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Ford Explorer

Base MSRP price range:
$30,700 - $52,600
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Ratings Category: Midsized sport-utility vehicles
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Ford Explorer Overview

For its 2016 model year freshening, Ford gave the Explorer new optional safety systems, a revised front and rear fascia, a new Platinum top trim level, and a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine borrowed from the Mustang but tuned for the Explorer. The 2.3-liter delivers 280 hp--40 more than the 2.0-liter it replaces. Also new are front and rear 180-degree cameras that have a wash function to keep the lens clean. Lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control are optional. The MyFordTouch system now includes redundant knobs and buttons for those folks who complained about unresponsive onscreen haptic touch controls.

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