2012 Ford Explorer Long Term Road Test

2012 Ford Explorer XLT Ecoboost: My First Weekend

September 16, 2011


This photo is from a full test I wrote last December on the then new 2011 Ford Explorer. The tester was a fully loaded Limited model with 4WD. And of course the V6 engine.

I liked the SUV very much, only complaining about some interior interface issue and its steep price tag.

I have not driven an Explorer since. But this weekend I'll be driving our very new 2012 Ford Explorer XLT Ecoboost.

I'll let you know how it goes on Monday.

Anything in particular you'd like to know?

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief

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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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