Review of the Ford Explorer 3.5L 7-seater SUV

Overview

The mammoth of our fleet, the Explorer is a popular member of the large-SUV category, the Ford Explorer sports the look of a big car but drives particularly well. It competes with the Toyota Prado and Land Cruiser, Nissan Pathfinder and Patrol, Chevrolet Tahoe, Mitsubishi Pajero and is the less luxurious brother to the Audi Q5, Mercedes GLE and the BMW X5

Key Features
Seating Capacity: 7
No Of Doors: 5
Airbags: 7
Transmission mode: Automatic
Driving: Front Wheel
Safety: NHTSA 5/5
AUX-In: Yes
USB-In: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Cruise control: Yes
Rear parking sensors: Yes
Rear parking camera: No
Front and Side sensors: No
IsoFix/LATCH seats: Yes
Seat: Fabric
Sunroof: No
Fold down second row: Yes
Third row seating: No
Rear A/C Vents: Yes
Other Features: Bluetooth unavailable pre 2016. LTD version has leather seats, touchscreen and additional luxury features
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Reasons for it

Very comfortable and spacious interior

Powerful 3.5L Engine

Great handling for a big car

Good sound system

(We love this car)

Reasons against it

Lack of Bluetooth

Wide turning radius

Perfect for

Drivers who want a large powerful car, and drivers with a large family who are looking for a well-specified large SUV. The cost is marginally lower compared to cars which offer similar features with a premium badge

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Useful links

Ford Middle East