2012 Ford Explorer Long Term Road Test


2012 Ford Explorer XLT EcoBoost: Top Ten Seat

March 19, 2012

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That, right there, the front seat of the 2012 Ford Explorer XLT, has made my list of Top Ten Automotive Seats.

Okay, I don't actually have a list of top ten seats, but if I did, I'm positive this one would make the cut.

How do I know?

Because the Explorer's seat is even more comfortable than the Nissan Quest's, which would make my imaginary top ten list as well.

The Explorer's combination of soft and supple leather and overstuffed plush padding in all the right places is what does it for me. Of course it has power-adjustable lumbar support, but the seat is so supportive that I usually have it turned to the minimum setting.

Sure, there isn't much in the way of side bolstering. But then, the Explorer isn't exactly a demon around the corners anyway.

This seat, combined with the cushy suspension, make the new Explorer a great highway hauler.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 11,417.6 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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