Despite its amazing build, the Ford Explorer disappointed in many categories. The most common problems included exterior body issues, transmission issues, and transmission failure

Is the Ford Explorer a Good SUV? Yes, the Ford Explorer is a good SUV. It has a large cargo hold, plenty of tech and safety features, and energetic engines; its base four-cylinder even outpowers the V6s of some rivals 

The average Ford Explorer can achieve anywhere from 80,000 to over 200,000 miles in its lifetime. Some vehicle owners have reported achieving 300,000 miles and more on their Ford Explorer 

While the interior design may border on uninspired, the Explorer's cabin is functional and comfortable—at least for those in the first two rows. 

Model years like 2010 and 2011 are considered to be the most reliable used Ford Explorers, while model years 2003 and 2005 may be best avoided 

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2020 Ford Explorer vehicles equipped with 2.3L or 3.3L engines. 

Serious transmission problems plague the 2002 Ford Explorer. As for the 2003, 2004, and 2005 model years, body/paint problems represented the highest number of complaints 

A Ford Explorer will depreciate 52% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $21,053. Drive a new Ford Explorer off the lot, and it will lose over a quarter of its value in the first two years. 

The 2019 Ford Explorer range kicks off with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $32,365, which is then subject to a destination charge of $995, bringing the total to $33,360.  

Vehicles recalled: 2022 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator SUVs built between Dec. 6, 2021, and Jan. 3, 2022