But Ford marketers freely admit they never guessed almost a decade ago what an incredibly popular vehicle this rugged truck wagon, based on the Ranger pickup, would eventually be. When comparing vehicles using our Rating System, it's important to note that the rating earned by each vehicle correlates only to the models within its class. For the vast majority of owners, it seems the five-passenger capacity is enough. Could that many 'ute customers possibly be wrong? But the Explorer is handy nonetheless. There have always been bigger, mechanically slicker, even more powerful, and more comprehensively equipped 'utes out there. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.
. Even the two-door is good for 69. These include available V-8 engine muscle, five- to six-passenger seating, good build quality, large cargo-carrying capacity, park-easy dimensions, and handsome looks. In addition, the Explorer offers the safety benefit of a rigid, heavy truck chassis with many of the safety features of a passenger sedan, including side-impact airbags for 1999. Simply does not deserve to be on the road. Select Style We have partnered with trusted dealers in your area to give you a great price on the new Ford Explorer. You can interpret our ratings in the following way: 5-Star: Outstanding vehicle.
Decent, but not quite the best. But they also cost significantly more. But Ford's designers have held a nice, tight focus on what folks really want and are willing to pay for. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price. Fully loaded, a four-door Explorer with the rear seat folded can carry as much as 81. If you need to transport more than that, you can always go to a minivan or one of the larger full-size 'utes. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.
Any of these engines will get the job done, but we prefer the excellent power, smoothness and fuel efficiency of the 4. The Explorer has three: a 4. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class. So if you can't pick it up with your Explorer, maybe you should really just have it delivered. Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.
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