Kelley Blue Book Value®
$19,190 - $27,651
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®
$19,190 - $27,651
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

3.9 Overall Score
Performance 4.1 Comfort 4.0 Styling 4.3 Value 3.5

Editor's Overview

The 2015 Ford Explorer gets minor changes this year with the addition of a sport-appearance package for the XLT model. Otherwise, this big crossover SUV soldiers on with a variety of eng...

Ford Explorer Models & Trims

2015 Ford Explorer Owner Reviews

4.5

343 Reviews

59% 34% 6% 1% 1%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

The Ford Explorer A great car for a young family.

I really like my Ford Explorer. I have had the car for 3 years now and have never had 1 problem with it. Other than basic oil changes and tire rotation, it has been maintenance free. It is a beautiful silver color with black accents. The bumpers are a sturdy black plastic material that do not show minor bumps. It is very comfortable, seating 7 adults easily or 8 if you have a few little children. It gets great gas mileage in town and well as on the highway. I have taken a few trips in the car and it travels very well. The seats are easy to flip over for a flat surface for suitcases, ice chests, and other vacation materials. When all of the seats are down, you can actually fit large things like a television or even a Christmas tree. There are plenty of cup holders through the car as well as plugs for all to charge their electronics. The seats are fabric but it is a very sturdy stain resistant fabric. The driver's seat has electronic controls but all other seats have manual controls. The car also has electric windows with a child lock as well as electronic locks and child locks. The back has a large hatchback type door with it is own windshield wiper with squirter. My car did not come with a navigation system but it is available on the more expensive models. My radio as well as wipers, air, and heat are all easily accessible and easy to work.

- Kris L

Love the vehicle; hate the service.

My Explorer is great. It is solid, roomy, and good-looking. Having the third seat makes it versatile and a good family vehicle. With the third seat down, it provides amazing hauling capacity. I enjoy the many comfort and safety features. Hands free Bluetooth calling, sires radio, the huge moon roof, and GPS, along with the heated and cooled seats, excellent sound system all contributor to relaxed, fun driving. The only downside to the car is gas mileage. It seems I spend way too much time pumping gas and way too much money paying for it. My sister's Dodge is just as comfortable and gets much better mileage. My only other issue is service. The dealership where I bought my Explorer has a terrible service dept. I was able to use a dealership in another city but it is being remodeled and their service is lacking now as well. I definitely will be less likely to buy another Ford because of their service.

- Catherine M

An interesting detail about my vehicle is the cool double moon roof.

I currently drive a 2015 Ford Explorer sport. I purchased this vehicle March of this year. It was previously owned by one other owner and it continues to ride smooth. I really enjoy this vehicle because it has push start, a built in navigation system, and a nice back up camera. It has both am/FM radio and XM which I mainly use. The only thing I really do not like about it is the trunk space. I have a double stroller for my newborn and 2 year old and I have to fold down the third row to fit the stroller in. That is about the only thing I hate is trunk space. Another cool feature the car has is its built in Wi-Fi. Great for the kids. I would moving forward offer tv either in the head sets or roof. If does have a nice double roof.

- Nicole N

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Compare Models & Key Features

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

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$20,413 - $22,902
$19,190 - $21,451

Horsepower

Horsepower
240 - 290 hp
240 - 290 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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
Optional

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

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
6 - 7
7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.6 in.
112.6 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.9 - 39.2 ft.
38.9 - 39.2 ft.

Width

Width
78.9 in.
78.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4432 - 4610 .lbs
4432 - 4610 .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