Drivers looking at purchasing a pre-owned SUV have a lot of things to wonder about. There are numerous types and styles of vehicles today, and beginning a search for something that feels right for you can be completely overwhelming.
We recommend searching out the exact specifications that fit your personal needs. For example, if you’re the type of person that likes to pack in camping gear for long weekend getaways, you’ll need a vehicle that offers massive cargo space. You’ll also need something with the power and performance to drive over rough terrain. But beyond those early requirements, you may need something with advanced technology, like a GPS system that helps you navigate through your back-route destinations.
Maybe it’s time to look at a used 2014 Ford Explorer. Let’s take a glance at the specifications to see what this model offers:
Engine: A base-model 2014 Explorers gives you a FWD 3.5L V6 gas engine that pumps out 290 horsepower and 255 pounds of torque. If that’s not enough, Ford also produced a Sport version, which offers an AWD twin-turbo V6, reaching 350 horsepower. For the gas-conscious driver, there’s also the 2.0L 4-cylinder model rated at 20/28 city/highway miles per gallon. Variety is key and Ford covers all bases.
Body Style: The Explorer keeps its high frame and rigid, sharp-angled body that it’s so well known for, making this model one of the most identifiable SUVs on the road. Other drivers will take notice as you cruise down the streets and highways.
Performance: Electric power steering creates a nimble and responsive feel, more similar to smaller CUVs in the Ford lineup. The power and acceleration of the vehicle make sure that you can drive over tough conditions like snow and mud, certain to get you to and from any winter destination you might have in mind. The Explorer also comes with optional Active Park Assist, which uses the camera to maneuver the steering wheel and help you fit into those tight spaces.
Technology: Technology was key in the design of the 2014 model. Each Explorer comes with power locks, windows, and mirrors; cruise control; satellite radio; sport-shift mode for automatic transmissions; and reverse parking sensors. Moving up the trim ladder gives options such as push-button starter, SYNC and MyFord Touch, a rearview camera, heated seats, and automatic climate control.
Cargo Space: When all three rows in the Explorer are filled with human cargo, the vehicle still retains 21 cubic feet of storage space lined with durable covers. But if the seats are folded, 81 cubic feet of cargo volume means the Ford Explorer has all the room necessary for you to pack up and get out of town for an extended trip.
If this piqued your interest, Visit Sound Ford Renton, Seattle, today and we’ll get you set up in a Ford Explorer. Or, you can visit our pre-owned inventory page to find the vehicle that’s right for you.