2012 Ford Explorer Long Term Road Test


2012 Ford Explorer EcoBoost: Loud Bluetooth

December 19, 2011

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Loud Bluetooth in the title and then a picture of the exterior of our 2012 Ford Explorer EcoBoost? It makes sense. Trust me.

Late last week I was driving down one of California's notoriously clogged roads when I spotted a silver Explorer EcoBoost just a few cars up. "Oh, neat, someone else bought the EcoBoost."

I got a little closer and realized that it was our car. I was still two cars behind it and one lane to the left so I couldn't see who was driving but I knew it was our car. I also knew that the driver was using the Ford's built in Bluetooth. How? Because I could very clearly hear the voice of one of our executives. I've heard that guy's voice a billion times, but this was the first time I heard it booming in through the sunnroof of a car I was driving.

Anyone who spends a significant period of time in traffic knows that some cars' BT connection are louder than others. Our Ford is one of the loud ones. Loud and exceptionally clear.

It was even clear when I heard the call drop twice. We're looking into that one now.

Mike Magrath, Features Editor, Edmunds.com

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