Winter is just around the corner. It’s almost time to string up those Christmas lights and plan your annual family get-together. For many people, the winter season can feel like the busiest time of the year. There are parties, dinners, shopping days, and road trips to mountainous destinations -- and you need a car that you can count on to take you on all of your journeys.
Looking for a used SUV that won’t mess up your holiday plans? Look no further than a 2014 Ford Explorer. This model offers the performance and power to handle the toughest winter driving conditions, from rain and sleet to snow and ice.
The 2014 Explorer comes with a standard 3.5L V6 engine boasting 290 horsepower and 255ft-lbs. of torque. 20-inch wheels and available all-wheel drive make sure that you get the best performance out of this powerful engine, even in the snow and rain.
The interior is loaded with functionality, including power windows, locks, and mirrors; cruise control; steering-wheel audio controls; a tilt/telescoping steering wheel; and an AM/FM/CD player with an auxiliary jack. The XLT model includes a sport-shift mode for the automatic transmission and reverse parking sensors, and the Limited Edition improves the aesthetic with leather seats, push-button start, power-adjustable pedals, and a rearview camera.
The Explorer also receives a 9.0 safety rating from Car and Driver due to its stout body structure and safety technologies, including adaptive curve control and optional inflatable rear seatbelts, which come bundled with blind-spot monitors.
With performance, power, safety, and reliability, a 2014 Ford Explorer is the perfect SUV for anyone who can’t be held back by the treacherous road conditions of the winter season.