The New Ford Explorer Offers Compelling Versatility to Drivers Around Coon Rapids

Ford's new midsize SUV has developed into quite a machine. The three-row vehicle is equal parts versatile, capable, and comfortable. It's ready to handle everything from daily family life to weekend trekking and everything in between. It's no surprise so many drivers have chosen the Explorer over competitors.

Standard Equipment

Drivers near Carroll, IA are consistently impressed by standard features in the Ford Explorer. A standard 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine and four-corner independent suspension ensure power and handling confidence. Three rows of seating mean you'll have room to take the family wherever the road leads. 

Safety Features

If you like the confidence of active safety features, consider the Ford Safe & Smart™ package, which comes with a slew of impressive technologies.

  • Rain-sensing wipers can activate as soon as your windshield gets wet.
  • Auto high-beam headlamps can detect road conditions and oncoming vehicles to adjust high-beam usage. That means you'll have better night visibility more of the time without worrying about dazzling oncoming traffic.
  • Blind Spot Information System senses when other cars are in low-visibility areas before you merge. If there's another car in our blind spot, the system will indicate on your side mirror.
  • Lane-Keeping System can alert the driver when drifting is detected. If the driver doesn't respond, corrective steering may be employed.
  • Adaptive cruise control keeps a consistent distance from other vehicles on the highway.


The new Explorer is a modern SUV. That means it has available features to help passengers stay connected.

SYNC 3: This intuitive media interface is compatible with the popular Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems.

Sony Premium Audio: This 500-watt, 12-speaker system comes standard on Platinum trim models.

USB Charging: There's no need to bring an adapter -- plug your phone charging cord straight into your Explorer.

Sirius XM Satellite Radio: Move past FM and AM with the multitude of channels available through satellite broadcasting.  

Engines and Performance

Across trim levels and packages, the new Explorer offers versatile performance for a range of driving needs.

There's no wrong choice when it comes to picking an engine for your new Explorer. The standard unit is a 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6. Its 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque are plenty enough for driving conditions of all types. The available 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder goes down in size but ip in torque, moving up to 310 pound-feet. At the top of the range is the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. Coming standard on the Sport and Platinum trims, it produces 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. 

Every new Explorer, regardless of engine, comes with a sturdy six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. If you're looking for more control over gears, consider the Sport or Platinum trims with available paddle shifters on the steering wheel.

If you aim to take your Explorer off road, opting for the available intelligent four-wheel drive system may be preferable. Intelligent four-wheel drive comes with a Terrain Management System that has four drive settings for different conditions like mud, gravel, snow, and more. 

With the right options, your new Explorer could be ready for towing as well. The Class III Trailer Tow Package outfits the Explorer with an engine oil cooler, trailer hitch, and wiring harness. Additionally, the available trailer sway control feature counteracts trailer sway with engine and braking adjustments. The Class III Trailer Tow package is available for the 3.5-liter Ti-VCT engine and standard with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost.

Interior Features and Capacity

Whether you're looking for an effective family hauler, a premium driving experience, or an adventure-ready SUV, the new Explorer has an interior to suit your expectations.

Let's start with the basics. One of the Explorer's most popular attributes is the sheer space within its cabin -- It can seat up to seven passengers comfortably. Split-folding second and third-row seating means the space is flexible, as well. There's 21 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row. Cargo capacity expands to 43.8 cubic feet with the third row folded down. Finally, the Explorer offers up to 81.7 cubic feet of cargo space with all of the rear seats folded down. An available foot-activated power liftgate makes accessing that cargo space easy, even with your hands full.

You won't have to suffer through Spartan conditions to take advantage of the Explorer's practicality. Optional features like stitched leather upholstery, wood trim pieces, heated seats, and a twin-panel moon roof create a pleasant and comfortable space within the new Explorer.

Ford Explorer Trim Levels

Each driver has their own preferences for features, performance, and more. To accommodate these varying perspectives, Ford offers the new Explorer with a variety of trim levels. Each trim has a list of standard and available features that separate it from the rest.

Ford Explorer: The base Explorer starts the lineup off strong with great standard features like the 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6, second and third-row privacy glass, and more.

Ford Explorer XLT: The list of standard features grows with the XLT trim, offering push-button start/stop, Reverse Sensing System, and others.

Ford Explorer Limited: Standard premium features begin to appear in the Limited trim. A heated steering wheel, ambient lighting, and more enhance the interior experience.

Ford Explorer Sport: The Explorer Sport emphasizes capability with its standard 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, intelligent four-wheel drive, and Class III Trailer Tow Package.

Ford Explorer Platinum: The highest trim level for the Explorer keeps the standard 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine and adds premium Sony audio, a twin-panel moonroof, and more.


View the New Ford Explorer at New Way Ford

Your new Explorer is waiting for you at New Way Ford. Stop by our location near Jefferson IA and Panora IA to see the new Explorer and other new and used SUVs. We'll help you find a great