The Car Coach: 2012 Ford Explorer Limited
This week, the Car Coach, Lauren Fix, tells us about the 2012 Ford Explorer Limited.
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The 2012 Ford Explorer Limited is a bolder and sportier SUV. Let’s take a closer look.
Model - 2012 Ford Explorer Limited
MPG - 18 city/ 25 hwy mpg.
Engine - 3.5L V-6 with 288 hp.
Transmissions - 6-speed automatic
Price - $37,855
Warranty - 4 year / 50,000 miles
The 2012 Limited Package includes:
•SYNC Navigation System
•Third row seats
•DVD player (Optional)
Our test drive was quite enjoyable, starting with the interior details and the SYNC system with voice commands, which worked flawlessly. The ride was certainly truck-like, but it handled well, with a tight turning radius for an SUV. Fuel economy was also impressive for an SUV. The Explorer Limited offers plenty of storage with the third row seats down and the color choices really allow you to personalize your ride. If you add every option, you’ll have all the luxury and storage options you want for your vehicle.
The Ford Explorer comes in base, XLT and Limited trims. It is a car-based crossover SUV and can carry up to seven people. For 2012, Ford added a turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, which is optional on all trims. All-wheel drive is also available on all trims.
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•Upscale cabin materials and design
•Plentiful high-tech features
•Excellent ride and handling balance
•SYNC system is excellent
•Tight third-row seating
The 2012 Ford Explorer Limited offers solid on-road dynamics, fuel efficiency and a high-class cabin with great features and technology.
Remember, when shopping for a new car, test drive as many vehicles as you can in the class you are looking in to make sure you find the car that is best for you.