Destination Charge $805
Invoice Price $28,570
The all-new 2011 Ford Explorer is available in three trim series levels: base, XLT and Limited. Each offering presents a robust array of standard features, with a class-leading selection of additional convenience and connectivity options so a buyer can tailor a new Explorer to their needs and desires.
The theme of the all-new Explorer dynamics development was balance. The team sought to provide an engaging driver experience in harmony with the extended breadth of 4WD capability to build driver confidence.
The shift to a unibody construction platform enabled a reduction in road noise and significantly decreased Explorer body roll in dynamic cornering situations.
Explorer's available advanced 2.0-liter EcoBoost I-4 delivers the power of a normally aspirated V-6 without compromising four-cylinder fuel economy. Aimed at the SUV buyer whose top priority is fuel economy, this turbocharged and intercooled I-4 engine delivers 237 and 250 lb.-ft. of torque.
Explorer's standard powertrain combines front-wheel drive with a 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine, delivering an estimated 290 horsepower and 255 lb.-ft. of torque.
Each Explorer engine is paired with a unique six-speed automatic transmission, combining lowered initial gears for improved off-the-line acceleration and higher gearing for improved efficiency at lower engine rpm when cruising. Explorer V6 models are available with an intelligent 4WD system that adds terrain management.
The new SUV features more head and shoulder room, three rows of flexible seating, and room for everything families want to take along on their adventures.
19MPG MPG Combined
3.5L V6 290hp 255ft. lbs. engine with 6-Speed Automatic transmission
Best in class for: ground clearance, starting price, available technology options, luxury features, standard horsepower, combined fuel economy, rear seat head room, front seat head room
North American Truck/Utility of the Year
Top Safety Pick - Midsize SUVs
Best New and Redesigned Models: Large Crossovers
Best Redesigned Vehicle: Finalist
Best Large and Mid-size Crossovers: Top Safety Pick
Editors Choice Awards: SUVs
Best Family Cars
Vehicle Satisfaction Award: SUVs
Top 15 Family Vehicles
Brand Image Awards: Most Rugged Truck Brand
Brand Image Awards: Best Exterior Design Brand - Non-Luxury
Ideal Vehicle Award: SUVs
Best Cars for Families
International SUV of the Year
Best SUVs for Families
Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study: Top Models in Segment