Lynch Ford Chevrolet

Lynch Ford Chevrolet

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2024 Ford Explorer


Decades after its debut, the Ford Explorer remains the gold standard for family SUVs. The 2024 model is no exception with its roomy, well-appointed cabin, satisfying performance, and downright handsome looks. If you love forging your own paths with family in tow, go for the rugged Timberline trim. Your inner Speed Freak will love the Explorer ST’s no-holds-barred performance and athletic handling, although the ST-Line gives you all the ST’s glitz and glam minus the burly twin-turbocharged V6. 

Quick Specs

  • MSRP – $36,860*
  • Engine – 2.3L EcoBoost I4; 3.0L EcoBoost V6
  • Power – Up to 400 hp, 415 lb-ft.
  • Seating Capacity – Up to 7
  • Cargo Capacity – Up to 87.8 cu-ft.
  • Towing Capacity – Up to 5,600 lbs.

Who’s It For?

Families in search of an adventurous yet dependable ride with all of the space, creature comforts, and tech features will love the Explorer. Whether it’s the smartly equipped XLT or the luxurious Platinum, the Explorer delivers a comfortable, solid ride wrapped in an impressively muscular body. The Timberline trim is geared towards a more outdoorsy lifestyle, complete with enhanced ground clearance, a reworked front fascia, steel underbody skid plates, and a standard 3.58 TORSEN limited-slip rear axle. Fortunately, you don’t have to stick with the Timberline to add on available Yakima accessories, including the nifty Yakima SkyBox 16 and MegaWarrior Cargo Basket. The Active Park Assist feature is a must for city-dwellers and those who just want to park perfectly with little to no effort needed. The available 10.1-inch display is vertically oriented, giving users a more tablet-like experience. 

Real World Performance

The 2024 Ford Explorer comes standard with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline 4-cylinder engine. Rated at 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, the turbocharged mill eagerly gets the Explorer off the line as needed. It’s also the smart choice if achieving maximum fuel economy is on your list of “must-dos.” If more oomph is what you’re looking for, then look no further than the 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6. Standard in the ST, King Ranch and Platinum trims, the 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 puts its twin turbochargers to good use, pumping out a substantial 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. Both engines share the same 10-speed automatic transmission with available steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

Slick roads and muddy trails aren’t a problem for the available Intelligent 4WD system. Terrain Management System delivers extra peace of mind by offering up to seven drive modes, including a 4WD-only mode for deep snow and sand. When properly equipped, the 2024 Explorer easily tows up to 5,600 pounds. Standard Trailer Sway Control uses selective brake input and engine power management to keep things under control. All Explorers also come with Side-Wind Stabilization, a welcome feature for dealing with inconvenient cross winds under gusty driving conditions.

Key Features

Interior Comfort & Technology

  • 10.1-inch LCD Capacitive Portrait Touchscreen
  • SYNC® 3 Technology with available SiriusXM®
  • B&O® Sound System by Bang and Olufsen®
  • Multi-Color Ambient Lighting
  • Adaptive LED Headlamps
  • Twin-Panel Moonroof
  • PowerFold® Third-Row Seat
  • Active Park Assist 2.0
  • Wireless Charging
  • Ford+Alexa App
  • Rear-Seat Entertainment System
  • Power Lift Gate

Safety & Driver Assistance

  • Pre-Collision Assist® With Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Rear View Camera
  • Post-Collision Braking
  • Rear Parking Sensors

Alternative Options

If you like the Explorer but want something more rugged, consider the popular Ford Bronco. For those who want more space and luxury, the Ford Expedition is perfect. Not sure yet? The Lynch Ford Chevrolet can find exactly what you and your family need. Just contact us online or take a look at our current inventory.

*Current Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for base vehicle. Excludes destination/delivery fee plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge.