Overall good vehicle, size and comfort gets the job done for family of five. Bench 2nd works best. Third row works greatfor two people. Bonus is when third row seats are up there is additional room of storage pile bags and cooler. No other SUVs have that option. Whish it was bigger. This applies from 2011 to current.
When I first got this SUV I really liked it a lot. However, the mechanical problems kept creeping up here and there. The dealership was nice and always provided good service. However, just this past week, the oil pump seized which then caused the entire engine to lock up. The engine is toast at 106,000 miles and after I've owned it for just under 5 years and did a 100,000 mile service just 2 months ago. The warranty is 100,000 miles and I called Ford Motor to see if they would cut me a break and they said no dice. 6,000 miles past the warranty is like having a 90 day warranty on something and it dies on day 95. It's really too bad because there were a lot of things I liked about the car, but if Ford won't help a customer out who is just 6% past the warranty it says something. I was a long time Ford driver. Not anymore.
2011 Ford Explorer Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Poor on breaks /poor on handling the weight on the truck /headlight the worse /service at dealerships the worst /don't get me wrong ford makes good cars but after I changed the brakes I never was happy !