Cargo Room to Spare - 2012 Ford Explorer Long-Term Road Test
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2012 Ford Explorer XLT: Cargo Room to Spare

December 09, 2011

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When I talk to people who are considering a new SUV, one of their main reasons for getting such a vehicle is usually cargo capacity. As in, they want a lot of it. Not for any particular reason usually, it's just one of those things that's nice to have when the time comes.

On the surface, the Explorer has become less trucking looking on the outside which leads many to believe it's small on the inside. But as you can see the interior is huge, especially with the seats folded flat.

This shows how much room there is with the third row folded, it's 43.8 cubic feet to be exact. I can't think of many situations where I would need more space than that, and if I did there's always the second row seats that can be folded too. So much for the Explorer being "downsized".

Ed Hellwig, Editor, Edmunds.com

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