Keeping Alert, and Driver Alert. The system applies steering torque to help the driver get back to the center of the lane. You can choose to activate all three modes or choose only one of them.

Automatic Stopping

Another outstanding safety feature, the Reverse Brake Assist detects stationary objects, pedestrians, and other vehicles with an audible alert. If the driver does not react in time, the system will stop the vehicle to prevent accidents. 

See Around Your Vehicle

You will have a bird's eye view around your vehicle with the 360-degree camera with a split-view display that gets information from 4 exterior cameras. The system helps with parking, moving through tight spots, and navigating difficult road conditions.

No More Blind Spots

The Blind Spot Information System alerts you to vehicles that are hard to see with radar sensors near the rear of the vehicle. You will receive an alert from a light in the side-view mirror when something is in your blind spots. The radars also help detect traffic behind you when you're backing out of a parking spot.

Amazing Sound

The legendary B&O sound system by Bang & Olufsen includes ten speakers and a new subwoofer, providing dynamic sound tuning, adaptive volume, and surround sound to listen to your favorite music, podcasts, or other entertainment. 

Smart Technology

Ford's smart technology keeps you connected to your world with smartphone apps, an in-vehicle touchscreen, and voice-activated technology. 

With FordPass Connect an in-vehicle 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot powered by AT&T, you can connect up to 10 devices at once, and you can access hotspots from up to 50 feet outside the car. 

The FordPass App lets you access features such as door locking and vehicle location right from your phone. And, it is the only app that lets you earn reward points toward complimentary maintenance and roadside assistance.

Visit Your Hub City Ford Dealership Today!

Come in today to see for yourself all the incredible features of the Ford Explorer, and you can see our inventory online. Whether you're looking to purchase a new Ford, buy a certified pre-owned Ford, or service a Ford vehicle you already own, contact us. We've been helping people find their perfect vehicle for more than 75 years, and we look forward to providing you the best car buying experience available in Lafayette, LA!