2010 Ford Explorer Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: