2012 Ford Explorer Long Term Road Test

2012 Ford Explorer XLT EcoBoost: Doubles as a Minivan

April 16, 2012


I was scheduled to drive our long-term Nissan Quest this weekend for its kid-carrying capacity, but I had a brian fart and forgot to sign it out on the right day. A quick glance at what was left on the infamous clip-board revealed an equally kid-friendly Ford Explorer. Both can seat five kids (though only four on this occasion).

Why did I care? It was my daughter's 8th birthday and I was one of the shuttle drivers to and from the "I Scream" party. Because my daughter told her friends, "You're going to be famous on the internet," here are a few more photos... Happy Birthday, Sweet Pea!

Chief Road Test Daddy, Chris Walton @ 13,020 miles




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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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