New Ford Explorer For Sale in Shakopee

Introducing the Redesigned Next-Gen Ford Explorer: Available Now at Apple Ford Shakopee

The Ford Explorer has come a long way since its debut in 1991. This year marks its sixth generation and a refreshing redesign that combines the best of the old and the new. Rear-wheel drive returns. So does solid, safe unibody construction. An exciting array of futuristic safety and tech features combined with an uber-comfortable cabin layout and dashing looks complete the Ford Explorer's alluring package.

New Ford Explorer for Sale Near Eden Prairie

The Ford Explorer essentially ushered in the era of the three-row, four-door SUV geared at families and group travel. Production and sales of SUVs rose sharply after its early 1990s intro to the market. Like its predecessors, the current-gen has beaucoup cargo space and a roomy three-row configuration that seats up to seven.

In the power category, Ford Explorer continues to excel, offering a host of powerful engines and even an eco-friendly hybrid. Standard equipment like the Ford CoPilot360 suite of driver-assist tech, its award-winning infotainment platform, and smartphone integration makes the Ford Explorer an all-around top pick in its category.

Interior & Cargo Space

The Ford Explorer SUV takes interior layout and cargo space seriously. The cabin is unfussy and casual but still refined. The central infotainment touchscreen dominates the dash, with an easy-to-see, open instrument cluster accessible to the driver. Upper trims showcase a 12-speaker B&O sound system that outputs rich, lush harmonics to blast your favorite playlists.

Cloth or leather upholstery sheath plump, wide, tall seats that envelop passengers in comfort for commutes through Prior Lake or longer excursions throughout Savage. The second and third rows have split-seating that folds down to reconfigure and maximize cargo space as needed. In total, the Ford Explorer's cargo area accommodates about four carry-ons with just the third row folded down.

A center floor console with storage bin and overhead console sunglasses holder provides additional space to tuck away smaller valuables. An Equipment Group package adds front and second-row liners to protect your Ford Explorer's floor from debris, the elements, and the wear of daily contact.

Standard Equipment & Safety

Even the Ford Explorer's base trim offers a host of impressive standard equipment:

  • 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine
  • 10-Speed automatic transmission with SelectShift
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • 18-inch painted aluminum wheels, all-season tires, mini spare tire
  • Interior air filtration and climate control
  • Cargo hooks, power door locks, power windows
  • Dome/map lights in all three rows
  • Manual tilt/telescoping steering column

The Ford Explorer's standard safety features are among the most advanced in any vehicle. Every new Ford Explorer base trim comes equipped with:

  • Ford Co-Pilot360
  • Auto high beams
  • Trailer sway control
  • Roll stability control

What Exactly is Ford CoPilot360?

Ford CoPilot360 is Ford's suite of dynamic driver-assist technologies introduced in 2019. The suite is now standard on most of the new Ford fleet. It builds on established technologies available in used Ford inventory, but it contributes a host of innovative features to support safer driving in all Chanhassen traffic scenarios. It includes:

  • BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Pre-Collision Assist With AEB
  • Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Evasive Steering Assist
  • Reverse Brake Assist
  • Rear View Camera
  • Active Park Assist
  • Hill Descent Control

These are just the highlights of Ford CoPilot360. There are many other features included in the suite, all standard on the new Ford Explorer for sale in Shakopee. On upper trims like the Ford Explorer ST and the Ford Explorer Platinum, there are additional standard and optional safety and power features like MyKey and Intelligent Four-Wheel Drive.

Please take a closer look at some of the Ford CoPilot360 safety features that our team likes. The Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert utilizes sensors to detect vehicles that cross behind you or enter your blind spot. It helps you merge more safely and back out of tight parking spots in crowded parking lots.

Putting the Ford Explorer in reverse activates the Rear View Camera. Mounted in the Ford Explorer's rear architecture, the Rear View Camera provides a view of everything behind you at the liftgate level and below. The camera feeds a pristine image to the rearview mirror, preventing you from having to look over your shoulder when you back up.

You'll Always Feel Safe in the Ford Explorer

Our Ford sales team serving Eden Prairie is particularly thrilled about Ford CoPilot360's Active Park Assist. With this feature, the Ford Explorer parks itself. It prompts you to shift, brake, and accelerate as needed while the Ford Explorer does all of the rest of the work for you. It's perfect parking every single time.

We think that the Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking feature is outstanding. This feature enables the Ford Explorer to scan the road ahead of you, sensing vehicles, pedestrians, and potential collisions. If a collision is imminent, Ford Explorer issues alerts. If driver reflexes prove slower than events, the Ford Explorer applies full emergency braking automatically.

Trim Options

The new Ford Explorer for sale is available in five trims: Base, XLT, Limited, ST, and Platinum. Used inventory from previous model years may identify the ST trim level as the Ford Explorer Sport. Each model in the new and used Ford Explorer inventory boasts many trim configurations:

  • Base: 300-horsepower, 2.3-liter I4 engine, 10-speed automatic, 4x2 or 4x4, five exterior colors
  • XLT: 300-horsepower, 2.3-liter I4 engine, 10-speed automatic, 4x2 or 4x4, 10 exterior colors
  • Limited: 300-horsepower, 2.3-liter I4 engine, 10-speed automatic, 4x2 or 4x4, nine exterior colors
  • ST: 400-horsepower, 3.0-liter V6 engine, 10-speed automatic, 4x4, nine exterior colors
  • Platinum: 365-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 engine, 10-speed automatic, 4x4, eight exterior colors

New for 2020 is the Ford Explorer Limited Hybrid. It has a hybrid gas/electric-based powertrain that includes an optional 3.3-liter hybrid V6 engine paired with an electric motor and 10-speed automatic transmission. It delivers 318 horsepower and, when properly equipped, can tow up to 5,600 pounds.

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Experience everything that the Ford Explorer has to offer. Please stop by our dealership near Prior Lake today for a test drive. Our team is proud to serve all drivers and Ford fans from Savage and surrounding areas. We look forward to your visit.