The forthcoming 2024 Ford Explorer is going on sale in a one-year time. So, if you’re looking for a stylish SUV with lots of room for people and their stuff, you’ll have to wait a bit longer for the new Explorer. The Explorer SUV is among the most popular cars in its class, offering a practical and comfortable cabin for up to seven travelers.
It is also a very customizable SUV with numerous trim levels, special editions, and optional packages. You can also choose between a traditional gasoline engine or an optional hybrid powertrain. Both units are very potent, providing lots of power and also good ride quality.
Exterior Upgrades, Trim Levels
The all-new 2024 Ford Explorer is one of the most appealing SUVs in its class. In general, we appreciate how modern and sporty this model looks. Furthermore, there is the ST-Line trim level for an even higher level of sportiness. The ST-Line adds distinctive headlights and taillights to improve the look. Additionally, this version has various black emblems and embellishments.
The 20-inch wheels come as standard equipment. The Timberline variant, in comparison, is somewhat elevated due to higher suspension and features steel skid plates. The range-topping Platinum trim level has higher materials and more metal treatment, giving it a more upscale appearance.
On the inside, the 2024 Ford Explorer is also very modern, providing lots of tech and a high level of comfort. This mid-size SUV offers room for seven passengers over the three rows of seats. Entry-level models are available with an 8-inch touchscreen, while a 10.1-inch display is optional. Ford will update the infotainment system and it will also provide new optional features. However, new systems are mostly driver-assistance aids, which is a positive thing.
Furthermore, this model provides a Wi-Fi hotspot, numerous phone integrations, and 12-speaker audio system. Leather seats, ambient lighting, panoramic sunroof, and some other luxury amenities are only standard in the upper trim levels. The 2024MY will obtain mild updates, while the cabin design will remain intact.
Three Engine Options
The powertrain lineup for the future 2024 Ford Explorer will be the same as that of the outgoing model. A 2.3-liter turbo-four engine with 300 horsepower powers the base Explorer model. However, upper trim levels are offering a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 with 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque. This engine is available in trim levels such as King Ranch, ST, and Platinum. The available hybrid variant combines an electric motor and a 3.3-liter V6 engine.
A total of 318 horsepower is produced as a consequence, including 322 lb-ft of torque. When completely loaded, the Explorer can pull a maximum of around 5550 pounds. While an RWD arrangement is standard, an all-wheel drive system is once more an option. Like most current SUVs, the new Explorer will have a highly sophisticated 10-speed automatic transmission.
2024 Ford Explorer Release Date, Price
The price of the new 2024 Ford Explorer will range from $35,000 to over $50,000. We expect a minor price hike, as the upgrades are not so dramatic. Blue Oval manufacturer will launch a new Explorer SUV next fall.