The 2015 Ford Explorer has a historic name, but it's a much more comfortable, road-worthy vehicle than it ever was in the past. The Ford Explorer has evolved from mega-popular, rugged small utility vehicle, into a practical, spacious crossover with room for the entire family.
It's become less truck-like in its current form, exchanging its trail-rated suspension for something more manageable in daily use. The current generation of Explorer shares many components with Ford's large sedans, as well as the Ford Flex. While that doesn't do much for off-road use, it certainly benefits the comfort for driver and passengers alike.
The 2015 Ford Explorer has one of the most spacious interiors on the market--especially if you judge it by passenger space. Up to seven passengers can fit, and five adults will be fine in the front two rows. Getting into the third row is a little tougher than it is for the Ford Flex, as the Explorer sits taller. Every inch of this interior seems to be designed with family use in mind, and a power tailgate and power-folding seats are there to make it more convenient.
Going by safety, the Explorer is one of the safest vehicles Ford builds, with inflatable rear seat belts and rearview cameras and blind-spot detectors. It also woos gearheads of another kind with MyFord Touch, the convoluted but promising system that uses voice, button or touchscreen control to govern infotainment and other vehicle functions. For 2015, second-row heated seats and adaptive cruise control are newly available on the Limited, and automatic headlamps have been made standard.