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MSRP: $28,470 - $39,180 Find it Used
Bodystyle: SUV
Class: Mid-Size SUV
Engines: 4.0l 6-cyl. (210hp)
4.6l 8-cyl. (292hp)
EPA Mileage:
13 - 14 (City)
19 - 20 (Highway)
Our Rating:
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The Ford Explorer was completely redesigned for the 2006 model year and we were pleased with the new steering, new suspension, and new brakes, all of which were vastly improved over the previous-generation. The latest Explorer is quieter than previous models, and it rides better. It leans less in corners and the brakes are more responsive. The rear seats fold flatter, and the interior has been improved throughout. More important, it's a very nice vehicle that's pleasant to live with and it compares well with the competition.

All Explorers offer a smooth ride and decent handling for such big, heavy vehicles. The interiors are pleasant, with only oddly designed door panels to complain about. With five, six, or seven-passenger seating configurations, customers can outfit their Explorers to fit their passenger and cargo carrying needs.

With the V8 engine, the Explorer is rated to tow up to a whopping 7,285 pounds; that's about as much as a Jeep Grand Cherokee with a Hemi. And Explorer is rated to carry up to 1,500 pounds of payload.

Specs & Features

The JB car pages provide engine and transmission specs, as well as gas mileage and dimensions for all 2009 Ford Explorer versions. In addition, please find information on the various trims of the 2009 Ford Explorer and their standard equipment and their prices below.

The 2009 Ford Explorer SUV is powered by a base 4.0-liter V6 with 210 at 5,100 hp. Also available is a 4.6-liter V8 with 292 at 5,750 hp.

Standard safety equipment on the 2009 Ford Explorer SUV includes airbags in front with occupancy sensor on passenger side, front adjustable head restraints, side-impact airbags in front, height-adjustable front seatbelts with pretensioners, 3-point rear seat belts in all positions, anti-roll control, anti-lock brakes (abs), child safety rear door locks, electronic stability control, rear head restraints, side-curtain airbags in front and rear, side-impact bars and traction control.

2009 Ford Explorer SUV Specs & Features

The 2009 Ford Explorer SUV is available in 6 trim levels:

Ford Explorer XLT$28,470
Ford Explorer XLT 4WD$30,790
Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer$31,615
Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WD$33,935
Ford Explorer Limited$35,550
Ford Explorer Limited 4WD$37,870
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