Ford Explorer, this SUV needs no introduction in the UAE as it has been a hugely successful model for Ford in UAE and a serious volume churner too. The Explorer nameplate was introduced more than a quarter century ago, and the latest model continues with its legacy. The all-new Explorer launched in 2016, looks sharp and butch with that large prominent grille, the angular headlamps, the squared-off bumpers and the contemporary modern-SUV profile and proportions. The Explorer is a stylish looking SUV with lots of character.
Ford has put in serious efforts to make the Explorer’s interiors looks and feel upmarket, and the result is a cabin that is filled with nice feeling bits and premium materials. The seats are well-bolstered and comfortable even for long durations. While the cabin is spacious, the third row seats aren’t as comfortable as the other seats in the 7-seater SUV.
Choice of engines include a 3.5L V6 with Ti-VCT which puts out 290HP and 346Nm of torque and a 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine (Sport variant) with a powerful output of 365HP and 475Nm torque. Both the engines come mated to 6-speed AT, and while the less powerful Ti-VCT comes in either FWD or AWD option, the EcoBoost engine comes only as an AWD variant and is a delight to drive. Despite being a full-size SUV, the Explorer handles corners really well (for an SUV), with well-controlled body roll. This shows the efforts put in by the Ford engineers to improve the latest-generation Explorer’s high speed handling and highway manners.
With a choice of four variants – Explorer, XLT, Limited and Sport, there is an Explorer available for every need and for every budget. The standard safety kit includes – ABS with EBD & panic brake assist, dual front airbags along with side, curtain and knee airbags, ESP, roll-over sensor, tire pressure monitoring, hill start assist, ISOFIX for child seat anchors and a post-crash alert system. Even convenience features like cruise control, LED headlamps, rear view camera, powered driver’s seats are all standard. And additionally, there is a long list of optional equipment to make the Explorer safer, more comfortable and much more luxurious too.
|Engine||V6 3.5L 4WD|
|No. Of Gears||6A|
|Front Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
|Rear Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
|Tire Size||P245 / 65R17, P245 / 65R17|
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