- Posted November 19, 2011 by
2012 Ford Explorer is a more promising SUV than ever
Ford makes its impression in the class of large crossover SUVs with the new 2012 Explorer. With excellent fuel efficiency and good exterior dynamics, Explorer had stolen the eyes of most SUV fans. Not only the aerodynamically styled body, but an impressively high class interior cabin also increases the rating in a high end. The new SUV is made to compete with most of the leading SUVs in all its features, which is the major highlight about Explorer. Equipments and gadgets of this high power large vehicle too are of abundant options and add ups for good handling.
2012 Ford Explorer interior is rated high quality with enough gadgets and holders. Interior materials and coverings are upscaled to very good quality. The interior design so far faces the drawback that there is reduced space for third row seats and cargo space, which is clear on comparison. The MyFord touch screen system allows an easy device management, but the screen may seem somewhat clumsy in your speedy drives. Interior devices of new Explorer include cruise control, efficient storage systems, steering mounted controls and so on. The driver seat is height adjustable, powered and bucket shaped, while others are powered.
Exterior of the new Ford Explorer is awesome with the beast look as well as intelligent and smart aerodynamics. Exterior features of Explorer include 17/18/20 inch wheels, blind spot facility, roof rails, rear parking sensors and a new rear spoiler. Ford engineers are very keen on acquiring maximum performance for this large vehicle by reducing various frictions and dynamical pullers and by using cunning and apt aerodynamic design. Exterior painting material too is of better quality, which is Red Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat Paint, as shown in the releases. The 21 Cu. Ft cargo space may seem a bit lesser.
2012 Explorer is all set to be one of the most noticeable Ford models of the year, with finest engine, comparatively better fuel efficiency and perfect ride/handling balance. The Base model of 2012 Explorer is available in 3.5 L V6 with DOHC (Double overhead cam) and variable 26 valves. The delivery power of the new Explorer engine is 290 hp @ 6500 rpm with a torque of 255 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm. This heavy SUV is not so bad in sprint performance with 0 to 60 mph in just 8.3 seconds. For 2012, Ford offers a turbocharged version too, with good ride and handling ratios.
For this super entry period, Ford introduces three major models namely Base starting from $28,280, XLT with a price of $32,095 and Limited with $37,855. Mainly the SUV is available in five different colors; Black, Dark Blue Pearl Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Red Candy Metallic and White Suede. The six speed automatic transmission of the vehicle gives enhanced fuel economy of 17/25 mpg in city/highway. All of these trim levels are 4 Wheel Drive and has automatic transmission alone. Extra options like Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio and iPod inputs too are some of the accessibility options listed by Ford.
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