Used 2015 Ford Explorer SUV

2015 Ford Explorer
List price range
$14,550 - $45,470

Pros

  • Upscale cabin
  • abundant high-tech features
  • comfortable ride
  • 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 2015 Ford Explorer SUV for Sale

Ford Explorer 2015 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
34,120 miles
Used 2015
Ford Explorer
XLT
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$25,998
Est.Loan: $473/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.Prior Use:Fleet
Ford Explorer 2015 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
73,226 miles
Used 2015
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$19,998
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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Ford Explorer 2015 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
44,970 miles
Used 2015
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$25,985
Est.Loan: $473/mo
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Ford Explorer 2015 Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
43,850 miles
Used 2015
Ford Explorer
Sport
List$29,500
Est.Loan: $537/mo
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$300 Below Market
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2015... Ford Explorer... Sport... 3.5L Twin Turbocharged V6... Heated & Cooled Front Seats... Navigation... Rear Camera... BLISS... Power Sunroof... Remote Start... Power Liftgate... Bluetooth... One Owner... Clean Carfax. For the all new Country Buick-GMC Come check out our Huge Inventory and Super Savings.
Ford Explorer 2015 XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
103,687 miles
Used 2015
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$14,550
Est.Loan: $272/mo
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2015 FORD EXPLORER Front with powerful V6, 3.5L engine and driven only 103687 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 703-445-2277All of our vehicles pass a rigorous Multi-Point Quality Inspection - Buy with confidence. No Credit, Bad Credit, No problem! Tax ID, No Problem! We Finance EVERYONE! Guaranteed Credit Approval! Rates starting at 1.99%. Apply Online at WWW.CAPAUTOVA.COM. - TRADE-IN WELCOME!!! - Extended Warranties Available! Call (703) 445-CARS (2277) to make an appointment or drop by to check out our new Chantilly showroom located at: 25280 Pleasant Valley Rd.Suite 150Chantilly, VA 20152 We are open 7 days a week - Monday thru Saturday ?9am-8pm , Sunday 11am-4pm, and any other time convenient for you - by appointment.
Ford Explorer 2015 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
79,485 miles
Used 2015
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$20,100
Est.Loan: $366/mo
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Navigation** Dual Panel Moon Roof** Trailer Tow Package** Premium Sound System** 20 Wheels** Power Lift Gate** Blis** Sirius Radio** Sync** 2015 Ford Explorer XLT Tuxedo Black Metallic CARFAX One-Owner. This vehicle is at the Chantilly location. All prices are plus tax, tags and processing.
Ford Explorer 2015 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
62,669 miles
Used 2015
Ford Explorer
Limited
(56)
Pohanka Acura
10.2 mi away
List$23,258
Est.Loan: $424/mo
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Ford Explorer 2015 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
48,163 miles
Used 2015
Ford Explorer
Base
List$19,803
Est.Loan: $361/mo
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2015 Ford Explorer AWD in Oxford White. 3RD ROW SEATING, LOW MILES, ONE OWNER LOCAL TRADE IN. 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 2015 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
61,557 miles
Used 2015
Ford Explorer
Limited
List$22,998
Est.Loan: $419/mo
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Ford Explorer 2015 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
53,353 miles
Used 2015
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$21,991
Est.Loan: $401/mo
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Ford Explorer 2015 Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
37,595 miles
Used 2015
Ford Explorer
Sport
List$30,500
Est.Loan: $555/mo
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Ford Explorer 2015 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
39,273 miles
Used 2015
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$23,841
Est.Loan: $434/mo
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Ford Explorer 2015 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
18,237 miles
Used 2015
Ford Explorer
Base
CarMax
18 mi away
List$22,598
Est.Loan: $412/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 used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (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.Prior Use:Loaner,Fleet
Ford Explorer 2015 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
42,393 miles
Used 2015
Ford Explorer
Limited
List$27,000
Est.Loan: $492/mo
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Ford Explorer 2015 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
70,433 miles
Used 2015
Ford Explorer
Limited
(5)
Kargar Motors
18.8 mi away
List$22,877
Est.Loan: $417/mo
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**LOOKS AND RUNS GREAT***ONE OWNER, AWD LIMITED, NAVIGATION, BACK UP CAMERA, XM RADIO, SYNC, BLUETOOTH, STOW AWAY 3RD ROW, POWER WINDOWS, MIRRORS, LOCKS, SEATS, LEATHER, COOLED AND HEATED SETAS, SPOILER, BLIND SPOT ASSIST, ADJUSTABLE GAS-BRAKE PEDALS, ALLOY WHEELS, TINTED WINDOWS, ROOF RACK, CD PLAYER, AM/FM RADIO, TRIP COMPUTER, REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY AND MORE***VA SAFETY INSPECTED***AUTOCHECK CERTIFIED***QUALIFIES FOR AUTOCHECK BUY BACK PROTECTION**FINANCING AVAILABLE***EXTENDED WARRANTY AVAILABLE*** Contact our Sales at 703-520-9696.
Ford Explorer 2015 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
36,135 miles
Used 2015
Ford Explorer
XLT
Shannon Auto Sales
19.2 mi away
List$23,777
Est.Loan: $433/mo
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2015 FORD EXPLORER %2522XLT%2522 4X4 %2A POWER SEAT %2A REAR CAMERA %2A ALLOY WHEELS %2A 3RD ROW SEAT %2A REAR CLIMATE CONTROL %2A MICROSOFT SYNC %2A HANDSFREE PHONE %2A BLUETOOTH MEDIA %2A STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS %2A CRUISE CONTROL %2A FOG LIGHTS %2A POWER MIRRORS %2A ROOF RACK %2A SHADED SIDE & REAR WINDOWS %2A VERY NICELY OPTIONED%2521%2521Visit Shannon Auto Sales online at www.shannonautosales.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-361-3040 today to schedule your test drive. 4x4,Air Conditioning,Alloy Wheels,Anti-Lock Brakes,Automatic Headlights,Backup Camera,Bluetooth,Bucket Seats,Cargo Area Tiedowns,Child Safety Door Locks,Cruise Control,Driver Airbag,Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat,Electronic Brake Assistance,Electronic Parking Aid,Extra Keys,Fog Lights,Front Side Airbag with Head Protection,Handsfree Wireless,Interval Wipers,Leather Steering Wheel,Load Bearing Exterior Rack,Passenger Airbag,Passenger Multi-Adjustable Power Seat,Power Brakes,Power Locks,Power Mirrors,Power Seats,Power Steering,Power Windows,Rear Defroster,Rear Spoiler,Rear Wiper,Run Flat Tires,Satellite Radio,Second Row Folding Seat,Second Row Multi-Adjustable Power Seat,Side Head Curtain Airbag,Steering Wheel Mounted Controls,Tachometer,Telematics System,Telescopic Steering Column,Third Row Seat,Tilt Wheel,Tinted Windows,Tire Pressure Monitor,Traction Control,Trip Computer,Vehicle Stability Control System,4WD/AWD,ABS Brakes,AM/FM Radio,Cruise control,Deep Tinted Glass,Navigation Aid,Power Door Locks,Power windows,Rear Window Defogger,Run flat tires,Tilt Steering,Tilt Steering Column,Trip computer,Vehicle Anti-Theft
Ford Explorer 2015 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
42,204 miles
Used 2015
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$24,481
Est.Loan: $446/mo
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1 Owner Carfax, 4-Wheel Drive, Heated Leather Seats, Remote Start, Alloy Wheels, Ford Sync, My Ford Touch, Rear View Camera, Bluetooth, Towing Package, AWD, Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror, Comfort Package, Driver Connect Package, Dual Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature (DEATC), Equipment Group 202B, Leather-Trimmed Heated Bucket Seats, Premium Audio System w/9 Speakers, Radio: AM/FM Stereo w/Single CD/MP3 Capable, Rear-View Camera, Remote Start System, SYNC w/MyFord Touch. Recent Arrival! CARFAX One-Owner. 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 2015 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
26,515 miles
Used 2015
Ford Explorer
XLT
Koons Outlet
21.5 mi away
List$25,580
Est.Loan: $466/mo
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ONE OWNER~POWER LIFTGATE~NAVIGATION SYSTEM.<br>One Owner 2015 Ford Explorer XLT, All Wheel Drive, Loaded with Voice activated navigation system, Navigation system, Second Row bucket seats, Power lift gate, Driver connect package, Remote engine start, Comfort package.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2015 Ford Explorer isn't as versatile or roomy as some other large, three-row crossover SUVs, but is still a respectable pick in this class, thanks to its high-end cabin and long list of advanced features.

vehicle overview

One of the original SUVs, the Ford Explorer has been providing family transportation for nearly 25 years. Today's 2015 model, the largest and most luxurious yet, provides three rows of seating, three different engine choices, decent cargo space for the kids and their stuff and a sleek and handsome profile. As such, this Ford is certainly a good fit for almost any family's garage.

Driving the Explorer on a daily basis is pleasant, thanks to its quiet interior and comfortable ride. You'll also likely be pleased with the interior's high-quality materials and big collection of standard and optional features. For power, the standard V6 should be good for most owners, but Ford also offers a couple of engine options, which is unusual for this class. For enhanced fuel economy, there's a turbocharged four-cylinder that will get you an EPA-estimated 23 mpg combined. Or, for quicker acceleration and stronger performance when towing, there's a turbocharged V6 on the Explorer Sport model.

Unfortunately, there are some things that this tenured professor of SUV University doesn't do extremely well. While some crossovers have mastered the ability to drive smaller than they are, the Explorer is a bit the opposite and feels bulky and difficult to see out of and park. The interior isn't very roomy for this class of vehicle, either. Headroom in the second row is limited, and legroom in the optional third row isn't enough for anyone other than small children. Cargo capacity is adequate, but you'll be able to fit more stuff inside most other comparable rivals.

Luckily, there is no dearth of options in this segment. The Toyota Highlander is efficient, powerful and very comfortable. As such, it's one of our top picks. The Dodge Durango features a high-quality interior, along with some great user-friendly tech features. Also worth checking out is the roomier 2015 Chevrolet Traverse (or its twin, the GMC Acadia), the sporty Mazda CX-9 or Ford's own wagonlike Flex. Overall, we think the Edmunds.com "B" rated 2015 Ford Explorer is a respectable choice that can provide you with the right kind of utility and some extra style, but it's worth looking around in this ever-expanding segment before you make up your mind.

trim levels & features

The 2015 Ford Explorer is a large three-row crossover SUV available in four trim levels: base, XLT, Limited and Sport.

Standard equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, rear privacy glass, roof rails, cruise control, full power accessories, air-conditioning, a 60/40-split second-row seat, 50/50-split third-row seat, a six-way power driver seat (manual recline), a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 4.2-inch display screen and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack.

The XLT adds upgraded brakes, foglights, rear parking sensors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a keyless entry code pad, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, Sync (Ford's voice-activated phone/entertainment interface), a six-way power front passenger seat, satellite radio and a USB port.

For the XLT, the Equipment Group 201A package 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, an 8-inch touchscreen display (MyFord Touch), two USB ports, an SD card reader 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. With the 202A package equipped, the Appearance package becomes available, and it adds 20-inch alloy wheels, body-colored door handles, leather seats with suede inserts and unique floor mats.

The Limited gets the XLT 202A's equipment, plus 20-inch wheels, keyless ignition and entry, remote engine start, driver memory settings, power-adjustable pedals, 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, a heated and power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, ventilated front seats and a navigation system.

To this, the 302A package adds xenon headlights, automatic high-beam control, automatic windshield wipers, an automatic parallel-parking system, lane-departure and lane-keeping assist, a blind-spot warning system, rear cross-traffic alert and inflatable seatbelts for second-row outboard passengers. Adaptive cruise control with frontal-collision warning and brake priming is a stand-alone option. When the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is equipped, the 302A package becomes the 303A package, but the equipment is the same.

The Explorer Sport is equipped similarly to the Limited, but some of the Limited's standard features are optional here. You get 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 keyless ignition and entry, a power liftgate, 110-volt outlet, a front power passenger seat, driver memory settings, power-adjustable pedals, navigation system, ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable and heated steering wheel and the Limited's optional safety features. The adaptive cruise control is again optional.

Other options for the XLT, Limited and Sport include a dual-panel sunroof, second-row captain's chairs and a rear-seat entertainment system with dual headrest-mounted displays.

performance & mpg

The 2015 Ford Explorer lineup offers a wide range of powertrains, allowing one to prioritize performance or fuel economy. As such, EPA fuel economy estimates range from fair to fairly impressive.

All 2015 Ford Explorers, except for the Sport, come standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine. It produces 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque and is paired 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 get hill descent control, hill start assist and Ford's Terrain Management System, a selectable four-mode system that optimizes traction electronically for different conditions.

In Edmunds testing, a four-wheel-drive 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 city/24 highway), and four-wheel drive lowers mileage to a still-respectable 19 mpg combined (17/23). We managed to earn 20 mpg on Edmunds.com's 120-mile evaluation route.

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 much more impressive at 23 mpg combined (20 city/28 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 puts out 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque, and the EPA estimates it will return 18 mpg combined (16 city/22 highway).

Properly equipped, an Explorer with either of the V6 engines can tow 5,000 pounds. With the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, max towing capacity is only 2,000 pounds.

safety

Every 2015 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 standard on the Limited and Sport and optional on the XLT. The Limited and Sport 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 (with rear-cross traffic alert) and inflatable seatbelts for second-row outboard passengers.

In Edmunds brake testing, both the 4WD Explorer XLT and the 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 longer than 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 gave its top score of "Good" for the Explorer's performance in moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength tests. It received the second-lowest rating of "Marginal" in the small-overlap frontal-offset test. Its seatbelts and head restraints earned a "Good" rating for whiplash protection in rear impacts.

driving

The 2015 Ford Explorer has a very smooth ride quality on the highway, with good composure that gets only a little busier with the Limited model's 20-inch wheels over broken pavement. It's also particularly quiet on the inside, an added benefit for any highway journey. 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. The turbocharged four-cylinder engine is a viable option, too. It may seem a bit small for an SUV this large, but it provides adequate acceleration for daily use and, of course, better fuel mileage than you'd get with the V6.

interior

Considering the price, the Explorer's interior is pretty well-trimmed. Materials are attractive and luxurious, with a soft-touch dashboard and precise-feeling controls. The front seats are very supportive, and the cabin is particularly quiet as well.

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 haven't been fond of this system in the past, as it was often slow to respond to inputs. However, ongoing year-to-year system improvements have made a difference, and in our most recent tests, MyFord Touch worked reasonably well. We also continue to like the usefulness of the Sync voice commands. That said, some rival infotainment systems are still easier to use.

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 short on legroom and will fit only small children. The Explorer's second-row seats may be a bit disappointing for families as well, 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 with all of the available parking aids, it's a handful in tight spaces.

Top consumer reviews

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Surprisingly efficient and fun
edp5, 9/15/2014
We just drove our 2015 Ford Explorer XLT on an 800 mile trip. The ride is very comfortable for a 6 foot tall 200 pound driver. Lots of room and support in the seat. The touch controls took a little getting used to the sensitivity but once that was accomplished they are intuitive and easy to operate. Without studying the owners manual in detail I was able to operate everything except the windshield washer button which I found after reading the manual. The car rides and handles very well at highway speeds and on twisting roads. The gas mileage averaged 23.4 mpg for the trip. The ride was quiet and conversations were easily conducted at all times.
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Vaughn Vitez, 9/24/2015
I purchased new, a 2015 Ford Explorer Limited. This is my 18th Ford Vehicle, my second Ford SUV. Ford's just keep getting better. I'm a 6'4 male driver, and have no complaints with this SUV. Entry and exit is roomy and once inside, seat belted in, I'm very comfortable in the leather, air and heated individual seats with great visibility in front, side, and rear windows. Driving position is comfortable and all the limited features are very nice. Climate control, adjustable seat, steering wheel, foot pedals, window controls and center console covered storage bin are well placed and well thought of. The driver position of all controls can be set to three other drivers without having to readjust driver positions from one person to another person. When the engine is shut-off, the drivers seat automatically retracts for easier exiting. The voice activated controls is well received for driver control. The radius monitoring keeps a watch full "eye" of objects surrounding the vehicle. The adaptive cruise control keeps Explorer at a safe set distance between the other vehicle in front. Also, the cross traffic collision avoidance system is a great aid. Entertainment system with either stereo or surround sound is so appreciative of those that enjoy listening to music as music was intended to be heard. Surround sound is the way to go using the benefits of the 12 speakers placed strategy through-out the vehicle. The driver alertness monitoring signal sets off a tone to advise the driver to pull off and take a break when it detects less driver alertness. The new 2015 Ford Explorer is a well defined vehicle for driver and passenger enjoyment. The engineers at Ford have put the driver and safety to the top of the "list" of ownership and drivability of the 2015 family member of Ford. I forgot to mention how quiet the interior is on all types of road pavements. And the automatic windshield wipers adjusting to the amount of wetness and vehicle speed is also a great plus along with the automatic headlight dimming from high beam to low, then back to high beam. Thank-you Ford!!
Best Car for your money
aggiewife, 3/17/2015
I traded in my 2008 Honda Odyssey for the new 2015 Explorer Limited and boy do I love it! As much as I loved the function of the minivan, I was ready for something "cooler". It was really hard finding a midsize SUV that could compete with the space of the minivan and believe me I looked! I was just about sold on the Toyota Highlander, but then I decided to look at the Explorer. I'm so glad I did because there is a lot more room in the back and the seats are much more comfortable. With 3 children, I had to have something with 3 rows up all the time. It is extremely fun to drive and the boys on my son's baseball team fight over who gets to ride with us. I'm finally a "cool" mom! :)
Well optioned, functional design, smooth, comfort
john adams, 2/23/2016
Expert reviewers have 2nd and 3rd seat leg room comments about being short all wrong. Not only is almost 40 inches for 2nd row plenty, you can adjust seats up or back. And 33 inches plus in the 3rd makes an adult possible for the 3rd row. Plenty of space for storage with 3rd seat down and useful space with it up. Bucket seat configuration for second seat allows access to 3rd row without having to fold seats. Push button option for 3rd row makes very easy to use. Limited model has great features to include heated and cooled front seats and heated 2nd row seats. Push button folding rear view mirrors helps in tight parking spaces. Back up camera great size and easy to use. Ride is smooth, comfortable, and quiet. Gas mileage is low to mid-20's in combination of city and highway driving. Brakes are solid. Functionality of design and fun to drive and ride in are hard combination to beat. While competitors may have some features that stand out in some areas more than the Explorer, few are able to optimize the real world usefulness that this car has. Car continues to impress with age. Routine maintenance and one recall so far. Our concern in buying car were reviews about technology of vehicle which some reviewers said was difficult to use, non-intuitive, etc. As two 70 plus year old non-techs, we have been pleased with the ease with which we have learned to use what we want and need. While we may not use all the high tech features, the ones we use daily have been easy to use and helpful in driving the vehicle, particularly the large screen back up camera.
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Features & Specs

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
16 city / 22 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
365 hp @ 5500 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 2015 Ford Explorer SUV Overview

The Used 2015 Ford Explorer SUV is offered in the following styles: XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), and 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2015 Ford Explorer SUV?

Save up to $695 on one of 245 Used 2015 Ford Explorer SUV for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $14,550 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 2015 Ford Explorer SUV trim styles:

  • The Used 2015 Ford Explorer SUV XLT is priced between $14,550 and$45,470 with odometer readings between 14865 and108919 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Ford Explorer SUV Limited is priced between $19,350 and$31,990 with odometer readings between 25363 and112172 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Ford Explorer SUV Sport is priced between $22,220 and$34,284 with odometer readings between 16787 and98730 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Ford Explorer SUV Base is priced between $14,550 and$25,900 with odometer readings between 16813 and93070 miles.

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Which used 2015 Ford Explorer SUVS are available in my area?

Used 2015 Ford Explorer SUV Listings and Inventory

There are currently 245 used and CPO 2015 Ford Explorer SUVS listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $14,550 and mileage as low as 14865 miles. Simply research the type of used car you're interested in and then select a prew-owned vehicle from our massive database to find cheap used cars for sale near you. Once you have identified a used or CPO vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the Used 2015 Ford Explorer SUV. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $695 on a used or CPO 2015 Ford Explorer SUV available from a dealership near you.

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