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2012 Ford Explorer

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Ford Explorer highlights

Customer reviews

4.4 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

4 out of 5

Mileage (EPA estimate)

20 city, 28 highway, 23 combined

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New for 2012

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

Explore Ford Explorer details

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

Optional Features

  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • DVD Video System
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Quad Seats
  • Running Boards
  • Sync System
  • Tow Hitch
  • Turbo Charged Engine

Drive type

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

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

RepairPal reliability rating

4
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Ford Explorer an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Ford Explorer 20th out of 30 among Midsize SUVs.

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