The Ford Explorer is a mid-size SUV, manufactured by Ford, the leading American automaker during the year 1990. This sport utility vehicle continued to become one among the most popular SUVs on the road. The 2010 year SUVs have conventional body-on-frame mid-size vehicles. The 2011 model year Explorer, the automaker moved it to a more contemporary unibody. It is slotted between the conventional body-on-frame, life-size Ford Expedition and the mid-size commercial utility vehicle, the Ford Edge. Although they have a similar exterior, the fifth generation Ford Explorer, Ford Escape and Ford Edge do not share platforms. However, the fifth generation Explorer shares platforms with the Lincoln MKT and the Ford Flex.
The Ford Explorer has been concerned with controversy, as well, subsequent to an epidemic of deadly rollover accidents during the 1990s, linking these vehicles fixed with the Firestone tires. The 2-door Ford Explorer Sport model and 4-door Explorer model have been marketed. Ford Explorers were provisionally provided with the four-wheel drive option, and this has been a shift-on-the-fly system since 1995, with complete protection against being involved at high speed. An individually customized Special Service Vehicle model is available from Ford Fleet, as well, for fire departments, police agencies, and EMS agencies. Ford Explorer was the name of a trim package, as well, provided on the Ford F-Series automobiles from 1968 to 1986.
Generations and features
So far, the Ford Explorer has come across five generations since 1990 and the 2015 model Ford Explorer is the sixth generation SUV, which is currently running on the road. Ford is planning to release the 2016 model Explorer and the work is in progress and it is expected to be available for sale during the last quarter of 2015.
The features available in the 2015 model Ford Explorer include:
Remote engine start
Intelligent access with push button start
Power lift gate
Premium leather trimmed seating
Power adaptable pedals with memory
Heated and cooled front seats
Adaptive cruise control
DVD entertainment system
Active park assist
SIRIUS Travel Link
Sony acoustic system with Apple iTunes tagging and HD radio
Microsoft’s Ford SYNC
In-dash advanced navigation system
20-inch refined V-spoke aluminum wheels
SoundScreen laminated audio and solar colored windshield with rain-detecting wipers
LED tail lamps
High-intensity discharge headlamps
Ability of Ford Explorer
The Ford Explorer comes in either all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive. At first the Ford Explorer was equipped with only V6, 3.5-liter Twin independent Variable Camshaft Timing engine that offers the vehicle the required power of 290 HP and a torque of 255 lbs per foot. This engine was coupled with either the six-speed 6F SelectShift automatic transmission or with the six-speed 6F automatic transmission.
Then the automaker equipped the Ford Explorer with turbocharged, 2.0-liter Inline-4 engine to offer it the required power of 240 HP and a torque of 270 lbs per foot. This engine was coupled with the only available six-speed 6F automatic transmission and the Ford Explorer was provided with the front-wheel drive mode only.
The latest model of the Ford Explorer will be the first-ever truck to be outfitted with inflatable double back inflatable safety belts. Air bags are stitched into the indoors of the seat belts, and blow up with cold air to put off burns. The automaker claims that it will be released as a preference and to bring in inflatable seat belts on other vehicles in due course.