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The Muscular And Stylish 2024 Ford Explorer

2024 Ford Explorer: Release Date, Redesign, Specs & More

The 2024 Ford Explorer promises the kind of impressive utility, comfort, and muscle that drivers expect of this enduring seven-seat Ford SUV. The vehicle has seen a few changes for the 2024 model year but did not receive the major makeover some experts thought it might. The team here at Veterans Ford is excited about the forthcoming 2024 Ford Explorer release date. Read on to learn about the suspected 2024 Ford Explorer specs, interior, trim levels, and more. 

2024 Ford Explorer Redesign

Ford Explorer Exterior

As noted above, there have not been significant 2024 Ford Explorer exterior updates for the 2024 model year. Instead, the vehicle carries the sleek styling of the 2023 model. This SUV has the rugged good looks that drivers expect of a mid-size Ford SUV, with strong lines drawing one's eye to your new ride. Every model except the Base trim has access to a dual-panel moonroof that allows natural light to illuminate your vehicle's cabin.

Seven colors are available for the 2024 Ford Explorer; we list these below. The vehicle can be outfitted with many impressive upgrades, including cargo boxes and bike holders. Whether you're looking for a camping beast or an SUV that can haul your kids and their friends around town, the Ford Explorer has your back.

2024 Ford Explorer Exterior
2024 Ford Explorer Interior

Ford Explorer Interior

While there are only a few significant 2024 Ford Explorer interior updates, the vehicle's cabin is spacious and well-equipped. The SUV can seat up to seven people in roomy seats. These can be folded down to unlock a total available cargo space of 87.8 cubic feet. You'll be able to take a lot of furniture in a single trip when it's time to move.

The 2024 Ford Explorer comes standard with three-zone climate control, an air filtration system, and a touch screen for controlling music and navigation. Mid- and top-tier trims are even more well-equipped, with heated seats and leather upholstery available. The friendly team here at Veterans Ford can help you decide which model is the right fit for you.

2024 Ford Explorer Trim Levels & Configurations

Ford automakers have now told us to expect the 2023 trim level options to carry over to the 2024 Ford Explorer. This means that every version of the Ford Explorer for sale offers excellent value for your hard-earned money. The eight trim levels for the new Ford Explorer are:

  • Ford Explorer Base
  • Ford Explorer XLT
  • Ford Explorer ST-Line
  • Ford Explorer Limited
  • Ford Explorer Timberline
  • Ford Explorer ST
  • Ford Explorer Platinum
  • Ford Explorer King Ranch

The numerous 2024 Ford Explorer configurations offer drivers various choices. This spacious three-row SUV is designed to haul you, your partner, and your kids around comfortably. There are models, however, that fill other niches. The Ford Explorer Timberline, for example, is designed for off-road adventure. It boasts a raised suspension, skid plates, a limited-slip rear differential, and front rebound springs.

The mid-tier Limited model is another favorite of drivers. It uses the turbocharged four-cylinder engine – more on that below – and boasts many useful features. Drivers will enjoy a 12-speaker sound system, 20-inch wheels, leather seating trim, a power-folding third row, and a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel. Our team expects the 2024 Ford Explorer trim levels to be compelling for drivers in our community.

2024 Ford Explorer Trim Levels & Configurations
2024 Ford Explorer Hybrid

2024 Ford Explorer Hybrid

While the hybrid powertrain was previously available for the Limited and Platinum trims, it is now only an option for the Police Interceptor model of the vehicle. This means civilians will not have access to a 2024 Ford Explorer Hybrid. The 2025 model is excepted, however, to be offered with at least one robust hybrid powertrain.

The 3.3-liter engine and hybrid battery-and-motor system of the 2023 model puts out 318 horsepower and 322 pound-feet of torque, allowing drivers to roar down the road with efficiency. The new hybrid configuration should be similarly powerful, but only time will tell. There are current Ford hybrid vehicles available. Please contact our team to learn more about the muscle and efficiency offered by these models.

2024 Ford Explorer Specs

There are two engine options for the 2024 Ford Explorer, both of which are internal combustion engines. As we mentioned above, the 2024 model does not have access to the previously available hybrid powertrain (unless one is working for a police department). The two engines are:

  • Turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder: 300 horsepower
  • Twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6: 400 horsepower

Both engines are powerful and efficient, though they offer different balances of these traits. The 2024 Ford Explorer comes standard with rear-wheel drive and has all-wheel drive as an available option across the lineup. The EPA has yet to release mileage estimates for the 2024 model, but a 2023 Ford Explorer with the four-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive scores an EPA-estimated 21/28/24 MPG (City/Highway/Combined),1 while the V-6 model gets an EPA-estimated 18/26/21 MPG (City/Highway/Combined)1 with rear-wheel drive.

2024 Ford Explorer Specs
2024 Ford Explorer Colors

2024 Ford Explorer Colors

One place where the 2024 Ford Explorer facelift has made an impact is in the available lineup of colors for this rugged SUV. There are now seven options, down from eight for the 2023 model. The choices you'll have are:

  • Agate Black
  • Stone Blue
  • Carbonized Gray
  • Forged Green
  • Iconic Silver
  • Rapid Red Metallic
  • Star White Metallic

This wide range of color options allows drivers to find a hue that suits their preferences. The bold red and silver shades are perfect for drivers who prefer to stand out on the road, while the black and gray colors are ideal for people who prefer to slide by under the radar. If you have any questions about the colors for this vehicle or the 2024 Ford Explorer size and cargo ratings, please reach out to our friendly team.

2024 Ford Explorer Release Date, Price & Reservation Process

While the 2024 Ford Explorer refresh was pushed back for the 2025 model year, the 2024 version promises to be quite impressive. With two dynamic engine options, eight trims, and seven colors, you can find a version of this SUV that matches your needs and preferences. We do not have a firm 2024 Ford Explorer release date as of this writing in November 2023, but we do know that production of the vehicle is slated to begin in January 2024.

The 2024 Ford Explorer is not the only new model we are excited about. The 2024 Ford Expedition release date redesign promises to be another bold SUV from Ford that can serve families in our region well. If you need a hand deciding which model is right for you, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

Thank you for reading our article about the 2024 Ford Explorer facelift. Our team stands ready to help you lease or finance a Ford Explorer today if you can't wait for the new model. Drivers who are determined to drive the 2024 Ford Explorer would be well-served to contact us for the latest information about the vehicle's release. Either way, we are looking forward to doing business with you soon.

2024 Ford Explorer Release Date, Price, & Reservation


When is the 2024 Ford Explorer going to be released?

As of this writing in November of 2023, we do not know exactly when to expect the new Ford Explorer. Our team of experts thinks that the SUV will reach dealership lots in the first half of 2024. Please reach out to the team here at Veterans Ford today to learn the latest details about the 2024 Ford Explorer release date.

Will there be an electric Ford Explorer in 2024?

We have not yet heard that there will be an all-electric Ford Explorer in 2024. Our team expects that Ford might release one in 2025 as we assume the brand would already have begun building hype for an electric version of its beloved three-row SUV. Given that the vehicle's redesign was pushed back to 2025, this could coincide with the possible release of an all-electric model.

How much will the 2024 Ford Explorer cost?

Ford automakers have not yet released pricing details for the 2024 Ford Explorer. We expect the prices to be more or less in line with those of the 2023 model. What we do know is that the Ford Explorer offers excellent value to drivers – it has a dynamic range of engine options, trim choices, and colors, allowing motorists to customize the vehicle to meet their needs and preferences.

Will the 2024 Ford Explorer get a redesign or facelift?

The 2024 Ford Explorer carried over more or less unchanged from the 2023 model year, though it did lose access to the hybrid powertrain and an exterior paint option. The SUV is expected to have a very short production run, with the 2025 model slated to enter production in the first half of 2024. Please reach out to us for the latest Ford Explorer news.

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1EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

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