This vehicle has the fun factor with all the feature comforts. Heated Cool seats provides for comfort in any temperature, especially with an all black interior. The remote start even controls the heated and cooled seats. Mirror placement gives you good visibility along with the rear view camera. Kid friendly, yet the middle row seating is roomy enough 3 medium size adults. The cargo area is spacious even with the third row seating up, with extra space under the 3rd row. Compared to the Highlander, the Highlander cargo space is extremely limited. Good traction in the snow. Navigation allows you to avoid tolls, best traffic route, and adjust for fuel economy. This vehicle is my second home.
Great family crossover option
2013 Ford ExplorerL. - Flatonia, TX04/28/2015
This car has lots of great if built in features even at our base model. Third row is built to fit adults, car seats or kids with ease. The step in height is low enough to not need a step but large enough to be up with a good view. Compact enough to fit in small parking spots and maneuver in the city but large enough to handle our pasture roads and all our baby and kid gear.
Tried and True
2007 Ford ExplorerTerry H - Plano, TX08/26/2016
Owned a 1997 Mountaineer (same car) for 17 years. (Over 200,00 miles). Satisfactory service. Then a 2006 E-250 van for work. Completely satisfactory performance. Have now traded van for this 2007 Explorer. Wonderfull to return to this comfortable drive and performance.
Ford Explorer Overview
The Ford Explorer is one of the best-known SUVs in America. It has all the looks of an off-road-ready SUV, but the versatility and fuel economy for daily use. Its reputation speaks for itself - Ford has hit a sweet spot with its Explorer, and with constant interior improvements, the vehicle line is here to stay.
Ford Explorer History
The Ford Explorer was originally introduced in 1990 as an SUV that was related to Ford's smaller pickup trucks. Along with the Jeep Grand Cherokee, it practically dominated the SUV era in America. Both vehicles became highly recognizable as their model generations approached the new millennium. In recent years, the Explorer has transformed into a crossover SUV with good performance and less emphasis on off-road driving.
How It Drives
The current Ford Explorer trades in some trailblazing ability with more all-weather comforts and family practicality. As a result, the Explorer has superior handling on the road and a great fuel economy. Interior functionality has improved as well. Additionally, newer models have had a big focus on passenger entertainment with multimedia features and high-quality upholstery.
Used Ford Explorer Value
The more recent Ford Explorers are the best bargains in terms of price, features, driving experience, and significant upgrades. The most recent Explorers in particular offer a wide range of technological improvements and a lot of utility in the ride. It has enough credibility to attract buyers and provides plenty of value in its smart packaging, incredible comfort, and superior seating.
Ford Explorer Standard Features
The Ford Explorer, which can seat up to seven passengers, has a base model with front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive as an available option. Trim levels include the base, XLT, Sport, Limited, and Platinum models, all of which offers a choice between a four-cylinder engine and a six-cylinder engine for all trim levels. The current Explorer also has all the sophisticated connectivity features expected in the vehicles today, including Bluetooth and navigation.
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