With the 2011 Explorer, Ford hopes to reignite its popularity with the buyers where they have now put in a power-packed engine with some nice looking interiors as well. It now comes with a new 3.5 liter V6 engine and comes with a choice of either a front-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive system. The engine boosts out 290 horspower and 255 lb-ft of torque mated with a 6 speed automatic transmission gearbox. This is translated to about 20% better fuel-efficiency as compared to its previous model which came with a slight more powerful engine at 292 horses in its V8 configuration.

If you opt of the front wheel drive version, you can also go for the 4 cylinder turbocharged engine that comes with 237 horse and 250 lb-ft of torque. However, the 2011 Explorer’s all-wheel drive system is powerful enough and will no longer be fitted with the low-range gearing system which seemed to be pretty much redundant these days.

Inside the car is where you will like the experience even more. For starters this car is big. It comes with 3 rows of seats which makes it a 6 (or 7) seater. In fact, unlike some 3 row vehicles with very little room to move about, the Explorer actually comes with more room for the shoulder and the hips as well. They have also ensured that this model do not remind you of the older versions and sort of modernized its insides.

You get a sense of the modern lifestyle sitting in one of these where Ford also put in the MyTouch and Mykey systems too. They have also put in the revolutionary and first of its kind, seatbelt airbags for the second row as well as the Curve Control System which is meant to enhance the braking system of the car when there are signs of excessive speeding during bends. Essentially, the Explorer has come a long way since it was first introduced and surely Ford has gone with the times to ensure that their buyers are convinced about their direction by doing so.

 

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