Ah, the Explorer—one of America’s favorite and most iconic SUV lines. It’s one of Ford’s most recognizable models too, and the 2011 XLT version is a performance and safety powerhouse. The consumer sentiment doesn’t lie—this is an exceptional vehicle.
Whether it’s move-in day at the college dorm or simply time for a big grocery run, you want to know that you have plenty of storage to handle the demands of the situation. Cargo room on this Explorer stands at 21 cubic feet with all rows up, which can be workable in some conditions, but admittedly isn’t awe-inspiring. However, when you throw the rear seats down, things change dramatically. A total of 80.7 cubic feet opens up!
Performance is also on point with the 2011 Explorer XLT. The 3.5L V6 motor doesn’t mess around, offering a total of 237 HP and 250-lb.-ft. of torque. Don’t worry about paying out the wazoo at the gas station, either. This SUV easily manages an EPA-estimated 25 MPG. As a bonus, towing capacity for this model reaches 5,000 pounds.