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2025 Ford Explorer Adds New Vapor Blue Metallic Color

The refreshed 2025 Ford Explorer gains one new exterior color known as Vapor Blue Metallic. Here’s a first look at the new soft blue hue.

Identifiable by paint code K1, Vapor Blue Metallic is only offered on select 2025 Ford Explorer trims as a $495 option, including Active, ST-Line and ST; it is not available on Platinum. As such, it is only available in conjunction with select interior colorways, including Ultra Dark Space Gray, Light Space Gray and Onyx.

There are seven total exterior colors available for the 2025 Ford Explorer. They are as follows (relevant paint codes listed in parentheses):

  • Star White Metallic Tri-Coat (AZ)
  • Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat (D4)
  • Iconic Silver Metallic (JS)
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic (M7)
  • Agate Black Metallic (UM)
  • Oxford White (fleet only) (YZ)
  • Vapor Blue Metallic (K1) (new for 2025)

Meanwhile, the following list represents all available interior colorways:

  • Ultra Dark Space Gray
  • Light Space Gray
  • Onyx
  • Mojave Dusk
  • Salt Crystal Gray

Finally, the following list represents all 2025 Explorer trim levels:

  • Active
  • ST-Line
  • ST
  • Platinum

The 2025 Ford Explorer boasts quite a few revisions as part of its mid-cycle update. For its exterior, the front fascia, headlights, as well as its rear tailgate have received updates. Inside, it gains more front-row row legroom, along with new features such as like new soft touch surfaces, Ford Digital Experience software, and a standard 13.2-inch infotainment screen.

Under the hood, the forthcoming Explorer offers two engine options, including the turbocharged 2.3L I4 EcoBoost, which is standard in the Active, Platinum, and ST-Line, while the twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 EcoBoost is standard in the ST and optional in the Platinum. As Ford Authority previously reported, the 2025 Explorer is ditching its factory-installed Illuminated Door Entry Keypad for a dealer-installed option, which costs $350.

Production of the 2025 Explorer continue at the Chicago Assembly plant, and will begin next month. Pricing starts at $38,670 for the base Active trim, and it’s worth noting that certain trims are actually more affordable than the outgoing 2024 model year.

We’ll have more on the 2025 Ford Explorer soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Explorer news and comprehensive Ford news updates.

Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. cj

    Got to many grey interiors….what wrong with offering a white ?…also the iconic silver has been around like forever….

  2. G O PEE

    White interior is the worst possible color for a daily driver. it will eventually turn gray

    1. Mike

      I personally don’t care for the white pillars and ceilings in many vehicles today. Too generic looking. I think a darker color looks much better.

  3. Jeanne John’s

    I had a 2006 Mountaineer in SATELLITE SILVER… was silver with a hint of a sage green in it. I absolutely loved that color and had many compliments on it. How about bringing it back in the Explorer?


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