Ford Explorer Financing

Our Loan Calculator display shows you how your Ford Explorer loan balance compares to the ongoing value of your vehicle. With financing, you will pay that loan down each month to reduce the balance of your loan. Unfortunately, during this same period, your vehicle's resale value will decline as well. The purpose of this tool is to show you how you can finance your Explorer to ensure that your loan balance declines faster than the value of your vehicle.

With your results below, the goal is to have the shaded area be entirely green. This likely means that the value of your vehicle will always be greater than your loan balance. If you see yellow or red, your loan balance at some point will be at or above the value of your vehicle. You want to avoid this as we describe here. For the best financial outcome, adjust your loan terms, or choose a vehicle that doesn't depreciate as rapidly.

Ford Explorer Loan Calculator

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Ford Explorer Projected Resale Value vs Loan Balance

Year Resale Value Loan Balance Difference
0 $30,543 $30,543 $0 (0%)
1 $29,224 $23,441 +$5,783 (20%)
2 $26,142 $15,994 +$10,148 (39%)
3 $21,075 $8,186 +$12,889 (61%)
4 $18,612 $0 +$18,612 (100%)
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Loan Term 48 Months
APR 4.75%
Paid in Full May, 2025

Monthly Payment


Total Principal $30,543
Total Interest $3,051
Total Cost of Loan $33,594

Ford Explorer Loan Amortization

Month Interest Principal Balance
Jun, 2021 $120.90 $579.00 $29,964.00
Jul, 2021 $118.61 $581.00 $29,383.00
Aug, 2021 $116.31 $584.00 $28,799.00
Sep, 2021 $114.00 $586.00 $28,213.00
Oct, 2021 $111.68 $588.00 $27,625.00
Nov, 2021 $109.35 $591.00 $27,034.00

This Ford Explorer is expected to lose $11,931 of its resale value during the 48 months of this loan. Check out our Ford Explorer Depreciation Calculator for a detailed analysis of the Explorer's past and expected future depreciation. This user-friendly tool allows you to interactively see how well the Explorer has, and will continue to, hold its value, during your specific ownership period. It will even suggest to you the best Explorer model years to buy to get the best value.

Other Ford Explorer Costs of Ownership

Finding a car or truck that saves on financing costs is important. But, it's also imperative to view all major Ford Explorer costs. This will ensure that you are finding the vehicle that provides you the best value, at the lowest cost. We've created tools that will also help you to save on the following ownership expenses: