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2012 Ford Explorer

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2012 Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer highlights

Customer reviews

4.4 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

4 out of 5

Mileage (EPA estimate)

18 city, 25 highway, 20 combined

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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 reliability rating**

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 23rd out of 31 among Midsize SUVs.
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**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

Explore Ford Explorer details

(no trim) 2WD 4D Sport Utility

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