2012 Ford Explorer Long Term Road Test


2012 Ford Explorer XLT: These Seats Were Made for Driving

November 09, 2011

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Didn't really expect this from our Explorer, but the seats are fantastic. Not in the traditional way, though, as they don't exactly reach out and grab you when you sit down. No, these are long-haul seats that feel great during extended stretches like, say, from L.A. to Vegas to cover SEMA.

It's about a 4-5 hour drive each way and I never noticed the seats. This is, of course, a good thing, as no pain is your gain. It's a rare occurrence, too, at least for me. I';ve driven dozens of high-end cars with 18-way adjustable seats that still managed to feel uncomfortable after a few hours on the highway. No idea why the Explorer's seat feels so great, but hopefully it stays that way.

Ed Hellwig, Editor, Edmunds.com

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