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Ford Explorer
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Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Production 1990–present
Predecessor Ford Bronco II
Class Mid-size SUV (1990–2010)
Mid-size CUV (2011–)
Body style(s) 4-door SUV
Platform Ford D3 platform
Related Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Ford Freestyle/Taurus X

The Ford Explorer is a mid-sized SUV that is built by Ford Motor Company. The Explorer has been built for five generations, the first generation was a 2-door and 4-door SUV and was produced from 1991 to 1994, the second generation was a 2-door, 4-door and 4-door pickup truck and was produced from 1995-2001, 1995-2003 for the Sport and 2001-2005 for the Sport Trac, the third generation was a 5-door SUV only and was produced from 2002-2005, the forth generation was also a 5-door SUV and was produced 2006-2010 and the fifth generation has been produced since 2011 with a facelift for 2016.

The current generation is a unibody crossover SUV powered by 4-cylinder and V6 engines.

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