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Editors Choice Awards: SUVs
Consumers Favorites: Family Vehicle
Top Safety Pick - Midsize SUVs
Brand Image Awards: Best Exterior Design Brand - Non-Luxury
Brand Image Awards: Best Interior Design Brand - Non-Luxury
Brand Image Awards: Most Family-Friendly Brand
Best Resale Value: Full-Size SUV/Crossover
SUV of the Year: Contender
2012 FORD EXPLORER
Ford's iconic Explorer has been completely reinvented to raise consumer expectations of SUV fuel efficiency, safety, technology, capability and quality.
The Explorer enters the 2012 model year with an expanded color palette and is the first Ford model in North America to offer an all-new Ford EcoBoost four-cylinder engine delivering class-leading fuel economy and responsive performance. New exterior colors include Ginger Ale Metallic, Dark Blue Pearl Metallic, Cinnamon Metallic and Black.
Explorer aims to please SUV shoppers with a thoughtful, flexible interior package that abounds with clever storage solutions and generous head and shoulder room, three rows of flexible seating, and room for all the gear families invariably take along on their adventures.
Explorer redefines customer expectations for driving dynamics and comfort -- on any road, anytime, anywhere -- while stretching the breadth of SUV capability. The 2012 Ford Explorer V6 models are available with an intelligent 4WD system that adds terrain management. A driver need only turn the console-mounted knob to the proper setting for snow, sand, mud or normal mode. In addition, the system includes hill descent mode.
The 2012 Explorer offers a new and advanced 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine -- delivering the power of a normally aspirated V6 without compromise to its four-cylinder fuel economy. This direct-injected, turbocharged and intercooled engine delivers an estimated 237 horsepower and develops 250 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,700 through 4,000 rpm.
Explorer's standard engine is a 3.5-liter V6 delivering 290 horsepower and 255 lb.-ft. of torque. Mated to Ford's six-speed SelectShift Automatic transmission, this efficient V6 delivers up to a best-in-class EPA-rated 25 mpg on the highway.