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2016 Ford Explorer What's new for 2016? 
2016 Ford Explorer

Numerous changes greet the 2016 Ford Explorer, including new exterior styling, a new interior, improved control interface with hard buttons replacing the touch-sensitive targets from last year, and a new 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost 4-cylinder with 270 horsepower. Last but not least, there's a new luxurious model, the new Explorer Platinum.

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2015 Ford Explorer What's new for 2015? 
2015 Ford Explorer

The 2015 Ford Explorer rolls into the new year with only one noteworthy change: a sport-appearance package that's available for the XLT model. It adds new 20-inch wheels, black body-side molding, and roof rails, along with dark Magnetic paint on the grille, mirror caps and liftgate.

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2014 Ford Explorer What's new for 2014? 
2014 Ford Explorer

Only minor changes are in store for the 2014 Explorer. Among them are automatic on/off headlights with wiper activation that become standard on all models, and 2nd-row heated seats that are now included in Limited models.

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2013 Ford Explorer What's new for 2013? 
2013 Ford Explorer

For 2013, a new Sport trim joins the Explorer fleet, offering a twin-turbocharged V6 engine, standard 4-wheel drive, 20-inch sport alloy wheels and two-tone leather-trimmed seats. New features for the Explorer include a passenger-side front knee airbag, available heated steering wheel and auto-dimming headlights.

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2012 Ford Explorer What's new for 2012? 
2012 Ford Explorer

Ford's EcoBoost 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is added to the front-wheel-drive Explorer's option list. The EcoBoost engine produces 240 horsepower when fed premium fuel and is expected to return fuel economy figures in the high 20s.

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2011 Ford Explorer What's new for 2011? 
2011 Ford Explorer

A top-to-bottom rethink of the Explorer formula results in a thoroughly contemporary and far more desirable take on the SUV/crossover concept, creating a package that should help win over new buyers as well as bring former owners back into the Blue Oval fold.

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2010 Ford Explorer What's new for 2010? 
2010 Ford Explorer

Trailer Sway Control is added to the standard equipment roster of the Ford Explorer for 2010.

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2009 Ford Explorer What's new for 2009? 
2009 Ford Explorer

Trailer Sway Control is added to the Explorer's AdvanceTrac stability system. New optional features include the next-generation navigation system with SIRIUS Travel Link and a new XLT Sports Package.

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2008 Ford Explorer What's new for 2008? 
2008 Ford Explorer

New for 2008 are the Sync hands-free communication and entertainment system, voice-activated navigation and capless fuel-filling system. Ford's Safety Canopy side-curtain airbag system is now standard on all models.

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2007 Ford Explorer What's new for 2007? 
2007 Ford Explorer

Eddie Bauer and Limited models receive standard front-side impact and side-curtain airbags and optional power running boards, while an audio input jack becomes standard. DVD navigation, a heated windshield and a rear-seat entertainment system with eight-inch screen become available options on all three trim levels.

About Ford Explorer

The 2016 Explorer brings new looks, new technology, and new thinking to Ford's ubiquitous midsize SUV. The refreshed exterior borrows from Land Rover's styling, and the new interior brings more refinements and ease of use, especially for shorter buyers, or those put off by Ford's touch-sensitive control interfaces and earlier versions of MyFord Touch. A new Explorer Platinum model offers luxury features like a twin-turbocharged V6 engine, leather-wrapped instrument panel, and "Nirvana" leather on the seats (no, it's not embroidered with heart-shaped boxes). Not all the changes are at the top though. A new 2.3-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine offers more power and good fuel economy, and is now available with all-wheel drive. The Terrain Management System even gives this car-based crossover some off-road chops.

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Consumer Reviews

Beautiful SUV if...

By on Thursday, November 26, 2015

I want this car

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
10/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
9/10
Comfort
3/10

Cons: "Poor driver's side leg room."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"...you don;t mind not being able to stretch-out your left leg. The left front wheel-well protrudes too far into the cabin. So there's no room to stretch your left foot out between the brake peddle and the wheel-well! Therefore your left leg remains bunched-up jackrabbit style stuck on the wheel-well. Seems like it would get old during a lot of in-town or long distance driving. What was Ford thinking? Not sure how cops put up with it all day long. PS: The new smaller Ford Escape has better and more functional leg room! Go figure!"

29 people out of 40 found this review helpful

I enjoy driving this stylish SUV

By on Thursday, December 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,100

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great car, fund to drive, pretty, exciting, SAFE"

Cons: "Had two issues not easily resolved."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I must say that I find the car very pretty. It is very stylish. The car has great pick up and is very responsive. I am short so the legroom wasn't really a problem for me. The pedals adjust so I can reach and be comfortable. I have the Platinum Edition. I purchased this over the Lincoln and the Cadillac. I drove those cars and Liked this better. The price is fair. I have only two issues that I have to get resolved - smell of burning oil/leaks and the lane keeping mechanism has turned off and the dealer has had me come back twice to have it fixed. Other than that its a great car and I love to drive it. Has wonderful features like the lane keeping and the daytime lights. Love putting my foot under the tail and having the liftgate activate. Love the push button start..."

28 people out of 39 found this review helpful

Love this SUV

By on Friday, January 15, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 4,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfortable. Smooth ride. Power."

Cons: "Radio button on steering wheel."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is my second Explorer. I traded in my 2011 for the 2016. I have the Limited edition and I love this car. It is extremely comfortable and fun to drive. The heated seats and steering wheel are a dream come true for me. The massaging chairs are something I didn't know I wanted or needed until I had them. Now I don't know how I would live without them. I am glad Ford decided to give us regular buttons for the climate control. That was one thing I did not like about my 2011. Trying to hit the touch screen just right to adjust temperature. Everything else is pretty much the same. I got the model that does not have the middle seat on the second row. I had that in my 2011 and we hated it. The seat belts were not spaced far enough apart in that vehicle. Not having that seat makes the back feel all the more larger. One thing I do not like is the button on the steering wheel for changing radio functions. Before, if I was listening to Satellite radio and I tapped that button, it already had me where I was. Now I have to scroll down to pick Sirius and then scroll over to channel 1, 2, or 3. I would definitely recommend this vehicle to anyone looking for a higher end SUV without the price of a higher end SUV. Don't get me wrong, this car is not cheap, but to me, it is worth every penny."

18 people out of 26 found this review helpful

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