It's in the name. The Ford Explorer is built for adventure with the whole family and the space and comfort to match. If you're in the market for a spacious ride to take you around Alexandria, Pineville, and Castor Plunge, LA, this SUV could be the perfect choice.

Looking for more information about the Ford Explorer? Hixson has it. Check out the links on this page for a myriad of in-depth information on the Ford Explorer, courtesy of the Hixson Ford Alexandria team.

Ford Explorer Performance Review

Among the five different trims available with the Ford Explorer, you will find three powertrain options to choose from:

 • Standard 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 engine
• Available 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine
• 3.3L Hybrid engine (available on Explorer Limited only)

As a true sport utility vehicle, your performance options also include available Intelligent 4WD with the standard Terrain Management System™ and seven drive modes to help in all conditions. The Explorer also comes with the muscle to tow heavy loads when properly equipped:


Towing Capacity

2.3L EcoBoost® I-4

5,300 pounds

3.0L EcoBoost® V6

5,600 pounds

3.3L Hybrid

5,000 pounds


Ford Explorer Interior Review

With seating for seven and tons of storage space available, the Ford Explorer proves to be more than worthy of the title of a family vehicle. Featuring 152.7 cubic feet of passenger room to stretch out in, everybody will be happy from the front row to the back row. The Explorer features the following seat trim options:

• Standard cloth
• Available leather seating with micro perforation and accent stitching
• Available Tri-Diamond perforated leather seating with accent stitching

The Ford Explorer also features available second-row captain's chairs with power-assist fold and E-Z Entry and optional PowerFold® third-row seats. With these additions, the whole family can easily relax and enjoy the ride in their favorite spot.

Ford Explorer Storage Options Review

Cargo space is essential for everything from groceries to luggage. The Ford Explorer allows for 87.8 cubic feet of storage volume with all of the seats folded down.

With the available Cargo Management System in play, your Ford Explorer has the room to tackle any journey with the following features:

• Extra pockets on the side of rear cargo area
• Storage area under the floor
• Reversible load floor with plastic bedding

Ford Explorer Interior Technology Review

Connectivity and entertainment are a breeze on the road in your Ford Explorer. The available SYNC® 3 technology allows for hands-free control over your compatible applications through voice-activated technology. You can also connect to Amazon Alexa through the SYNC® 3 system.

For those of you always on the go, SYNC® 3 AppLink® offers the Waze app for quick updates on traffic and turn-by-turn directions.

The standard Ford Co-Pilot360™ safety system also provides enhanced, intuitive features to help keep your rides as safe as possible, like:

• BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System)
• Rear View Camera
• Lane-Keeping System
• Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
• Auto High-Beam Headlamps

Additional features are also available with Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+. 

Learn More About the Ford Explorer

The links on this page should be a huge help during your SUV shopping experience. To learn more about the Ford Explorer and how it can enhance your drives around Alexandria, Pineville, and Castor Plunge, Louisiana, you might want to test drive one.

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Hixson Ford of Alexandria

2506 MacArthur Dr
Directions Alexandria, LA 71301

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