For many years, the Ford Explorer has been one of the best-selling SUVs in the market. A capable tow vehicle and off-roader, the Explorer also offers the generous interior space, comfort features and safety technologies necessary for day-to-day tasks.
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6.6 sec0 to 60 Acceleration
4.0Performance and Handling see details
2.9Comfort and Convenience see details
3.2Safety Features see details
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3.2Off Road Capability see details
|The Ford Explorer is available in 6 trims:|
| 2012 FordExplorer Base 4dr 4x4|
2012 FordExplorer Base 4dr Front-wheel Drive
2012 FordExplorer XLT 4dr 4x4
2012 FordExplorer XLT 4dr Front-wheel Drive
2012 FordExplorer Limited 4dr 4x4
2012 FordExplorer Limited 4dr Front-wheel Drive
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