Ford Explorer Seating Capacity

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Ford Explorer Seating Capacity Overview

The Ford Explorer has a seating capacity from 5 to 7 passengers depending on the trim and model year.

Scroll down for detailed information on your particular Ford Explorer model year. Check the seating capacity for other makes and models here.

For Comparison:

  • The 2020 Toyota Corolla (Mid-Size Sedan) has a seating capacity of 5 passengers.
  • The 2020 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4x4 (SUV) has a seating capacity of 5 passengers.
  • The 2020 Ford F-150 LARIAT 4WD SuperCab 6.5' Box has a seating capacity of 6 passengers.

2021 Ford Explorer Seating Capacity

The 2021 Ford Explorer has a seating capacity from 6 to 7 passengers depending on the trim level. See the data outlined in the table below.

2021 Ford Explorer Max. Seating Capacity Table
Trim Packages Max. Seating Capacity
Base 4WD 7
Base RWD 7
King Ranch 4WD 6
King Ranch RWD 6
Limited 4WD 6
Limited RWD 6
Platinum 4WD 6
ST 4WD 6
XLT 4WD 6
XLT RWD 6

2020 Ford Explorer Seating Capacity

The 2020 Ford Explorer has a seating capacity from 6 to 7 passengers depending on the trim level. See the data outlined in the table below.

2020 Ford Explorer Max. Seating Capacity Table
Trim Packages Max. Seating Capacity
Base 4WD 7
Base RWD 7
Limited 4WD 6
Limited RWD 6
Platinum 4WD 6
ST 4WD 6
XLT 4WD 6
XLT RWD 6
SUV 4D 2WD I4 7
SUV 4D 4WD I4 7
SUV 4D 4WD V6 7
SUV 4D Limited 2WD Hybrid 6
SUV 4D Limited 2WD I4 6
SUV 4D Limited 4WD Hybrid 6
SUV 4D Limited 4WD I4 6
SUV 4D Platinum 4WD V6 6
SUV 4D ST 4WD 6
SUV 4D XLT 2WD 6
SUV 4D XLT 4WD 6

2019 Ford Explorer Seating Capacity

The 2019 Ford Explorer has a seating capacity of 7 passengers. See the data outlined in the table below.

2019 Ford Explorer Max. Seating Capacity Table
Trim Packages Max. Seating Capacity
Base 4WD 7
Base FWD 7
Limited 4WD 7
Limited FWD 7
Platinum 4WD 7
Sport 4WD 7
XLT 4WD 7
XLT FWD 7
SUV 4D 2WD V6 7
SUV 4D 4WD V6 7
SUV 4D EcoBoost 2WD I4 7
SUV 4D EcoBoost 4WD I4 7
SUV 4D Limited 2WD V6 7
SUV 4D Limited 4WD V6 7
SUV 4D Limited EcoBoost 2WD I4 7
SUV 4D Limited EcoBoost 4WD I4 7
SUV 4D Platinum 4WD V6 7
SUV 4D Sport 4WD V6 7
SUV 4D XLT 2WD V6 7
SUV 4D XLT 4WD V6 7
SUV 4D XLT EcoBoost 2WD I4 7
SUV 4D XLT EcoBoost 4WD I4 7

2018 Ford Explorer Seating Capacity

The 2018 Ford Explorer has a seating capacity of 7 passengers. See the data outlined in the table below.

2018 Ford Explorer Max. Seating Capacity Table
Trim Packages Max. Seating Capacity
SUV 4D 2WD V6 7
SUV 4D 4WD V6 7
SUV 4D EcoBoost 2WD I4 7
SUV 4D EcoBoost 4WD I4 7
SUV 4D Limited 2WD V6 7
SUV 4D Limited 4WD V6 7
SUV 4D Limited EcoBoost 2WD I4 7
SUV 4D Limited EcoBoost 4WD I4 7
SUV 4D Platinum 4WD V6 7
SUV 4D Sport 4WD V6 7
SUV 4D XLT 2WD V6 7
SUV 4D XLT 4WD V6 7
SUV 4D XLT EcoBoost 2WD I4 7
SUV 4D XLT EcoBoost 4WD I4 7

2017 Ford Explorer Seating Capacity

The 2017 Ford Explorer has a seating capacity of 7 passengers. See the data outlined in the table below.

2017 Ford Explorer Max. Seating Capacity Table
Trim Packages Max. Seating Capacity
SUV 4D 2WD V6 7
SUV 4D 4WD V6 7
SUV 4D EcoBoost 2WD I4 7
SUV 4D EcoBoost 4WD I4 7
SUV 4D Limited 2WD V6 7
SUV 4D Limited 4WD V6 7
SUV 4D Limited EcoBoost 2WD I4 7
SUV 4D Limited EcoBoost 4WD I4 7
SUV 4D Platinum 4WD V6 7
SUV 4D Sport 4WD V6 7
SUV 4D XLT 2WD V6 7
SUV 4D XLT 4WD V6 7
SUV 4D XLT EcoBoost 2WD I4 7
SUV 4D XLT EcoBoost 4WD I4 7

2016 Ford Explorer Seating Capacity

The 2016 Ford Explorer has a seating capacity of 7 passengers. See the data outlined in the table below.

2016 Ford Explorer Max. Seating Capacity Table
Trim Packages Max. Seating Capacity
SUV 4D 2WD V6 7
SUV 4D 4WD V6 7
SUV 4D EcoBoost 2WD I4 7
SUV 4D EcoBoost 4WD I4 7
SUV 4D Limited 2WD V6 7
SUV 4D Limited 4WD V6 7
SUV 4D Limited EcoBoost 2WD I4 7
SUV 4D Limited EcoBoost 4WD I4 7
SUV 4D Platinum 4WD V6 7
SUV 4D Sport 4WD V6 7
SUV 4D XLT 2WD V6 7
SUV 4D XLT 4WD V6 7
SUV 4D XLT EcoBoost 2WD I4 7
SUV 4D XLT EcoBoost 4WD I4 7

2015 Ford Explorer Seating Capacity

The 2015 Ford Explorer has a seating capacity of 7 passengers. See the data outlined in the table below.

2015 Ford Explorer Max. Seating Capacity Table
Trim Packages Max. Seating Capacity
SUV 4D 2WD 7
SUV 4D 4WD 7
SUV 4D EcoBoost 2WD I4 Turbo 7
SUV 4D Limited 2WD 7
SUV 4D Limited 4WD 7
SUV 4D Limited EcoBoost 2WD I4 7
SUV 4D Sport 4WD 7
SUV 4D XLT 2WD 7
SUV 4D XLT 4WD 7
SUV 4D XLT EcoBoost 2WD I4 7

2014 Ford Explorer Seating Capacity

The 2014 Ford Explorer has a seating capacity of 7 passengers. See the data outlined in the table below.

2014 Ford Explorer Max. Seating Capacity Table
Trim Packages Max. Seating Capacity
SUV 4D 2WD 7
SUV 4D 4WD 7
SUV 4D EcoBoost 2WD I4 7
SUV 4D Limited 2WD 7
SUV 4D Limited 4WD 7
SUV 4D Limited EcoBoost 2WD I4 7
SUV 4D Sport 4WD 7
SUV 4D XLT 2WD 7
SUV 4D XLT 4WD 7
SUV 4D XLT EcoBoost 2WD I4 7

2013 Ford Explorer Seating Capacity

The 2013 Ford Explorer has a seating capacity of 7 passengers. See the data outlined in the table below.

2013 Ford Explorer Max. Seating Capacity Table
Trim Packages Max. Seating Capacity
SUV 4D 2WD 7
SUV 4D 4WD 7
SUV 4D EcoBoost 2WD (4 Cyl) 7
SUV 4D Limited 2WD 7
SUV 4D Limited 4WD 7
SUV 4D Limited EcoBoost 2WD (4 C 7
SUV 4D Sport 4WD 7
SUV 4D XLT 2WD 7
SUV 4D XLT 4WD 7
SUV 4D XLT EcoBoost 2WD (4 Cyl) 7

2012 Ford Explorer Seating Capacity

The 2012 Ford Explorer has a seating capacity of 7 passengers. See the data outlined in the table below.

2012 Ford Explorer Max. Seating Capacity Table
Trim Packages Max. Seating Capacity
SUV 4D 2WD 7
SUV 4D 4WD 7
SUV 4D EcoBoost 2WD (4 Cyl) 7
SUV 4D Limited 2WD 7
SUV 4D Limited 4WD 7
SUV 4D Limited EcoBoost 2WD (4 C 7
SUV 4D XLT 2WD 7
SUV 4D XLT 4WD 7
SUV 4D XLT EcoBoost 2WD (4 Cyl) 7

2011 Ford Explorer Seating Capacity

The 2011 Ford Explorer has a seating capacity of 7 passengers. See the data outlined in the table below.

2011 Ford Explorer Max. Seating Capacity Table
Trim Packages Max. Seating Capacity
SUV 4D 2WD 7
SUV 4D 4WD 7
SUV 4D Limited 2WD 7
SUV 4D Limited 4WD 7
SUV 4D XLT 2WD 7
SUV 4D XLT 4WD 7

2010 Ford Explorer Seating Capacity

The 2010 Ford Explorer has a seating capacity from 5 to 7 passengers depending on the trim level. See the data outlined in the table below.

2010 Ford Explorer Max. Seating Capacity Table
Trim Packages Max. Seating Capacity
SUV 4D Eddie Bauer 2WD 7
SUV 4D Eddie Bauer 4WD/AWD 7
SUV 4D Limited 2WD 7
SUV 4D Limited 4WD/AWD 7
SUV 4D XLT 2WD 5
SUV 4D XLT 4WD/AWD 5

2009 Ford Explorer Seating Capacity

The 2009 Ford Explorer has a seating capacity from 5 to 7 passengers depending on the trim level. See the data outlined in the table below.

2009 Ford Explorer Max. Seating Capacity Table
Trim Packages Max. Seating Capacity
SUV 4D Eddie Bauer 2WD 5
SUV 4D Eddie Bauer 4WD/AWD 5
SUV 4D Limited 2WD 7
SUV 4D Limited 4WD/AWD 7
SUV 4D XLT 2WD 5
SUV 4D XLT 4WD/AWD 5

2008 Ford Explorer Seating Capacity

The 2008 Ford Explorer has a seating capacity from 5 to 7 passengers depending on the trim level. See the data outlined in the table below.

2008 Ford Explorer Max. Seating Capacity Table
Trim Packages Max. Seating Capacity
SUV 4D Eddie Bauer 2WD 5
SUV 4D Eddie Bauer 4WD/AWD 5
SUV 4D Limited 2WD 7
SUV 4D Limited 4WD/AWD 7
SUV 4D XLT 2WD 5
SUV 4D XLT 4WD 5

2007 Ford Explorer Seating Capacity

The 2007 Ford Explorer has a seating capacity from 5 to 7 passengers depending on the trim level. See the data outlined in the table below.

2007 Ford Explorer Max. Seating Capacity Table
Trim Packages Max. Seating Capacity
SUV 4D Eddie Bauer 2WD 5
SUV 4D Eddie Bauer 4WD 5
SUV 4D Limited 2WD 7
SUV 4D Limited 4WD 7
SUV 4D XLT 2WD 5
SUV 4D XLT 4WD 5

2006 Ford Explorer Seating Capacity

The 2006 Ford Explorer has a seating capacity of 5 passengers. See the data outlined in the table below.

2006 Ford Explorer Max. Seating Capacity Table
Trim Packages Max. Seating Capacity
SUV 4D Eddie Bauer 2WD 5
SUV 4D Eddie Bauer 4WD 5
SUV 4D Limited 2WD 5
SUV 4D Limited 4WD 5
SUV 4D XLS 2WD 5
SUV 4D XLS 4WD 5
SUV 4D XLT 2WD 5
SUV 4D XLT 4WD 5

2005 Ford Explorer Seating Capacity

The 2005 Ford Explorer has a seating capacity of 5 passengers. See the data outlined in the table below.

2005 Ford Explorer Max. Seating Capacity Table
Trim Packages Max. Seating Capacity
SUV 4D Eddie Bauer 2WD 5
SUV 4D Eddie Bauer 4WD 5
SUV 4D Limited 2WD 5
SUV 4D Limited 4WD 5
SUV 4D XLS 2WD 5
SUV 4D XLS 4WD 5
SUV 4D XLT 2WD 5
SUV 4D XLT 4WD 5

2004 Ford Explorer Seating Capacity

The 2004 Ford Explorer has a seating capacity of 5 passengers. See the data outlined in the table below.

2004 Ford Explorer Max. Seating Capacity Table
Trim Packages Max. Seating Capacity
SUV 4D Eddie Bauer 2WD 5
SUV 4D Eddie Bauer 4WD/AWD 5
SUV 4D Limited 2WD 5
SUV 4D Limited 4WD/AWD 5
SUV 4D XLS 2WD 5
SUV 4D XLS 4WD/AWD 5
SUV 4D XLT 2WD 5
SUV 4D XLT 4WD 5

2003 Ford Explorer Seating Capacity

The 2003 Ford Explorer has a seating capacity of 5 passengers. See the data outlined in the table below.

2003 Ford Explorer Max. Seating Capacity Table
Trim Packages Max. Seating Capacity
SUV 4D Eddie Bauer 2WD 5
SUV 4D Eddie Bauer 4WD/AWD 5
SUV 4D Limited 2WD 5
SUV 4D Limited 4WD/AWD 5
SUV 4D XLS 2WD 5
SUV 4D XLS 4WD/AWD 5
SUV 4D XLT 2WD 5
SUV 4D XLT 4WD 5
SUV 2D Sport XLS 2WD 5
SUV 2D Sport XLS 4WD 5
SUV 2D Sport XLT 2WD 5
SUV 2D Sport XLT 4WD 5

2002 Ford Explorer Seating Capacity

The 2002 Ford Explorer has a seating capacity of 5 passengers. See the data outlined in the table below.

2002 Ford Explorer Max. Seating Capacity Table
Trim Packages Max. Seating Capacity
SUV 4D Eddie Bauer 2WD 5
SUV 4D Eddie Bauer 4WD 5
SUV 4D Limited 2WD 5
SUV 4D Limited 4WD 5
SUV 4D XLS 2WD 5
SUV 4D XLS 4WD 5
SUV 4D XLT 2WD 5
SUV 4D XLT 4WD 5
SUV 2D Sport 2WD 5
SUV 2D Sport 4WD 5

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