Alongside the redesigned exterior, the interior of the second-generation Ford Explorer was given a redesign. In May 2014, statisticians R. It comes with a new 10-speed automatic transmission and either rear- or all-wheel drive. That's enough power and torque to tow up to 5,300 pounds, or 2,300 pounds more than this year's four-cylinder Explorer. The Explorer America concept is built on a unibody platform to reduce weight and improve driveability, migrating from the body-on-frame platform of the fourth generation Explorer.
Archived from on February 9, 2016. Another thing that I like about these model years is that the rear axles are full floaters. Then make sure you bring your Ford Explorer with you. Firestone Controversy Despite its popularity with consumers, controversy surrounded first- and second-generation Ford Explorers and related Mazda Navajo and models - a Mountaineer is pictured here and the factory-installed Firestone tires. It has to be a huge improvement over the actual 365 hp 272 kW and 350 lb-ft 474 Nm of torque seen on the Sport model.
It is designed for up to six passengers while improving fuel economy by 20 to 30 percent relative to the current V6 Explorer. I actually installed that type of diff on my silverado. The new Explorer featured an independent rearend and seating for up to seven passengers with an available third-row seat. Archived from on October 1, 2015. Rear-wheel drive was standard, with four-wheel drive offered as an option. . Note, although now own a Jeep, im not a jeep advocate.
Archived from on January 6, 2013. I assume it would be quite expensive. The 1997 model year brought about the , which came only with the 5. The Explorer's resurgence definitely had something to do with drastically improved fuel economy. Lead time is usually 4 weeks.
Ford discontinued the Ford Explorer Sport following the 2003 model year, with the final vehicle produced in July 2003. Bumpers for the second generation are hard to find. Unlike its predecessor sold through 2005, it featured the V-8 engine as an option and was based on this generation Explorer's platform. The Adrenalin was sold as an appearance package though from 2007-2010. If they aren't an option, would second or third gens be wise to consider? Low hanging running boards are no longer offered from the factory to help increase side obstacle clearance. For the 2013 model year, Ford introduced the Police Interceptor Utility; as with the related Police Interceptor Sedan variant of the Ford Taurus, the Utility is referred to as a Ford Police Interceptor in lieu of being a Ford Explorer. U-Haul did not alter its policies regarding the renting of trailers to persons planning to tow behind the , or earlier versions of the , which are all mechanically identical to the Ford Explorer.
The 2016 refresh bumped the to a 2. Proportions also appear to be similar to the rear-drive Aviator concept pictured above , using a sloping roof plus a pronounced beltline. Archived from on November 4, 2013. The five-speed automatic transmission was advanced. Offered exclusively in an all-wheel drive configuration, the Utility is offered with a twin-turbocharged 3.
Outside, the Mountaineer featured a new grille design and some trim differences, and the interior offered a more premium feel. Slow sales led to its short three-year production run. You can search the forum for nearly every mod you could ever dream up. Distinguished by its color-matched grille, headlight trim, and model-specific bodywork and wheels, the Limited was offered with several model-specific features, including automatic headlights, an , , and center roof console with compass and outside thermometer. Air bags are sewn into the inside of the seat belts, and inflate with cold air to prevent burns.
Rear-drive was standard, and four-wheel drive was also available. Under the hood was a 4. It also helps that I love the look of the second gens. I did my research and ruled out just about everything except the 1990-2002 Toyota 4Runner and 1997-2001 Ford Explorer. Memos by Ford engineers suggested lowering the engine height, but it would have increased the cost of the new design. Archived from on July 28, 2013. Call if you need a specific ship-by date or you need additional information about the bumper.
Almost 30 years later, the Ford Explorer is a lot different than when it first drove into suburbia's garages, but it still serves the same purpose: To carry the family in comfort with at least the appearance of can-do capability. The Eddie Bauer Explorer was enough of a hit that it returned for subsequent generations. Passengers will also benefit with best-in-class second- and third-row headroom. Archived from on June 15, 2013. It also mates with a 10-speed automatic and sees an increase in towing capacity, to 5,600 lb 2,540 kg. Sales kept climbing pretty much every year up to the fifth-gen's 2017 peak of 271,131.
For the 2010 model year, Ford's became standard on all Explorers equipped with the Sync system, while V8s were restricted to 4-wheel-drive models. Minimum running ground clearance is 7. Also, a and became standard equipment. The 2016 Explorer went on sale at dealerships in the Summer of 2015. Archived from on September 30, 2010.