2015 Ford Explorer

The current Explorer version is very different design and many changes are made related to its predecessor. Some of the major changes for the SUV crossover are in fuel consumption and better fuel economy. Also the 2014 Explorer was redesigned and restyled. New 2015 Ford Explorer will be almost the same as the model from this year. There were rumors telling us that this SUV will be brand new vehicle, but it is not going to happen for 2015 year model, but for the some of the future vehicles. So, just to mention, it will be 3 row crossover, meant for off road ride. Engine lineup won’t be touched. There is more than enough space for passengers and also in store area.

2015 Ford Explorer

2015 Ford Explorer Changes

So, even that the new Explorer are annonced to be the same as last, there are some minor changes worth of mentioning. New colors are expected, and also expansion of accessories will be the biggest updates. One thing that makes those small redesign interesting is possibility of reducing the price of the vehicle. Also, because of the annoncement of same engine lineup, it is pretty sure that we won’t see Explorer as a hybrid in 2015 year model. There were gossips about it, but not going to happen.

2015 Ford Explorer rear view

2015 Ford Explorer Engines

The 2015 Ford Explorer will have to offer three engine versions. First, the standard for base models,  is The 3.5-liter V6 that produces 290 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. It was made affordable and excellent choice to all buyers with fuel economy of 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine is another option. It has 240 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. Vehicles with this engine will also have excellent fuel economy estimated at 28 mpg on the highway. Third and the most powerful engine is the Sport model. Powered by a 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 EcoBoost engine it produces 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. Drive choices for all 2015 Explorer models will be FWD and AWD. Also, all engines are paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Ford’s SelectShift function will be equipped on 2015 Explorer models with the V6 engine and it allows manual shifting.

2015 Ford Explorer Release Date and Price

As it is already mentioned, it could be expected that the 2015 Explorer has a slightly lower price than the current version. There is no official release date yet. However, we can expect this crossover SUV  on the market in the first half of next year. The 2015 Ford Explorer base version FWD will probably cost just under $ 30,000.

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