Aspire to motoring greatness with the Ford Explorer! Its stylish presence lights up the streets of Seattle, Renton, and Tacoma, but more importantly, it pushes the envelop when it comes to toughness, performance, and safety. The 2010 XLT variant stands as a tremendous case study for any manufacturer that wishes to build a fantastic machine.
There’s something infinitely reassuring about knowing you have bountiful power waiting in the wings any time you take the road. That’s the feeling you have when you get behind the wheel of this Explorer, which boasts the backing of an excellent 4.0L V6 engine. This produces 210 horses and 254-lb.-ft. of torque. Aside from acceleration that can take you by surprise in the most pleasant of ways, this also results in a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. On top of this, fuel economy is sensational at an average highway MPG rating of 20.
Let’s chat about the convergence of safety and performance for a second—specifically, Ford’s AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control. It’s a smart system that operates by utilizing sensors on-the-fly to detect real-time conditions on the road, determining how the wheels are handling different surfaces and changing weather conditions. The technology senses whenever there’s a loss of traction and selectively brakes the tires as necessary.