The main difference between the Ford Explorer XLT and the Ford Explorer XLS is the number of standard options that each trim package offers and the quality of the options available. The XLT trim package is an upgrade from the base model XLS.Know More
For those who prefer a more luxurious ride, the Ford XLT trim package features leather seats and a leather steering column. The XLT package also includes rear parking assist, heated exterior mirrors, lighted interior mirrors, satellite radio, fog lamps and a built-in security system, all as standard features.
Some features are offered as an option on an XLT trim package, but are not available on the XLS base model. These features include a climate control system with a multi-zone air conditioning unit, a backup camera, and an automatic remote engine start. For those who like the idea of being able to connect with family and friends while on the road, the XLT package also has the option for its own Wi-Fi hotspot, so the driver and passengers do not have to pull into a restaurant or other location to be able to check emails or pull up work details. The XL trim package is a base model that includes cloth seats and no frills.Learn more about Car Makes & Models
The miles per gallon rating of a Ford Explorer depends upon where the vehicle is driven, the type of engine and the kind of fuel used. A 2014 Explorer with front-wheel drive and a four-cylinder engine averages 20 miles per gallon during city driving but 28 mpg on the highway.Full Answer >
A check engine light on a Ford Explorer sometimes indicates a simple problem, such as a gas cap that needs tightening, or something more complex and expensive, such as a bad catalytic converter. It often requires a trip to the repair shop to diagnose the problem causing the warning light.Full Answer >
On Ford trucks, XLT represents the trim level, which indicates the level of special features that comes with the truck. As of 2014, the XLT Ford truck package is available on the F-150 and Super Duty truck models. The exact features offered with each type of truck model vary slightly and include a variety of add-on options.Full Answer >
The vehicle identification number for Ford cars and trucks is a 17-digit series of numbers and letters that identifies an individual vehicle and certain aspects of the vehicle's construction. According to Ford Fleet, the 17-digit series identifies vehicles made from 1982 and is used universally in vehicle manufacturing as of 2014.Full Answer >