2011 Ford Explorer standard engine new 3.5-liter V6 is available in either front-wheel-drive or four-wheel. That’s good for 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque and is said 20 percent more fuel efficient than previous 292-hp V8. For even better mpg, front-drive can be optioned Explorers with four-cylinder turbocharged (yes, really) rating of 237 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque.
Pricing for the V6 starts at $28,190, plus an $805 delivery fee. The XLT model comes in at $31,190, while the Limited variant starts at $37,190. With every possible option, a fully-loaded Limited will list for around $48,00.
The all-new Explorer rides on a unibody platform derived from the automaker’s D3 platform rather than the separate frame of the outgoing model. Substantially updated since the platform first debuted, it now underpins the Taurus, Flex, Lincoln MKS and Volvo XC90 in addition to the all-new Ford Explorer.
Step in the new 2011 Ford Explorer and you still will see three rows of seating. This cabin is roomier, with an increased-shoulder and hiproom. Interior looks much more modern, and Ford has been cast in all the latest technology goods, including Sync, MyTouch and MyKey. 2011 Ford Explorer is much more suited to what the current crossover buyers are looking for.
It drives well, gets good fuel economy for the class and still maintain the flexibility that makes people like SUVs in the first place. The size of the new Explorer is almost 4 inches longer overall length and 5 inches wider. Ground clearance, at 8 inches, almost the same as before, and Ford has tossed a new “Terrain System Management,” which electronically in accordance with the operating system of four-wheel-drive for a specific road conditions.