The Big Blue Oval brand keeps pushing boundaries in the automobile world. Their latest cars and trucks continue to progress at an industry-leading pace, and the 2015 Explorer XLT is deeply indicative of that. It’s a machine that expertly combines performance with convenience.
Speed is assured thanks to a 3.5L six-cylinder engine. It’s a remarkable unit that produces a stellar 290 horses and 255-lb.-ft. of torque. You’re going to feel a lot of “zoom” the moment you press the pedal down; however, you won’t flinch when you pull up to the pump afterward, either. That’s because it’s an efficient motor that easily manages an EPA-estimated 20 city / 28 highway average MPG.
The 2015 Explorer XLT is more than a show-stopping highway and byway performer, though—it also provides awesome comfort and convenience. The seats are clad in leather and heated to fend off chills. If you need to pack up before you leave the house, the 50/50 split-bench third row makes opening up 43.8 cubic feet of storage space a breeze. Additionally, there are four power outlets that make topping off your smart device batteries an equally simple affair.