While many associate power, towing capacity and off-roading capability with the Ford Explorer—and rightfully so—the 2008 XLT model offers so much more. Notably, it’s a heavyweight when it comes to security and other in-cabin features.
Safety is a foremost consideration by the Big Blue Oval brand’s brain trust. The new inclusion of standard side curtain airbags reflects this. All told, the NHTSA reports via their 2006 New Car Assessment Program that this Explorer XLT received the best possible impact protection ratings in the federal government’s tests. This includes five-star reviews in passenger & driver impact, passenger side collision, and rear-seat crash categories. Further, front fog lights serve to illuminate inclement weather situations.
There’s plenty of convenience to be had within this SUV, too. The key fob offers remote entry on all doors and the power windows provide one-touch down operation on the driver’s side. Lumbar support keeps the vehicle operator comfy. Also, the two 12-volt outlets enable device charging on longer trips.