2015 Explorer XLT Trim Bolsters Ford’s Lineup
If you’re considering getting a 2015 Ford Explorer, you’ll be interested to know that there’s a new trim coming. The 2015 Explorer XLT, which will be available at dealerships nationwide by month’s end, comes with an appearance package that gives the reliable off-roader a sportier look. Various other Explorer trim levels will be receiving tweaks and treats to help keep it contemporary.
Ford seems to be angling to make the Explorer more en vogue with a younger audience after analyzing Polk new vehicle registration data and determining that 33 percent more buyers in the coveted 18-34 demographic have turned to Ford since 2009. In that same period of time, the Explorer has added 21 percent to Ford’s overall retail registration growth among this demo, giving Ford all the more reason to emphasize the more fun aspects of the 2015 Explorer.
“Explorer contributes more to Ford’s millennial sales and share growth than any other passenger car or utility vehicle in the lineup,” said Erich Merkle, U.S. sales analyst for Ford. “This is more proof Explorer attracts all types of customers with great looks and third-row versatility.”
So what does the 2015 Explorer XLT get? 20” machined aluminum wheels with painted pockets; black body-side cladding and roof rack rails; Magnetic Metallic painted grille, mirror caps, and liftgate applique; body-color door handles; EXPLORER hood badge; leather-trimmed and heated front seats with Miko® suede inserts and contrast stitching; specially-badged floor mats; auto-dimming rearview mirror; SYNC® with MyFord Touch®, two 4.2” LCD screens in the instrument cluster; one 8” LCD touchscreen ion the center stack; two USB ports; and an SD card reader.
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Additional updates for 2015 Explorer include 18” aluminum wheels standard at the base level; Class III trailer tow package standard for Explorer Sport; and three new available colors – Bronze Fire Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Caribou Metallic and Magnetic Metallic.
The 2015 Explorer begins at an MSRP of $30,600; the 2015 Explorer XLT starts at $32,900; the 2015 Explorer Limited starts at $38,100; and the Explorer Sport starts at $42,670.