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2011 Ford Explorer FWD 4dr XLT

FWD 4dr XLT

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Price with options: $31,520

MSRP: $31,520

Base Invoice: $29,479

Body Style

Sport Utility

MPG

City: 17 - Hwy: 25

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2019 Ford Explorer Pros

The Ford Explorer returns for 2019 with a reshuffled feature lineup and a couple of new trim packages. An XLT appearance package called "Desert Copper" comes with 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, black door trim panels and unique inserts. A new Limited Luxury Package includes multicontour leather lined front seats with micro-perforation; as well as a leather steering wheel. In addition, paddle shifters are now standard on Sport and Platinum trimmed Explorers, while heated second row seats are an option on the Sport trim. The XLT trim on the other hand, gets a power liftgate as standard for 2019.

2019 Ford Explorer Model Highlights

The Explorer is offered in base, XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum models, but no matter the model, it comes with three well-designed rows of seating and room for up to seven (the second row comes with two bucket seats for adults). While the third row is kid-sized, it's easier to fold than those on just about any other model, thanks to the simple, single-button power-folding system. Parents will also note that LATCH fasteners for child seats are included in the second-row outboard positions. Both the second and third rows flip forward, giving a cavernous 81 cubic-feet of cargo space.

The base engine is a 3.5L V6 that produces 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque, with EPA ratings of 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. The optional 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder makes a healthy 280 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, and fuel economy is best in class at 19 mpg city and 27 mpg highway.

The 4-wheel-drive system in the Explorer is available with both engines, and it is designed with the urban driving done by most Explorer owners in mind. The system includes a Terrain Management system that cleverly recalibrates itself for snow, sand or mud when needed. With 4-wheel drive, there's also Hill Descent Control, to help maintain composure on steep, slippery slopes.

Standard equipment on the Explorer is more extensive than what's found in most mainstream-brand vehicles. Cruise control, a media hub system, four 12-volt powerpoints, capless fuel-filling and the MyKey control/monitoring feature are all standard on the base model, while optional or standard goodies on the upper XLT or Limited trims include dual-zone climate control; remote start; power-folding, heated side-view mirrors; reverse sensing; ambient lighting, adjustable pedals, a rearview camera system, push-button start and a 110-volt AC outlet. The top-of-the-line Platinum trim includes quilted leather seating, brush aluminum accents and ash wood inlays.

MyFord Touch combines a host of vehicle, information and entertainment functions in an interface that appears a bit like that of iPads or other tablet computers. The system works together with Ford's Sync interface to interact seamlessly -- and with voice commands -- with media players, smartphones and music on USB sticks.

All Explorers include both Roll Stability Control and Curve Control sophisticated stability control systems. Safety Canopy side-curtain airbags also cover all three rows and an SOS Post-Crash System helps alert authorities if the airbags deploy. Safety-related tech features on the Explorer include adaptive cruise control with a collision warning system that includes brake support as well as a Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert.

2019 Ford Explorer Model News

The Ford Explorer has been rated one of the safest utility vehicles at any size or price; it's the first vehicle in the world to offer rear inflatable seatbelts. Curve control -- a more advanced version of electronic stability control -- is also a Ford exclusive. Ford's MyKey system helps parents manage the teen drivers in the family.

The Explorer also stands out for being one of the "greenest" choices available. Ford claims best-in-class gas mileage for non-hybrids and notes that the Explorer EcoBoost will go 20 percent farther on a gallon of gas than the Honda Pilot.

2019 Ford Explorer Value Writeup

Quiet interior; excellent ride quality; world-class safety features; good value; EcoBoost engine provides good mileage

Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake Type Pwr
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )  
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)  
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (Primary) 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 200
Engine
Displacement 3.5L/213
Engine Order Code 998
Engine Type Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 255 @ 4100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A) 20
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.26
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.87
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)  
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)  
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Again  
Trans Order Code 44J
Trans Type 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low  
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4557
ENTERTAINMENT
(6) audio speakers
AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player
Roof mounted antenna
SIRIUS satellite radio w/6-month subscription *N/A in Alaska or Hawaii*
EXTERIOR
18" painted aluminum wheels
2nd/3rd row privacy glass
Auto on/off headlamps
Bi-functional projector beam headlamps
Black folding heated pwr mirrors -inc: integrated blind spot mirrors, LED turn signals, approach lights
Black lower bodyside cladding w/chrome accent
Black wheel lip molding
Body-color spoiler
Chrome door handles
Easy fuel capless fuel filler
Fog lamps
Front speed sensitive wipers
Mini spare tire
P245/60R18 all-season BSW tires
Rear 2-speed intermittent wiper
Satin silver finish grille
Silver roof rack side rails
Upper body color/lower black front/rear bumpers
INTERIOR
12V pwr points -inc: (2) front, (1) second row, (1) cargo area
2nd/3rd seat rear map light
50/50 split-folding 3rd row seat
60/40 split-folding 2nd row bench seat
Air filtration system
Bright Galvano over LA Grain appliques
Cargo area hooks
Color-keyed cloth sunvisors -inc: illum vanity mirrors
Cruise control
Floor console w/armrest & storage
Front/rear color-keyed carpeted floor mats
Front/rear scuff plates
Grab handles -inc: (1) at passenger seat, (2) in 2nd row
Illuminated entry
Instrument cluster color LCD display
Leather wrapped shift knob
Leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel w/audio & cruise controls
Load floor tie-down hooks
Manual climate control w/auxiliary air cond
Media hub w/auxiliary input jack w/courtesy light
Overhead console w/lights & sunglass holder
Perimeter alarm
Pwr door locks
Pwr windows w/1-touch driver & front passenger up/down
Rear window defogger
SecuriCode remote keyless entry w/keypad
SecuriLock passive anti-theft system
Unique cloth front bucket seats -inc: 6-way pwr driver seat, manual driver lumbar & recline, 2-way manual passenger seat w/manual recline
MECHANICAL
200-amp alternator
3.16 axle ratio
3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine
58-amp/hr maintenance-free battery -inc: battery saver feature
6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission
Dual chrome exhaust tips
Front wheel drive
Independent front/rear suspension
Pwr steering
Trailer sway control
SAFETY
2nd generation dual front airbags
2nd generation dual front side seat airbags
4-wheel antilock disc brakes
AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control (RSC)
Belt-Minder feature
Front passenger sensing system
Hill start assist
LATCH system on rear outboard seat locations
MyKey system inc: top speed limiter, audio volume limiter, early low fuel warning, programmable sound chimes, Beltminder w/audio mute
Rear door child safety locks
Reverse sensing system
Safety Canopy -inc: side curtain airbags, rollover sensor
Seat belts -inc: pretensioners, energy management system, adjustable height in 1st row
SOS Post Crash Alert System
Tire pressure monitoring system
Traction control