Seattleites, if you’re searching for a sophisticated ride and want to get the most out of your money in the used car market, Ford’s Explorer is a fantastic choice. Everyone wants to know that their vehicle is capable of providing superlative performance and safety, and the 2012 XLT model delivers exactly that. It’s a favorite of consumers nationwide.
The exterior mirrors on the 2012 Explorer XLT offer simple power operation, enabling you to quickly reposition the glass in order to mitigate blind spots and enhance your view without manually making adjustments. They’re also heated, meaning that even icy precipitation can be countered in an effort to improve visibility during difficult conditions. These attributes combine with a plethora of cabin airbags—head and side-curtain inflatables are implemented throughout all three seating rows—to earn a Top Pick award from the IIHS.
Performance is also stellar on this machine. The 2012 Explorer comes standard with a 3.5L V6 that produces 290 HP and 255-lb.-ft. of torque. This will send you barreling down the streets of Seattle, Renton, and Bellevue. Also, bear in mind that four-wheel drive will enable you to tackle the trails.