Limited V6 4dr 4x2
2008 Ford Explorer

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Engine Engine 4.0LV-6
MPG MPG 14 City / 20 Hwy
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2008 Explorer Overview

Ford Explorer is a traditional midsize SUV with body-on-frame construction.Available with V6 or V8 power, the Explorer competes against the Chevy TrailBlazer, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Toyota 4Runner, and Nissan Pathfinder.

Explorer was completely redesigned for the 2006 model year and we were pleased with the new steering, new suspension, and new brakes, all of which were vastly improved over the previous-generation.The latest Explorer is quieter than previous models, and it rides better.It leans less in corners and the brakes are more responsive.The rear seats fold flatter, and the interior has been improved throughout.More important, it's a very nice vehicle that's pleasant to live with and it compares well with the competition.

All Explorers offer a smooth ride and decent handling for such big, heavy vehicles.The interiors are pleasant, with only oddly designed door panels to complain about.With five, six, or seven-passenger seating configurations, customers can outfit their Explorers to fit their passenger and cargo carrying needs.

With the V8 engine, the Explorer is rated to tow up to a whopping 7,310 pounds; that's about as much as a Jeep Grand Cherokee with a Hemi.And Explorer is rated to carry up to 1,531 pounds of payload.

Explorer has earned the best possible impact protection rating in the federal government's crash tests: five stars for the driver in a frontal impact, the front-seat passenger in a frontal impact, front-seat occupants in a side impact, and rear-seat occupants in a side impact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2006 model year New Car Assessment Program.Ford says the Explorer is designed to meet all known federal frontal- and side-impact crash requirements through 2010.

For 2008, Ford adds new standard and optional features.Side curtain airbags are standard on 2008 models, voice activation is added to the optional navigation system, and top-line Limited models get standard power adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.Due later in the 2008 model year are three new options: a capless fueling system, 20-inch wheels and Ford's Sync entertainment and communication system.

Though car-based SUVs, or crossovers, such as the Ford Edge are gaining in popularity for their smoother ride, better handling, and easier interior access, the Explorer remains a good choice for families that tow.Explorer's truck-based chassis gives it towing capability, while its clever independent rear suspension smoothes the ride for back-seat passengers.
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2008 Explorer Overview

Ford Explorer is a traditional midsize SUV with body-on-frame construction.Available with V6 or V8 power, the Explorer competes against the Chevy TrailBlazer, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Toyota 4Runner, and Nissan Pathfinder.

Explorer was completely redesigned for the 2006 model year and we were pleased with the new steering, new suspension, and new brakes, all of which were vastly improved over the previous-generation.The latest Explorer is quieter than previous models, and it rides better.It leans less in corners and the brakes are more responsive.The rear seats fold flatter, and the interior has been improved throughout.More important, it's a very nice vehicle that's pleasant to live with and it compares well with the competition.

All Explorers offer a smooth ride and decent handling for such big, heavy vehicles.The interiors are pleasant, with only oddly designed door panels to complain about.With five, six, or seven-passenger seating configurations, customers can outfit their Explorers to fit their passenger and cargo carrying needs.

With the V8 engine, the Explorer is rated to tow up to a whopping 7,310 pounds; that's about as much as a Jeep Grand Cherokee with a Hemi.And Explorer is rated to carry up to 1,531 pounds of payload.

Explorer has earned the best possible impact protection rating in the federal government's crash tests: five stars for the driver in a frontal impact, the front-seat passenger in a frontal impact, front-seat occupants in a side impact, and rear-seat occupants in a side impact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2006 model year New Car Assessment Program.Ford says the Explorer is designed to meet all known federal frontal- and side-impact crash requirements through 2010.

For 2008, Ford adds new standard and optional features.Side curtain airbags are standard on 2008 models, voice activation is added to the optional navigation system, and top-line Limited models get standard power adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.Due later in the 2008 model year are three new options: a capless fueling system, 20-inch wheels and Ford's Sync entertainment and communication system.

Though car-based SUVs, or crossovers, such as the Ford Edge are gaining in popularity for their smoother ride, better handling, and easier interior access, the Explorer remains a good choice for families that tow.Explorer's truck-based chassis gives it towing capability, while its clever independent rear suspension smoothes the ride for back-seat passengers.Hide Full Review