As winter slowly creeps its way down through the Pacific Northwest, more and more people are beginning to enter the market for a used SUV. Road conditions are a very serious concern for anyone right now as pending rain, sleet, snow, and fog, are all certain to drape over the streets and highways in the coming months.
The safety, reliability, and power of a 4WD vehicle can be a calming presence for any worrisome driver, especially when they have a family in tow. That’s why it’s worth your time to look at a used 2012 Ford Explorer — a vehicle that offers the performance, comfort, and safety to help get you and your loved ones through the toughest winter driving conditions.
The 2012 Explorer sheds some of its truck-like details to improve overall performance. This vehicle handles more like a passenger car, with responsive steering, standard traction control, and a much smoother feel than any previous iteration. The standard 4WD, V6 gas engine puts out 290 net horsepower and 255 ft/lbs. of torque. This engine design makes sure that you have power and control needed to navigate the wet and icy streets in the winter months.
It also comes tagged with one of the highest safety ratings from SUVs of that year, receiving a 9.0 review from independent car researchers The Car Connection. This high rating is due to a cornucopia of features such as standard curtain airbags, inflatable rear seatbelts, blind-spot monitors, adaptive cruise control, Ford curve control, and the Ford MyKey system which lets parents set speed and volume limitations for their kids that borrow the Explorer.
The Explorer also comes with technology to help you stay attentive to the road, such as Bluetooth voice controls and an intuitive LCD touch screen. All in all, the 2012 Ford Explorer is a vehicle built with the safety of the driver in mind.
Be safe on the roads this winter. Visit Sound Ford Renton, Seattle, today and we’ll set you up to test drive a Ford Explorer.