Ford Explorer News

  • 2020 Ford Explorer ST  -  First Drive  -  Portland OR, June 2019

    The 2020 Ford Explorer lineup has been completely redesigned and gains a 400-hp, performance-oriented ST model. We tested it out.

  • 2020 Ford Explorer ST
    Ford doesn't think Explorer ST buyers want a V-8

    Don't look for V-8 power under the hood of the Ford Explorer any time soon.

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    1991 Ford Explorer: 100 Cars That Matter

    The Ford Explorer changed the face of the auto industry and defined what a Sport Utility Vehicle is.

  • 2020 Ford Interceptor Utility Hybrid
    We drove two laps in the new 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid cop car, here's what it's like

    The 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid cop car has enough power to catch the bad guys and incredibly grabby brakes that can throw a perp into a rear-seat barrier.

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    2020 Ford Explorer fights punctures with self-sealing tires

    The 2020 Ford Explorer will do its darnedest to make sure a tire puncture won't immediately put a driver on the side of the road with self-sealing tires from Michelin. Michelin's self-sealing tires aren't new—they were developed for the Chevrolet Bolt EV—but the 2020 Explorer marks the...

  • 2020 Ford Explorer, 2019 Detroit auto show
    Thrifty or rambunctious: 2020 Ford Explorer hybrid and ST revealed

    It's been less than a week since the 2020 Ford Explorer made its formal debut, and the Blue Oval's already expanding the crossover SUV's lineup. On Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford introduced the 2020 Explorer hybrid and ST models to give Americans more options...

  • 2020 Ford Explorer

    It's been nearly a decade since the Ford Explorer ditched its truck-like roots to become the crossover America knows today. After its debut on Friday in cop car form, the 2020 Ford Explorer arrived Wednesday in civilian trim. With better packaging, new technology, and more capability than before, the 2020 Explorer is meant to meet the needs of families when it launches this summer. Based on the new modular D6 platform that also serves the 2020 Lincoln Aviator, the Explorer shaves 200 pounds thanks to the use of high-strength boron steel. It doesn't go back to a body-on-frame design, but it...

  • 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility
    2020 Ford Explorer cop car revealed: Memorize these headlights

    Speeders and bad guys beware: There's a new cop car in town. On Friday, the covers came off the 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility. Based on the 2020 Ford Explorer, which will make its formal debut next Wednesday, the Police Interceptor brings new technology and better fuel economy to the men and...

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    2020 Ford Explorer to be revealed Jan. 9 at Ford Field

    After being spotted numerous times in the wild, the 2020 Ford Explorer has a date with destiny. Ford will reveal the new SUV on Jan. 9 at Ford Field in Detroit. Automotive News (subscription required) reported on plans for the offsite reveal for the 2020 Explorer on Thursday. The debut happens...

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    2020 Ford Explorer spy shots and video

    A prototype for Ford’s next-generation Explorer has been spotted again. The vehicle is expected on sale in 2019 as a 2020 model, and judging by the lack of camouflage gear the debut should take place very soon. The last time the Explorer was redesigned was in 2011, when the popular SUV...

  • Teaser for 2019 Blood Type Racing Ford Edge ST debuting at 2018 SEMA show
    2019 Edge ST heads fleet of custom Ford SUVs bound for SEMA

    The stars of SEMA tend to be the muscle cars and pickup trucks, but as SUVs, particularly crossover SUVs, continue to grow in popularity it's not surprising that Ford has partnered with a number of tuning firms to develop some wild crossovers for this year's show. The Blue Oval on Thursday gave us...

  • New Ford Police Interceptor
    New Ford Explorer Interceptor Utility quickest police vehicle in America

    Baddies beware because Ford has a new Police Interceptor on the way, and it happens to be the quickest cop car in America. On Thursday Ford revealed that Michigan State Police have concluded testing for the 2020 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Utility and found it to be quicker than any other...

  • 2020 Ford Explorer spy shots - Image via Tom Poeschel

    Ford is busy readying a new version of the Explorer for the 2020 model year. We already know that the police version will come standard with a hybrid powertrain. We also know that a Sporty ST version is in the works. Now, after a bit of information has leaked out on the Internet, we also know which engines we can expect to find under the hood. Jalopnik caught wind of a leaked Explorer ordering guide that appeared on a model-specific forum. The police version will come with a choice of three powertrains; a 3.3-liter V-6, the 3.3-liter V-6 with hybrid bits, and a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6. Each...

  • New Ford Police Interceptor
    New 2020 Ford Explorer hybrid SUV teased first as a cop car

    Prepare to start memorizing another set of headlights as the police are getting another vehicle option next year. Ford announced Tuesday that its next-generation Police Interceptor Utility—Ford-speak for "cop car"—will come standard with a hybrid powertrain. With the new police...

  • Ford Explorer ST teaser
    For sporty families: Ford Explorer ST on its way

    Performance isn't just for passenger cars anymore, Ford said Thursday. The automaker confirmed at a press conference in Dearborn, Michigan, that it plans to unveil a Ford Explorer ST—a sporty version of the next version of its three-row crossover SUV. Though Ford was short on details, the...

  • 2020 Ford Explorer spy shots - Image via Tom Poeschel
    Report: Ford Explorer ST in the works for next generation of popular SUV

    Ford this month introduced a new Edge ST, but this won't be last Blue Oval SUV to wear the performance badge. According to The Truth About Cars' sources, an Explorer ST is in the works for the next generation of the popular 3-row SUV. The new Explorer is currently thought to be on sale in 2019, as...

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    Ford Explorer gets minor updates ahead of impending redesigned model

    Ford’s got a redesigned Explorer due in the next year or two, but the automaker is bringing more updates for the current model to capitalize on booming sales of SUVs. According to Ford, SUVs will account for more than 45 percent of sales among non-luxury brands in North America within the...

  • Ford Police Interceptor Utility Rear Spoiler Traffic Warning Lights
    Ford Interceptor Utility can run with no roof lights thanks to new rear spoiler light bar

    Think you can spot a Ford Police Interceptor Utility (don't call it an Explorer) at a distance? That just got harder because a new rear light bar will let these cop SUVs run "slick top." In civilian speak, that means without a roof-mounted light bar. The new Rear Spoiler Traffic Warning Lights...

  • Ford’s no profile police car light bar

    Since the demise of the Crown Vic, Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] range of Interceptor police vehicles based on the Taurus and Explorer have been gaining in popularity, especially the latter because of its tall ride height and roomier, more practical cabin. Ford has now made the Explorer Police Interceptor even more enticing for law enforcement agencies around the country thanks to the new “no profile” light bar design. MUST SEE: R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R crashes at the Nürburgring It means the usually obvious police lights mounted to the roof of a vehicle may soon be a...

  • 2017 Ford Explorer XLT Sport Appearance Package
    Ford adds Sport Appearance Package to 2017 Explorer

    According to Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F], the top buying consideration for SUV shoppers is exterior appearance. That's probably true, but it's a bit sad that a vehicle with UTILITY right in its name doesn't have its performance capabilities in that top spot. Regardless, it makes sense then that...

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    Lincoln to replace MKT with new Aviator based on next-gen Ford Explorer?

    The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is working on a highly modular platform to underpin most of Lincoln’s next-generation lineup as well as a few Ford-badged models, and according to a new report one of the models could be an SUV reviving the Aviator nameplate. The last Lincoln Aviator bowed out...

  • 2016 Ford Police Interceptor Utility  -  2015 Chicago Auto Show live photos
    Ford's Explorer Police Interceptor Utility Gets Stealthy for 2016

    There are plenty of ways to get up close and personal with Ford's new Police Interceptor Utility, but even given the famously chilly temps of the Windy City, the Chicago Auto Show will beat getting arrested. Though if you've got your heart set on getting arrested, Ford can certainly help you with...

  • 2016 Ford Explorer  -  2014 Los Angeles Auto Show live photos
    2016 Ford Explorer Preview: 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

    While the new Mustang Shelby GT350 is easily the star attraction at the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] stand in L.A. this week, no doubt more mainstream shoppers will be flocking to the updated Explorer. Set to go on sale next summer, as a 2016 model, the updated Explorer benefits from new styling...

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    2016 Ford Explorer Set For L.A. Auto Show Debut

    Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] has confirmed that its 2016 Explorer will be introduced at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show taking place next month. We’re not talking an all-new version of the popular SUV but an updated version of the model that’s been on sale since the 2011 model year. We...

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