Does the Ford Explorer have 3rd row seating?
The Ford Explorer was first debuted in early 1991, and was offered in either two-door or four-door configurations. Since then, the Ford Explorer has come a long way, and the SUV is now in its fifth generation of production. One of the most common questions asked about the Explorer is: Does the Ford Explorer have 3rd row seating?
One of the biggest changes made to the Explorer was its size—newer models offered a larger body, more cargo room, and a higher passenger capacity. 2002 was the first model year that the Explorer offered third-row seating, and it was only offered as an available feature rather than standard. Continue reading for information about the 2016 and 2017 Explorer third-row seats.
2016 Ford Explorer 3rd Row Seat
The 2016 Explorer offers three rows and spacious seating for up to seven occupants. The second row features a 60/40 split-fold-flat bench, and drivers can opt for the available bucket seats with a console. The third row features a 50/50 split-folding seat that offers generous passenger space for a third row bench—33.3 inches of legroom to be specific.
The 2016 Explorer also offers an available class-exclusive PowerFold third-row seat. At the touch of a button, the third-row seat folds flat to make a level load floor, and more room for additional cargo. The Explorer’s cargo space offers 21 cu. ft. behind the third row, and 43.9 cu. ft. when the third-row is folded. In the seat’s upright position, it comfortably seats two passengers. This class-exclusive feature is standard on the Limited, Sport, and Platinum trims.
2017 Ford Explorer 3rd Row Seat
The 2017 Explorer offers the same three-row seating as the 2016 model. The second row still features a 60/40 split-fold flat bench, and the third row still features the a 50/50 split folding seat. The same amount of legroom is offered, as well. With both the second and third row seats folded, the Explorer offers 81.7 cu. ft. of total cargo volume.
The PowerFold third-row seat is also available on the 2017 model, and comes standard on the Limited, Sport, and Platinum trims, as well.