2012 Ford Explorer Long Term Road Test

2012 Ford Explorer XLT EcoBoost: Great Steering

October 31, 2011

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I love SUVs. Does that make me a bad person? Don't answer that. Anyway, I've driven a lot of SUVs, and most of them didn't have good steering.

But our long-term 2012 Ford Explorer does: good effort build-up and on-center feel, with a comfortable ratio of 15.75:1.

And the big surprise is that it is electrically-assisted EPS. The Explorer show that a good EPS system can be achieved. And that SUVs don't have to steer like crap.

Albert Austria, Senior VE Engineer @ ~3,500 miles

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

$130 per month*
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