I really like the body style, size & comfort. Perfect for a family of 4-6. We traveled to Outer Banks this summer with luggage on the roof & plenty of room in the back for extras. Plus everyone was comfortable.
When I turned the corner in the parking lot and saw this vehicle, it took my breath. the perfect color--Flame blue!! Sometimes a camera doesn't do a color justice. The interior was soft & everything worked!! Grandsons love the 3rd row seat w/easy access and the rear air conditioning. I love the SYNC for the phone & free trial of SiriusXM radio--especially on vacation. The Eddie Bauer edition has many useful perks--but I miss a moon roof to help eliminate heat when you first start the car. I am getting better mpg's than the stat sheet predicts.
Great everyday transportation
The 2010 Ford Explorer has evolved from a rugged and compact SUV into a practical and spacious crossover that is well-suited for families. Good gas mileage and attractive build have made the Ford Explorer one of the most popular SUVs in America.
The 2010 Ford Explorer exceeds all competitors in terms of cabin technology. It features all the standard capabilities modern drivers expect in a 2010 model, including power windows and locks, cruise control, steering wheel audio controls and an auxiliary jack. The XLT adds built-in satellite radio. All versions of the 2010 Explorer also have Ford's proprietary MyFord Touch installed, which replaces buttons and switches for an LCD touchscreen, voice commands and steering wheel controls. Feature packages and options for the 2010 Explorer include power sunroof, heated steering wheel, automatic headlamps, touchscreen navigation system, 20-inch wheels, ventilated seats, power third-row seat, and active parking assistance.
The 2010 Ford Explorer is buttoned-down, with standards that are similar to a sports car. The handling is smooth and predictable. With good acceleration and quick steering, the Explorer handles with confidence. Though it may not be the best at off-road capabilities, the 2010 Explorer is well-weighted steering and an independent suspension provide terrific ride control.
No matter the trim level, it's clear that the 2010 Ford Explorer was built for families seeking on-road handling. The 2010 Explorer is equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine that ensures quick acceleration with fuel efficiency. With a turbocharged 2.0L engine, the Explorer is an excellent choice for mid-sized families who value fuel efficiency. Meanwhile, the Explorer Sport is quick, firm and fast thanks to its powerful V8 engine.
The Explorer's interior styling is as impressive as its exterior. The 2010 Ford Explorer is one of the most spacious seven-passenger SUVs. All parts of the interior are designed with a family in mind, including optional power-folding third-row seating. A family could carry just about anything in a 2010 Ford Explorer.