2012 Ford Explorer Long Term Road Test

2012 Ford Explorer XLT EcoBoost: "Inflatable" Belts

February 02, 2012

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Our Explorer is equipped with a $595 option called BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with cross traffic alert and inflatable rear seatbelts for second-row outboard-seating positions. These are essentially seatbelts with integral airbags. No wonder those buckles and receivers look chunky. Follow the jump to see how they work...

Would you pay extra for this safety enhancement?

Chief Road Test Editor, Chris Walton @ 9,334 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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