Albany Explorer Dealer

It's hard to believe that the Ford Explorer was introduced more than three decades ago, but as time marches on, the legendary Explorer continues to lead the midsize SUV segment. You'll find the best selection of Explorers right here at DePaula Ford. You can't beat the combination of America's favorite SUV and the most respected Albany Explorer dealer. We invite you to come on in and see why our loyal customers trust us with all their driving needs.

We stock a large variety of new and used Explorer SUVs in just about every trim, color, and configuration imaginable, from low-priced entry-level models to fully-equipped versions with all the bells and whistles. Looking for the best SUV for your busy family? You can't go wrong with the Explorer. With seating for up to seven passengers and an array of safety and convenience features designed to keep everyone comfortable and out of harm's way, your afternoon carpool will actually be enjoyable.

A silver 2023 Ford Explorer is shown leaving a side street parking space.

The Explorer is the model that started America's obsession with SUVs, so it's no wonder it remains one of the most popular picks in the midsize SUV segment. From the first-ever 1991 Ford Explorer to today's sleek, modern version, this SUV holds a special place in automotive history. Ford has even offered the Explorer in a handful of special trims over the years. We're proud to offer an amazing selection of Explorers here at DePaula Ford. Stop in today and find the perfect Explorer for your lifestyle.

All About the Ford Explorer

As one of the first SUVs on the market, the Ford Explorer hit dealerships with a bang. In its first year, over 300,000 were sold. Ford built on that success with each subsequent generation, adding and subtracting features to match customer demand and current trends. Over the years, Ford has offered two-door Explorers, high-performance versions with powerful engines, and even a short-lived version with a pickup truck bed called the Ford Explorer Sport Trac.

Though body styles and trims have changed with every model year, the vehicle's quality and reliability have remained consistent. It's this consistency that draws hundreds of thousands of buyers to the popular Explorer. Ford also offers the Explorer at a range of price points, from very affordable base models to fully loaded high-end luxury trims. This broad assortment of options means more families can add an Explorer to their fleet.

By the launch of the third generation Explorer in 2002, Ford had begun offering the Explorer with a third row. The completely redesigned third-generation model started the SUV on a newer, more modern, and more family-oriented trajectory. Multiple engines and configurations allowed buyers to fully customize their Explorer to accommodate towing needs and even infuse high-end performance into the SUV's handling characteristics.

Both the fourth and fifth generations concentrated on safety and ride quality. Ford transitioned the Explorer to a sturdier and lighter unibody platform, which eliminated the rough truck-like ride and produced a more refined driving experience. The available powertrains were even more fuel efficient without compromising performance and acceleration, and safety features like additional airbags and driver-assist technologies were added.

A person is shown inspecting the infotainment screen in a 2022 Ford Explorer at an Albany Explorer dealer.

Find a New, Used, or CPO Ford Explorer

If you're struggling to decide between a new or used Explorer, we invite you to reach out to a member of our sales team for assistance. We can walk you through your options, including discussing the pros and cons of each and help you determine which route to take based on your lifestyle and budget. You may be looking for the lowest possible price, or perhaps you want the very latest safety and infotainment technology. Depending on your needs, our team can help you narrow down your choices.

Choosing between a used or a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Explorer is yet another consideration and one that could be confusing. We help our valued customers decide which type of used Explorer can best benefit them. Factors like how long you keep your vehicles to lifestyle considerations like whether you commute daily and how many kids you have all play into your decision. We specialize in helping our customers shop for their specific lifestyles. Luckily, the expansive Explorer lineup offers something for just about every driver.

Choosing a CPO Explorer means you'll get extra factory warranty coverage and other valuable ownership perks. Buying CPO is the next best thing to opting for a brand-new Explorer. Used models must have low mileage, display minimal wear and tear, and pass an incredibly stringent inspection process to earn the CPO badge. However, if your plans include buying a less expensive used vehicle, you can rest assured that the Explorer offers some of the highest reliability ratings in the industry. Add to that our high standards for quality, and you'll drive home in a vehicle you can count on.

A red 2020 Ford Explorer is shown driving on a city street.

Why Choose DePaula Ford as Your Albany Explorer Dealer?

DePaula Ford isn't your typical car dealer. We're a member of the Albany community, and as such, we treat our customers like friends and family. We want to earn your business for life, which means we won't rest until we've helped you find the perfect Explorer at a price you can afford. We accomplish this by offering unparalleled customer service and taking you through a purchase process free of haggling, stress, and time-consuming paperwork.

We invite you to browse our entire selection of new and used Explorers online from the comfort of your home. You can engage our online staff in a chat if any questions arise or give us a call to learn more about the models that catch your eye. We also offer online finance applications and a handy tool to value your trade, all before you step foot in our showroom. These processes help you save time and complete your purchase on your schedule.

Our on-site service department is staffed with factory-trained technicians who take great care to help our customers service and maintain their vehicles. You can conveniently schedule your service appointment online, and we invite you to take advantage of our extended hours so you won't have to take time off work. Our technicians perform oil changes, tire rotations, and more intensive mechanical repairs. We can also outfit your vehicle with a set of winter tires or help you decide when it's time to replace your tires. Whatever your car needs, we have the staff, expertise, tools, and equipment necessary to keep your Explorer running like new.


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799 Central Ave., Albany, NY, 12206
DePaula Ford 42.679499, -073.789161.