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Very Pleased
By whereismyhair on 01/31/13 18:26 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2012 Ford Explorer Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I am really happy with my Explorer. I think it is a good looking vehicle, I get 23 mph even when the 4wd is on (I live in the UP of Michigan and use it in the snow), and I like how it drives. The speed control with the auto slow down is great and it helped stop me when a car recently stopped suddenly in front of me on the highway. I have towed with it, filled it with a very large light item and many smaller heavy items and still it drives fine. I traded a F150 for it and don't regret doing it.
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25 mpg???
By kristen7 on 06/03/12 09:01 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Ford Explorer Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Review

We traded in a large SUV (Navigator) in hopes of retaining some of the space we are used to while getting better gas mileage. We have owned the car 3 months and have gotten no better than 20 miles per gallon on the interstate. NEVER have we gotten near the advertised mpg. The gadgets are "cool" in the interior however, my phone is continually bumped from the system (sometimes during calls) and at times the whole console goes dark. We have always been Ford owners but this car has been a bit of a disappointment. Looks good but I miss my Navigator.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Explorer 2012 FWD good for the city but not for the snow
By dryan865 on 05/20/12 15:43 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Ford Explorer Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Review

We are a Ford family and have owned at least one Ford car as long as we have been married. We purchased the 2012 Ford Explorer FWD 3.5L V6 Limited in March and have driven it on one long road trip (5K driven). We like the features and quality of the vehicle. However, in the snow it was very disappointing. We were misled when we purchased the vehicle by the dealership. (We were told chains were an option) After I got stuck in the snow and returned to purchase chains from the dealership, I was informed by the parts dept that Ford does not support any model of snow chains for the car. We are living in the Pacific NW currently and would not dare take a road trip in the winter with it.
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Ecoboost Gas Mileage
By bctrane46 on 05/06/12 22:59 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Ford Explorer Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I love my new Explorer but the gas mileage is not as advertised. I would not have spent an extra $1,000.00 to get worst highway gas mileage than a V6 Explorer. I highly recommend the V6 verses the 2.0 liter ecoboost. After 2,000 miles and resetting my MPG counter after each fill-up I only get around 21 MPG on the highway at best. Combined mileage stays between 18 to 19 MPG which is ok but I am very dissappointed in the highway MPG. I know people with the V6 who get 24 to 25 MPG on the highway with their FWD Explorers. But we love everything else about the vehicle. It is a well equipped Limited and the ride is simply awesome and very comfortable. Go Ford, but drop the 2.0 unless MPG improves!
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Love the new Explorer!
By heymark on 03/31/12 04:55 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Ford Explorer Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Review

Previously drove Tahoes, last was 2008 LT. Tahoe is a great SUV, but wanted something smaller & less top heavy. Test drove the Ford and was impressed. After 6 months of owning, I'm still impressed. The ride is extremely smooth and quiet, especially on highway. I've not had the problems with Myford Touch locking or freezing, but have given up on using voice commands. Interior is luxurious with upgraded seats. 2nd row has cramped leg room. I'm 6' and briefcase barely fits between rows. Limited's features are awesome.
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Explorer Limited in Naples
By vinced on 02/28/12 15:50 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2012 Ford Explorer Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I've driven the car for about 2 months. Overall I like the car very much. Was worried about the reliability with the reviews by the pro's. So far only issue is the My Ford Touch and Nav. I've had issues with voice command, some times does't work some times does't understand, some times system goes blank. This must be fixed with new software in March some time. The car runs great the engine has plenty of power and is smooth. The electronic steering is great and love the electronics overall. The power lift gate is a must and the rear power seats is excellent and eliminates the back of the rear seat controls, looks bettor. Controls LCD controls for radio, Nav, Air, and and phone-
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10 of 10 people found this review helpful
Almost the perfect car for us
By kris45 on 02/21/12 11:27 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2012 Ford Explorer Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Review

We just acquire a 2012 Limited in silver with the EcoBoost engine fully loaded. My initial impression are just Wow. We love love this car. The interior is luxurious and well put together, the configuration of the seats is nice and flexible. I do agree with an earlier review that allowing the middle row of seats to slide forward and back a little would be helpful. The Tech: I am a big tech guy, love my toys and this car fits right in with them. Voice control, touch screen, tons of options and configuration, color changing ambient lighting is cool. Proximity key is KEY! I didn't even look at the base or XLT editions because they didn't offer this feature. (continued in Fav features!...)
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