NEW FOR 2010:

– New XLT Sport Package with all-wheel drive
– XLT adds chrome mirror caps
– Exterior colours: Blue Flame and White Platinum Tri-Coat added; Sport Blue and White Sand Tri-Coat discontinued

The Ford Explorer is largely unchanged for 2010, except for a new, all-wheel drive Sport Package available on the XLT model.

The Explorer uses a 4.0-litre V6, mated to a five-speed automatic, in the XLT and Eddie Bauer trim lines, and a 4.6-litre V8 with six-speed automatic in the Limited. The XLT comes in 4×4 or AWD, the Eddie Bauer in 4×4, and the Limited in AWD. The XLT and Eddie Bauer have two rows of seats and can be optioned with a third row; the Limited is three-row only.

Features on the XLT include 17-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, Class II trailer tow hitch receiver with four-pin connector, one-touch integrated start, four-bar chrome grille, keyless entry with SecuiCode touchpad, tire pressure monitoring system, cloth seats, six-way power driver’s seat, 60/40 split-folding and reclining second-row bench seats, auto-dimming rearview mirror, CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input, Sirius satellite radio, cargo management system, cruise control, illuminated glovebox, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, auto-down driver’s window, illuminated vanity mirrors, fog lamps, liftgate with flip-open window, heated mirrors with puddle lamps, privacy glass, black step bars, speed-sensitive front and rear wipers, black roof rails with crossbars, outside temperature display, compass, and floor mats.

The XLT Sport adds 20-inch alloy wheels, black wheel lips and fascia accents, black-accented step bars, body-coloured mirror caps, non-heated mirrors, black three-bar grille, blackout headlamp treatment, unique exhaust tip, Charcoal Black interior, white instrument cluster, Circle Check interior accents and all-weather floor mats.

The Eddie Bauer builds on the XLT and adds 18-inch chrome-clad alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, Pueblo Gold lower bumpers, wheel lip mouldings and step bar accents, three-bar chrome grille, heated leather seats with ten-way driver and six-way power adjustment, power-adjustable pedals, driver’s side memory, woodgrain interior accents, premium six-CD/MP3 stereo with subwoofer, SYNC, reverse sensing system and garage door opener.

The Limited adds 20-inch alloy wheels, monochromatic appearance, four-bar chrome grille, chrome-accented mirrors with puddle lamps, chrome roof side rails with black crossbars, chrome step bar accents, PowerFold third-row seat, unique woodgrain accents, auxiliary rear climate control, and power sunroof.

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