Whether you buy a new or used Ford Explorer, this popular series has a storied history and has undergone several different redesigns.
The Ford Explorer debuted for the 1991 model year, as a replacement for the Ford Bronco II. Two and four-door body styles were introduced—the Ford Explorer Sport and the Ford SUV, which was Ford’s first four-door sport utility vehicle. The first generation retained the Ford Ranger’s chassis and underpinnings; although it shared the same front bumper, fenders, and other components, the Explorer was quite a bit larger.
In 1995, the second-generation was launched with chassis modifications including three- and five-door configurations. The Ford Explorer Sport Trac was introduced in 2000; the mid-size pickup truck was based on the five-door Explorer and had a crew cab and short pickup bed. With the third generation introduced to the market in January 2001, the Ford Explorer moved away from an SUV design and was fitted with a four-wheel independent suspension.
Power-folding third-row seats, electronic stability control, and tire pressure monitoring were added to the fourth generation in 2006, while the fifth generation Explorer took on a crossover design that won the 2011 North American Truck of the Year award. Further redesigns were unveiled with the 2016 and 2018 model years.
Invest in a Pre-Owned Ford Explorer
Ford has implemented many advanced performance and safety features in recent model years. You can find a used Ford Explorer for sale in Los Angeles at a great price at our buy here pay here dealership. Hawthorn Auto Square maintains a fully stocked used car lot with a rotating inventory of high-quality vehicles. Each is inspected to ensure it meets performance, safety, and California emissions standards.
Whether you earn a salary or alternate form of income, or have bad credit, we can get you accepted into an aggressive financing program. You’ll benefit from a low APR and can even take five months to build your down payment. Our priority is to help you afford a used Ford Explorer that meets all your needs. Every vehicle has been thoroughly inspected and refurbished to ensure you have a reliable ride.
Plus, you get a six-month comprehensive warranty covering service and maintenance. Our Los Angeles used car dealership works to ensure you get the most value at a fraction of the vehicle’s sticker price. Visit our showroom at 11646 Prairie Ave. in Hawthorne to view our ever-changing inventory of used vehicles, including Ford Explorers, or call our sales team at 866-707-7664 for assistance.