- Base price: $29,135
- Gas mileage:
- City - 20 mpg
- Highway - 28 mpg
The power of a 3.5-liter 290-horsepower V-6 engine makes merging, accelerating and pulling a trailer easy.
Performance: With Hill Descent Control, you push a button, and the vehicle maintains a steady speed going down a hill while you focus on steering. Curve Control increases the driver's control in turns, a reason to add it to your list of mountain cars.
Safety: The Explorer XLT model features inflatable rear safety belts that distribute crash-force energy across more of the torso and provide greater support for the head and neck. All Explorers come with front passenger knee air bags, four-wheel antilock brakes, and stability and traction control.
Cargo capacity: With three rows of seats, this sport utility vehicle easily carries seven passengers. The third row split-folds 50/50 into a flat space. With the second and third row of seats folded down, you'll have 80.7 cubic feet of storage space.
Features: An optional remote start button with automatic climate control provides a comfortable 72-degree interior with heated seats and defrosted mirrors. The power lift-gate, also optional, is convenient if your hands are full.