NEW FOR 2011:
– Redesigned model
For 2011, the Ford Explorer is completely redesigned, right down to its construction: previously a body-on-frame SUV, it is now a unibody, with a base configuration of front-wheel drive. The previous 4.0-litre V6 and 4.6-litre V8 are replaced with a 3.5-litre V6.
The Explorer uses a 3.5-litre V6 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Trim levels are the Base, XLT and Limited, all available in front- or four-wheel drive, and all with three rows of seats.
Features on the Base include 17-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, hill start assist, trailer tow prep package, CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input and engine block heater.
The XLT adds 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic headlamps, chrome door handles, SecuriCode keypad entry, ten-way driver and six-way passenger power-adjustable heated seats, MyFord Touch, Sync, and Sirius satellite radio.
The Limited adds 20-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlamps, power-folding mirrors, driver’s side memory, power liftgate, remote starter, 110-volt outlet, power-adjustable pedals, ambient lighting, Sony-branded stereo, intelligence access with pushbutton start, back-up camera and leather-trimmed seats.