2014 Ford Explorer User Reviews

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    2014 Ford Explorer Review
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    Looks/Style Ranked 2014 Toyota Highlander worse.
    "The explorer has better lines and better stance, Highlander looks a bit boring."
    Front Seats Ranked 2014 Toyota Highlander worse.
    "Seats felt more plush and better side bolstering."
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    Leased 2013 and 2014. Just ordered 2016 I liked so much. Ride and cargo capacity great.
    Looks/Style Ranked 2016 Ford Mustang better.
    "Styling"
    Would Buy Ranked 2016 Ford Mustang worse.
    "Need cargo capacity for dog and towing capability."
    2014 Ford Explorer XLT Review
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    Number 1 Suv — The Ford Explorer is the best looking (inside and out) and driving SUV on the road today! All Around Great Performance and absolutely a pleasure to drive on any roadways. Very comfortable interior and with a quiet ride and feel.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great gas mileage for this type SUV. Great Styling.

    Cons: None here.

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    2014 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD Review
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    Best Vehicle I Have Ever Owned — The Ford Explorer is the best vehicle I have ever owned . I like to buy american also looked at the Lincoln MKX which was noisy in comparison . I believe Lincoln has become an over priced Ford . Go with the Explorer if you are looking for an SUV

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: everything

    Cons: nothing

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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    2014 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD Review
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    Great Suv Probably Best In Its Class/size — This SUV was very nice! It felt as nice as some Range Rovers my friends own that are only 5 years old. On that alone I believe this SUV is a great value and worth considering as a buy. I'm not a fan of Ford but they have been making great looking cars lately - I hope they keep up the good work. I find it hard to top this Ford Explorer and look forward to what they release next.

    Pros: 3rd Row Seats, nice interior, lots of off-road features/aids

    Cons: Nothing

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    2014 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD Review
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    Luxury Suv In Unassuming Package — This car was a MUST have from second we discovered it. WE were TOLD It was not available in RED. ONLY white, black or silver. WE were not the average bear shopper. We put in a search for a RED one on cargurus.com and found the ONLY one available on a dealer lot for sale ! IT was within 100 miles of us! IT was then transferred from Carlsbad to Buena Park, CA but we FOUND her and the salesman, Demetrius pocketed the keys until we got there in TWO hours! WE love our vehicle. IT seats 7. Has remote start for when we are in our Crestline Cabin. WE can get in a WARM car, or a cool car, when we are in Palm Springs. WE can take everyone to the ZOO or to visit family member in the hospital ALL in ONE vehicle! It has 4x4 for when it snows, as we are ALWAYS up in Crestline at the vacation cabin or the rental we have up there! IT has the moon roof over the rear passengers and the sun roof (opens up) over the front passengers. The ambient lighting changes color, depending on what we FEEL like that night. The ride is like a DREAM as it sails over the highway. The AC is everywhere..the stereo ( SONY) is awesome, the VOICE activated navigation ( they have a CLASS to teach u how to use it) is a blessing, as we can pay attention to the ROAD and not the AC and stereo/ or phone settings. IT lets you know when you are getting to close to items, when there are cars stopping in front of you, things behind you with its sophisticated cameras and sensors. WE bought ext warranty and maintenance so we don't have to think about "where to take it" or worry it won't be "covered". WE LOVE our Explorer Sport, and we are NOT "Ford People" as a rule!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: This 4x4 SPORT with twin turbo V6 engine has the POWER, the room (seats 7) and the looks! It has every luxury option available. Remote start, cooled and heated leather seats, SUN and moon roof. 4x4. Tow package. Ambient lighting that you can change to whatever color you are "feeling" that night! VOICE navigation so you don't have to divert your attention from driving to turn ON or UP air, find an address, find a place, etc.

    Cons: It does NOT get 40  MPG.

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    2014 Ford Explorer Limited Review
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    Good Quality And Price Point — Car is too new to judge reliability but happy with it overall thus far. At this price point you would think seat memory would be standard but not. I take small features like that for granted since I have been away from domestics for a while. My biggest push for going to Ford was the fact that they manages their way through with out government dollars! No more GM's or Dodges for me! Way to go FORD, :)

    Pros: Ford did a really good job with the new Explorer. Nice amenities with great style.

    Cons: The front wheel drive V-6 is just OK on power and has a bit of rough idle to it but drives very smoothly with good gas maileage.

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    2014 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD Review
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    Top Of The Line — After driving the new Ford Explorer sport for the first time about six months ago, it has to be the best SUV on the market. The performance of the 3.5L twin turbo 365 HP engine is second to none. The cab is nicely appointed, very comfortable and outside sound is minimal. The styling is low and lean and with the all black grill the overall appeal is outstanding. At 16MPG city, the gas mileage could be improved a bit, but you have to give up MPG for that kind of HP. This SUV is great to drive as you feel sturdy and solid in it, yet the nimble steering and responsive suspension make you feel in complete control. It will get wherever you want to go as fast as you want to go there, but keeps you in control and can also get you out of any situation needed.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Sport model has great looks and power.

    Cons: Gas mileage could be a bit better

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    2014 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD Review
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    Great car stay away from 2013s, lots of recalls. Drives more like a truck, good looking and feeling car for those parents that want to maintain the cargo capacity of a minivan without the look. Get that telescoping wheel if youre short like me. Its a nice feature.
    Front Seats Ranked 2015 Chevrolet Traverse 1LT AWD better.
    "Roomier, husband 64 and 250 lbs. He was comfortable both as passenger and driver."
    Would Buy Ranked 2015 Chevrolet Traverse 1LT AWD worse.
    "Ive owned 2 Ford Windstars, both quality vehicles with substantial feel on the road, which I like. As a result it is difficult for me to adjust to a lighter weight car that doesnt feel substantial in handling, the Explorer has that presence that I like. PLUS KIDS ARE GROWN AND I DONT NEED A MOM CAR ANYMORE! The Traverse just slides a little too much into the minivan look for me, but that is just preference. I will say if I had little ones I would go with the Traverse. "

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2013 Ford Explorer Reviews

    Super All-around Suv! By Kpecot

    Great family SUV. Lots of cargo room and passenger comforts. Love the leather, roof rack and 4WD upgrades as well as SYNC and Bluetooth features. Drives nice, solid handling. Liked it so much, getting... Read More

    Super Suv! By Kpecot

    Loved this SUV. In fact, I'm getting another one (2014 or 2015)! Preferred to drive it over our second car, which is a sporty and fun-to-drive 300Z. Leather and 4WD a big plus but not "must haves". Li... Read More

    2012 Ford Explorer Reviews

    The Ultimate Snowboarding Assault Vehicle By cargurusLV

    What's the point of getting an SUV with 5-seats? That's just an oversized car that eats up more gas. That's why I got the Explorer. It has 7-seats and luxuriously appointed with a great tech convenien... Read More

    Feels Good, Looks Good. By mikepetrey

    Like the appearance and performance. Smooth riding SUV with all the luxuries. The air conditioning is very cold, the heat is very warm. All power features have always worked with no problems whatso... Read More

    2011 Ford Explorer Reviews

    Sporty By Melissa

    The room for my whole family in a reliable car. You will always get compliments on the ride and the look of the car. The convenience of the remote start is wonderful on hot and cold days! We love thi... Read More

    Good Vehicle. By Ken

    Could use a little more power. The 3.5L V6 is just not quite enough. However, I'm sure my mileage is much better than if it had a V8, so I'm not really complaining all that much. Otherwise, a very nic... Read More

    2010 Ford Explorer Reviews

    Great Dependable Suv With All The Creature Comforts You Need. By SS131

    What I love about this car is that it has the power third row seating which makes it very easy to accommodate more passengers with the touch of a button.Beautiful interior color combo and the Ford syn... Read More

    Lots Of Toys On The Limited Awd By goldy

    Accelerator responsiveness with the 6 speed transmission and the v8 is lousy. The 6 speed wants to be in 2nd when starting and shifts very quickly to 6th even when going only 30mph.6 speed is only goo... Read More

    2009 Ford Explorer Reviews

    2009 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4x4 By jasonspada

    A really great family car with excellent handling in all weather. Nice heated leather, sunroof, sound system with sync, towing package, and automatic 4 wheel drive. Luxurious interior. I really like ... Read More

    This Is My 5th Explorer, Need To Down Size To Escape For Parking Situation By jsteve555

    I have no complaints regarding car. I am selling it because of my parking limitations and I dont need a car with a tow package...I am planning to stay with Ford and go to an Escape size SUV, The car h... Read More

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