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2012 Ford Explorer

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Ford Explorer highlights

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Mileage (EPA estimate)

17 city, 23 highway, 19 combined

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What is new for the 2012 Ford Explorer?

  • Explorer trims have been upgraded with Rear Air Conditioning, Turbo Charged Engine, and Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment this year.
  • The XLT trim now comes with Sync System as standard equipment.
  • The Base trim now comes with Sync System as standard equipment.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2012 Ford Explorer has a lot of nice features and has gotten compliments on it. It is very flexible with the 3rd row seats that automatically fold up and give the driver room in the back for their two dogs. The two toned interior is also a nice feature. Many cars are solid colored inside, but the driver finds it boring. The ride is smooth and the car is great for road trips. The only thing the driver does not like is the 3rd row seat takes away from the trunk space.
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RepairPal gave the Ford Explorer an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Ford Explorer 23rd out of 32 among Midsize SUVs.

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Ford Explorer features and specs

Limited 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sony Sound System
  • Sync System
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Quad Seats
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Running Boards
  • Sync System
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

2.0L

Horsepower

240

Torque (ft-lbs)

270

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

18.6

Wheelbase

112.6"

Overall length

197.1"

Width

78.9"

Height

70.4"

Leg room

F 40.6"/M 39.8"/R 33.2"

Head room

F 41.4"/M 40.5"/R 37.8"

Front tires

P255/50R20

Rear tires

P255/50R20

Seating capacity

7

Max towing capacity

300/2000 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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