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The Ford explorer has long been a household name among U.S. car buyers, and it's easy to see why. With three-different engines and evolution from a body-on-frame SUV to a three-row crossover, it has plenty to offer if you're in the market for a crossover SUV. If that's not enough, you can also choose from a basic Explorer or ramp your vehicle all the way up to a luxury model. Whichever you choose, ample cargo space is standard.

Ford Explorer Engine Options

The Ford Explorer's standard engine is the 3.5-liter V-6. This engine delivers 290 horsepower and 255 lb.-ft. of torque. Explorer drivers may also opt for a smaller turbocharged 2.3-liter, four-cylinder engine, which delivers an impressive 280 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque. Finally, Ford offers a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 version which delivers 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque, enhanced by an all-wheel-drive system.

Ford Explorer Fuel Economy

With the base model 3.5L V-6, you can expect 17 miles per gallon in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. The XTL 3.5L V-6 will give you about the same. You won't stretch your gas quite as far with the Sport and Platinum models, which will give you14 mpg in the city and 22 on the highway. All models continue to have impressive safety ratings from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests.

Ford Explorer Trim Levels

The Explorer is available with five different trim levels: Base, XLT, Limited, Sport, and Platinum. With the base level, you'll get 18-inch aluminum wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, a Sync infotainment center and a six-speaker sound system. This model also includes hands-free calling and AppLink. Opt for the XLT, and you get the addition of exterior chrome accents, satellite radio, keyless ignition with push-button start, and a10-way power driver's seat. You can customize the Limited trim with leather seating, a heated steering wheel, heating and cooled front seats, heated second-row seats, and a folding third row. As well as the luxuriant trim, Sport and Platinum models also have an upgraded 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine.

Ford Explorer Generations

First Generation: The Ford Explorer boasts a 25-year history and a consistent track record. The first generation (1991-1994), sold in excess of 300,000 vehicles per year, by far outselling sales of the Chevrolet S-10 Blazer and the Jeep Grand Cherokee. 1991-1993 saw the introduction of the Ford Explorer Sport, which was replaced in 2001 with the Explorer Sport Trac

Second Generation: Introduced in 1995, the second generation saw some upgrades. These included updates on the suspension, and interior and exterior design. Other significant changes included a more powerful version of the pushrod V-6 overhead valve engine, second-generation airbags and a standard security system.

Third Generation: The 5-door explorer was completely redesigned for this 2002 generation, giving it a look somewhat more like the Expedition. As well as the availability of third-row seats, the car also gained a switch to independent rear suspension for greater stability and more comfortable handling.

Fourth Generation: The fourth generation was introduced from 2006-2010. During this generation, the Explorer was built with a new frame and was upsized somewhat. As well as the stronger chassis and redesigned rear suspension, Ford also added power-folding third-row seats. Other new features included electronic stability control, power running boards, and a tire pressure monitoring system. The 4.0L 12-valve SOHC V-6 remained the standard engine.

Fifth Generation: Launched in 2010, the fifth generation was marketed as an SUV. The vehicle has a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine and an optional 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. Four trims are available including the base model, XLT, Limited, and Sport. This generation also features keyless access and ignition.

The popular Ford Explorer sixth generation is currently in development and will be introduced in 2018. Expected features include a new lighter-weight D6 platform. The 2.3-liter four-cylinder and 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engines will have enhanced performance and fuel economy and reduced emissions.

Ford Lincoln of Huntington serves Farmingdale, Commack, Melville and other cities within and around Nassau and Suffolk counties. Explore our website to stay up to date with our previously owned Ford Explorer inventory and visit us today to see these great vehicles first-hand.

 

 

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