2012 Ford Explorer Long Term Road Test


2012 Ford Explorer: Junk in the Trunk Made Easier

October 24, 2011

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You know what the worst part about a trunk is? That's right, low thread-count carpet. I know, chaps my ass too. But what's the second? Any time you put some groceries back there, all the bags just flop around, open up and inevitably become a pot pourri of various sundries. It's even worse in the big, flat cargo area of an SUV. Yet, like our beloved Ford Flex and minivans, our new Ford Explorer comes with an unintentional side effect.

When the third row is in place, it creates a perfect bin space for groceries to fit. When you use the standard cloth grocery bags, they are also very secure. It looks like you could fit about five back there. It's a good feature that whether by design or accident makes a difference.

James Riswick, Automotive Editor

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Ford Explorer in VA is:

$134 per month*
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