Used 2014 Ford Explorer

2014 Ford Explorer
List price range
$12,694 - $31,998

Pros

  • Upscale cabin
  • abundant high-tech features
  • comfortable ride
  • top crash test scores
  • fuel-efficient turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • strong turbocharged V6.

Cons

  • Less rear seat and cargo room than many rivals
  • feels bigger than it is behind the wheel.

Used 2014 Ford Explorer for Sale

Ford Explorer 2014 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
17,520 miles
Used 2014
Ford Explorer
Limited
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$29,998
Est.Loan: $546/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Ford Explorer 2014 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
41,656 miles
Used 2014
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$23,460
Est.Loan: $427/mo
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**LEATHER, MOONROOF, NAVIGATION, BACKUP CAMERA** 2014 Explorer XLT 4x4...Leather...Navigation...Moonroof...Rearview Camera...Power Heated Front Seats...Power Liftgate...SYNC Bluetooth...Premium Audio...Tilt Steering Wheel w/Cruise and Audio Controls...Side Airbags BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
Ford Explorer 2014 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
75,691 miles
Used 2014
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$19,400
Est.Loan: $353/mo
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Navigation** Power Lift Gate** Rear View Camera** Sync** Sirius Radio** Cruise Control** Dual Zone Climate Control** Premium Sound System** 2014 Ford Explorer XLT Dark Side Metallic. CARFAX One-Owner. This vehicle is at the Chantilly location. All prices are plus tax, tags and processing.
Ford Explorer 2014 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
57,299 miles
Used 2014
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$21,597
Est.Loan: $393/mo
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Ford Explorer 2014 Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
57,335 miles
Used 2014
Ford Explorer
Sport
List$25,689
Est.Loan: $468/mo
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Ford Explorer 2014 XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
68,801 miles
Used 2014
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$18,831
Est.Loan: $343/mo
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Ford Explorer 2014 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
53,024 miles
Used 2014
Ford Explorer
XLT
(20)
Hersons Kia
18.3 mi away
List$19,991
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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Ford Explorer 2014 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
73 miles
Used 2014
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$18,493
Est.Loan: $337/mo
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Ford Explorer 2014 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
72,992 miles
Used 2014
Ford Explorer
XLT
Audi Arlington
24.4 mi away
List$18,587
Est.Loan: $339/mo
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Ford Explorer 2014 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
41,387 miles
Used 2014
Ford Explorer
XLT
(3)
Ideal Buick GMC
25.5 mi away
List$24,895
Est.Loan: $453/mo
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Dealer Notes
This outstanding example of a 2014 Ford Explorer XLT is offered by Ideal Buick Inc.. This vehicle is loaded with great features, plus it comes with the CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee. Treat yourself to an SUV that surrounds you with all the comfort and conveniences of a luxury sedan. With 4WD, you can take this 2014 Ford Explorer to places roads don't go. It's all about the adventure and getting the most enjoyment out of your new ride. It's not a misprint. And the odometer isn't broken. This is a very low mileage Ford Explorer. A rare find these days. More information about the 2014 Ford Explorer: The Ford Explorer has been rated one of the safest utility vehicles at any size or price; it's the first vehicle in the world to offer rear inflatable seatbelts. Curve control--a more advanced version of electronic stability control--is also a Ford exclusive. Ford's MyKey system helps parents reel in teen drivers. The Explorer also stands out for being one of the 'greenest' choices available. Ford claims best-in-class gas mileage for non-hybrids and notes that the Explorer EcoBoost will go 20 percent farther on a gallon of gas than the Honda Pilot. Strengths of this model include surprisingly good gas mileage with EcoBoost engine, excellent ride quality, good value, Quiet interior, and world-class safety features Our Dealership has built a reputation on providing courteous, honest service. Our customers appreciate the way we do business, and we know you will too. Ideal Buick GMC of Frederick (aka Ideal Auto Group) has been serving the community since 1908. We strive to offer our customers the finest vehicles in America at competitive prices with an unrelenting drive to ensure that every customer is completely satisfied.
Ford Explorer 2014 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
56,131 miles
Used 2014
Ford Explorer
Base
CarMax
28.5 mi away
List$19,599
Est.Loan: $357/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Ford Explorer 2014 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
46,403 miles
Used 2014
Ford Explorer
Limited
List$25,000
Est.Loan: $455/mo
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2014 Ford Explorer Limited Sterling Gray Metallic ONE OWNER, ALLOY WHEELS, LEATHER SEATING, REAR VIEW CAMERA, THIRD ROW SEATING, TOW PACKAGE, SIRIUS XM RADIO, SECOND ROW BUCKET SEATS, PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM, FOUR WHEEL DRIVE, DUAL PANEL MOONROOF, BLUETOOTH AUDIO STREAMING, HEATED & COOLED SEATS, ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL, AWD, 4.7 Pin Wiring Harness, Active Park Assist, BLIS Blind Spot Information System, BLIS Plus Inflatable Rear-Seatbelt Package, Engine Oil Cooler, Equipment Group 302A, Heated Steering Wheel, HID Headlamps w/Auto High Beams, Inflatable Rear Seatbelts, Lane Departure Warning & Lane Keep Assist, Luxury Seating Package, Perf Leather-Trimmed Heated/Cooled Bucket Seats, Power Liftgate, Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel, PowerFold 3rd Row Seat, Rain Sensing Wipers, Trailer Tow Package %28Class III%29, Voice-Activated Navigation System. AWD 6-Speed Automatic with Select-Shift 3.5L 6-Cylinder SMPI DOHC You will have TOTAL CONFIDENCE in purchasing a pre-owned vehicle here at Koons of Silver Spring. Every pre-owned vehicle comes with a minimum of a 3 month/3,000 mile comprehensive warranty%2521 Please call 301-890-6100 for further details on your used car purchase in Silver Spring. All prices are plus, tax, tags, and %2524300 processing fee. Koons of Silver Spring has the BEST selection of used cars in the area with the MOST competitive pricing in the market%2521 FEEL FREE TO CONTACT THE OWNER, ALEX PERDIKIS, DIRECT AT ALEX%40KOONSOFSILVERSPRING.COM %2521 Please come see us today at Koons of Silver Spring if you are looking for a new Ford, Lincoln, Mazda, or used car in the Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Columbia, Wheaton, Washington DC, Rockville, Gaithersburg and Silver Spring areas. Voice-Activated Navigation System,BLIS Plus Inflatable Rear-Seatbelt Package,Equipment Group 302A,Luxury Seating Package,Trailer Tow Package %28Class III%29,12 Speakers,AM/FM radio%3A SiriusXM,CD player,MP3 decoder,Premium audio system%3A Sony,Radio data system,Radio%3A Sony Audio System w/12-Speakers,Air Conditioning,Automatic temperature control,Front dual zone A/C,Rear air conditioning,Rear window defroster,Memory seat,Pedal memory,Power driver seat,Power steering,Power windows,Remote keyless entry,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,SYNC,Four wheel independent suspension,Speed-sensing steering,Traction control,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,ABS brakes,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Front anti-roll bar,Knee airbag,Low tire pressure warning,Occupant sensing airbag,Overhead airbag,Rear anti-roll bar,Power Liftgate,BLIS Blind Spot Information System,Electronic Stability Control,Active Park Assist,Exterior Parking Camera Rear,Rear Parking Sensors,Delay-off headlights,Front fog lights,Fully automatic headlights,Inflatable Rear Seatbelts,Panic alarm,Security system,Speed control,Engine Oil Cooler,Bumpers%3A body-color,Heated door mirrors,HID Headlamps w/Auto High Beams,Power door mirrors,Roof rack%3A rails only,Spoiler,Turn signal indicator mirrors,Adjustable pedals,Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror,Compass,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Front reading lights,Garage door transmitter%3A HomeLink,Heated Steering Wheel,Illuminated entry,Lane Departure Warning & Lane Keep Assist,Outside temperature display,Overhead console,Passenger vanity mirror,Perf Leather-Trimmed Heated/Cooled Bucket Seats,Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel,Rear reading lights,Rear seat center armrest,Tachometer,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Trip computer,3rd row seats%3A split-bench,Front Bucket Seats,Front Center Armrest,Heated front seats,Heated rear seats,Leather-Trimmed Heated Bucket Seats,Power passenger seat,PowerFold 3rd Row Seat,Split folding rear seat,Passenger door bin,4.7 Pin Wiring Harness,20%2522 Painted Aluminum Wheels,Rain Sensing Wipers,Rear window wiper,Speed-Sensitive Wipers,Variably intermittent wipers,3.65 Axle Ratio,ONE OWNER,ALLOY WHEELS,LEATHER SEATING,REAR VIEW CAMERA,THIRD ROW SEATING,TOW PACKAGE,SIRIUS XM RADIO,SECOND ROW BUCKET SEATS,PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM,FOUR WHEEL DRIVE,DUAL PANEL MOONROOF,BLUETOOTH AUDIO STREAMING,HEATED & COOLED SEATS,ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL
Ford Explorer 2014 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
105,950 miles
Used 2014
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$15,250
Est.Loan: $278/mo
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Ford Explorer 2014 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
84,907 miles
Used 2014
Ford Explorer
Limited
List$21,000
Est.Loan: $383/mo
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Ford Explorer 2014 XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
56,610 miles
Used 2014
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$17,995
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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Ford Explorer 2014 XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
132,637 miles
Used 2014
Ford Explorer
XLT
(18)
Cowles Nissan
30.1 mi away
List$12,694
Est.Loan: $237/mo
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Ford Explorer 2014 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
28,731 miles
Used 2014
Ford Explorer
XLT
East West Lincoln
32.9 mi away
List$29,995
Est.Loan: $546/mo
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We only stock the Highest Quality Preowned Cars & Light Trucks in the DC Area. East West Lincoln is the only free-standing Lincoln dealership in the area and we love what we do!
Ford Explorer 2014 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
46,959 miles
Used 2014
Ford Explorer
Base
List$17,999
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

It's not as versatile or roomy as some other large crossover SUVs, but the 2014 Ford Explorer is still a respectable pick in this class thanks to its high-end cabin and long list of advanced features.

vehicle overview

The introduction of the Ford Explorer for 1991 helped cement the popularity of the sport-utility vehicle all across America. A rugged alternative to a station wagon, it was a perfect match for the times. Since then, the family SUV landscape has changed quite a bit, but the 2014 Ford Explorer has kept up with the times. Its combination of power, fuel economy and interior refinement makes it far more desirable for everyday use than previous versions.

Like all modern crossover SUVs, the Ford Explorer has adopted carlike unibody construction in lieu of older models' truck-based underpinnings. The advantages are many, as today's Explorer offers more interior space, better fuel economy and a more comfortable ride, all of which are desirable in a family vehicle. The Ford is also pretty upscale inside, with seating for up to seven passengers and a comprehensive list of convenience and safety features. The latter includes advanced options you won't find on many other similarly priced crossover SUVs, such as second-row seatbelt airbags as well as lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist.

The standard 290-horsepower V6 will meet most buyers' needs, but the Explorer's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is a viable option, too. It actually costs extra to get this engine, but we've found it's still suitably powerful and its fuel economy numbers are best-in-class. In theory, the fuel savings will also pay for the engine upgrade in just a few years. On the performance side of the spectrum, there's the Explorer Sport model, which comes with a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that generates 365 hp. In addition to that potent engine, the Sport also comes with firmer suspension tuning and special interior and exterior trim details.

There are a few drawbacks to the 2014 Ford Explorer, depending on your priorities. Taller families may not be happy with the second- and third-row seating, which isn't as roomy as in other crossovers. It's the same with total cargo capacity. We're also not fond of the MyFord Touch interface's frequent glitches, or the way that the Explorer feels bigger behind the wheel than it really is -- even with all the available tech features onboard, it's not an easy vehicle to maneuver in tight spaces.

As such, it's a good idea to shop around a bit. Possible alternatives include the roomier 2014 Chevrolet Traverse and 2014 Mazda CX-9; the refined 2014 Dodge Durango, which also gives you more versatility for towing; or even the Explorer's more wagonlike sibling, the Ford Flex. If you're drawn to the upscale look and many comforts of the 2014 Ford Explorer, however, it still stands as a respectable choice.

trim levels & features

The 2014 Ford Explorer is a large crossover SUV available in base, XLT, Limited and Sport trim levels.

Standard equipment includes a V6 engine, 17-inch steel wheels, automatic headlamps, rear privacy glass, integrated blind-spot mirrors, roof rails, cruise control, full power accessories, air-conditioning, a 50/50-split third-row seat, 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.

The XLT adds 18-inch alloy wheels, foglamps, rear parking sensors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a keyless entry code pad, Bluetooth, Sync (Ford's voice-activated phone/entertainment interface), a six-way front passenger seat, satellite radio and a USB port.

With the XLT trim, Ford offers the Equipment Group 201A package that adds a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, a nine-speaker sound system and the Driver Connect package, which includes an auto-dimming rearview mirror, MyFord Touch electronics controls (includes three configurable displays, two USB ports, SD card reader and audio/video input jacks) and upgraded Sync functionality. The 202A package includes all of the 201A equipment, plus leather upholstery, heated front seats and an eight-way power driver seat with power-adjustable lumbar.

The Limited bundles all of the above items and adds 20-inch wheels, heated outboard second-row seats, remote engine start, power-adjustable pedals with memory, a 110-volt power outlet and a 12-speaker Sony sound system with HD radio. Optional for the Limited is the 301A package, which includes a power liftgate, a power-folding operation for the third-row seat, an eight-way power passenger seat, ventilated front seats, a heated and power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and a navigation system. To this, the 302A package adds xenon headlamps, automatic high beams, an automatic parallel-parking system, lane-departure and lane-keeping assist, a blind-spot warning system and inflatable seatbelts for second-row outboard passengers. Adaptive cruise control with impeding frontal collision warning and brake priming is a stand-alone option.

The Explorer Sport is equipped similarly to the Limited, although it lacks the leather upholstery, 110-volt outlet and power-adjustable pedals. It also comes with different 20-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, front sport seats (with extra lateral bolstering) and unique interior and exterior trim details. The Sport's 401A package adds the power liftgate, navigation system, blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, inflatable seatbelts, power-adjustable steering wheel and pedals, heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, driver seat memory, power front passenger seat and 110-volt outlet. The navigation system and adaptive cruise control can also be purchased as stand-alone options.

Some of the features in the XLT and Limited's optional packages can be added as individual options, too. These include a dual-panel sunroof, second-row captain's chairs and a rear seat entertainment system with dual headrest-mounted displays.

performance & mpg

All 2014 Ford Explorers, except for the Sport, come standard with a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 290 hp and 255 pound-feet of torque along with a six-speed automatic transmission. With this engine, you have your choice of front-wheel drive or optional four-wheel drive (there is no low-range gearing). Four-wheel-drive models have Ford's Terrain Management System, a selectable four-mode system that optimizes traction electronically for different conditions. Hill descent control and hill start assist are also included.

In Edmunds testing, a 4WD Explorer Limited with the base V6 accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 8.4 seconds, while a lighter 4WD XLT model was slightly quicker at 8.1 seconds -- these are average times for a large crossover SUV. A front-drive V6 Explorer returns an EPA-estimated 20 mpg combined (17 mpg city/24 mpg highway), also average for the class. Four-wheel drive lowers this to a still respectable 18 mpg combined (16 mpg city/22 mpg highway).

Optional on all front-wheel-drive Ford Explorers is the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine making 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. It also uses the six-speed automatic transmission. In Edmunds testing, a four-cylinder-equipped Explorer went from zero to 60 mph in 9.1 seconds, which is on the slow side for the class. Fuel economy, however, is best-in-class at 23 mpg combined (20 mpg city/28 mpg highway).

The Explorer Sport is 4WD only, and it comes with a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine and the six-speed automatic. The turbo V6 is rated at 365 hp and 360 lb-ft of torque. EPA-estimated fuel economy stands at 18 mpg combined (16 mpg city and 22 mpg highway).

Properly equipped, an Explorer with either of the V6 engines can tow 5,000 pounds.

safety

Every 2014 Ford Explorer comes standard with stability and traction control, trailer sway control, front seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, a front passenger knee airbag and MyKey, which allows parents to specify limits for vehicle speed and stereo volume. The Explorer's stability control system also includes Ford's Curve Control, which can monitor speed carried into a corner and decelerate if necessary.

Rear parking sensors are standard on all but the base Explorer. A rearview camera is optional for the XLT and standard on the Limited. The Limited can also be had with impending frontal collision warning and brake priming (bundled with the adaptive cruise control), lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist, a blind-spot warning system and inflatable seatbelts for second-row outboard passengers.

In Edmunds brake testing, both the 4WD Explorer XLT and Limited V6 stopped from 60 mph in 118 feet -- a good performance for a large crossover SUV. Meanwhile, the four-cylinder Explorer XLT did it in 130 feet, which is just average for this class.

In government crash tests, the Explorer earned a five-star rating (out of a possible five) for overall crash protection, with five stars for total front-impact protection and five stars for total side-impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety similarly gave its top score of "Good" for the Explorer's performance in frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength tests. Its seatbelts and head restraints also earned a "Good" rating for whiplash protection in rear impacts.

driving

The 2014 Ford Explorer rides very smoothly on the highway, with good composure that gets only a little busier with the Limited model's 20-inch wheels over broken pavement. As such, Ford's crossover SUV is enjoyable on longer drives. It handles securely in typical driving situations, but overall, it feels larger and less maneuverable than similarly sized rivals.

The same is true of the Explorer Sport, but thanks to its sport-tuned suspension and steering, it reacts more quickly to inputs and generally imparts greater driver confidence. And while the Sport gives up a bit of that cushy ride quality, the ride is still well within the realm of acceptability for this class of vehicle.

The Sport also comes with the turbocharged V6, which offers V8-like acceleration. But the reality is that the base V6 is powerful enough in most situations. And don't be quick to dismiss the idea of a four-cylinder powering this none-too-small SUV. It's not as strong as the V6s, but it provides adequate acceleration for daily use and, of course, better fuel mileage than you'd get with the V6.

interior

Especially considering the price, the Explorer's interior is pleasantly upscale. Materials quality is attractive and luxurious, with a soft-touch dashboard and precise-feeling controls. The front seats are very supportive, too.

The optional MyFord Touch interface contributes to the premium vibe, as it adds a high-resolution display screen (plus two additional screens for the gauge cluster) and touch-sensitive audio and climate "buttons." We've never been very fond of this system, but in our tests of the 2014 Explorer, Ford's latest improvements to MyFord Touch have made a noticeable difference. While it's still not the easiest touchscreen interface to use, the previous glitches and slow response times have been banished. As before, we also like how MyFord Touch complements the voice-activated Sync system.

The Explorer has 80 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, making it less spacious than the Dodge Durango and well below the Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia. The third row is somewhat cramped and will only really work for children. Families with small children might also be disappointed with the Explorer's second-row seats, as there's not as much room to install rear-facing child safety seats -- something you'd expect to do with ease in a vehicle of this size. And while the Explorer has the commanding ride height expected in an SUV, its thick roof pillars and tall dash limit outward visibility. Even when you equip all the available parking aids, it's a handful in tight spaces.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2014 Ford Explorer.

Love my new ford explorer!
momforddriver, 10/2/2013
Why did I wait so long to trade in my 2003 Ford explorer for the new 2014 ford explorer limited! I test drove the limited, awd & 4 cyl. ecoboost; plus th xlt & sport. Of all of them, the limited offers the most comfort & advanced options I was looking for. This truck rides so much more car like than my last explorer. Additionally, I like the pickup from the regular 3.5L 6 cylinder engine on the limited vs. the ecoboost 2.0L 4 cylinder. I think a 4 cyl. is good for a car, but not an suv. I recently took a carload of teenagers in my limited and it handled beautifully with the "extra weight" in the car. I don't think the 4 cyl. could have handled that.
Sport
whp87, 2/5/2014
I traded in my 2011 charger r/t and 1500 silverado for the explorer sport and my wife couldn't be happier. The sport handles superbly in the horrible snow storms in the Rocky Mountain Region. The sport seems as if it is almost as quick as my charger r/t. The sport is really fun to drive and fits all sorts of stuff for my young family. The fuel economy is very misleading; on a road trip of approximately 1200 miles round trip, I averaged 18 mpg, which made me a little upset considering 22mpg is what is advertised. Overall it is a wonderful vehicle; it's fast enough for me, comfortable and safe for my family, and it fits all of my kids' stuff.
Good overall but not great
mark3840, 7/13/2014
We like our Limited Explorer quite a bit. Good daily driver and good on trips. I would prefer the larger Expedition but the Explorer is all we need. Engine has to struggle to perform but it suffices. Unbelievable amount of torque steer!! I imagine the larger ecoboost performs better but it only comes in Sport model. We paid just over $43k for MSRP of $50k - so good value for what it is. It rides well and has lots of features - but there are downsides as well. The technology is not intuitive and it takes way too many touches to get done what you want. Very distracting. We now have 69k miles. It's been a good SUV but falls a little short in performance and technology compared to CUV's that cost a lot more.
Very happy with 2014 Explorer
WestMich, 3/2/2016
This 2014 Explorer Limited is my second in a row. Company cars. I have around 60k miles on her and she has been a workhorse at over 30k miles per year. When you drive this much and spend so much time in the car you learn what you like and do not like about a car quickly for everyday use. Pros: Comfy seating, heated seats in front and back, cooled front seats, HEATED STEERING WHEEL (not an option in any Subaru and many other winter-built cars which blows my mind), large capacity rear storage and very functional, push-button rear seat/storage configurations, adequate acceleration, adequate GPS. Great back-up camera and love the audio back-up notification if something is in the way. Confy ride on the road. Has given me no mechanical trouble since day 1, which may be my favorite thing about it. Cons: The infotainment system is a total fail--complicated interface, controls stink and voice recognition is infuriatingly horrible. Those designers need to be reassigned to shipping and receiving. Randomly freezes and re-boots. Second row of seats has poor leg room for an SUV this size. AWD system selection that adjusts torque/gear ratios based on selection is not my favorite. Had to get snow tires for decent snow traction, and ground clearance could be better--I have been stuck in 6-8 inches of snow. Nit-picky things: The front console storage is poorly designed in my opinion: just a huge cavity--how can this be practical? Anything that goes in on the bottom is necessarily inaccessible if you put anything else in there. Also, the storage under the touch screen is just as bad--had to access the USB ports and it is just a cavern where things are jumbled together.
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Features & Specs

MPG
17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
290 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
17 city / 23 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
290 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
290 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
290 hp @ 6500 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover16.9%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2014 Ford Explorer Overview

The Used 2014 Ford Explorer is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), and 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2014 Ford Explorer?

Save up to $300 on one of 82 Used 2014 Ford Explorer for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $12,694 as of08/18/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2014 Ford Explorer trim styles:

  • The Used 2014 Ford Explorer XLT is priced between $12,694 and$29,995 with odometer readings between 73 and132637 miles.
  • The Used 2014 Ford Explorer Limited is priced between $19,990 and$31,998 with odometer readings between 17520 and105439 miles.
  • The Used 2014 Ford Explorer Base is priced between $13,994 and$19,599 with odometer readings between 46959 and109320 miles.
  • The Used 2014 Ford Explorer Sport is priced between $17,995 and$26,982 with odometer readings between 42579 and109967 miles.

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Which used 2014 Ford Explorers are available in my area?

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