What’s up, Seattle! If you’re in need of a gently used, modern mid-size crossover, why not turn to the auto line with one of the best pedigrees in the business? That’s Ford’s Explorer, a range of vehicles that brings the goods in the performance and safety departments. Let’s examine the 2012 XLT model’s diverse set of superlative features in detail!
This Big Blue Oval SUV is a champ when it comes to the security of your passengers. For example, take the side mirrors, which are heated to cut through ice, snow, and slush on frigid winter evenings in Seattle. They’re also powered, meaning you can adjust their positioning to compensate for blind spots via in-cabin controls. Further, the car’s bevy of inflatables—including side-curtain and head airbags throughout the front and rear—led to its selection as an IIHS “Top Safety Pick.”
Ford understands that sophisticated engineering is just as important as thoughtful design, and they’ve shown this in practice with the performance of the 2012 Explorer XLT’s motor. It’s a 3.5L V6 that’s backed by 290 horses and 255-lb.-ft. of torque. And with available four-wheel drive, you’ll be able to take that power off the asphalt and onto the trails.