The Ford Explorer is one heck of an SUV. The Big Blue Oval’s design and engineering teams put an emphasis on driving performance and in-cabin experience—and fortunately for consumers, they absolutely hit a home run.
Approaching the vehicle, you can’t help but be drawn to the large, stylish 18-inch painted aluminum wheels. You’ll notice fog lamps included on the front of the car, giving a bit of peace of mind when traveling in “pea soup” conditions. And while you can’t tell just by looking, those side mirrors are heated to ensure that inclement conditions don’t impede upon the safety of you and your passengers as you attempt to switch lanes.
Hopping into the Explorer's cabin, you’re treated to a host of features that add up to a sublime experience. The premium cloth seat trim feels great and is a noted upgrade over the base model. Lumbar support is provided for both driver and passenger. And then there’s the exhilaration of cranking the engine and hitting the roads of Seattle. The 3.5L V6 and six-speed automatic transmission provide an abundant 290 horses and 255 lb.-ft. of torque. Vroom!