Ford Explorer Franklin IN

Ray Skillman Performance Ford

The Legendary Ford Explorer: The Name You Know and Love

The new, adventure-ready Ford Explorer is the iconic SUV that can do it all. From nights on the town to weekend trailblazing off the beaten path, you’ll be right at home in the new Explorer.

If you’re looking for the vehicle that can get a lot done and be versatile enough to meet all your needs, the Ford Explorer is the SUV for you. Our team at Ray Skillman Ford can show you exactly how this impressive and highly recognizable SUV can fit into your lifestyle in Franklin, IN and become the SUV you love to enjoy every day.

It Takes Your Breath Away

Standing next to the Ford Explorer models on our lot will be an experience you’ll never forget. We offer a wide variety of excellent choices to make sure you can have the technology, the drive, the versatility, and the power you want. When you get inside the Explorer you choose, you’re going to see room for seven people to ride along, a long list of advanced safety features, the connectivity you want including onboard Wi-Fi, and the comfort that makes sense for your family on the road. Start the engine and listen to the powerful six-cylinder roar and imagine taking a boat or trailer to the fun outdoor destination you’ve chosen for the weekend in an SUV that has the ability to be everything you need.

Haul, Pull, Carry

The power you might not expect to be present is certainly included in the Ford Explorer models we sell. What can 365 horsepower do for you? If you need to rip out bushes for a landscaping project or haul a trailer full of items for the event you need to set up, this SUV has the power to get the job done. Fold the seats down and you can load up the Explorer with the materials needed for a weekend project at home, or you can fill these seats with family or friends that want to go with you to the destination you have in mind.

Adding Items to the Explorer

When you see our team and ask about the new items offered for the Ford Explorer, we’re going to tell you about the five new wheel options you can choose from, four of which are 20-inches in size, the onboard Wi-Fi hotspot feature, and the Safe and Smart package of features that add more of what you want. Take a look at these new items and imagine making use of them when you drive around on the roads in Franklin, IN.

The New Explorer From Ray Skillman Ford: Making Your Life Easier

Whether you want to have the benefits of a power liftgate to make loading easier, or you want to have confidence when you park the Ford Explorer, you can have what you want in this amazing SUV. Make your way to see our team at Ray Skillman Ford to see how the Ford Explorer can make your life easier on a daily basis. We are only a short drive from Franklin to Greenwood, IN and have a long list of excellent offers for the Explorer you want to drive and enjoy on a daily basis; come in and see us today.


New Explorer Franklin

Seriously, you know you’re dying to put the new Explorer in your driveway. Find yours now.

New Explorer


Pre-Owned Explorer Franklin

There’s nothing quite like owning an Explorer, that’s why it’s easy to maintain a strong selection of pre-owned models to choose from.

Pre-Owned Explorer


Incentives and Rebates

The Ray Skillman discount is always above and beyond what Ford offers on new vehicles.

New Specials

Experience the Skillman Difference

Buying a vehicle is a special experience. We understand that this isn’t something our customers do every day, which is why we treat every interaction with the respect that it deserves. Ray Skillman has served the Franklin market for decades because we believe that the community and its people supersede any expectations set by a corporation. This is your community. This is our community. When you are shopping for a new or used Ford Explorer, you expect the experience to match the promise, which is why we are open and transparent every step of the way. Below, you will find more information about the Explorer. We hope that you’ll contact us and allow us the opportunity to show you why buying from Ray Skillman Ford truly is the best shopping decision you can make.

Ray Skillman Ford Explorer

There’s more to a vehicle demonstration than picking out colors and taking a test drive. At Ray Skillman Ford, we want you to know everything that’s important to YOU for your next new vehicle. The Explorer is uniquely positioned in the Franklin market because of our love of high-performance, super-tough machines. The Explorer has the proper mixture of strong performance and do-it-all toughness that’s appealing to Franklin. Our team is here to make sure you’re aware of every feature, tip, and maintenance best practice because we take pride in delivering the ultimate shopping experience for our customers. Watch this video and get your engine revving for the new Ford Explorer.

Attention to detail is important. You won’t miss a thing when you shop at Ray Skillman Ford.

We know you have many options when it comes to Ford dealers in the Franklin area. Our hope is that you will give us the first opportunity to earn your business because of the tremendous experience, great pricing, superb Explorer selection, and our commitment to making your buying experience the most positive one you’ve ever had when shopping for a vehicle. We stand behind the ideal of delivering the type of respectful engagement that the people of Franklin deserve and if you give us the first opportunity, you’ll see why our customers come back time and time again.


Ray Skillman Ford is Indiana’s Only…

Indianas Only Presidents Award Winner

Some dealerships take pride in their sales numbers. Others point to their P&L statements to determine their success. At Ray Skillman Ford, the most important indicator of whether or not we’re successfully achieving our goals is when you are overwhelmed by our outstanding customer experience. It goes beyond satisfaction. We want you to be ecstatic with the way you were treated and impressed with how easy it was to get the best Ford Explorer deal in Indiana. Your opinion is the one that matters at Ray Skillman Ford. It’s what drives our success.

Customers Come First

Customers Come First at Ray Skillman

See What Our Customers Are Saying

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My husband and I recently bought a 2018 Hyundai Tucson at Ray Skillman and had the best experience. We've been "car shopping" for a few months in hopes to find a nice compact SUV for an affordable price. We were warmly welcomed by Chris when we arrived and he was quick to see what it was we were looking for so he could best help us. He was able to walk us through all the features of each trim in the Tucsons which ultimately helped us decide what exactly we wanted. We then found the car we loved and then were warmly greeted by Hayden, the finance manager. Hayden was so friendly and worked his butt off to get the car down to our budget. Ray Skillman definitely works to provide the best cars for the best price. We had a wonderful experience and I have no doubt we will always shop at Ray Skillman.

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Zach Caudill spent a big chunk of time helping us knowing we weren't going to buy today.

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My family and I are long time customers, but Ray Skillman Ford, Derek Young and Derek Day treat us like first time customers every time and work just as hard.

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DealerRater Nov 16, 2018

I had never bought a car all alone before and was nervous. Staff treated me like a member of the family! I got a great price for my trade-in and a wonderful monthly payment on a lease. Could not be happier! All the guys were sincerely interested in helping me get the best deal possible! Mitch, Ron, Steve, Marcus, Josh all were just GREAt! Wanted to say more below but the computer wouldn't let me!!!!!

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DealerRater Nov 14, 2018

We were looking for a dark gray newer model Honda Accord EX-L with low mileage and came across the one listed at Ray Skillman Ford & Southside Hyundai. Before we drove down from Avon they looked at the vehicle for us. Everything went really smooth and Derek Young was great to work with. We had also forgotten to give them our keys for our trade in and Derek came out to the west side to meet us. Derek and his colleagues went above and beyond to satisfy us. They even sent us away with a full tank of gas.

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Zac and Morgan were incredibly helpful throughout my 4 month process of deciding when and what to buy. Lots of calls and emails after our first meeting let me know that they were always available and ready to help when I was ready. When it came down to it, I was finally ready to make the plunge this weekend. Thank you both for your help as I am very happy with my new vehicle thus far! 🙂

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Your Explorer Shopping Experience

We hope we’ve answered most of your questions about why you should consider Ray Skillman Ford as your first choice when shopping for a new or pre-owned Ford Explorer. If you are ready to learn more, please contact us through your preferred method of communication and ask us anything you’d like to know. If you’re ready to schedule your test drive, please use the form below. At Ray Skillman Ford, you control your shopping experience. We’re here to help facilitate and to be your personal Explorer experts.

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