Want an all-around performer? The 2015 Ford Explorer Sport is an exceptional vehicle that is sure to win you over thanks to its boldly powerful engine and off-road capability. And after all, why shouldn’t it? It’s been earning high praise ever since its release.
Let’s turn to the first part of this equation—the motor. The 3.5L V6 generates 350 lb.-ft. of torque and 365 HP. This is at 3,500 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 5,500 RPM, respectively. Vehicle operation and fuel efficiency are delightful, too. There is a familiar six-speed automatic transmission and an EPA-estimated MPG rating of 22 highway.
While the engine is ferocious on the pavement, that’s only one side of the experience. The other question is how the Ford Explorer performs on tough terrain. The answer? Wonderfully. That’s because every 2015Sport model comes standard with a four-wheel drive configuration, ensuring that the trails of Seattle, Renton, and Bellevue will be tamed with you behind the wheel.