What are our customers saying about the Ford Explorer in Dubai
Salman - A pre-owned Ford Explorer XLT is all I need for a daily drive, it gets my kids to school, and it gets me to and from work in comfort. When it comes to the weekends, it doubles up as the perfect family car. I’ve got a large family, and all seven of us can fit inside with ease. Pros: Space, seating arrangement and power. Cons: Terrible blind spots
Krishna - I got my second hand import 2015 Ford Explorer for a great price. No accidents, powerful V6 motor and loads of space for my family and big shopping trips. I’m looking to export my Explorer when I move back home in a few years. Pros: Cabin interior, options and power. Cons: Can feel heavy at times.
Iqbal - For an SUV that isn’t classified as a luxury vehicle, the Ford Explorer 3.5-litre V6 Limited is a perfect buy as it does have a lot of luxurious properties. Leather seats, navigation and even rear TV screens for the kids in the back to keep them entertained. Pros: Options, price and power units. Cons:Navigating Dubai Mall parking lot is a pain due to blind spots.
Five reasons to buy a Ford Explorer in Dubai, UAE
Available with a V6 and inline four cylinder motors, the offer is quite a kick for such a large vehicle. Also, older generations have V8’s
Whether you have a large family or small one, these cars come in five and seven-seat configurations.
Explorer’s have quite the options list. If you want navigation, a premium sound system and 20-inch rims on each corner, no problem, Ford has what you need.
Standard models have their power sent to the front wheels, for those wanting more control and fancy a little bit of offroading can opt for a 4WD drivetrain instead.
It’s got a five-star safety rating in the US, making it one of the safest vehicles around.
About the Ford Explorer
Production began in 1990 for the 1991 model. Debuting with a boxy shape which was the style back then, it didn’t have the best of track records. However, over the years, the American brand put all their effort into creating a five-star vehicle with luxury options, perfect for the UAE. Over the years, the Explorer has been available with a two or four-door setup and even a pickup body style.
1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994 Ford Explorer for sale in Dubai
Starting off the Explorer’s 20+ year run was the original box on wheels which came with a sole V6 motor powering either the rear wheels or all four wheels depending on what trim level you purchase. Channelling 155 horsepower is either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic.
Four trim levels are available: XL, XLS, XLT, Sport and Eddie Bauer edition with certain countries receiving an EL model too. Basic trims came with fabric seats, air conditioning and manual accessories. Higher trims receive chrome trim, unique rims and grille, fog lamps and limited edition would have specially painted body panels.
During the years, both the three-door and five-door models were available.
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1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001 Ford Explorer for sale in Dubai.
Entering its second generation, Ford Explorer received drastic changes to the interior and exterior. Outside, the vehicle became more refined and rounded. The undercarriage was not left out of the changes as the front suspension was replaced to be similar to cars.
Explorer’s of the time were the first vehicle in the SUV segment to have dual front airbags which propelled sales past its rivals, and many of the original features returned with a handful of new ones such as roof rails and a sunroof.
Eddie Bauer trim levels were replaced by Expedition which in turn was replaced in 1997 as it was to be its own vehicle of much larger propositions. Other trims remained with various options and colours.
2001 saw the introduction of the Ford Explorer Sport Trac pickup truck which served as an alternative to the F-Series trucks. Based on the five-door Explorer, instead of having a covered rear end, the top half was exposed to appeal to those working in the construction business.
The previous V6 motor was retained to power either the rear wheels or four wheels depending on one's budget as were the manual and auto transmissions. A V8 engine was added for an additional kick.
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2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 Ford Explorer for sale in Dubai.
Going into its third generation, the Ford Explorer once again went under the knife for a more refined look to appeal to customers around the world. Even the taillights were squared off. Starting in 2002 trim, two extra rear seats were added to the options list, and interior gauges were accented in white for clearer readings.
The Eddie Bauer trim level returned and sits just below the Limited version. Other trim levels included Sport Value, Sport Choice, XLS, Sport Premium and XLT. All offered various unique options like leather upholstery, media inputs, Bluetooth connectivity, sunroof and stability control.
2002 saw the last two-door model roll out with the SportTrac pickup continuing alongside the five-door.
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2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Ford Explorer for sale in Dubai.
Heading into its fourth generation, Ford kept a lot of the previous generation's styling cues of the exterior. Upgrades were given to the front grille which featured a new pattern as did the headlights and rear lights. Underneath, the SUV was strengthened thanks to a new chassis. Inside, the brand spiced up the interior with new options and trim pieces to keep the vehicle relevant.
These new features included electronic folding third row, tyre pressure sensor, and electronic stability control which all came as standard. The rear tailgate was moulded into one unit instead of a dual unit that was previously available.
Also missing from the options list is the five-speed manual transmission as only an automatic gearbox was made available to power all four wheels or the two rear ones. Power is drawn from a V6 or V8 motor as usual.
2007 saw the introduction of an AUX jack in each vehicle along with an Ironman package and XLT appearance package. 2008 added a navigation system with voice control as an option and side curtain airbags as standard.
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2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Ford Explorer for sale in Dubai
Now in its fifth generation, 2011 saw a much rounder shape take over from the square shape moulding previous generations. Up front, a clam-shell style hood is attached along with a completely redesigned front end. Blacked out A, B and D pillars give a floating roof appearance which is new for the entire lineup.
The rear end went under a similar treatment for a rounder look.
Ford once again upped the options list which now includes adaptive cruise control, premium sound system, active park assist and many returning features from previous generations.
The V8 engine was dropped from the lineup leaving the V6 model as the powerhouse of the engine lineup and an inline-four cylinder petrol motor joined the list. The rear wheel drive layout was also dropped in favour of a front-wheel design. All engines are mounted to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Another new feature added, is the multi offroad selector. With a simple twist, the Explorer can tackle a multitude of terrains including sand. Many of the trims returned except for Eddie Bauer, leaving Platinum to sit atop this time around. Sport models now added blacked out front grille, mirror caps and lower exterior trim amongst various interior options.
Over the years, many safety features were added including Auto High-Beam, Curve Control, Blind Spot Detection System, and inflatable seatbelts amongst many others.
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2016 and 2017 Ford Explorer for sale in Dubai
While it’s not a leap into the next generation, the Ford Explorer received a brand new front end while retaining everything else from the previous years. Most notably visible is the new front grille and lower bumper aided with new light housing and fog lamps.
Additional options were added to the list too, including a Sony sound system, hands-free tailgate, front and rear camera, parking sensors, styling elements, rim sizes and colours.
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