The 2014 Ford Explorer Limited offers one of the widest, most technologically advanced set of features available in its segment--even more than some luxury models. It packs loads of convenience features in a relatively affordable family vehicle. It has power windows, locks, and mirrors; cruise control; steering-wheel audio controls; a tilt/telescoping steering wheel; and an AM/FM/CD player with an auxiliary jack, leather seating; pushbutton start; ambient lighting; a Sony sound system; a media hub with twin USB ports (one for 3G or 4G dongles that turn the Explorer into a mobile WiFi station), an SD card slot and RCA jacks; power-adjustable pedals; SYNC and MyFord Touch; and a rearview camera.
The 2014 Explorer makes a serious appeal to those who want the best occupant protection, along with some potentially useful accident-avoidance tools. We're not exaggerating when we call the Ford Explorer one of the safest models on the road. The Explorer has earned top scores in both of the major crash-test programs. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named it a Top Safety Pick, including a "good" score on the roof-crush test--although it hasn't yet been tested in the new small-overlap frontal test. And it's earned five stars overall in the federal tests--with five-star scores in all the subcategories except for the mathematically determined rollover score.
The 2014 Ford Explorer gives homage to the past, but only on the outside; inside, it's one of Ford's best interiors yet.