Welcome to the world of Explorer vans.
This is a world without compromise. Here
you’ll find fantastic highway mileage without
sacrificing powerful performance. Explorer’s
310 horsepower,Vortec engine delivers
325 ft/lbs of torque and up to 20 mpg
highway. WITHouT compRomIsE means
you can have volumes of interior space
wrapped up in a sleek, space-saving exterior.
In fact, Explorer gives you 36% more
interior room than the average full-size suV,
yet is only a few inches longer bumper-to-
bumper. If Explorer doesn’t come to mind
as a tow vehicle, maybe you’re used to
compromise. The 1500 hauls 6300 pounds
and seven passengers in style and luxury.
And speaking of luxury, Explorer is nothing
less than world class. sumptuous leather
seating and soft ambient lighting coddle you
in comfort, while high-tech electronics like
stabiliTrak®, a backup camera and available
navigation system deliver peace of mind.
It is said that life is full of compromises. If a
vehicle without compromise appeals to you,
explore the world of Explorer vans.
Exterior shown in Dark Blue metallic and sheer silver metallic
Know where you are going
and make sure other drivers
know, too. The optional
navigation system features a
large, touch-activated screen
that is easy to see and use.
turn indicators clearly
signal your intentions.
Exterior shown in summit White
cargo space WITHouT compRomIsE. Even with the rear seat fully
back, Explorer holds an astounding 34 cubic feet of cargo. Want more? Just
push the button on the optional three way, power-slide sofa. As the seat
glides forward, you are met with 41 cubic feet of uninterrupted space.
Tucked into a custom compartment on the rear door is the compact,
12 volt air compressor. use it in an emergency or to inflate a floaty –
it’s standard equipment in a world without compromise.
Quiet oasis, concert hall or movie theater, the
choice is yours inside an Explorer van. The
experience begins with soft leather high-
back seats, integrated low-profile headrests
and leather window valances and doors.
Next, choose between four types and
colors of wood style trim. Notice the
cozy quiet of an R-11 insulated cabin.
Ready for great music? Explorer
features authentic surround
sound and optional Xm®
Take full advantage of a great
Black surround sound system with a big
LcD monitor and mobile DVD system.
Available are a 15-inch flip-down monitor or a
stunning 26-inch High Definition screen (sport Roof
Gray models only). With Explorer you can even
upgrade to satellite TV.
Interior shown with optional
Antelope Tan Leather
Exterior shown with optional
sheer silver Fade paint
Explorer’s ride height gives the driver a commanding
view, but at 93” (sport-roof) and 83” (low-top), the
overall vehicle height still affords easy access through
8 ft. garage openings. parking lot maneuvering is made
easy with back-up sensors, while an optional back-up
camera provides peace of mind.
Explorer puts you at ease and in control with features like
the in-dash information center and the computer wizardry of
stabiliTrak®. The fully integrated Driver Info center
continuously monitors and reports on fuel range, average
speed, average fuel economy, outside temperature, ice warning,
oil life, tire pressure and compass heading.You can personalize
your lock/unlock preferences, headlamp delay and more.
standard on all Explorer vans is stabiliTrak®. This ingenious
electronic stability control system adjusts your brake pressure
and engine torque, making instantaneous adjustments to
enhance your control and keep you on track.
High-contrast screens for the
back-up camera are located in
the rearview mirror or in the
dash for vehicles equipped with
the Gps Navigation system.
Nighttime brings another level of sophistication to your Explorer interior. Wood and
leather accents bask in the soft glow of ambient lighting. Lighted drink holders and backlit
overhead switches guide you. And finally, opera lights and six adjustable reading lights allow
you to infinitely fine-tune your environment.
surrounding yourself in luxury is the no compromise way to
roll. And what could be more luxurious than the ability
to remote start your Explorer? cool it off in the
summer, warm it up in the winter. once you enter
the cabin, personalize your zone with in-seat
heating and push-button lumbar control.
You can even control the sun with
the power sunroof and
Exterior shown in Black
1. Heated seat and lumbar
controls are conveniently
located on the armrest.
2. A rear-mounted sunroof
is available on sport roof
83” / 93”
153.6” / 173.6”
79.4” 135” / 155” 224.1” / 244.1”
INTERIoR spAcE Take a glance at
the photo on the opposite page. That’s an
astounding amount of interior space – leg
room, head room and cargo space – that
no suV can match. But it all comes in a
222.4” package that is only a few inches longer
than a full-size suV.
FuEL EcoNomY New to Explorer,
74.1” to 76.8” the six-speed Hydra-matic transmission –
available on select models – features a
sophisticated 32-bit control module that
optimizes shift quality; a “steep” first gear and
79.1” “tall” overdrive gears for lively acceleration
and quiet, low-rpm highway cruising. The result
is an amazing EpA highway rating!
FLEXFuEL The available Vortec 5.3L* V8
FlexFuel engine operates on either regular
unleaded gasoline, E85 (a blend of ethanol and
gasoline) or any combination of both. Because
it is made from primarily organic, domestic
resources, E85 can help reduce our
dependence on petroleum.
* Extended chassis vans come with the 6.0L engine and are NoT FlexFuel compatible.
1. ToW/HAuL coNTRoL Enhances driving
performance while towing by reprogramming the automatic
transmission shift points to reduce throttle pedal activity.
2. BAcK-up cAmERA Helps the driver see stationary
objects, such as the tongue of a trailer, on the navigation
screen (shown) or rearview mirror while moving in reverse
at low speeds.
Introducing the world’s first LTV
(Luxury Tow Vehicle)! Explorer’s optional
All-Wheel Drive system automatically
senses the road surface giving you the
traction you need – even on slippery
boat ramps. And towing capacities of
Exterior shown in sandstone metallic 6,300 lbs. (1500 / 1500 AWD) or 7,400
lbs. (2500 Extended) mean that you can
haul a seriously large load.
…like a 26” HD LcD monitor with surround sound + mobile DVD system + wireless headphones
+ center ice chest with insulated cooler + overhead storage compartments + lighted drink holders +
full one-piece carpet with insulation + carpet floor mats for all seats + adjustable shades on all rear
windows + quick release middle captain’s chairs + heavy duty stain and fade resistant fabrics +
adjustable reading lamps + universal game hook-up + assist handles above cargo doors + leather
seating, doors and valances + courtesy entry lights + front heated seats + sport roof + navigation
system with back-up camera*
*List includes standard and optional equipment. see dealer for details, or visit www.explorervan.com
Explorer features electronic
entertainment that kids (of all ages) will
love. Like Am/Fm stereo and cD player
with surround sound, secured by
TheftLock, with optional six-disc
cD changer. Also available is
Xm satellite radio on the
Gps/DVD system. universal
game hook-up is standard
equipment as well as two
sets of wireless
ipod charging stations
complete the picture.
No compRomIsE applies to the
wheels, too. optional chrome
wheels complete your customized
van in sizes ranging from 17” to 20”.
see your dealer for all the options, or
build your Explorer online at
EXTERIOR SPECIFICATIONS 1500 1500 AWD 2500 Extended
Wheelbase 135" 135" 155"
Length 224.1" 224.1" 244.1"
Height (Low-top / sport Roof) 83" / 93" 83" / 93" 83" / 96"
Body Width 79.4" 79.4" 79.4"
Swing-Out Side-Door Load Opening
Height 47.9" 47.9" 47.9"
Width (both doors open) 44.1" 44.1" 44.1"
Rear-Door Load Opening
Height 49.4" 49.4" 49.4"
Width 57.0" 57.0" 57.0"
standard Roof 51" 51" 51"
sport Roof 62" 62" 62"
seating capacity 7 7 9
1st Row seating 25" 25" 25"
2nd Row seating 20" 20" 13"
3rd Row seating 15" 15" 13"
4th Row seating NA NA 15"
Cargo Room Behind Rear Seat
seated position 34 cu. ft. / 24" of floor space 34 cu. ft. / 24"of floor space 34 cu. ft. / 24"of floor space
Forward position 41 cu. ft. / 31" of floor space 41 cu. ft. / 31"of floor space 41 cu. ft. / 31"of floor space
curb Weight *** 6000 lbs. 6150 lbs. 6900 lbs.
GVWR 7300 lbs. 7300 lbs. 8600 lbs.
payload 1200 lbs. 1050 lbs. 1700 lbs.
Fuel Tank 31 gallons 31 gallons 31 gallons
Fuel Economy 16 city / 20 Highway 14 city / 18 Highway 15 city / 18 Highway
Towing 6300 lbs. 6300 lbs. 7400 lbs.
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