What to Expect from the 2025 Ford Explorer: A Detailed Look

2025 Ford Explorer: Bold Updates and Exciting Features Unveiled

Ford is gearing up to transition its production line from the 2024 Explorer to the eagerly awaited 2025 model, marking a significant update in its lineup. Initially set for a mid-cycle refresh in the 2024 model year, the plans were pushed to 2025, a change first reported by Ford Authority last September. This shift means the 2024 Explorer’s production, which only began last month at the Chicago Assembly plant, will be notably brief. 

Ford Explorer

In a recent update, Ford Authority has received information from sources close to the matter that the 2025 Ford Explorer’s production is slated to commence on May 13th. However, those waiting for the Police Interceptor Utility model will have to wait a bit longer, as its production is not set to begin until June 3rd. Given the recent history of supply chain challenges and other unforeseen factors, these dates may be subject to change. 

The 2025 Explorer is not just another SUV; it’s a comprehensive update that Ford enthusiasts have been looking forward to. The refresh includes an updated trim level lineup featuring the Active, Platinum, ST-Line, and ST models. This lineup is complemented by significant styling updates such as a redesigned front fascia, new headlights, and air curtains, and revamped rear taillights and tailgate area. The interior hasn’t been left behind either; it boasts increased legroom in the front row, new soft-touch surfaces, the introduction of the Ford Digital Experience software, and a larger 13.2-inch infotainment screen. 

Ford Explorer

In terms of powertrain options, Ford has streamlined the choices available to consumers. The lineup now excludes a hybrid option, focusing instead on two powerful engines: a turbocharged 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost engine, standard in the Active, Platinum, and ST-Line, and a twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 EcoBoost, which comes standard in the ST and is an optional upgrade for the Platinum model. 

Another noteworthy change for the 2025 Explorer is the shift from a factory-installed Illuminated Door Entry Keypad to a dealer-installed option, now priced at $350. This move aligns with Ford’s strategy to offer customization options directly through dealerships, providing customers with a more personalized purchasing experience. 

Ford Explorer

As Ford continues to navigate through the complexities of modern vehicle production, including supply chain issues, the anticipation for the 2025 Explorer grows. The latest updates promise to make it a strong contender in the competitive SUV market, reflecting Ford’s commitment to innovation, style, and performance. Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the production date, and prepare to explore like never before with the 2025 Ford Explorer. 



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