2011 Ford Explorer review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 26 July 2010 , 10:07:41 byDan

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Ford Explorer

The American Ford Explorer has been completely reinvented, raising the expectations of the customers concerning SUV fuel efficiency, safety, technology, capability and quality. The 2011 Explorer with a V6 engine is expected to deliver more than 20% better fuel economy than the 2010 model, shattering conventional expectations for SUV fuel efficiency. If equipped with the 2.0-liter EcoBoostTM I-4 engine, the fuel economy of the model is expected to improve by more than 30% and exceed the 2010 Honda Pilot and 2010 Toyota Highlander V6. The engine develops 237 horsepower and 250 lb. ft. of torque. All the output is being sent to the wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission. The standard power-train combines front-wheel drive with a 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine being capable of developing 290 horsepower and 255 lb. ft. of torque. Mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, this powerful, flexible and efficient V6 is projected to deliver more than 20% better fuel economy versus the previous Explorer V6 model. Each Explorer engine is paired with a unique 6-speed automatic transmission, combining lowered initial gears for improved off-the-line accelerating and higher gearing for improved efficiency at lower engine rpm when cruising. The inside and out design of the model is executed with world-class craftsmanship. The new model is a lot quieter and this signals quality to customers. The Explorer is expected to be superior to in-segment competitors and rival premium SUVs in quietness and NVH control. It targets top safety ratings with a stiff unibody structure and a class-leading suite of active and passive safety features and technologies, plus another Ford safety innovation, the first second-row inflatable rear belts in the world. The 2011 Ford Explorer will be assembled in Chicago at the Ford manufacturing facility and the production will begin later this year. it will arrive in dealerships in the winter.