2014 Ford Explorer

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The 2014 Ford Explorer is the large crossover SUV available in base, Limited, XLT and Sport trim levels. The standard equipment includes the V6 engine, 17″ steel wheels, headlamps makes use of privacy glass, air-conditioning, integrated blind-area mirrors, roof rails, cruise control, full power accessories, a 50/50-split third-row seat, a six-way power driver seat, tilt wheel and its telescoping, trip computer and a six-speaker sound system with CD player and an audio auxiliary jack. The XLT adds 18-inch wheels and alloy, fog lamps, rear parking sensors, a leather-wrapped wheel of a keyless code entry pad, Bluetooth, Sync, a six-way front passenger seat, radio satellite and a USB port.

Ford offers the Equipment Group 201A package that adds a rearview camera, two-zone climate control the use of a nine-speaker sound driver Connect package, which includes an auto-dimming mirror, MyFord Touch electronics controls and to improve the Sync service. 202A package includes all the equipment 201A, plus leather Upholstery, heated front seats,  power-Adjustable bar and eight-way power driver seat.

The Limited bundles all of the above items and 20-inch wheels, remote engine start, heated outboard second row seats, power Adjustable pedal memory, a 110 volt power faster and 12-speaker Sony sound system with HD radio adds. Options for the Limited is the 301A package, which includes a power liftgate, use its power for the third-row seat, an eight-way power passenger seat, front seats, a tilt-and-telescoping wheel is heated and energy and a navigation system. In this case, the packet 302A adds headlamps xenon, automatic timber top, automatic parallel parking system, tree-walking and tree-keeping assist, blind-warning system and seat belts Inflatable place for second-row outboard passengers. Adaptive cruise control and prevent frontal collision warning brake priming is stand-alone.

The 2014 Ford Explorer Sport is equipped similarly to the Limited, with leather Upholstery, 110 volt fast and pedals Adjustable power. It also comes with a range of 20″ wheels, the sport-tuned configuration, sport front seats and unique interior details without color. The Sport of 401A package adds a power liftgate, navigation system, monitoring blind, cross-traffic alert, seat belts Inflatable, steering wheel-Adjustable and power pedals, heated seats and the front, leather Upholstery, memory driver seat, power front passenger and chair of the 110 volt fast. Navigation system and adaptive cruise control can also be purchased as a stand-alone option. Some of the features in the XLT package Limited’s optional can be added as an individual, and. These include the two sunroof panels, second-row captain’s chairs and rear seat entertainment system with two displays headrest-mounted.

2014 Ford Explorer Interior

Especially considering the price, the 2014 Ford Explorer’s interior is upscale male. Materials quality attractions and luxurious, with soft-touch dashboard and controls in a direct sense. The front seats are supportive. The optional MyFord Touch interface contributes to the Vibe premium, as it adds a high resolution display screen and touch-sensitive audio and climate buttons. In tests the 2014 Ford Explorer, the latest development of Ford’s MyFord Touch have made ​​a big difference. Though it’s still not easy interface screen, the last glitches slow response times have been deported. As before, we like the way MyFord Touch complements a sophisticated voice-activated Sync.

The 2014 Ford Explorer has 80 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, its making less spacious than Dodge Durango well under the Chevrolet disconnect and GMC Acadia. The third row is somewhat cramped and not only children. Families with small children may be disappointed with the second-row seats in the Explorer, as there is not much room to install a child safety seat in the rear-facing – something you expect to do easily in a car of this size. And while 2014 Ford Explorer has the commanding ride height is due to an SUV, great roof and its pillars and tall dash limit the outward appearance. Even if you provide all the services available parking, it’s a handful in tight spaces.

2014 Ford Explorer Engine

All 22014 Ford Explorer and 2014 Ford Explorer Sport, come standard with a V6 3.5-liter engine that produces 290 HP and 255 pound-feet of torque and motion automatic six-speed. With this engine, you have a choice of front-wheel drive or optional four-wheel drive. Four-wheel models have Ford’s Terrain Management System, the selectable four-mode system that optimizes traction with a computer in different situations. Hill down control and hill start assist are also included.

In testing, the 2014 Ford Explorer 4WD Limited with a V6 accelerated from zero to 60 Mph in 8.4 seconds, while the lighter 4WD XLT model was slightly faster at 8.1 seconds – times the average for the large crossover SUV these. A front-Drive V6 Explorer returns an EPA-estimated 17 MPG city/24 MPG highway and 20 MPG combined, the return rate for the class. Four-wheel drive still reduces this to one of the beauties of 16/22/18.

Optional on all front-wheel-drive Ford examiners are the turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine making 240 HP and 270 LB-ft of torque. It also uses the automatic transmission and six-speed. In the test, 2014 Ford Explorer four-cylinder-equipped went from zero to 60 Mph in 9.1 seconds, which is a little on the side of the class. Fuel economy, however, it is best-in-class at 20/28/23. The 2014 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD only thing, and it comes with a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine and an automatic six-speed. The V6 Turbo is rated at 365 HP and 360 LB-ft of torque. The EPA estimated fuel economy stands at 16 MPG city and 22 MPG highway. Well equipped, the Explorer with V6 engines would be able to say 5,000 pounds.

2014 Ford Explorer Safety

2014 Ford Explorer comes standard with stability and control traction, trailer power control, front seat side airbag, side curtain airbag, a front passenger knee Airbag and MyKey allows parents to specify the boundaries of the speed of the car stereo volume. Stability control system The 2014 Ford Explorer also includes Ford’s curve control, which can monitor the speed of exile in the corner decelerate if necessary. Set the parking sensors are standard in all but the Explorer. A rearview camera is optional for the XLT and standard on the Limited. The Limited can be had with impending frontal collision warning brake priming, tree-walking warning and medication-keeping assist, blind-point seatbelts Inflatable warning for the second-row outboard passengers.

In brake testing, both 4WD Explorer XLT and Limited V6 stopped from 60 Mph in 118 feet – a good performance for a great crossover SUV. Meanwhile, 4-cylinder Explorer XLT made ​​it 130 feet, which is average for this class. In government crash tests, the Explorer was the top model for the general protection of the crash, and five stars for overall front-impact protection and five stars for overall side-impact protection. The Insurance Institute for the Highway Safety also gave its score on top for the operation of the Explorer, side-impact and roof-strength tests directly to the offset. The 2014 Ford Explorer seatbelts boundaries also received a top rating Whiplash protection in rear impacts the back.

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