The well-received 2015 Ford Explorer has been a hot seller even since its debut, and we’re pleased to report we have an affordable XLT model now on the lot that’s absolutely exemplary when it comes to performance and all the little “extras” that amount up to a wonderful ride.
Firstly, there’s the powerplant. The 3.5L V6 at work here is a heck of a motor. You’re going to receive 290 horses and 255 lb.-ft. of torque. You’ll also be able to haul a trailer or boat throughout Seattle as a product of the immense 5,000-pound towing capacity. And as you cruise, you can do so with confidence—this Explorer receives an EPA-estimated 28 highway / 20 city.
There’s plenty of luxury to be had, too. On the exterior, power and heated mirrors supply sublime functionality, while the 18-inch painted aluminum wheels lend a nice dose of style. The rearview camera warns you of any obstacles, while the GPS navigation system helps you get on your way in a timely fashion. Leather seats offer comfort, and four 12-volt outlets keep all your devices charged.