2025 Ford Explorer GT: A Refreshed and Refined SUV – The Ford Explorer is one of the most popular and versatile SUVs on the market, offering a spacious cabin, a range of powertrain options, and various advanced features. For 2025, the Explorer gets a midcycle refresh that updates its exterior and interior design, adds a new Active trim level, and enhances its technology and safety.
Design: Exterior and Interior
The 2025 Ford Explorer GT sports a sleek and aggressive look, with a revised front fascia, a more prominent grille, LED headlights, and fog lights. The rear end also gets a makeover with new taillights, a redesigned bumper, and dual exhaust tips. The GT trim adds sporty touches, such as 20-inch black wheels, black roof rails, and red brake calipers.
There is room for up to seven people in the roomy and cozy cabin of the 2025 Ford Explorer GT. High-end components throughout the cabin include leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats, and a steering wheel covered in leather. The dashboard features a new 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that displays various driving information. The GT trim also has a Bang & Olufsen sound system, ambient lighting, and paddle shifters.
A 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine producing 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque powers the 2025 Ford Explorer GT. With all-wheel drive, the engine is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission that may transfer power to the back or all four wheels. The GT trim also features a sport-tuned suspension, an electronic limited-slip differential, and a terrain management system that offers seven driving modes: Normal, Sport, Trail, Slippery, Tow/Haul, Eco, and Deep Snow/Sand.
The 2025 Ford Explorer GT has a peak speed of 143 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds. When outfitted correctly, it can pull up to 5,600 pounds as well. The anticipated fuel efficiency figures for the rear-wheel-drive model are 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway; for the all-wheel-drive vehicle, they are 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the interstate.
Release Date and Price
The 2025 Ford Explorer GT will hit the dealerships in late March 2024. The pricing has not been announced yet, but it will likely be higher than the current model’s starting price of $52,830. The GT trim will compete with other performance-oriented SUVs, such as the Dodge Durango SRT, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, and the Toyota Highlander XSE.