2014 Ford Explorer FWD 4dr Base

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The 2014 Ford Explorer takes much from its roots when it comes to looks, but the interiors are a far cry from being dated. It is a modern vehicle fitted with high-tech features that offer a luxurious and comfortable daily ride for families.

Ford’s Explorer line of sports utility vehicles has been around since 1991. With decades of innovation under its belt, this line has solidified its status as a top pick in its class. The 2014 Ford Explorer pays tribute to its heritage by maintaining its original look for this year’s release. But don’t be fooled by the classic-looking exterior. Inside, the cabin uses high-end materials giving it an upscale feel and is spacious enough to be a dependable family hauler. It is also fitted with an abundant list of high-tech features to make the ride as entertaining as possible. Like other Ford offerings for the crossover class, the Explorer is fitted with an 8-inch MyFord Touch system that serves as the central control station for audio, phone connectivity and navigation functions. More than the look, Ford Explorer is valued for the performance of its turbocharged engines – available in the four-cylinder or the V6 versions. Both versions offer composed handling and precise steering. Fuel efficiency is decent. The 2014 Ford Explorer is touted as one of the safest cars of the Ford family. It rated well in government crash tests with a five star for overall crash protection, for total front-impact protection and for total side-impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also gave it the highest possible score for frontal-offset, side impact and roof strength tests.

The 2014 Ford Explorer is classified as a large crossover SUV. It is available in four trim levels: base, XLT, Limited and Sport. The look for this year is leaning more towards being car-like than its predecessors which were closer to trucks. It has sharp angles and straight lines but the lanky body is still appealing and very Ford-like with its expansive glass areas and the three-bar grille. Standard equipment include 17-inch steel wheels, automatic headlamps, roof rails and power tailgate.
Trim / StyleMSRPEst. Monthly PaymentAverage PriceInvoice Price
FWD 4dr Base$29,999 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
4WD 4dr Base$32,999 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
FWD 4dr XLT$36,299 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
4WD 4dr XLT$39,299 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
4WD 4dr Limited$44,899 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
4WD 4dr Sport$48,499 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price

Latest Incentives

January 03, 2015 thru February 02, 2015
Trim / StyleMSRPCash Incentive before taxCash Incentive after tax
FWD 4dr Base$29,999$5,500$0
4WD 4dr Base$32,999$5,500$0
FWD 4dr XLT$36,299$5,500$0
4WD 4dr XLT$39,299$5,500$0
4WD 4dr Limited$44,899$5,500$0
4WD 4dr Sport$48,499$5,500$0
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
FWD 4dr Base$5,500$0N/A4.99%4.99%4.99%5.29%N/AN/A
4WD 4dr Base$5,500$0N/A4.99%4.99%4.99%5.29%N/AN/A
FWD 4dr XLT$5,500$0N/A4.99%4.99%4.99%5.29%N/AN/A
4WD 4dr XLT$5,500$0N/A4.99%4.99%4.99%5.29%N/AN/A
4WD 4dr Limited$5,500$0N/A4.99%4.99%4.99%5.29%N/AN/A
4WD 4dr Sport$5,500$0N/A4.99%4.99%4.99%5.29%N/AN/A
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
FWD 4dr Base$0$0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
4WD 4dr Base$0$0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
4WD 4dr Limited$0$0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
4WD 4dr Sport$0$0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

General Specs

EngineRegular Unleaded V-6
Horsepower @RPM290 @ 6500
Displacement3.5 L/213
Torque @RPM255 @ 4000
Fuel SystemSequential MPI
Fuel Economy (Hwy)8.2 L/100 km
Fuel Economy (City)12.2 L/100 km
Body typeSport Utility
Drive TrainFront Wheel Drive
Transmission6-Speed A/T
Power and Performance:The standard powertrain configuration for the 2014 Ford Explorer is a 3.5-liter V6 that outputs 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. It is available in either a front-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive. It handles well in various terrains and offers an enjoyable cushy ride on long drives.
Interiors and Special Features:The roomy interiors of the 2014 Ford Explorer make it the perfect family vehicle with seating capacity for up to 7 passengers. It offers a comfortable ride with the standard features that come with the most basic models such as rear privacy glass, cruise control, full power accessories, 50/50 split third row seat, power folding seats, a six-way power driver seat (manual recline), a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a trip computer and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack.
Safety features:The 2014 Ford Explorer is one of the safest vehicles in Ford’s line up. It is equipped with the familiar safety features you’d find in other SUVs such as: front seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, a front passenger knee airbag, stability and traction control. On top of that, it has inflatable rear seat belts, hill descent control, hill start assist, blind-spot detectors, trailer say control and MyKey – a parental control system that limits vehicle speed and stereo volume for young drivers. The built-in stability system also features Ford’s Curve Control, which monitors speed carried into a corner and decelerates it as necessary. All-wheel drive models are also equipped with Ford’s Terrain Management System – a four-mode system that optimizes traction for different conditions. Overall, the 2014 Ford Explorer is a great contender in the world of crossover SUVs. It banks on its long history in this category plus is already known for its safety. With the generous list of features and an upscale interior, it remains a popular choice for today’s modern families.


Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Brake Type N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) N/A
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) N/A
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) N/A
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft) 80.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft) 43.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft) 21

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) N/A


Cold Cranking Amps @ 0 F (Primary) 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 175


G/km Of CO2 Emissions 239 (Est)
Kg/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 20K km/year N/A


Displacement 3.5 L/213
Engine Order Code 998
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System Sequential MPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 255 @ 4000

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in) 70.4
Length, Overall (in) 197.1
Liftover Height (in) N/A
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in) N/A
Rear Door Opening Width (in) N/A
Track Width, Front (in) 67
Track Width, Rear (in) 67
Wheelbase (in) 112.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.9

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (L) N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (L) 70.4

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room (in) 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 57.3
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.3
Passenger Capacity 7
Passenger Volume (ft) 151.7
Second Head Room (in) 40.5
Second Hip Room (in) 56.7
Second Leg Room (in) 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61
Third Head Room (in) 37.8
Third Hip Room (in) 40.7
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2
Third Shoulder Room (in) 50.8


Cruising Range - City (mi) 1356.58
Cruising Range - Hwy (mi) 2018.33
EnerGuide Estimate - City (L/100 km) 12.2
EnerGuide Estimate - Hwy (L/100 km) 8.2
EnerGuide Estimate Equivalent - City N/A
EnerGuide Estimate Equivalent - Combined N/A
EnerGuide Estimate Equivalent - Hwy N/A


Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A


Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) N/A
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link


Front Tire Size P245/65TR17
Rear Tire Size P245/65TR17
Spare Tire Size Compact


Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (N/A) 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000


Clutch Size (in) N/A
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.39
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Trans Order Code 44J
Trans Type 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High N/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low N/A


EPA Classification Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
EnerGuide Estimate City (UK-MPG) 23.16
EnerGuide Estimate Hwy (UK-MPG) 34.45

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4535
Curb Weight (lbs) N/A
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) N/A
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) N/A
Total Option Weight (lbs) 0.00


Front Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact


Engine: 3.5L Ti-VCT V6
Transmission: 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic
3.39 Axle Ratio
GVWR: 2,794 kgs (6,160 lbs)
Front-Wheel Drive
Block Heater
58-Amp/Hr 650CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
175 Amp Alternator
Towing w/Trailer Sway Control
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
70.4 L Fuel Tank
Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs and Hill Hold Control


Wheels: 17" Steel w/Wheel Covers
Tires: P245/65R17 AS BSW -inc: mini spare
Steel Spare Wheel
Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
Clearcoat Paint
Body-Coloured Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
Body-Coloured Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
Black Bodyside Cladding and Black Wheel Well Trim
Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
Black Door Handles
Black Power Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter and Manual Folding
Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
Deep Tinted Glass
Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
Lip Spoiler
Grey Grille
Front License Plate Bracket
Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
Roof Rack Rails Only
Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Headlamps w/Delay-Off
LED Brakelights


Radio: AM/FM Stereo w/Single CD/MP3 Capable -inc: 6 speakers, 80 Watts,
Radio w/Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Steering Wheel Controls
Integrated Roof Antenna
2 LCD Monitors In The Front


Cloth Bucket Front Seats w/Cloth Back Material and Manual Driver Lumbar
6-Way Power Driver Seat -inc: Power Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement, Cushion Tilt, Manual Recline and Manual Lumbar Support
4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Tumble Forward Cloth Rear Seat
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
7 Person Seating Capacity
Fixed 50-50 Split-Bench Cloth 3rd Row Seat Front, Manual Fold Into Floor and 2 Fixed Head Restraints
Front Cupholder
Rear Cupholder
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Manual Air Conditioning
Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Auxiliary Rear Heater and Headliner/Pillar Ducts
Locking Glove Box
Driver Foot Rest
Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
Full Cloth Headliner
Cloth Door Trim Insert
Leatherette Gear Shift Knob
Day-Night Rearview Mirror
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Full Overhead Console w/Storage and 4 12V DC Power Outlets
Front And Rear Map Lights
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
Carpet Floor Trim
Cargo Space Lights
Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Down
Delayed Accessory Power
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Systems Monitor
Trip Computer
Analog Display
Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Fixed Rear Head Restraints
Front Centre Armrest
2 Seatback Storage Pockets
Securilock Anti-Theft Ignition (pats) Engine Immobilizer
4 12V DC Power Outlets
Air Filtration


Advancetrac w/RSC Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Low Tire Pressure Warning
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Safety Canopy System Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Passenger Knee Airbag
Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute
Rear Child Safety Locks
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Centre 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners