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In a recent test drive, Motor Trend found the new 2011 Explorer to offer a smoother, quieter ride than previous models. Thanks in large part to Alan Mulally’s push for quicker updates to Ford models, the Explorer’s new architecture offers better packaging, fuel mileage, handling, and maneuverability.
In response to the Firestone tire tread separation problems of the past, the Explorer is well-equipped with new standard safety features which include AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control and Safety Canopy with rollover sensor. It also adds Curve Control, which reduces engine torque by braking in tight curves when the system senses the driver is going too quickly. And it pioneers the industry’s first inflatable seatbelts.
The new vehicle not only comes loaded with a lot of standard features, it also offers a road/off-road surface-control system called Terrain Management. With no transfer cases, Terrain Management manipulates torque to each of the wheels with four driver-selected settings that can be shifted on the fly: normal, mud, sand, and snow. And soon, Ford will add the turbo-charged EcoBoost as the optional engine.
The new Explorer will handle any country road, any season, as well as most traditional SUVs. – Todd Lassa Motor Trend Magazine
The much anticipated 2011 Ford Explorer is in stock. Take a look at this exciting new Ford vehicle with photos taken right here at Damerow Ford.
Deemed a “modern interpretation of the SUV”, the new Explorer offers three configurations, all with an improved exterior look, three rows of seats, Ford’s highest quality interior, intelligent AWD and choice between two innovative engines.
The 2011 Ford Explorer offers either the new fuel-saving EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine, or (for those that want to tow) an optional 3.5-liter V6 that puts out 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft. of torque. In addition, it rides on a unibody platform derived from the automaker’s D3 platform rather than the separate frame of the outgoing model. Plus it’s just a great looking vehicle inside and out.
Ford has allowed the market to seek its own level and the result is that buyers now have a choice to receive all the on and off-road power, connectivity, and safety technologies that were once only available in luxury SUVs. – Mark Elias, Left Lane News
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Key features of the new 2011 Ford Explorer include the push button start and keyless entry will the push button rear door entry and rear folding seats adding to this vehicle’s exceptional advancements.
For more details about how to use the 2011 Ford Explorer- watch the fun video below.
When Ford Motor Company wanted to showcase the rugged performance and car-like drive of the all-new Ford Explorer a demonstration in San Diego was arranged, reports Ford In The News.
Outfitted with unique front-drive unibody construction and combining a Terrain Management System for superior off-road capabilities and traction, the new Ford Explorer handles both the wet Northwest weather and your local sandpit with assurance!
Watch the video below for a first-hand look at how the 2011 all-wheel drive Ford Explorer confidently manages off-road terrain.
The revamped, all-new 2011 Ford Explorer boasts a 25% improvement according to a great article by Ford in the News. With EPA approved ratings of 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway, this marked increase in fuel economy is due to careful integration of features like six-speed auto transmission and twin independent cam shaft variable timing and makes all the difference for the Explorer’s V-6 engine.
The 2011 Explorer V6 … delivers a keen balance between power and fuel economy… and helps Explorer deliver 25 percent better fuel efficiency. This raises the bar for full-size SUVs, and will change buyer expectations for the entire segment. – Jim Holland chief nameplate engineer Ford Motor Company
Aerodynamic revisions also played a pivotal role in the 2011 Explorer’s ratings, but optimizing features like front-mounted air dam and rear liftgate lip spoiler coordination, also improved highway speeds. With the release in early 2011 of Ford’s EcoBoost engine Explorer drivers can expect 30% additional improvement in fuel economy!