Fully capable to handle whatever you throw at it
The All-New Explorer is incredibly capable. It starts with the structure – strong and supportive, thanks to high-tech materials and advanced forming technology. To help you handle everything from rugged off-roading to snow-covered roadways, there’s the available Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System.™ For your peace of mind, Curve Control, an enhancement to AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control,™ delivers enhanced control in turns. Open the door. The Explorer offers up to seven-passenger seating capacity and seats that fold down for cargo space on demand – up to 80.7 cubic feet of space. You expect capability in an SUV. Explorer delivers it.
PowerFold® third-row seat
At the touch of a button, the available, class-exclusive* PowerFold third-row seat can fold flat for additional cargo room. Simply push a button for a flat load floor. When in the upright position, it comfortably seats two passengers.
Three Rows. Seating for up to seven.
The Explorer can carry up to seven passengers. The second row features a 60/40 split-fold-flat bench, while the third row has a 50/50 split-folding seat with generous passenger space. Behind the third row, there is up to 21 cubic feet of cargo volume. For cargo space on demand, the second and third rows can fold flat for 80.7 cubic feet of cargo room.
The available power liftgate is just one more ingenious feature in the All-New Explorer. It can be opened and/or closed by pushing the vehicle key fob, pressing a button located on the instrument panel or on the bottom of the tailgate. Additionally, you can program the extension height of the liftgate (useful if you park in a space with a low ceiling). It’s a little thing that makes a big difference.
When it comes to configurable cargo space, the Explorer delivers big time. Both the second- and third-row seats fold flat for up to 80.7 cubic feet of cargo space. With the third-row seats folded down, there is 43.8 cubic feet of storage capacity behind the second-row seats. With the second- and third-row seats in the upright position, there is 21.0 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row. Plus, there is a storage area in the floor for smaller items. Providing cargo space on command, the available class-exclusive* PowerFold® third-row 50/50 split-folding seat folds flat at the touch of a button.
Working in concert with the 4WD is the Terrain Management System™ which allows you to easily shift on the fly into one of four settings to match the terrain you’re driving on. Take your pick of Normal, Mud/Ruts, Sand or Grass/Gravel/Snow. The 4WD System also includes Hill Descent Control,™ makes tackling off-road downhills much easier. Just push a button, tap your brakes and the Explorer will maintain a steady speed on its own, letting you concentrate on steering. On top of these features, the Intelligent 4WD System in the Explorer weighs less than traditional 4WD systems.