The current generation Explorer is a large SUV with three rows that can comfortably seat seven passengers. The four available trim levels are base, Limited, Sport, and XLT. The base level trim is considered well equipped for a first option level SUV; however the XLT adds amenities such as a rear-view camera, the Sync voice command system, leather seating, keyless ignition and entry and upgraded audio systems for buyers interested in expanding their driving horizons. The Sport level has an upgraded engine going from the standard 3.5 Liter 290 Horsepower V6 up to a turbocharged 365 HP and a sport-tuned suspension as well as unique exterior and interior trim detailing.
Starting in 2011 Ford switched from the Explorer's traditional truck-related base to a unibody construction similar to that of the Ford Flex. This increases the size of the Explorer by nearly 4 inches in overall length and 5 inches in width which certainly adds to a cabin which feels much roomier.