Ford Explorer Trim Levels

If you're currently searching for a spacious three-row SUV perfectly designed for family adventures around Alliance, Canton, and Hartville, you'll love everything that the Ford Explorer has to offer. Delivering class-leading performance and technology across its five trim levels, it's no wonder this mid-size SUV remains one of the most successful of its kind.

At Montrose Ford Lincoln of Alliance, our team is dedicated to helping you better understand our full lineup of Ford models and trims. To see which version best fits your lifestyle, continue reading our Ford Explorer trim levels review!


Perfectly suited for day-to-day commuting and when you feel the urge to venture off the main road alike, the base trim provides an efficient 3.5L V6 engine that produces 290 horsepower. When you factor in the 6-speed SelectShift® Automatic Transmission with intelligent all-wheel drive, you end up with a family cruiser that handles like a sedan but lifts like a small pickup. When fully equipped, the Explorer can easily haul up to 5,000 pounds.

Step inside and you'll find more than enough room to fit your busy life. Outfitted with three rows, the Explorer seats up to seven people along with providing 81.7 cubic feet of available cargo space. Whether moving that new loveseat home or loading up for a weekend road trip, you can feel confident knowing you'll arrive in style with all your things.

Speaking of road trips, the Explorer base trim comes loaded with standard features that'll keep you and your crew connected to all your favorite music and apps. This includes SYNC® voice-activated technology, Apple CarPlay™ capability, and multiple power points throughout the cabin.

Explorer XLT

Supplying the same performance package and interior design as the base trim, the Ford Explorer XLT offers drivers the ability to add a little more efficiency and torque to their drives with an available 2.3L EcoBoost® engine, which is also available in the base trim. 

Additional standard features include Intelligent Access with Push Button Start, Adaptive Cruise Control with Collision Warning, and available dual-zone automatic climate control, the latter of which keeps everyone nice and cozy wherever they're seated.

Explorer Limited

Taking a turn toward luxury, the Explorer Limited sees the inclusion of Ford's SYNC® 3 infotainment system with a Wi-Fi® hotspot, keeping you fully connected to your favorite devices no matter where the road leads you. Additional features like a heated steering wheel and LED ambient lighting help make your early-morning drives a lot more enjoyable.

Explorer Sport

If off-road capability is your priority, you'll appreciate the Ford Explorer Sport's 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine that delivers a trail-blazing 365 horsepower with 350 lb-ft of torque. When paired with Ford's Terrain Management System™, which comes standard on this trim, you can quickly  customize your driving experience to match conditions outside, conquering almost all types of ground.

The Sport also includes voice-activated navigation along with a Forward Sensing System, which detects potential hazards beyond your immediate view.

Explorer Platinum

Taking the top spot, the Explorer Platinum focuses on providing supreme interior comfort and safety, including an auto-dimming rearview mirror, voice-activated navigation, and a premium surround-sound audio system from Sony® with Clear Phase and Live Acoustics.

Discover the Ford Explorer Trim Levels Today!

Now that you know some of the key differences between each trim level, we encourage you to come take a closer look for yourself. If you're a driver near Alliance, Canton, and Hartville interested in making the Ford Explorer your next vehicle, visit Montrose Ford Lincoln of Alliance or go online to schedule a test drive today!

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