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The 2024 Ford Explorer is a three-row midsize SUV with seating for up to seven people. Depending on the trim, you have two engine options: a turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder with an output of 300 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque or the more powerful 3.0-liter EcoBoost V-6 that delivers an impressive 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque. When properly equipped, this mighty midsize SUV can tow up to 5,600 pounds.

Ford Explorer Trim Levels

You have eight 2024 Explorer trim levels to choose from: the base Explorer, XLT, ST-Line, Timberline, Limited, ST, King Ranch, and top-tier Platinum. Here are the MSRPs for the 2024 Explorer trims:

  • Base Explorer: Starting at $36,860.
  • XLT: Starting at $38,670.
  • ST-Line: Starting at $46,455.
  • Timberline: Starting at $49,430.
  • Limited: Starting at $47,520.
  • ST: Starting at $50,105.
  • King Ranch: Starting at $54,625.
  • Platinum: Starting at $54,770.

Pros and Cons of the Ford Explorer

The 2024 Ford Explorer, now in its sixth generation, is a very popular midsize SUV. Since its debut in 1991, this SUV has captivated consumers looking for a luxury SUV that can take them from off-road trails to downtown in style. Let’s explore the pros and cons of the new Explorer.


  • Numerous trims and features.
  • Three rows of seats.
  • Impressive cargo space.
  • Powerful engine options.
  • Rear-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive.
  • Innovative technology features.
  • Ford’s Co-Pilot360 driver-assist technology.


  • Ford no longer offers the hybrid model previously offered.
  • Third-row seats may feel cramped for adults.
  • Adding on packages can get costly.

Despite these small cons, Ford does offer the 2024 Explorer in several trims. The impressive cargo space makes up for the smaller third-row seats, and by picking the Explorer trim that comes with the features you need, you can avoid the extra costs of the optional packages.

How Does the Explorer Compare to Other SUVs?

The Ford Explorer is ideal for large families who enjoy road trips and those who need cargo space to carry supplies. If you enjoy off-road adventures, consider the fun-to-drive Ford Bronco or Bronco Sport. The smaller Edge and Escape are ideal for urban adventures, and the large Expedition is best for those who need lots of space. Ford also makes the all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV perfect for those who want to drive a muscular electric vehicle with powerful performance.

Who Should Buy a Ford Explorer?

Anyone who wants a contemporary SUV with a bold exterior design, a roomy interior with innovative technology, and powerful engines with off-road capability should consider buying the 2024 Ford Explorer. Families will benefit from having an Explorer with its three rows of seats, and anyone who needs space to carry adventure gear or large amounts of supplies will appreciate the roomy interior. Depending on the flexible seating configurations, you can get up to 87.8 cubic feet of cargo space.

Test-Drive a New Explorer at Cochran Ford in Boardman, Ohio

Stop by Cochran Ford in Boardman to see our inventory of new vehicles, including the 2024 Ford Explorer and other new crossover SUVs. Our finance team offers various Ford lease and finance specials to help you finance the Ford vehicle of your dreams.

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