2011 Ford Explorer

The all-new 2011 Ford Explorer SUV was unveiled today and will go on sale in the U.S. at the end of the year with pricing start at $27,995. The new Ford Explorer switched from a heavy body-on-frame to the same unibody structure with independent from and rear suspension used on the Ford Taurus sedan and Flex crossover. Ford’s SUV will be offered with a 3.5-liter V6 engine delivering an estimated 290HP, and 20 percent better fuel economy.

As an option the next Ford Explorer can be equipped with a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost petrol producing a projected 237HP at 5,500 rpm and 250 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,700 rpm. Both engines are hooked up to a six-speed automatic transmission. The four-cylinder Ecoboost is offered only in front-wheel drive configuration while the V6 model can be equipped optionally with a new, intelligent all-wheel-drive system developed with formerly Ford-owned Land Rover.

The AWD features a Land Rover-like terrain management system with four settings controlled via a console-mounted knob. Each setting provides unique engine behavior, throttle tip-in, transmission shift scheduling and calibrations for traction and stability control systems. This system also includes a hill descent mode that provides engine braking when descending a steep incline.

The all-new Explorer will be available in three trim series levels – base, XLT and Limited.

Standard convenience features include:

MyForddriver connect technology including 4.2-inch LCD screen
MyKey owner control feature
Air filtration system
Media hub
Easy Fuel capless fuel filler system
Cruise control
Power windows, with one-touch down for driver
Power door locks with child safety rear door locks
Tilt/telescoping steering column
Four 12-volt power points
Cargo hooks

Explorer XLT includes standard content and adds:

Automatic headlamps
Six-speed SelectShift Automatic
Heated sideview mirrors with LED signal indicators and security approach lamps
SecuriCode keyless entry keypad
Reverse sensing system
Perimeter alarm

Explorer Limited includes all base and XLT content, plus:

PowerFold sideview mirrors with driver’s side memory
Ambient lighting
Adjustable pedals with memory functionality
Cargo net
Dual-zone electronic temperature control
10-way power driver’s seat, with power recline and lumbar
Electrochromic interior mirror
Rear view camera
Remote start system
110-volt outlet
MyFord Touchdriver connect technology
Intelligent Access with push-button start
Universal garage door opener

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