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By Cars.com Staff
August 10, 2009
Vehicle Overview The Explorer is Ford's midsize truck-based SUV that seats five or seven people. There are three trim levels: XLT, Eddie Bauer and Limited. The Explorer competes with the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Kia Borrego and Nissan Pathfinder.
New for 2010 There are no significant changes to the 2010 Explorer.
Exterior Inspired by Ford's F-150 pickup truck, the Explorer has a prominent grille and liftgate, as well as squared-off taillamps and dual-beam headlamps. An optional XLT Sport Package adds black-accented headlights and grille, a step bar and more aggressive front styling.
Standard 16-inch wheels
Standard fog lamps
Standard capless fueling system
Optional 17-, 18- or 20-inch wheels
Optional automatic headlamps
Optional reverse sensing system
Interior Seating for five occupants is standard, but an optional flat-folding third-row seat ups seating capacity to seven. The 60/40-split folding second row can be reclined. The navigation system features real-time traffic in select areas and weather updates, and it can find local gas prices, movie times and sports scores.
Standard cloth seating
Standard air conditioning
Standard power locks and windows
Optional dual-zone automatic climate control
Optional Sync multimedia system
Optional navigation system
Optional leather seats
Optional rear air conditioning
Under the Hood When properly equipped, a V-6-equipped Explorer can tow up to 5,395 pounds, and V-8 models can pull 7,310 pounds.
210-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 with 254 pounds-feet of torque
292-hp, 4.6-liter V-8 with 300 pounds-feet of torque
Five- (V-6) or six-speed automatic transmission (V-8)
Two-, four- or all-wheel drive
Safety A trailer-sway control system works with the standard stability system to either apply the brakes or adjust engine response to help keep a trailer in line. Other safety features include:
Standard front-seat side-impact airbags
Standard side curtain airbags
Standard electronic stability control
Standard four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
Standard SOS Post-Crash Alert System
Optional reverse sensing system
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