When comparing the Ford Explorer XLT's and the Ford Explorer ST-Line's specifications and ratings, the Ford Explorer XLT has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars The Ford Explorer XLT and Ford Explorer ST-Line have the same fuel efficiency, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Ford Explorer XLT's and the Ford Explorer ST-Line's specifications and ratings, the Ford Explorer XLT is a better car than the Ford Explorer ST-Line.
Ford Explorer Pricing
A used 2023 Ford Explorer XLT ranges from $39,341 to $50,362 while a used 2023 Ford Explorer ST-Line is priced between $43,498 to $52,190. For a new model, the Ford Explorer XLT's price is between $39,913 and $50,813, with the Ford Explorer ST-Line priced between $45,765 and $52,629.
Ford Explorer Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate, the Ford Explorer XLT and the Ford Explorer ST-Line both lose 46.2 percent of their value.
Ford Explorer Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Ford Explorer is 8.2 out of 10. Ford Explorer is ranked 9 out of 30 Best SUVs with 3 Rows based on its reliability, retained value, and safety ratings. Out of 28 Best Midsize SUVs, the Ford Explorer is ranked 11 and the Ford Explorer is ranked com.omnisee.entity.bestcars.BestCarsQualityRanking@15f24876 based on its reliability, retained value, and safety ratings. The Ford Explorer is also ranked 18 out of 66 Best Crossover SUVs while the Ford Explorer is ranked com.omnisee.entity.bestcars.BestCarsQualityRanking@2b4136a4 out of 66 based on its reliability, retained value, and safety ratings.
Ford Explorer Reliability Rating
iSeeCars' Reliability Rating for the Ford Explorer is 8.6 out of 10.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the base engine of both the Ford Explorer XLT and the Ford Explorer ST-Line makes 300 horsepower. Both the XLT and the ST-Line are rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 501 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.
The Ford Explorer has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings. The Ford Explorer has a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS.