Used Ford Explorer for Sale

If there's one vehicle that can do it all, it's the Ford Explorer. This three-row SUV has enough room to accommodate your family, plenty of strength to handle work tasks, and the efficiency commuters are looking for in their daily travels. When you want to maximize your experience in the Explorer, as well as save money on your purchase, choosing to buy used is recommended, and if you're searching for a used Ford Explorer for sale, you've come to the right place.

Not only does DePaula Ford offer some of the best used SUVs available, but we're one of the most helpful and reliable dealerships in the Albany area, with a staff that's dedicated to your success behind the wheel. We want you to find a vehicle that checks all the boxes on your wishlist while fitting perfectly within your budget. That is why we offer an incredible selection of used Explorer models at affordable prices. You may already know how exceptional this vehicle is at impressing drivers, but if you need more reasons to test drive the Explorer, read on.

A popular used Ford Explorer of sale, a white 2017 Ford Explorer is shown driving on an open road.

Family Friendly Design

Families require a certain set of features in their vehicles. From enough room to handle their rambunctious passengers and everything they're bringing along for the ride to ample safety features to keep all on board secure, your family vehicle needs to handle a lot. That's where the Explorer excels, with three rows of seats and plenty of legroom so that everyone inside can enjoy a comfortable journey.

With seats for up to seven passengers, depending on the configuration you choose, the Explorer is able to accommodate your kids, their friends, and anyone else joining you on the road. With a rear-seat entertainment system available in newer models, all on board will be kept entertained throughout the ride. Ample cargo space makes it easy to find a place for any gear, including sports equipment, strollers, backpacks, diaper bags, and so much more. Configurable seating allows you to equip your Explorer how you desire, enhancing the ride without sacrificing the comfort of those on board.

It's crucial to keep your family safe on the road, and with the superior safety features found in the Ford Explorer, you will be more confident on the journey ahead. We recommend choosing more recent models if you're looking for the most advanced set of driver-assist options, like Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control, a Lane-Keeping System, Auto High-Beam Headlights, and so forth. But even without these features, the Explorer scores well in crash testing, with every model since 2013 earning five stars from the NHTSA.

With the Explorer's durable build, any parent will feel more at ease with this secure traveler. In addition, all-wheel drive capabilities are available when you need them the most, whether you're attempting to traverse uneven terrain, make it safely home during a New York winter, or tackle any other driving scenario in between.

A red and a grey 2020 Ford Explorers are shown driving through a city.

Commuter Friendly Features

You may not be able to control the traffic or the grumpy morning drivers, but you can control the vehicle you choose to accompany you on your everyday commute. Fortunately, the Explorer is well-equipped to handle your drive to work, with a comfortable cabin and unmatched efficiency. Whether your commute is only a few minutes or over an hour, you want to ensure you're riding in a cozy vehicle that provides respite from the chaos surrounding you on the highway. Opting for a more recent used Explorer will allow you to enjoy some of the most stylish, modern appointments available, including leather seats, a heated steering wheel, and a comforting ambiance to help you relax and enjoy the ride.

You'll also find that newer used models are loaded with state-of-the-art tech to keep you more engaged during your commute. From an easy-to-use and responsive touchscreen to a WiFi hotspot, premium sound system, and much more, the Explorer makes any commute a better experience, no matter how bad traffic is on the ride home. Efficiency is also a huge must for commuters, especially those who travel long distances, which is another reason drivers love the Explorer.

In true Ford fashion, the Explorer showcases a wonderful assortment of engines designed with your needs in mind. You can even opt for a hybrid model, which was introduced in 2020 and features outstanding efficiency. However, the standard EcoBoost turbocharged engines that have powered the Explorer since 2012 already offer incredible efficiency while maintaining the excitement you desire in your everyday ride.

Driver-assistance features also come in handy for commuters. From help navigating traffic on Interstate 90 to parking when you reach your destination, the Explorer can aid you every step of the way. You may not be able to control what other drivers do out on the open road, but being prepared for anything helps you maintain a safe and comfortable daily commute. This is definitely something that every driver wants in a vehicle.

Work Ready Construction

Did you know that the Explorer is extremely capable of handling tough tasks? If you need a work vehicle, the Explorer is an excellent choice, one that's more efficient than a pickup, especially for all those trips between worksites, but still capable enough to tow heavy loads. Whether you're transporting materials for work or towing a trailer filled with equipment, the Explorer and its selection of powerful engines can help you maximize productivity in your workday. Choosing more recent model years will allow you to harness incredible power, including a turbocharged EcoBoost V6 capable of easily towing up to 5,600 lbs. This way, you'll be able to have the durability and strength you're seeking, all wrapped up in an efficient and ready-for-anything SUV.

Athleticism courses through the Explorer, and it'll be obvious with just a look at its rugged build that this SUV is exceptional at handling work-related tasks. Its flexible seating options make it easy to haul more materials for work, and with excellent cargo space, you'll be able to load up and get on with your day quickly and efficiently. Advanced trailering tech also comes to the rescue to provide much-needed control over your haul, with trailer sway control to help you maintain a safe and confident ride, no matter where the workday takes you. As we mentioned, more recent models are equipped with plenty of tech features, making it easy to complete work tasks from the road without missing a beat. Fully ready to handle anything the job entails, the Explorer will undoubtedly be a trusted workmate each and every day.

People are shown getting into a red 2022 Ford Explorer ST at a gas station.

Financing Your Explorer: Our Hassle-Free Guarantee

The Ford Explorer is an outstanding, all-around SUV for Albany drivers. It has something to offer everyone, from young professionals to families that need and value the reliability of the Ford name. These characteristics make shopping for a used Explorer exciting, but many customers find that excitement ends when it’s time to start the purchase process. Why? It all comes down to the dealership.

Think about the last time you bought a vehicle. Were you inundated with high-pressure sales tactics and pushy salespeople? Did you feel confident in your purchase, knowing you got a great deal? Was the finance process seamless and straightforward?

DePaula Ford strives to be different, promising a hassle-free experience from the moment you arrive. This hassle-free guarantee makes browsing our inventory of used Explorers enjoyable but also puts you in charge of the process. You set the pace and have the freedom to ask questions and take as many test drives as you need before saying “yes” to the sale. But what happens when you find the perfect used Ford Explorer? Does the excitement fade, letting stress take over? Absolutely not.

We’re here to help you celebrate your purchase by ensuring even the finance process is enjoyable and hassle-free. Our finance experts operate with the same transparency and integrity as our sales team, which instills confidence and trust. They are genuinely interested in ensuring your purchase falls within your budget and sets you up for future financial success. To do that means explaining your purchase options and every detail of the sale.

Your Financing Options

When you find the perfect used Explorer for sale on our lot, you have two options to make it yours. You can pay cash or finance your purchase. Paying cash is straightforward and gives you immediate ownership of the vehicle. In other words, you hold the title. However, it’s not as common as financing because most people don’t have immediate access to large sums of money, or if they do, they don't want to drain their savings account or emergency funds.

Financing is an excellent alternative for many Albany drivers because it lets you keep your savings intact by borrowing money from a lender to make the purchase. As a result, you own the vehicle, but the lender holds the title until the loan is paid off. You will make set monthly payments that are applied toward the principal (the total amount borrowed) and the interest (the fee the bank charges you for the loan) for the agreed-upon duration of the loan.

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Save More Money With Your Trade

What are your plans for your current vehicle after you find the perfect used Explorer? Using your old car, truck, or SUV as a trade-in is an excellent way to save on your purchase. Fortunately, our DePaula Buys Cars program ensures you get top dollar for your vehicle. We want your vehicle for several reasons. First, using it as a trade-in can help you keep more of your hard-earned money in your wallet. Second, we’re always looking for high-quality used vehicles to fill our inventory.

You can get a jumpstart on the process by valuing your trade with our online tool or stopping by the dealership for an instant offer, which is good for five days or 500 miles. Once you know what your trade is worth, compare our offer to what you owe on the vehicle if it’s still financed. This is essential because you ideally want to get enough for your current vehicle to put yourself in a positive equity situation where the money you get for your trade-in is enough to pay off the remainder of the loan and still have something left to use as the downpayment for your new Explorer.

The DePaula Ford team is here to ensure you get the most for your trade and are confident in your purchase. Beyond offering top-dollar for your current vehicle, we’ll help you navigate the trade-in process and explain every detail of the transaction. By treating your trade as a separate transaction, there’s no question or confusion about what you’re getting for your vehicle and how much you’re saving on your next purchase.

Protecting Your Explorer: Our Promise to You

One of the biggest advantages of buying a used Explorer from DePaula Ford is knowing we always have you covered. All too often, dealerships assume their work is done when the sale is final, but we know that’s not the case. Albany drivers deserve more, and we are proud to deliver.

We’re here to help you get the most out of your Explorer by partnering with you for as long as you own it. Once your purchase is final, the real work begins as we support you with our state-of-the-art service department run by our master technicians. Factory-trained and certified, our technicians will oversee all your maintenance and repair needs, ensuring your Explorer runs its best for many miles to come.

You’re investing in the Ford legacy when you buy a used Explorer, reaping the benefits of the American automotive pioneer’s incredible heritage and reputation for reliability, longevity, and performance. But you’re also investing in the DePaula Ford team and gaining access to our expertise. This expertise is on full display in our service department, which is run by the best technicians in the state. Our goal isn’t only to hire the most talented technicians but to hire those that are passionate and value-oriented. It’s an important distinction that sets our team apart.

Our technicians love what they do and the services they provide to our customers. This passion fuels their excitement to expand their skills and further hone their talents. As a result, our customers reap the benefits of knowing their car, truck, or SUV is in trusted and talented hands.

A red 2016 Ford Explorer is shown parked by a river.

Our Service Department Experience

We do everything possible to make buying a used Ford Explorer hassle-free, but that promise extends long after the sale is final. Your time is valuable, and we’re not here to waste it. The best example of this is how we run our service department, allowing you to schedule your next appointment online to minimize any inconvenience. It’s also apparent in our comprehensive suite of services that guarantees everything your Explorer needs to run its best is under one roof.

Our services include routine oil changes and tire rotations, two critical components that extend your Explorer’s longevity and improve its performance. We can also repair flat tires, teach you how to monitor tire pressure, conduct multi-point inspections, and replace the basics like windshield wipers, lightbulbs, and more. Our services also extend to more complex issues, like engine or drivetrain repairs and brake replacement.

This broad spectrum of services complements our commitment to offering a unique customer experience defined by transparency, integrity, and accountability. We’re here to help you protect your investment and get the most out of your Explorer, and it shows in our long-term partnership with you. That's why Albany drivers choose DePaula Ford for all their automotive needs time and time again.


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