The Redesigned 2011 Ford Explorer

by admin on December 22, 2010

The old 2010 truck based Ford Explorer is gone.  Ford has introduced a sleeker car-based platform for the 2011 Ford Explorer.  People do not want clunky, gas guzzling SUVs anymore but smaller, smoother SUVs and Ford has delivered that with the 2011 Explorer.2011 Ford Explorer

The engine on the 2011 Ford Explorer was changed from a V8 to a more gas efficient and powerful 3.5L TiVCT V6 engine. This engine delivers 290 horsepower and 255 lb.-ft of torque.  The fuel economy on the 2011 Ford Explorer is also better, delivering 25 MPG on the highway and 17 MPG in the city, compared to the 2010 model that delivers 20 MPG on the highway and 14 in the city.  Drivers might be disappointed if they are looking for an SUV with a high towing capacity because the towing limit has been reduced by 30%.  Although it can now only tow up to 5,000 lbs, which is still enough to haul a boat.  If you are planning on using the 2011 Ford Explorer for towing, just make sure to get the required Class III Trailer Tow Package.  It includes an engine oil cooler, wiring harness, and other features that facilitate towing.

The 2011 Explorer has plenty of seating and storage space.  Its 3 rows can seat up to 7 people and has 80.7 cubic feet of cargo space when the second and third-row seats are folded flat.  The technology in this Explorer includes MyFord Touch™ and some specifically for off-roading such as the Terrain Management System.  The Terrain Management System will allow you to shift into one of four settings to match the driving conditions: normal, mud/ruts, sand, or grass/gravel/snow.  Additionally, the 2011 Explorer comes equipped with a remote start/climate control system.  Before you even get in your car, this system will warm or cool your car depending on the weather conditions and the rear defrost/heated mirrors will activate as well.

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