2020 Ford Explorer vs 2011-2019: Differences compared side by side

2020 Ford Explorer vs 2011-2019: Differences compared side by side

Posted: Feb 6, 2019

The sixth generation (U625) Ford Explorer doesn’t look that different to the fifth generation (U502) facelift, but beyond the styling a lot has changed.

2018 Ford Explorer vs 2016-2017: Update differences in photo comparison

2018 Ford Explorer vs 2016-2017: Update differences in photo comparison

Posted: Apr 25, 2017

For the 2018 model year, the 7-year old U502 Ford Explorer has been given a very minor facelift, with upgraded equipment packages, to keep it fresh.

2018 Ford Explorer: Small facelift, more features for ageing SUV

2018 Ford Explorer: Small facelift, more features for ageing SUV

Posted: Apr 23, 2017

The 2018 Ford Explorer update has a new grille, front and rear bumpers, Explorer badging on the hood, and new tech and safety features.

Ford Explorer Sport (2018 update, U502, fifth generation) photos

Ford Explorer Sport (2018 update, U502, fifth generation) photos

Posted: Apr 19, 2017

The 2018 Ford Explorer update has a new grille, front bumper, fog lamps, rear diffuser, chromed quad exhaust tips for the Sport, and tech upgrades.

2016 Ford Explorer Platinum: New top-spec model

2016 Ford Explorer Platinum: New top-spec model

Posted: Aug 31, 2015

Based on the Ford Explorer Sport, the new Platinum line goes on sale in September 2015 as a new high end option for Explorer buyers.

U502 Ford Explorer Platinum photo gallery

U502 Ford Explorer Platinum photo gallery

Posted: Aug 31, 2015

The new-for-2016 Ford Explorer Platinum mixes the Sport grade with upscale features and luxury items for a new top-of-the-range model.

2016 Ford Explorer facelift begins production; 2.3L turbo optional

2016 Ford Explorer facelift begins production; 2.3L turbo optional

Posted: Jun 12, 2015

The 2016 model year U502 Ford Explorer facelift has entered series production at its main facility in Chicago, Illinois.

U502 Ford Explorer (2016 facelift) photo gallery

U502 Ford Explorer (2016 facelift) photo gallery

Posted: Jun 12, 2015

For the 2016 model year, the U502 Ford Explorer has been give a new squarer front-end, an updated interior, and a new a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine.

U502 Ford Explorer XLT MY2015 appearance pack photos

U502 Ford Explorer XLT MY2015 appearance pack photos

Posted: May 30, 2015

Prior to its mid-life facelift, Ford gave its 2015 model year Explorer an optional sportier appearance package.

U502 Ford Explorer XLT gains sportier look, MyFord Touch for MY2015

U502 Ford Explorer XLT gains sportier look, MyFord Touch for MY2015

Posted: Jun 17, 2014

It’s been three years since the Ford Explorer switched from body-on-frame to a monocoque design, and to celebrate the XLT is getting a sportier look.