Ford has just launched the upgraded 2025 Explorer SUV in the US, and it now features some of the latest tech that the American automaker has to offer. It will arrive at dealers in the second quarter of 2024.
To start with, the Ford Explorer has a considerably refined front. The grille has grown considerably and is wider at both the top and bottom than before. The latter means that there is less space for the headlights, so they are now slightly narrower. However, they are slightly higher towards the corners than before. Ford has not been gentle with the drawing pencil at the rear, either. The Explorer has a completely new rear hatch layout with a more straightforward cutout for the license plate. More striking is that the taillights now extend onto the tailgate and are optically connected. The model name is written out in the middle of that connecting part.
The wind of change is also blowing strongly through the interior of the Ford Explorer. It has a completely new dashboard, with somewhat calmer lines than before. The vertically oriented infotainment screen has also been done away with. Now you will find a horizontally placed 13.2-inch screen. The climate control is now also controlled via the screen.
The 2025 Explorer comes packed with a decent amount of standard equipment. Buyers will get heated front seats, a 10-way power driver’s seat, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, eight USB ports with two in the third row, three 12-volt ports, a power liftgate, Ford Co-Pilot 360, and LED headlights.
Powering the updated Explorer is a 304 hp 2.3 four-cylinder or a 406 hp 3.0 V6, which sends its power to the rear wheels or all four wheels via a ten-speed automatic transmission.