The 2014 Ford Explorer XLT represents the pinnacle of mid-size crossover majesty. It does so many things well that it’s difficult for us to list them all here. However, we’ll do our best to catalog two of the areas where the car excels—driving dynamics and convenience.
Ford’s 2014 Explorer XLT is a break away from the older, truck-based SUV models. Instead, it makes fantastic use of a unibody design that boasts weight reduction and, as a result, greater fuel efficiency. In fact, this model gets 24 miles per gallon on the highway. And it’s great that you won’t be stopping for gas too often because you’re simply not going to want to leave the road. The driving experience is exceptional thanks to the standard 3.5L V6 motor that delivers 290 HP and 255-lb.-ft. of torque.
The little extras included with the Explorer XLT really create great convenience for the driver. The operator’s seat is six-way power adjustable and boasts lumbar support. The steering wheel is tilting and telescoping while also providing quick-access audio controls. Fog lights make it far easier to see in “pea soup” inclement weather conditions. And in the rear, 50-50 split-bench functionality makes stowing items easy.