2011 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD

2011 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD

Base price (with destination): $33,995
Price as tested: $38,355

Standard Equipment:
3.5-liter V-6 engine
6-speed automatic transmission
4-wheel disc brakes with ABS
AdvanceTrac with roll stability control
Reverse sensing system
Ford MyKey
Capless fuel filler
Fog lamps
Dual power heated mirrors
LED taillights
2nd row 60/40 split
3rd row 50/50 split
Tilt/telescoping steering column
Rear climate control
AM/FM single CD/MP3 player
Power locks/mirrors/windows
Sirius satellite radio

Options on this vehicle:
Rapid Spec 202A -- $2500
MyFord Touch technology
SYNC connectivity
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Premium audio with 8 speakers
Rearview camera
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Leather-trimmed seats

Voice activated navigation system -- $795

Trailer tow package -- $570

Blind spot monitoring system -- $495

Key options not on vehicle:
Family entertainment system -- $1995
Dual-pane sunroof -- $1595
Power liftgate -- $495
Inflatable rear seat belts -- $195

Fuel economy:
17 / 23 / 19 mpg

3.5L V-6
Horsepower: 283 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque: 252 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm


6-speed automatic

Curb weight: 4752 lb

Wheels/tires: 18-inch aluminum wheels
245/60R18 Michelin Latitude Tour HP all-season tires

Competitors: Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, Dodge Durango, Ford Flex, GMC Acadia, Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander

What's new?
Redesigned for 2011

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It sounds like it would take a couple of weeks to get used to something like MyFord Touch. The new Explorer certainly looks good. I guess if you can explain why the current Camry, Corolla, and Accord sell in high volume, then it should be easy enough to understand that there simply may not be a good explanation for initial high sales of the Explorer.
My my my ... how very odd (usual) that every car magazine (including yours) heralded the new Explorer as the next best thing .... now nine months later it isn't ... yet they are selling everyone they make ... hmmm ...

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