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A used Ford Explorer for sale can help you tackle your busy schedule and unexpected surprises more easily. With spacious three-row seating that can be folded down to create more cargo space, this SUV can help you transport your kid's soccer team or load up on home renovation supplies. Some options come with AWD and terrain management systems to help you handle different terrain, including sand or grass, or to help you if you're in a muddy rut. Dive deeper into this vehicle's offerings on this page.

Different Generations of Used Ford Explorer for Sale

The modern Ford Explorer is part of the sixth generation that started in 2020, meaning that you can find a performance-tuned used Ford Explorer ST with a 400-horsepower 3.0-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine or a used Ford Explorer hybrid with a 318-horsepower 3.3-liter engine that has similar performance to the newest edition. Other powertrain options from this generation include a 300-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost I-4 and a 365-horsepower 3.0-liter EcoBoost V-6.

The generation before that went on from 2011-2019. From 2019, you can find trims with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine delivering 290 horsepower, a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder delivering 280 horsepower, and a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 that achieves 365 horsepower.

For another three-row SUV with even more horsepower in some instances, you should also check out an available used Ford Expedition. Keep in mind, however, that the Ford Explorer is generally more fuel efficient, especially if you opt for the hybrid.

Amenities of a Ford Explorer

In addition to offering a wide range of powertrains, this vehicle has varying amenities depending on what trim you choose. This ladder of offerings is, of course, dependent on the model year in question. However, for 2020, the order went:

  • XLT
  • Limited
  • ST
  • Platinum

The entry-level option for this year came with tri-zone electric climate control, Intelligent Access with push-button starting, a rear-view camera with a washer, a reverse sensing system, lane-keeping assistance, and available heated steering wheel and twin-panel moonroof.

The Platinum came with these available features standard – plus a B&O Sound system, tri-diamond perforated leather upholstery, second-row heated captain seats, ambient lighting, and more.

Our filters make it easy for you to search our collection for options that meet your parameters, but since our inventory comes from trade-ins, our selection can go fast. Therefore, if you see one that you want, contact us about it quickly. If what you want isn’t there, refresh the page tomorrow.

Meanwhile, if you want an affordable way to enjoy a well-equipped SUV, you also have the option to lease a Ford Explorer instead. You get access to the latest technological upgrades for this SUV with the freedom to see what else has been developed in three years when your lease expires.

Welcome a Used SUV Into the Family

If you're looking for a new-to-you ride in Tampa, FL, our dealership should be our first stop. We can help you find an SUV that checks all of your boxes, whether that be a Ford Explorer or a smaller, more maneuverable used Ford Bronco Sport for sale.

While we specialize in Ford vehicles, our selection even includes cars from other popular makes to expand your options. Once you narrowed down your choices, back-to-back test drives can make your final decision clearer. Feel free to ask us any questions you have along the way.

On top of our wide selection, we also offer competitive financing that you can apply for online now and the option to trade in your current vehicle to lower your potential downpayment. We'll do everything we can to put keys in your hand and a smile on your face.

Frequently Asked Questions

What used Ford Explorer trims are available at Veterans Ford?

The used Ford Explorer selection at Veterans Ford is tailored to every driver’s needs. This model is known for its range of trims, and we hand-pick our inventory around the ones we know local drivers will love. Our used Ford Explorer inventory is continually changing, but you can typically find the XLT trim level and its value-packed technology and comfort features. You may also find the Sport trim level for handling enhancements and great convenience features. If sports-car thrills are what you seek, the high-octane ST trim may be waiting for you to discover. With the Limited trim, you’ll find incredible luxury at your command.

How many miles does a Ford Explorer last?

The lifespan of a Ford Explorer will vary according to a wide range of factors. How closely you follow manufacturer-recommended maintenance, your frequent driving conditions (i.e., rough roads), driving habits (i.e., smooth acceleration), and many more factors can play their part.

However, you can drive your used Ford Explorer with confidence, as this robust SUV is built to last. With proper care and driving habits, a Ford Explorer can last for years beyond expectation. Some Ford Explorer owners claim to have reached 300,000 miles.

How much can the Ford Explorer tow year-by-year?

The latest 2022 Ford Explorer can haul up to 5,600 pounds1 when properly equipped. The 2021 and 2020 model-year Ford Explorer, when properly equipped, offers this 5,600 pound1 maximum towing capacity.

The 2019, 2018, and 2017 Ford Explorer models have a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds1 when properly equipped. No matter which model-year used Ford Explorer for sale you choose, you’ll find a competitive towing capacity to haul your weekend gear, job site equipment, and many more possibilities.

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1Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.


Dealer FAQs

Do I need an appointment to shop at Veterans Ford?

Stopping by whenever you have some free time to shop is highly encouraged, and our doors are always open to our friends in Tampa. If your schedule is fit to burst with other upcoming events, an appointment is also a smart idea. Reserving some one-on-one time with one of our friendly experts guarantees that you get the most out of your valuable time spent perusing our copious inventory.

Can I set up price drop alerts for vehicles that interest me?

You sure can, and it's amazingly simple and easy to use this complimentary tool on our website. While you're on the vehicle description page of the automobile that piques your interest, just click on the bell icon. After doing this, we'll let you know immediately the next time we lower this car, truck, or SUV's price so that you can take advantage of this great deal. It's a superbly convenient way to automatically save even more on your next vehicle purchase.

What do I need to bring with me when I come to Veterans Ford?

Your valuable time is important to both you and our team, so we've streamlined the car buying and loan process significantly. All you need to bring with you to drive home in your dream vehicle are the following items and we will handle the rest:

  • Your Social Security number
  • A valid driver's license
  • Home ownership or renter's documents
  • Pay stub or other employment verification info
  • Relevant documentation for co-applicant and/or cosigner (if applicable)
Does Veterans Ford accept trade-in vehicles?

Yes. We would love to purchase your trade-in vehicle today. Our staff takes immense pride in providing the best prices possible on trade-in vehicles, so come see for yourself why so many other savvy shoppers turn to us first when the time comes to maximize the value of their old vehicle and upgrade into a brighter automotive future.

Should I trade my car in at Veterans Ford or sell it myself?

Trading in your car at Veterans Ford is significantly easier and substantially more rewarding than selling it on your own if you're a car shopper who places a high priority on convenience, value, and time well spent. To maximize the return on your old car, all you have to do is connect with our team of knowledgeable and friendly used car specialists by calling (813) 637-2947 and we will get to work immediately on providing you with an outstanding estimate that delivers a truly impressive amount of value to you.

After accepting your optimized and personalized trade-in quote, you can turn your attention right away to where the real fun begins: Shopping for the right high-quality and affordable used car, truck, or SUV to park in your front driveway.

  • 2020 Ford Explorer Limited

    Miles: 65,679
    Stock: LGB65424
    Veterans Ford Price:

    Key Features:

    3rd Row Seat Adaptive Cruise Apple CarPlay Blind Spot Monitor Ventilated Seats Heated Seats Lane Keep Leather Seats
  • 2020 Ford Explorer XLT

    Miles: 35,412
    Stock: LGA99920
    Veterans Ford Price:

    Key Features:

    3rd Row Seat Adaptive Cruise Apple CarPlay Blind Spot Monitor Heated Seats Lane Keep Navigation Parking Assist
  • 2022 Ford Explorer XLT

    Miles: 5,912
    Stock: NGA40169
    Veterans Ford Price:

    Key Features:

    3rd Row Seat Apple CarPlay Blind Spot Monitor Heated Seats Lane Keep Parking Assist Power Seat Rearview Camera
  • 2016 Ford Explorer XLT

    Miles: 82,807
    Stock: TP135A
    Veterans Ford Price:

    Key Features:

    3rd Row Seat Parking Assist Power Seat Rearview Camera Remote Start Tow Hitch
  • 2017 Ford Explorer Base

    Miles: 49,688
    Stock: BC705
    Veterans Ford Price:

    Key Features:

    3rd Row Seat Parking Assist Power Seat Rearview Camera Tow Hitch
  • 2017 Ford Explorer XLT

    Miles: 73,172
    Stock: TN1484A
    Veterans Ford Price:

    Key Features:

    3rd Row Seat Parking Assist Power Seat Rearview Camera Remote Start Tow Hitch
  • 2016 Ford Explorer Limited

    Miles: 63,817
    Stock: IC1029
    Veterans Ford Price:

    Key Features:

    3rd Row Seat Ventilated Seats Heated Seats Leather Seats Navigation Parking Assist Power Seat Rear Heated Seats
  • 2017 Ford Explorer Limited

    Miles: 58,500
    Stock: TN1472B
    Veterans Ford Price:

    Key Features:

    3rd Row Seat Apple CarPlay Ventilated Seats Heated Seats Leather Seats Navigation Parking Assist Power Seat