For more than 30 years, the Explorer has been one of Ford's most popular and versatile SUVs, offering drivers an experience that is ideal for a wide range of families. Choosing the Explorer is a great way to ensure you get a fantastic driving experience, with plenty of room inside for passengers and cargo alike. As you start shopping, it is important that you choose the right Ford Explorer dealership to ensure you get a great price, enjoy the best shopping experience, and find the perfect vehicle with everything you have been looking for.
Here at DePaula Ford, we are committed to providing all of our customers with an unbeatable experience that puts your needs first and ensures you drive away completely happy. Whether you know the Explorer is exactly what you want, or you are still figuring out the right SUV in Ford's lineup for your needs, we are ready to help. We will listen to you, answer all of your questions, and take you through everything the Explorer has to offer to ensure you get exactly what you have been looking for. Our inventory of new and used Ford models makes it easy for us to find you the combination of features and options you need.
First introduced for the 1991 model year, the Explorer has been one of Ford's most popular and capable models for over 30 years. That might not be a long time considering Ford's legacy as one of the first companies to lead the auto industry, but it is still an impressive achievement for a modern SUV. When it was initially released, the Explorer was available as either a four-door model or a two-door model that served as a replacement for the Bronco II. However, the two-door option was only available for about a decade, and for the last 20 years, the Explorer has exclusively been offered as a four-door SUV.
With so many years behind it, it should be no surprise that the Explorer has gone through numerous changes and generations since its introduction. In fact, you could say that the Explorer has perfectly mirrored the rise in popularity of SUVs overall, spanning throughout the 1990s and the first two decades of the 21st Century. With each passing year, the Explorer has only become more impressive, with numerous engines and a wide range of features available––including three rows of seating in recent generations. In 2020, the Ford Explorer became America's best-selling SUV of all time. Considering that Ford offers America's most popular truck, it is no surprise that it also makes the most popular SUV.
Some people approach shopping for a new Ford Explorer with a lot of worry and anxiety, but if you choose the right dealership, then it becomes a fun and rewarding experience. You deserve to enjoy the process of shopping for and buying your next vehicle––a new Explorer is the perfect way to get robust performance, gorgeous style, and impressive tech features. When shopping for new models, you have the freedom to compare a wide range of trims and options to choose exactly what you are looking for; the right dealership makes it easy to consider everything on offer and pick just what you need.
As a midsize SUV with three rows of seating, the Ford Explorer is the perfect option for a variety of families in different sizes. Whether you need something for when you have extra friends along, or you have a growing family and need room for loved ones, we will help you find the Explorer that is just right for you. Plus, our financing experts are here to work with you and make sure you find the perfect financing for your next vehicle. No matter what your financial situation looks like, we will take you through your options and help you find a loan or lease that meets your needs.
Now in its sixth generation, the 2022 Ford Explorer perfectly embodies everything this bold and innovative SUV has come to represent for so many drivers. It has three different engines available: the standard 2.3L four-cylinder delivers 300 hp, while an available 3.0L V6 boosts that up to 400 hp. There is also a 3.3L V6 hybrid offered on a couple of trims, giving you plenty of freedom to get exactly the power you want. Although the standard engine is certainly fun to drive, the performance of the available 3.0L V6 cannot be denied––plus, the hybrid gets an estimated 27 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway, making it a great choice to improve efficiency and keep gas costs low.
Inside the 2022 Explorer, you will find a comfortable interior with plenty of space, including three rows of seating for up to seven people and 87.8 cu.ft. of total cargo volume. An eight-inch infotainment display is standard, with a 10.1-inch screen available on higher trims. There is also a 12-speaker B&O sound system that takes your audio experience to the next level and is available on all but the starting trim of the Explorer. Driver-assist systems on the Explorer are also exceptional with advanced features like Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking standard. You also get a Blind Spot Information System, Cross-Traffic Alert, and a Lane-Keeping System standard on every trim to help keep you and your loved ones safe.
Of course, if a brand-new Explorer is not right for you, then we are here to help you find the perfect used option with everything you need. Some customers come to us concerned that choosing a used model means missing out on all of the exciting features that new vehicles offer. While it is true that you might not get all the latest options, a used model from the last few years can still give you an impressive and exciting driving experience. It all comes down to having a great selection to choose from, which is exactly what you will find when you shop with us at DePaula Ford.
We have a wide range of pre-owned Ford SUVs available, including different model years of the Explorer. This gives you various trim levels and engines to choose from, so you can look at what we have and select the perfect combination of features. Since so many fantastic systems and features are standard on the Explorer, any used model you choose will give you a great driving experience. And when you shop with us, you know that any pre-owned vehicle you buy will be in excellent condition and will treat you right for many years ahead.