2011 Ford Explorer

The 2011 Ford Explorer was an instant success in the compact SUVs market when it was first introduced a few years ago. With revisions year after year, 2011 Ford Explorer and a few debacles in 2011 is available with substantial improvements in terms of performance and handling capabilities. It’s one of the best selling SUVs in the US, despite its media fight with the tire supplier Firestone. The standard features on2011 Ford Explorer are:

 

  • 4.0-liter V6 good for 210 horsepower
  • A five-speed automatic transmission and two-, four- or all-wheel drive are available with either engine
  • The four-door Explorer is available in XLS, XLS Sport, XLT, XLT Sport, NBX, Eddie Bauer and Limited trims.
  • Towing capacity tops out at 7,140 pounds.
  • Fuel economy estimates are 14 to 15 mpg in the city and 19 to 21 mpg on the highway.
  • Four-wheel antilock disc brakes
  • Seven-passenger Explorers max out at 81.3 cubic feet of cargo space, while five-passenger versions offer 88 cubic feet.

 

The four-door 2011 Ford Explorer is available in XLS, XLS Sport, XLT, XLT Sport, NBX, Eddie Bauer and Limited trims.
The 2011 Ford Explorer XLS is equipped with front bucket seats, air conditioning, cruise control, a CD player, keyless entry and power windows and mirrors. The XLS Sport includes alloy wheels, running boards, wheel lip moldings and an upgraded center console.

 

The 2011 Ford Explorer XLT models comes with power driver seats, auto-dimming mirrors, and automatic headlights and the XLT Sport adds special platinum gloss exterior trim and 17-inch machine-finished wheels with all-terrain tires.

 

The 2011 Ford Explorer NBX trim includes an off-road package with skid plates and heavier-duty shocks; special exterior badging; unique 17-inch wheels; a Yakima roof rack; rubber floor mats; and upgraded cloth upholstery.

 

The 2011 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer and Limited models are available with leather upholstery, seat heaters, a power front-passenger seat, power-adjustable pedals, automatic climate control and an upgraded sound system with an in-dash CD changer.

 

 

Optional features on 2011 Ford Explorer are: a third-row seat, rear air conditioner and a rear DVD entertainment system. The safety features include apart from the four-wheel antilock disc brakes, the Safety Canopy system that includes front and rear side curtain airbags and a rollover sensor. Power-adjustable pedals are optional on XLT models and standard on the Eddie Bauer and Limited, while a reverse-sensing system can be added to all but the XLS models. The interiors of 2011 Ford Explorer depend on each model they range from average to luxurious. All the controls are neatly arranged, and the gauges are legible, but it’s function over form. It’s feasible to carry two adults in the third-row seats, but choosing the third-row option also reduces available cargo space. Seven-passenger Explorers max out at 81.3 cubic feet of cargo space, while five-passenger versions offer a more competitive 88 cubic feet. The overall driving impressions of this car is that it provides smooth ride and handling characteristics, because of its powerful V6 and V8

 

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