The 2025 Ford Explorer will give customers a new digital experience for interacting with the SUV’s infotainment system.
The three-row SUV will start at $41,220, an increase from the current $38,455 starting price.
Ford says the updated Explorer is scheduled to hit dealer lots in the second quarter of 2024.
It seems like the Screen Wars aren’t slowing down anytime soon—at least, the updated Ford Explorer makes it seem that way. For 2025, Ford is updating the popular Explorer’s interior, revising the infotainment system and, naturally, updating the price.
The ’25 Explorer also sports some exterior updates, with a new grille and headlamps that help set it apart from the current production.
The big difference between Explorers is the ’25 model’s new interior. Handling the infotainment system will be a standard 13.2-inch media screen flanked by a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. This new infotainment screen also runs a revised infotainment system that’s called the Digital Experience.
This new system is designed to give customers more options for interacting with their Explorer’s screen. It’s also home to features like Google Maps and games like a special version of Asphalt Nitro 2 while you’re parked. You can also browse the internet on the media screen, again, while parked.
Exterior styling updates are what you’d expect: a revised front fascia that features a new grille and headlamps. The new grille is larger than on the outgoing model, which follows the prevailing upsizing trend.
The new headlamps are sleek LED units, which are standard. Upmarket Platinum, ST, and ST-Line Explorers feature an optional black-painted roof. At the rear, LED taillights will flank a new tailgate.
Under the hood, the Explorer remains the same. Both the 2.3-liter EcoBoost I4 and the 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 make their respective ways to 2025 without any major updates. Output for the 2.3-liter is the same 300 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque.
The larger 3.0-liter V6 also carries over output, and still makes 400 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque. Both engines push power through the standard 10-speed automatic to either the rear or all four wheels.
While this is a mild update, the new interior could sway prospective Explorer shoppers into Ford’s popular people mover. As tech becomes a bigger selling point for shoppers, the trend of big screens and convenience features doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.
That echoes the other trend in the automotive space of increased pricing. The 2025 Ford Explorer is set to start at $41,220 when it hits dealers in the second quarter. That’s an almost $3000 premium over the current Explorer’s $38,455 starting price.
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