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2025 Ford Explorer

A grey 2025 Ford Explorer ST is shown angled left.

It was the late 1980s, and things were beginning to change again for the automotive industry. Manufacturers were seeing a shift towards family-friendly vehicles that could still huff it off-road. With the Bronco II not performing as well on the market as anticipated, Ford recognized an opportunity to introduce a new breed of SUV. Sitting on the underpinnings of the Ford Bronco II and taking other cues from the once great, now late Bronco II, Ford released the Explorer. Combining the practicality of a family wagon with the ruggedness of a traditional SUV, the result was legendary.

With a spacious interior, sturdy build, and an available four-wheel drive system, the first-generation Ford Explorer quickly gained attention and captured the hearts of the public. Its blend of comfort, capability, and versatility struck a chord with families and those who enjoyed roughing it in the wild, positioning it as a favorite in the SUV market. The popularity of the SUV is often attributed to the success of this model, solidifying its status as a cultural icon, which can be seen clearly in the 2025 Ford Explorer.

People are just as in love with the SUV today as they were in the late 80s and early 90s. This is largely due to Ford and how they have continued to push the boundaries of innovation with the Explorer. The latest models have seen the introduction of cutting-edge features such as EcoBoost engines, adaptive cruise control, and smartphone integration, reflecting Ford’s ideals and their commitment to delivering best-in-class performance, comfort, and connectivity.

As priorities continue to evolve and change, so does Ford, which is shown in the Explorer and its celebration of sustainability through the introduction of hybrid options. By offering eco-conscious consumers a greener alternative without compromising capability or versatility, Ford is bringing the rugged Explorer into the future. The Explorer continued to be a cornerstone of Ford’s lineup, embodying the spirit of adventure and exploration. Let’s take a closer look at what the 2025 Ford Explorer has to offer.

Starting MSRP: $39,625[a]

Horsepower (hp): 300

Torque (lb-ft): 310

Max. Cargo Volume (cu.ft.): 87.8


A red 2025 Ford Explorer ST is shown parked on an off-road trail.

As technology advances and automotive engineering reaches new heights, the expectations for vehicles continue to rise, and Ford is doing quite well at keeping up with the climb. This is made abundantly clear when taking a look at the 2025 Ford Explorer. Driving the Explorer are several powerful engine options designed to appeal to an array of preferences and needs. Whether you crave exhilarating performance or prioritize fuel efficiency, there’s an engine option to suit your needs.

The Power of EcoBoost

Ford’s EcoBoost technology continues to impress, offering a perfect balance of power and efficiency. With times changing and a reinforced eco-conscious mindset, it only makes sense that Ford’s engines offer both performance and fuel efficiency. Turbocharged engines deliver robust horsepower and torque, allowing the Explorer to tackle highways and off-road trails with ease without sacrificing efficiency.

Engine Options

Depending on what matters most, you can choose between an assortment of trim options. The Platinum, ST-Line, and Active trims all feature the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine as standard, offering 300 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. These trims come standard with rear-wheel drive, and the option to upgrade to all-wheel drive if you need something that can better handle varying terrain and weather conditions. The ST is the only trim in the line-up that comes standard with the 3.0-liter EcoBoost engine, capable of producing an impressive 400 horses and 415 lb-ft of torque. The ST also comes standard with rear-wheel drive but can be equipped with Ford’s rugged four-wheel drive if desired.

Towing Capability

Beyond its prowess on the road, the 2025 Explorer is a capable towing machine that allows you to tow an assortment of trailers, toys, and everything in between. With a towing capacity of 5,600 lbs when properly equipped, you can take to the road with your boat, trailer, or whatever you have in mind. Whether you are considering a weekend getaway or tackling work around the house, the Explorer rises to the occasion with incredible versatility.

The Terrain Management System

The icing on the cake is the Explorer’s Terrain Management System, which offers selectable drive modes designed to optimize and enhance performance across different terrains. From snow-covered roads to rocky trails, drivers can effortlessly adapt the vehicle’s settings to ensure maximum traction and control. There are six drive modes to choose from, which include Normal, Eco, Sport, Tow/Haul, Trail and Slippery. If you opt for the four-wheel drive option, you unlock Deep Snow/Sand mode as well.


The black and light grey interior of a 2025 Ford Explorer shows the rear seating folded down.

In the 2025 Ford Explorer, every mile is transformed into an adventure with no shortage of comforts. Thanks to a myriad of features designed to cater to the needs of both drivers and passengers, the 2025 Ford Explorer is the best model year to date. Everything has been reenvisioned to provide the best of everything, no matter which trims you choose. When it comes to comfort and convenience, the Ford Explorer certainly delivers.

Comfortable Seating and Upholstery

Each trim comes equipped with an array of comfort features, such as a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and a 4-way power-adjustable front passenger seat. Both front seats also come with a heating function to keep you warm and toasty wherever you might be. Select trims even offer front seat ventilation so you can say goodbye to discomfort during those crazy summer and winter days. Whether it’s frosty mornings or scorching afternoons, drivers and passengers can stay cozy or refreshed throughout their journey.

Ventilation comes in extra handy when considering some of the finishes found within the Explorer, such as the Platinum’s Mojave Dusk leather seats. Anyone who has ever had a vehicle with leather upholstery knows that while it has plenty of upsides, the downside always rears its ugly face during sticky, hot summers.

The Platinum trim offers the Mojave Dusk theme throughout the interior, elevating the cabin and providing a peaceful escape. Inside the other trims, passengers and drivers are met with themes of Black Onyx and Dark Gray for bold and sporty touches. ActiveX makes an appearance in several trims, providing easy-to-clean and comfortable upholstery options.


Convenience can be just as important as comfort, which is why the Explorer is equipped with an array of convenience features that improve the driving experience and make everyday tasks a breeze. The expansive LCD touchscreen acts as the hub for all things technological, including the wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto feature. These programs allow a user to sync their compatible device, streamlining their lives.

Power Liftgate

Not all convenience features run through the center touch screen, such as the Power Liftgate. This convenience feature makes loading and unloading cargo effortless. It is as easy as kicking your foot under the rear bumper and watching as the liftgate opens automatically, allowing for easy and rather convenient access even when your hands are full. It is thoughtful additions like these that make the Explorer a top seller in the SUV market.


A close up of a blue 2025 Ford Explorer ST is shown from the front parked on a trail.

Safety is vital in all areas of life, but especially so when on the road. As distractions grow, safety becomes at risk, which is why so many automakers are pushing the boundaries in an attempt to enhance driver confidence and mitigate risks on the road. Ford is a pioneer in this area, with the 2025 Ford Explorer standing at the frontlines of their mission to make the road a safer place. By incorporating an impressive range of driver safety and assistance features, Ford is redefining the standards for SUV safety.

Ford Co-Pilot360

An example of Ford’s advanced safety features comes in the form of Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+. This is Ford’s advanced suite of safety and assistance features that are completely revolutionizing the way people drive. The first aspect of the suite is the Co-Pilot360, which includes features such as Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. This system has the potential to warn you of potential collisions, and it can even apply the brakes if needed. From the suite’s Lane-Keeping System to its Rear View Camera, the Ford Explorer is covered from head to toe so that you can drive with confidence.

Ford BlueCruise

Putting the Explorer over the top is the Assist+ suite, which includes a slew of upgraded and advanced features that elevate the SUV’s safety and assistance. Ford BlueCruise is one such feature that allows for hands-free driving. A web of roads throughout the United States and Canada are specially configured to allow for semi-autonomous driving, taking some of the stress away from long drives. This program is also incredibly helpful in stop-and-go traffic, removing the need to hover over both pedals.

BlueCruise even includes Lane Change Assist now. Simply turn on your turn signal, and the vehicle will carefully take you to the other lane when the coast is clear. This same feature can even readjust the position of your vehicle when in the lane, providing a safer distance from vehicles in the other lanes. Being safe on the road has never been so easy and stress-free.

With a suite of advanced safety and driver assistance features, the 2025 Ford Explorer provides drivers and passengers with a peace of mind that is invaluable. The Explorer has always been a beacon of safety, but with ever-evolving safety technology, the Explorer is not out of this world. Whatever path lies ahead, trust that you have the support of Ford leading the way.


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Visit Us Today and Experience the 2025 Ford Explorer for Yourself

For decades, the Ford Explorer has been a symbol of versatility and rugged capability, perfectly blending Ford’s best features in order to conquer urban and untamed landscapes. At Faith’s Ford, their team knows how important it is for their customers to find a vehicle that can adapt to their changing needs and that many of our customers demand more than just a mode of transportation – they seek an experience that goes beyond what most consider to be ordinary. That’s exactly what their customers will find when considering the 2025 Ford Explorer.

Faith’s Ford is dedicated to providing excellence in both the products and the services they offer, which is why the Ford Explorer is a perfect fit. As your premier Ford dealership, they are thrilled to offer a diverse selection of vehicles ranging from the Ford Explorer to the iconic Ford Mustang to the rugged and powerful F-150. Each of these vehicles embodies the spirit of innovation and performance that the Ford brand is renowned for, allowing them to offer an extensive range of options to suit every lifestyle and budget.

Beyond their vast selection of quality and reliable Ford vehicles, they are proud to highlight the exceptional service you will receive when setting foot on their lot. From sales to finance and maintenance, each department is filled with enthusiastic individuals who want to make sure you get behind the perfect Ford Explorer for you. There is a reason Ford is in their name – it is because Ford is in their veins.

Once you reach out, online or in person, you will be met by one of their knowledgeable sales team members, who know Ford inside and out. Their sales team will work with you, helping you through the car-buying process to ensure a fun and stress-free experience. Next, their professional finance team will listen to your needs and expectations and help tailor a financing plan for you. At Faith’s Ford, they do whatever it takes to make sure your time with them is a positive one. Even after you leave, they will be by your side to help you maintain your 2025 Ford Explorer for years to come.

Their maintenance department is staffed by factory-trained technicians equipped with the latest diagnostic tools, using genuine Ford parts for your Explorer. Having access to such resources allows their service center to keep each and every vehicle running smoothly and safely for whatever might be in store. Whether it’s routine maintenance, major repairs, or genuine Ford accessories and upgrades, our customers can trust that we will deliver top-notch service every time. Visit the team at Faith’s Ford today and let them help you get behind the wheel of the rugged 2025 Ford Explorer.

[a] MSRP may change without notice. See dealer for complete details.