Explorer 2012 FWD good for the city but not for the snow
By dryan865 on
2012 Ford Explorer Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
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.
our favorite features:
* Leg Room in the back seat is awesome
* With 3rd row seats down, luggage area in the back is huge.
* The vista sun roof - nice
* Quality of the interior is very good
* Ford Sync system is great
Ford should provide a snow-chain remedy/solution for FWD owners.
Gas mileage is good for an SUV but not in the range on the carís
factory sticker Ė the best we have been able to achieve is 19.5 on the highway.