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3.5l 6-cyl. (290hp)
2.0l I4 turbo (240hp)

Once as ubiquitous as Barney, the purple dinosaur who starred on children's TV, the original Ford Explorer was a staple in the garage of the American family throughout the 1990s. The glory days didn't last, however, as SUV buyers changed their priorities from recreational capability to passenger hauling. So last year the Ford Explorer became a car-based crossover instead of a truck-based SUV, enhancing its well-rounded personality.

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PROS CONS
  • Upscale cabin
  • Abundant high-tech features
  • Excellent ride and handling balance
  • Available fuel-efficient turbocharged four-cylinder
  • Less third-row and cargo room than rivals
  • Feels bigger than it is behind the wheel
  • MyFord Touch is slow to respond and can be difficult to use

The 2012 Ford Explorer SUV is powered by a base 3.5-liter V6 with 290 hp. Also available is a 2.0-liter Inline-4 turbocharged with 240 hp. Standard features include cloth seat-upholstery, 8-way driver bucket seat, 4-way passenger bucket seat, split-folding bench rear seat, split-folding third-row bench seat... MORE FEATURES

The 2012 Ford Explorer SUV is available in 6 trim levels:

TRIMMSRP
Ford Explorer$28,280
Ford Explorer 4WD$30,280
Ford Explorer XLT$32,095
Ford Explorer XLT 4WD$34,095
Ford Explorer Limited$37,855
Ford Explorer Limited 4WD$39,855
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