• 2012 Ford Explorer

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  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $28,280
    • $29,100
    • $30,015
    • Avg. Paid
    • $11,832
    • $13,614
    • $14,604

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 7.8 /10
    • 7.2 /10
    • 7.6 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 7.8 /10
    • 7.8 /10
    • 7.8 /10
    • Performance
    • 7.7 /10
    • 7.4 /10
    • 7.4 /10
    • Interior
    • 7.6 /10
    • 7.2 /10
    • 7.0 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 8.9 /10
    • 8.8 /10
    • 8.7 /10
    • Safety
    • 9.3 /10
    • 9.2 /10
    • 9.2 /10
    • Reliability
    • 3.0 /5
    • 2.0 /5
    • 3.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Comfortable ride
      • Good fuel economy with EcoBoost engine
      • Attractive cabin design
      • Great fuel economy with turbocharged four-cylinder engine
      • Handsome, first-rate cabin materials
      • Great fuel economy with turbo-four
    • Cons
      • Finicky MyFord Touch infotainment system
      • Slow acceleration with EcoBoost engine
      • Limited cargo space for the class
      • Cramped third row
      • Confusing MyFord Touch system
      • Troublesome MyFord Touch system
      • Cramped third row
      • Less maneuverable than some rivals

       

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Gas V6 3.5L/213
    • Gas V6 3.5L/213
    • Regular Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/213
    • MPG
    • 18 City / 25 Hwy
    • 17 City / 24 Hwy
    • 17 City / 24 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • Sport Utility Vehicle
    • Sport Utility Vehicle
    • Sport Utility
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 112.6
    • 112.600
    • 112.6
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 197.1
    • 197.100
    • 197.1
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 78.9
    • 78.900
    • 78.9
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 70.4
    • 70.400
    • 70.4
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Privacy Glass
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Privacy Glass
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 4557
    • 4534
    • 4534
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Compact Spare Tire
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steel Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wheel Covers
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    Towing
    • Trailer Hitch Receiver
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs.)
    •  
    •  
    • 2000
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Interior Cargo Shade
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Luggage Rack
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Front Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Rear Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Trip Computer
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 7
    • 7
    • 7
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 151.7
    • 151.700
    • 151.7
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 41.4
    • 41.400
    • 41.4
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 40.6
    • 40.600
    • 40.6
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 61.3
    • 61.300
    • 61.3
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 57.3
    • 57.300
    • 57.3
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 40.5
    • 40.500
    • 40.5
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 39.8
    • 39.800
    • 39.8
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 61.0
    • 61.000
    • 61
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • 56.7
    • 56.700
    • 56.7
    • Third Leg Room (in.)
    • 33.2
    • 33.200
    • 33.2
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.)
    • 80.7
    • 80.700
    • 80.7
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.)
    • 43.8
    • 43.800
    • 43.8
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)
    • 21.0
    • 21.000
    • 21
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Smart Device Integration
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    Heating & Cooling
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Onboard Hands-Free Communications System
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Optional
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Additional Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Lumbar
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Driver Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • V6 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Turbocharged
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Engine Type
    • Gas V6
    • Gas V6
    • Regular Unleaded V-6
    • Displacement
    • 3.5L/213
    • 3.5L/213
    • 3.5 L/213
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 290 @ 6500
    • 290 @ 6500
    • 290 @ 6500
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 255 @ 4100
    • 255 @ 4100
    • 255 @ 4000
    • Transmission
    • Automatic w/manual shift
    • Automatic w/manual shift
    • Automatic w/OD
    • Turning diameter
    • 39.2
    • 39.200
    • 38.9
    Fuel
    • Flexible Fuel Capability
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 18
    • 17
    • 17
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 25
    • 24
    • 24
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 18.6
    • 18.600
    • 18.6
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • MacPherson strut
    • MacPherson strut
    • Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • w/Coil Springs
    • w/Coil Springs
    • Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    • w/Coil Springs
    • w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 6-Speed Automatic
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard

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