Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,134 - $23,451
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
240-365
Seats
6-7
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,134 - $23,451
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
240-365
Seats
6-7

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.6 Overall Score
Performance 3.6 Comfort 3.4 Styling 3.9 Value 3.5

Editor's Overview

Ford's latest-generation Explorer has shed its rough and rugged image for a softer, more contemporary one. Larger yet more fuel efficient than past models, the 2014 Explorer offers plent...

Ford Explorer Models & Trims

2014 Ford Explorer Owner Reviews

4.45

312 Reviews

56% 34% 8% 1% 1 star 0%

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Reliable automobile with excellent features.

At this point in time I have not have many problems with the vehicle. I have been concerned about the brakes a couple of times but had them checked out and they stated the brakes do not need to be changed. I have 91,000 miles on the ford explorer and have not had to replace the brakes. I have had to change the battery a couple of times. I hear this will happen with cars that have the features I have on this car. I have heated seats for both driver and front passenger along with GPS and hands free options. As for performance, I get about 21 mpg, which is okay for cars today. I do wish I could get about 5-10 more miles per gallon, but maybe that will be available in later models of the ford explorer. The car has decent pick-up I wouldn't call it a top five car when it comes to pick-up. The car has been extremely reliable. The car has not had any problems starting up except at certain times when I have tried to use the remote start feature, but when I go to start it manually it starts right up. The car is very comfortable and we have enjoyed having the leather seats. While driving the car is also comfortable as it rides very smooth even on gravel or dirt roads. The features on this car are the best. Remote start, connects to your phone, my wife loves the heated seats feature. The car also has an automated feature to stow the third row seats which has come in extremely handy while all the traveling we've done during the soccer seasons. The car also has a feature where the temperature in the 2nd and 3rd row seating can be controlled by passenger or drive upfront or controlled by those in the back. The car has all the features one would hope for in a car manufactured in 2014. With improved gas mileage, I would absolutely by a ford explorer again!

- Bill R

The explorer is stylish and able to keep up with typical, everyday family life.

Problems: my Ford explorer has had several recalls on it, however, Ford has successfully completed recall repairs. My biggest problem was the driver side door panel glue was ineffective, which causes the door panel cover to raise, which affected the aesthetics of the car. This was successfully fixed by ford, although it to the dealership service center two weeks to re-glue the panel. The biggest problem I have had with my explorer that is not related to a service recall is an issue with my sync system. I will have my phone plugged into my sync (via cell phone cord) and sync will either not recognize the device or will randomly disconnect from the device. My music/audio book will no longer play through the speakers unless I disconnect the device and reconnect it several times. It does this with my husbands phone as well. Pros: my explorer is a very good family car. I am able to fit 2 full size car seats and a 10 year old comfortably in the backseat. I love that the 3rd can either be flattened for transporting large items or can be used as extra seating. The driver and passenger seats are roomy. I enjoy that I can customize my dashboard layout and that I am able to access phone/entertainment/navigation from the steering wheel shortcut buttons. I also really love that I can send a vehicle health report to my email and keep in the know with how my vehicle is performing. At 4 years old, the leather is holding up nicely. Overall I am very pleased with my explorer.

- Maria D

Reliable safety features, very comfortable, is a 4x4.

Only problems I have had with vehicle is the Bluetooth function, it will pair just fine to any device, but sometimes fails to display what is being played on the screen. It is not the best vehicle on gas, but makes up for it in other ways. Other than that, the seats are very comfortable throughout, space is wonderful. The ability to open or fold the third row is fantastic. I can fit my large dog kennel in the back (third row folded). Leather seating makes it easy for clean up. I use as a family vehicle and my everyday driver. The air vents in the second and third row are a lifesaver in hot and cold weather, and the second row has its own temperature control panel.

- Elisabeth A

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$16,134 - $18,201
$17,861 - $20,208

Horsepower

Horsepower
240 - 290 hp
240 - 290 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L Ti
2.0L I4 ECOBOOST
3.5L Ti
2.0L I4 ECOBOOST
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.6 in.
40.6 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.4 in.
41.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.8 in.
39.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.5 in.
40.5 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
7
6 - 7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.6 in.
112.6 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.9 ft.
38.9 ft.

Width

Width
78.9 in.
78.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4534 - 4697 .lbs
4534 - 4697 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
240 - 290 hp
240 - 290 hp

Torque

Torque
255 - 270 ft. lbs.
255 - 270 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
2000 - 5000 .lbs
2000 - 5000 .lbs

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 - 500 .lbs
200 - 500 .lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.6 gal.
18.6 gal.

Combined

Combined
9 - 24 mpg
9 - 24 mpg

City

City
17 mpg
17 mpg

Highway

Highway
23 - 24 mpg
23 - 24 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors

Assistance

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety