Is the more curvaceous styling of recent crossover vehicles not really your speed? Dig the boxier, rugged aesthetic of older SUVs? If so, you may recently have had your eyes on a 2010 Ford Explorer. And if you’re wondering how it stacks up to today’s autos, let us assure you—the Eddie Bauer edition remains a safety and performance powerhouse.
The Ford Explorer provides for the well being of you and all your passengers. The usual inclusions are certainly present—front and rear airbags, anti-lock brakes, etc.—but it takes things further with its AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control technology. It’s an intelligent system that observes and measures driving conditions as you cruise around Seattle and beyond. In order to maintain tire grip on the road as you accelerate, it will automatically and selectively brake individual wheels as necessary. This reduces the chance of spinning.
Performance is also a hallmark of the vehicle. The 2010 Eddie Bauer is stocked with an impressive 4.6L V8 motor. It generates 292 HP and 315-lb.-ft. of torque. This means you’ll be able to tow as much as 3,500 lbs. Additionally, operation is smooth as butter thanks to the six-speed automatic transmission, and it’s efficient, too. All told, you’ll enjoy an EPA-estimated 21 MPG average on the highway.