If you’re thinking about buying the new Ford Explorer, it may be because of its excellent power, great fuel economy, and many built-in safety features. But you should know that this SUV also has a big and comfortable interior with loads of tech features. This guide goes over the Ford Explorer seating and other cabin features.


The three-row Ford Explorer has a very spacious interior. If you go with captain’s chairs for the second row, you’ll be able to fit six people, but if you choose a bench seat, the passenger capacity increases to seven. Power-adjustable front seats and cloth upholstery are standard.

There are also many features you can add, such as:

  • Heated and ventilated front and second-row seats
  • Synthetic or genuine leather upholstery
  • Massaging front seats
  • A power-folding third row
  • A heated and power-adjustable steering wheel

Cargo Space

The cargo space in the Ford Explorer is ample: 18.2 cubic feet behind the third row, 47.9 cubic feet when it’s down, and 87.8 cubic feet with both rear rows folded. A power liftgate comes standard, and a hands-free liftgate is available.


You’ll get many advanced tech features in your Ford Explorer, including the user-friendly SYNC 3 infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen. Other standard features include:

  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Android Auto™
  • Satellite radio
  • A six-speaker stereo
  • A Wi-Fi hot spot
  • 2 USB ports

A rear-seat entertainment system, wireless device charging, and HD radio are also available.

If you’d like to take a look inside the new Ford Explorer to check out all of its features, visit Kearny Mesa Ford. You’ll also be able to take it for a test drive to get a feel for how it performs out on the road.