2014 Ford Explorer Base V6 FWD

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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
Base V6 FWD$29,999 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
Base V6 4WD$32,999 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
XLT V6 FWD$36,299 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
XLT V6 4WD$39,299 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
Limited V6 4WD$44,899 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
Sport Ecoboost 4WD$48,499 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
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General Specs

Engine 3.5000 L
Horsepower @RPM290
Fuel TypeUnleaded
Body typeSUV
Number of Doors5
Drive TrainFront Wheel Drive
Transmission TypeAutomatic
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.

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Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front
Audio system with AM/FM radio, CD player (reads MP3 format) and colour screen
Roof antenna
6 speakers
Remote audio controls: steering wheel mounted

Body Exterior

Roof spoiler
Wheel opening mouldings


Brake assist system
4 disc brakes (2 ventilated)
Electronic brake distribution
Cornering brake control
Hill holder Hill Start Assist


Painted front and rear bumpers

Cargo area

Load restraint: hooks


Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00
Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,650.00


Front and rear reading lights
3 passenger assist handles
Cargo area light
Cruise control
Driver and passenger vanity mirror
Remote control trunk/hatch release
2 12V in front, 1 12V in rear, 1 12V in cargo area
MyKey smart key: includes programmable settings


External dimensions: overall length (mm): 5,006, overall width (mm): 2,004, overall height (mm): 1,788, ground clearance (mm): 193, wheelbase (mm): 2,860, front track (mm): 1,702, rear track (mm): 1,702 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 11,951
4X4 specifics: approach angle (degrees): 21.7 and departure angle (degrees): 21.4
Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 1,052, rear headroom (mm): 1,029, front hip room (mm): 1,455, rear hip room (mm): 1,440, front leg room (mm): 1,031, rear leg room (mm): 1,011, front shoulder room (mm): 1,557, rear shoulder room (mm): 1,549, 960, 1,034, 843 and 1,290
Cargo capacity(in litres): rear seat down: 2,285, all seats in place: 595 and third row seats removed: 1,240


Rear door: lifting gate
Doors: driver, rear driver, passenger and rear passenger : front hinged
Black exterior door handles


Block heater
Emissions data: CO2: 4,776 kg/yr
Engine: 3.5L Duratec V 6 DOHC Ti-VCT with VVT

Engine Performance

Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 11.7 ; highway= 7.8 ; combined= 10.0 ;
Power: 290 hp @ 6,500 rpm; 255 ft lb of torque @ 4,000 rpm


Fuel system: multi-point injection
Fuel tank: 70 litre capacity
Fuel: unleaded ( 87 octane)


Low tire pressure monitor
Trip computer: includes avg fuel econ, current fuel econ and fuel range
Service interval indicator
Multi-function display screen 4.2 and 2
Main dashboard display

Interior Trim

Carpet floor mats
Floor covering: carpet in passenger compartment, carpet in load area and none
Luxury trim: alloy look on center floor console, alloy look on doors, alloy look on dashboard and none


LED brake lights and rear lights
Headlights: halogen with projector beam lens
Headlight control with dusk sensor
Daytime running lights


Remote keyless power locks ; automatic locking


Metallic paint


Roof rails black


Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag
Rear seat belts for driver, rear seat belts for passenger, 3-point rear seat belts for center
Crash test results IIHS, G, Good, Marginal, Good and Good, crash test results NHTSA, 5, 4, 5.00 and 5
Passenger knee airbags
Third row seat belts for driver and passenger
All three rows protected by curtain airbags
Trailer stability program
Front side airbags
2 height adjustable head restraints for front seats, 3 height adjustable head restraints for rear seats, 2 head restraints for 3rd row seats
Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger


Seating: 7 passengers
Front seat center armrest
Front driver seat : bucket with 3 power adjustments ; details: power height, manual lumbar and power tilt, front passenger seat : bucket
Third row seats: split-folding split bench with seating for two fold flat to floor
Rear seats: split-folding split bench with seating for three ; details: manual fore/aft
Seat upholstery: cloth


Main service
Intermediate service 16,000, 12, variable distance/period and 9,942


Vehicle speed proportional power steering type
Multi-function steering wheel ; includes height adjustment and telescopic adjustment


Full floor console with covered storage, partial overhead console
Cupholders in front row, rear seats and 3rd row seats


Independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent rear multi-link suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs


Front-wheel drive
Electronic traction control (via ABS & engine management)
Transmission: SelectShift 6-speed automatic w/manual mode ; incl. shifter on floor
Roll stability control
3.390:1 axle ratio
AdvanceTrac with RSC stability control


Ventilation system with cabin filter
Air conditioning


Powertrain type : combustion
Version information 17 Mar 2014
5-door SUV
Data completeness
Date introduced:
Trim level: BASE


Tinted glass
Driver and passenger door mirror: black, power adjustable
Laminated side windows
Rear window with defroster and fixed-speed wiper
Privacy glass on rear and rear side
Rear side windows: wind-up on driver side and passenger side
Zone tinted windshield
Driver and passenger fixed 3rd row windows
Windshield wipers with automatic intermittent wipe
Front power windows with 1 express, rear power windows
Rear view mirror


Warranty powertrain - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km
Roadside assistance warranty: 60 months/ 100,000 km
Paint warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km
Anti-corrosion warranty: 60 months/ Unlimited km
Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 36 months/ 60,000 km


Weights: gross vehicle weight (kg): 2,794, published curb weight (kg): 2,045, gross trailer weight braked (kg): 907, payload allowance (kg): 749, Manufacturer’s own, 2,794 and 2,268


Spare wheel: spacesaver with steel rim
Front and rear steel wheels: 17"x 7.5"
Front and rear all-season tires 245/65/S