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2015 Ford Explorer Owner Reviews

Average Rating for 2015

4.2

17 Verified Owner Ratings

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What Owners Love

2015 Ford Explorer owners rated their vehicle across 25 attributes. Here are the three they loved most.

Roominess

110

Cargo Space

108

Interior Storage

89

Top 2015 Reviews

Stuart U. from IL

Verified Owner · Jan, 2015

No Rating

2015 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD

No Rating

I can appreciate the advances in construction of the Explorer, having owned three 97, 02 and 2015). The 2015 feels quieter, tighter, softer! The advancements in tech are obvious leaps forward considering my other experiences.

Rob F. from MA

Verified Owner · Jan, 2015

No Rating

2015 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD

No Rating

So far so good, though not too thrilled with the lack of reliable information in Consumer Reports.

Rodger T. from CA

Verified Owner · Jan, 2015

2015 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD

5.0

Great vehicle, fun to drive, looks great, comfortable.

Ann G. from FL

Verified Owner · Feb, 2015

2015 Ford Explorer XLT FWD

4.0

We REALLY love how the interior of the Explorer looks with the light-colored leather seats -- but a stain problem that started only 6-8 weeks after purchase, which I thought was limited to the driver's seat and 2 new pairs of jeans I had been wearing, is NOT limited to the driver's seat -- ALL of the seats are now taking on stains from the jeans we are wearing. Now we wish we had bought one of the color pairings that came with black leather seats. Ford really needs to figure out how to seal the light-colored leather so it doesn't stain. I've only had the car 4 months and we are either going to have to clean the seats monthly, or get seat covers - which I will NOT be happy about having to use.

Ben C. from NJ

Verified Owner · Dec, 2014

No Rating

2015 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD

No Rating

I choose to buy a US made auto. This was my number one criteria

Elizabeth S. from GA

Verified Owner · Jan, 2015

No Rating

2015 Ford Explorer XLT FWD

No Rating

I had a terrible wreck in 2000 and was driving an Explorer. I feel I would not have survived in another car.

Alex B. from FL

Verified Owner · Mar, 2015

2015 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD

5.0

A car at this price range ~$50k should not have halogen bulbs in headlights. They should be xenon HIDs or LEDs. Thankfully the 2016 model will have LEDs. The Ecoboost 3.5L V6 motor was my biggest factor in choosing this vehicle over the competitors (lots of torque and horsepower) in addition to the aggressive looks and rims. Steering feel could be improved substantially especially in the "Sport" model since I myself wanted a sportier drive. It does have a tuned suspension compared to other trims but a better steering feel wouldn't hurt as well.

Wayne D. from GA

Verified Owner · Apr, 2015

2015 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD

4.0

The car has significant torque steer upon significant acceleration (ie, in passing). This causes the car to tend to go somewhere other than where it is being steered and is quite concerning. I consider this a significant performance weakness. Front visibility could be better. It's probably better for a taller person. It is proving difficult to achieve the gas mileage expected based on the EPA sticker. Highest I have ever achieved is 18.4.

Brian O. from GA

Verified Owner · Apr, 2015

2015 Ford Explorer XLT FWD

4.0

The navigation system is terrible. I've stopped trying to use it and just use my phone instead. I also don't like that to lay the 3rd row down flat, I have to take everything out of the rear. I wish the seats would just fold forward instead. Also, big blind spots on both sides. Other than that, I've enjoyed the vehicle so far.

Ellen R. from AL

Verified Owner · Mar, 2015

No Rating

2015 Ford Explorer Limited FWD

No Rating

For a short person it needs to have an option of a step bar as it is high and difficult for shorter folks and older individuals. Also the absence of a handle on the driver's side is not logical.