Ford has unveiled the refreshed 2025 Ford Explorer, debuting new tech and a redesigned cabin space, as well as a few nips and tucks to the exterior. The updated 2025 Ford Explorer will rival the Chevy Traverse and GMC Acadia. Deliveries are expected to kick off in the second quarter of the 2024 calendar year.
Outside, the 2025 Ford Explorer presents a few small changes to the front fascia, all-LED lighting front to back, and a black-painted roof option for Platinum, ST, and ST-Line models. The lift gate was updated as well, while each trim levels includes a unique grille design. Customers also have seven wheel options to choose from, with sizing up to 21 inches in diameter.
The updated cabin space now features new interior colorways, new material options, and silver mesh accents. The dash has been pushed forward to provide front-seated passengers with more room, while an available wireless device charging pad is integrated in a tray below the touchscreen. USB chargers are positioned in all three rows. In addition to new interior colorways, there’s also seven new ambient lighting options.
The infotainment spec includes a horizontally oriented 13.2-inch touchscreen and a 12.3-inch digital cluster, with the Ford Digital Experience infotainment system on hand to make it all work. Google Assistant and Alex Built-in are both included. Additionally, ST-Line, ST, and Platinum trims offer the Ford BlueCruise hands-free driving system, which can handle braking, acceleration, and steering when active.
Under the hood, the powertrain lineup no longer includes a hybrid option. Rather, engine options are limited to the turbocharged 2.3L I4 EcoBoost, equipped as standard on Active, Platinum, and ST-Line trims, and the twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 EcoBoost, equipped as standard on ST and offered as optional for Platinum. The V6 doles out 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. Both powertrains connect to a 10-speed automatic transmission, while RWD is standard, with AWD optional.
Order banks for the 2025 Ford Explorer are open now. Pricing starts at $41,220, including destination and delivery. Deliveries are expected by Q2 of this year.