2011 Ford Explorer Review and Prices
About 2011 Ford Explorer
With the release of 2011 Ford Explorer, the manufacturer is hoping to introduce an eco-friendly yet thrifty version of your typical sports wagon vehicle. However, there is more to this vehicle model than meets the eye. You can get a more detailed look into this particular model by examining the features below.
Ford is going through some tough times after the F-series and their Explorer SUVs have failed to perform up to expectations. In fact, it has led to some serious losses for the company. But the release of the Ford Explorer this year, they have nothing but high hopes for a successful launching.
Judging on the stylistic features of the Explorer America, you can expect the 2011 Ford Explorer to let go of its truck-style body frame construction but instead will offer a unibody style. This is one of the most defining features for any crossover vehicles despite many claims that it will be equipped with the same interior features as the Taurus X. It will also experience a dramatic 150-pound weight reduction due to its use of a unibody design and lightweight materials.
One reason why critics are looking closely into the overall weight of the vehicle is the fact that it can impact performance, carbon footprint, and fuel economy. With a lightweight design, the 2011 Ford Explorer model is therefore an eco-friendly option. Ford very recent announced that the Ford Explorer 2011 will come with optional 2.0-liter 4 cylinder EcoBoost engine that means it is turbocharged and comprises of gasoline injection. The new Explorer will offer at least 30% savings in fuel economy than its predecessor, which will make it the most fuel-efficient SUV in its category. Thus fuel economy will be boost up to 18mpg for city and 26 mpg for highway.The current model comes with Ford’s unique “EcoBoost” turbocharged four-cylinder V6 engine. It therefore delivers up to 275 horsepower and 280 lb-ft torque with fuel consumption similar to that of lower powered vehicle engines. This model also introduces a six-speed automatic transmission, with choices between four-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive to save more fuel.
Pro’s of 2011 Ford Explorer
*Its lightweight design and construction helps to enhance fuel economy and engine performance.
*It is an eco-friendly and thrifty vehicle in comparison to other vehicles within the same range.
*Production interior is not as futuristic as some other vehicle models but it certainly offers enough functionality for consumers to enjoy.
Con’s of 2011 Ford Explorer
*It is not nearly as high performing as some other vehicle models from Ford, thus it is not a great choice for anyone looking to buy powerful trucks.
It has been three years since the previous Ford Explorer was released, so it would be tough to make a rough estimate on the pricing for the 2011 Ford Explorer model now that the manufacturers have not issued an official statement with regards to pricing details. But if one were to examine the features and all other improvements incorporated into this latest model, then experts assume that it will not vary much from the 2008 model’s price. They would go as far as to estimate the price to be somewhere between $27,500 and $32,500.
The Bottom Line
Overall, the 2011 Ford Explorer delivers some sort of irony. Ford is the same manufacturer who started out the SUV craze and turning the design from a “truck” to a “car”. With the Explorer sales on the ropes, Ford need to make some drastic improvements that will save the brand. After all, the name is too valuable for the company to give up.