2014 Ford Explorer  RealSafeCars83Safety Rating

#17 of 2014 SUVs

#26 of all 2014 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Ford Explorer
The Explorer, part of Ford's lineup since 1991, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. The Explorer has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). The Ford Explorer packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2014 Ford Explorer is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2014 Ford Explorer has a score of 83, implying a 0.038% chance of driver death (3.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2014 Ford Explorer has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0378% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.314%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0378% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.314% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2014 Ford Explorer is 21% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2014 Ford Explorer is 10% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9864Nissan QuestKia SedonaMazda CX-9Nissan PathfinderToyota 4RunnerJeep Grand CherokeeDodge DurangoHonda PilotToyota SiennaGMC AcadiaFord ExplorerChevrolet TraverseComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2014 Ford Explorer with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 98. The 2014 Ford Explorer is safer than the 2014 Nissan Quest, the 2014 Kia Sedona, the 2014 Mazda CX-9, and the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder and less safe than the 2014 Dodge Durango and the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It is about as safe as the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, the 2014 GMC Acadia, the 2014 Toyota Sienna, and the 2014 Honda Pilot.

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