The Ford Explorer is a mid-sized sports utility vehicle that is sold by the Ford Motor Company in the United States of America and Canada. It has been sold since the year 1990.
The Ford Explorer is manufactured in the town of Louisville, Kentucky. The vehicle was also made at a factory in Hazelwood, Missouri up until the year 2006.
The Ford Explorer has been the best-selling mid-sized SUV in the United States of America since the year it was first introduced. The Ford Explorer is credited with converting the SUV from a special interest vehicle into one of America’s most popular vehicles.
The Ford Explorer has also been the source of a considerable amount of controversy, owing to a series of fatal rollover accidents that occurred with Ford Explorer vehicles boasting Firestone tires.
The Ford Explorer is meant to compete with such SUVs as the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, the Honda Pilot, the Nissan Pathfinder, and the Toyota 4Runner.
The Ford Explorer is available as a two-door “Explorer Sport” vehicle as well as a four-door model. A four-wheel drive is an available option on the vehicle. A trim package that was initially offered on the Ford F Series trucks in the 1980s is also available on the Ford Explorer.
Ford Explorer Car Specifications
|Trim||5Dr Station Wagon
|Torque (lbs feet)||250.0|
|RPM to which the Torque refers||3000|
|Fuel Economy: Urban||15.5|
|Fuel Economy: Extra Urban||25.4|
|Fuel Economy: Combined||20.6|
|Emissions Data (co2 gm/km)||350|
|Service Intervals||12 mths/10000 miles|
|No of doors||5|
|Body Style||Station Wagon|
|Production Start Date||01/02/98|
|Production End Date||24/08/99|
|Boot Capacity (liters)||1209|