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For the last two decades, the Ford Explorer has been one of the top-selling midsize SUVs on the market with its fantastic versatility, interior comfort, and great design. In the latest version, the iconic Ford model will include the most innovative engine on the market: the 2.0-liter Ford EcoBoost engine.
As Car and Driver reports in their first test drive, the Explorer provides a very different experience than other EcoBoost-loaded Ford models like the smaller Ford Edge crossover. It draws about 240 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque, which is nothing to laugh at in a 4-cylinder model. Due to the Explorer’s greater weight and length – with 7 seats and nearly 13 inches longer in length than the Edge – it doesn’t quite have the same “zip” of the Edge and smaller EcoBoost models. It does result in a nice increase in fuel economy, however, with a best-in-class 28 highway MPG.
The ultimate conclusion has the 2012 Explorer as a much improved version of the family vehicle we have always known and loved. While the Edge is likely a better fit for small families who often tow boats or other loads, the Explorer is the ideal option for families with children completing everyday tasks of taking children to school and hauling groceries.
We’re excited about what the 2012 Explorer has to offer, and we have a great selection of brand-new inventory arriving daily. Stay tuned here and on our Facebook page for more on all the latest Ford news!
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Ford was recently awarded Best New Technology by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) for the company’s rear inflatable seat belts. The announcement came at the 2011 Canadian International Auto Show over the weekend, according to Torque News.
In order to reduce injuries that could be incurred during an accident, Ford’s inflatable rear seat belts reduce pressure on the chest while helping to control head and neck motion. By spreading the impact force more than five times that of conventional belts, pressure is reduced on the chest which also affects head and neck motion. The Ford vehicle’s crash-sensing system determines exactly when the inflatable belt should deploy.
Traditionally, heat-generating chemicals would be used to inflate the belts, however, Ford uses cold compressed gas. This means, the inflatable belts do not get warmer than the wearer’s body temperature and they fill at a lower pressure than traditional airbags.
Ford’s rear inflatable seat belt technology will enhance safety for rear seat passengers of all ages, especially for young children who are more vulnerable in crashes. – Sue Cischke, Ford group vice president of Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering.
Ford originally introduced the seat belts in the 2011 Explorer and has promised to offer the technology globally.
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.