Used 2012 Ford Explorer

2012 Ford Explorer
List price range
$7,277 - $21,100

Pros

  • Upscale cabin
  • abundant high-tech features
  • excellent ride and handling balance
  • available fuel-efficient turbocharged four-cylinder.

Cons

  • Less third-row and cargo room than rivals
  • feels bigger than it is behind the wheel
  • MyFord Touch is slow to respond and can be difficult to use.

Used 2012 Ford Explorer for Sale

Ford Explorer 2012 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
101,671 miles
Used 2012
Ford Explorer
Limited
List$15,486
Est.Loan: $282/mo
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Ford Explorer 2012 XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
113,278 miles
Used 2012
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$13,995
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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%28LFT%29 Too new for the lot%2521 Coming Soon%2521. FitzWay Plus Used, Maryland State Inspection %2A4466-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD %2A9983.5L TI-VCT V6 ENGINE
Ford Explorer 2012 XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
93,921 miles
Used 2012
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$12,995
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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***ONE OWNER, 7 PASSENGER, LOADED..................2012 FORD EXPLORER XLT, CANDY RED WITH A BEIGE LEATHER INTERIOR, NAVIGATION, DUAL HEATED POWER SEATS WITH LUMBAR SUPPORT, POWER SUNROOF, KEYLESS ENTRY, 3RD ROW SEATING, DUAL EXHAUST, FOGLIGHTS, ROOFRACK, TINTED GLASS, ALLOY WHEELS, COME OUT FOR A LOOK***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. 30 DAY LIMITED POWERTRAIN WARRANTY, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
Ford Explorer 2012 XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
123,004 miles
Used 2012
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$10,795
Est.Loan: $202/mo
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Power Steering,Power Seats,Leather Seats,Power Mirrors,Leather Interior,Dual Climate Controls,Compact Disc /AM/FM,Heated Front Seats,A/C Front,Alloy Wheels,CD Player,Driver Air Bag,Anti-Lock Brakes,Premium Sound System,Sunroof,Sunroof/Moonroof,Power Windows,Side Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag,Satellite Radio ,3rd Row Seat,Traction Control,Heat/AC ,AM/FM Stereo,Memory Seat,A/C Rear,Multi-Zone A/C,Rear Air Bags,Backup Sensors,Panoramic Roof,Cruise Control,Power Door Locks,Backup Camera,Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Ford Explorer 2012 XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
69,209 miles
Used 2012
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$15,000
Est.Loan: $273/mo
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Ford Explorer 2012 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
125,105 miles
Used 2012
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$13,750
Est.Loan: $257/mo
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Ford Explorer 2012 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
91,247 miles
Used 2012
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$15,221
Est.Loan: $277/mo
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This vehicle is our latest Trade-In. The vehicle is equipped with Bluetooth Bluetooth Audio Auxiliary Input USB Input Heated Seats and much more!!! The Vehicle� has passed a rigorous MULTI-POINT INSPECTION and reconditioning process before being offered for sale. You will be completely satisfied with its quality. We strive to give every vehicle a thorough inspection and can tell you with confidence that the structural integrity of this car exceeds the highest standards. With confidence we can assure the comfort gained from this car's unadulterated interior will be unmatched. Every major mechanical system has been inspected and found to be in good working order. This car and most every car we sell comes with a STANDARD WARRANTY that covers the drive train and more. We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase so we offer an optional extended warranty at a very affordable price. Just ask for the details. Want a new car? Have bad credit or no credit? Not a problem! We here at Arlington Auto Group offer GUARANTEED FINANCING on our inventory and will get you approved for this car. Let us make your car buying experience a little easier by getting you the lowest monthly payment possible. We believe in saving our customers money. That's why this car has been set below the BLUE BOOK value to helpWE OFFER GREAT MILITARY SPECIALS FOR OUR FELLOW MILITARY MEMBERS. FOR MORE INFO YOU MAY CONTACT US AT 703-798-0979 WWW.ArlingtonAutoGroup.Net
Ford Explorer 2012 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
99,747 miles
Used 2012
Ford Explorer
Limited
Motor World
26.4 mi away
List$15,599
Est.Loan: $284/mo
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Ford Explorer 2012 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
75,808 miles
Used 2012
Ford Explorer
Base
List$12,997
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Ford Explorer 2012 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
99,262 miles
Used 2012
Ford Explorer
Limited
List$15,445
Est.Loan: $281/mo
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Ford Explorer 2012 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
109,563 miles
Used 2012
Ford Explorer
XLT
CarMax
28.5 mi away
List$16,599
Est.Loan: $302/mo
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Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Ford Explorer 2012 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
88,756 miles
Used 2012
Ford Explorer
Limited
List$17,500
Est.Loan: $319/mo
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Ford Explorer 2012 XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
90,750 miles
Used 2012
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$13,750
Est.Loan: $257/mo
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**WE FINANCE** *XLT* NAVIGATION SYSTEM WITH BACK-UP CAMERA/ HEATED LEATHER SEATS/ BLUETOOTH/ SATELLITE RADIO/ ALLOY WHEELS/ CLEAN CARFAX HISTORY/ TRADE-IN VEHICLE**Premier Automotive Inc. makes every effort to provide the best possible service to our customers and list the vehicles accurate information online. However, this information is provided to us by a third party such as manufactures, auctions and other sources. The dealership will not be responsible for any inaccurate information about a vehicle. It is the customers sole responsibility to verify any information listed online prior to their purchase. Looking for additional peace of mind? Ask your salesperson about an extended warranty. We deal with a variety of warranty companies to help better serve our customers. Premier Automotive Inc. will not be responsible for any open recalls, please review https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls to determine whether there is an open recall on this vehicle. Your local manufacturers dealership should repair any open recalls less then 10 years old, free of charge. Premier Automotive Inc. advises its buyers to check the accuracy of the information given by any and all means at their disposal prior to purchasing the vehicle.Premier Automotive Inc. also makes every effort to be transparent when it comes to the vehicles history. Every customer prior to purchase is provided a free Carfax or Autocheck report. As it is a useful tool when purchasing a vehicle, not all accidents/damages, maintenance/service, type or numbers of previous owners, auction announcements, are reported to Carfax/Autocheck. Which is why we encourage all our customers to have the vehicle inspected by a third party to their satisfaction prior to purchase. Regardless of what the history report may show if the dealership is informed by the auction or aware of a previous accident/damage we will inform the customer orally and in writing prior to selling the vehicle. Premier Automotive Inc. prints the Carfax/Autocheck history on the same day of purchase from the auction or the day its traded in. The dealership will not be responsible for any changes to the report from the one provided to the customer. The history report is subject to change at any time without notice due to other sources consistently reporting to them such as insurance companies, auctions etc. It may even change long after the customer has purchased the vehicle. Premier Automotive Inc. is simply a customer of Carfax/Autocheck, please print an updated report at www.carfax.com and www.autocheck.com at your own expense. Furthermore, Premier Automotive Inc. will not be responsible for any voided warranty by a manufacturer or a third party due to previous accidents/damages, auction announcements, lack of maintenance or previous owners negligence. Special internet prices are based on a one-time payment such as cash, checks, certified funds etc. For vehicles financed, finance charges will be applied and will be greater than the price listed online.All vehicles sold are subject to a $799 dealer processing fee. Buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered. We reserve the right to end this listing at anytime should the vehicle no longer be available for sale and the sales prices are subject to change without notice.
Ford Explorer 2012 XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
89,210 miles
Used 2012
Ford Explorer
XLT
Philmark Motorcars
35.3 mi away
List$17,100
Est.Loan: $312/mo
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Ford Explorer 2012 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
112,387 miles
Used 2012
Ford Explorer
XLT
Malloy Ford
38.4 mi away
List$14,497
Est.Loan: $271/mo
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**Back Up Camera**, **Bluetooth**, **Towing**, ***AWD***, **4X4 4WD**, Driver Connect Package, Dual Zone Electronic Temperature, Electrochromic Interior Rear-View Mirror, MyFord Touch, Power Liftgate, Preferred Equipment Package 201A, Radio: AM/FM Stereo w/Single CD w/Premium Audio, Rear-View Camera, SYNC Voice-Activated Communications/Entertainment. 2012 Ford Explorer XLT 3.5L V6 Ti-VCT 6-Speed Automatic with Select-Shift AWD 4D Sport Utility White Suede Clean CARFAX. The Valley's BEST car deals are right here in Winchester!! Contact Malloy Ford Internet Sales at 540-667-4434 or email internetmalloyford@dealer-care.com.
Ford Explorer 2012 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
85,448 miles
Used 2012
Ford Explorer
Limited
(5)
A-1 Auto Sales
38.6 mi away
List$16,495
Est.Loan: $301/mo
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Ford Explorer 2012 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
56,108 miles
Used 2012
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$16,999
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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Ford Explorer 2012 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
126,676 miles
Used 2012
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$14,995
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

With solid on-road dynamics, decent fuel efficiency and an accommodating, high-class cabin, the 2012 Ford Explorer is a top pick for a large crossover SUV.

vehicle overview

Once as ubiquitous as Barney, the purple dinosaur who starred on children's TV, the original Ford Explorer was a staple in the garage of the American family throughout the 1990s. The glory days didn't last, however, as SUV buyers changed their priorities from recreational capability to passenger hauling. So last year the Ford Explorer became a car-based crossover instead of a truck-based SUV, enhancing its well-rounded personality.

As such, the 2012 Ford Explorer features a carlike unibody chassis instead of the heavier, truck-based body-on-frame. Refined, carlike driving dynamics are the result, although maximum towing capacity has declined in the bargain. And in another nod to contemporary concerns, the new, turbocharged, "EcoBoost" four-cylinder engine option gives the Explorer best-in-class fuel economy, although at a cost premium over the standard V6.

Inside the cabin, the Explorer offers a stylish, well-finished space for up to seven passengers. The second row features seatbelt airbags -- a first for the automotive industry -- that are meant to improve safety for smaller occupants. The third row, though, isn't as roomy as that of some competitors. Perhaps a more appealing selling point will be the abundance of electronic convenience features, including Sync, adaptive cruise control and an automatic parallel-parking system. The MyFord Touch interface found on most models is a neat idea, but we've found it slow to respond and difficult to use. Look for Ford to make software updates to correct some of these issues -- even to cars that have already been built and sold.

Overall, though, the 2012 Ford Explorer is very much attuned to what today's large crossover shoppers want. It drives well, returns good fuel economy and keeps the versatility that made people like SUVs in the first place. But rivals including the Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee are also recently fully redesigned and bear consideration. Other contenders include the more passenger-friendly Ford Flex, the more engaging Mazda CX-9 and GM's more spacious Buick Enclave/Chevy Traverse/GMC Acadia triplets.

They're all quite desirable, and the best choice hinges on your need for space, the driving experience you prefer and the high-tech features that make you comfortable.

trim levels & features

The 2012 Ford Explorer is a large crossover SUV available in base, XLT and Limited trim levels.

Standard equipment includes 17-inch steel wheels, privacy glass, integrated blind spot mirrors, roof rails, cruise control, a six-way power driver seat (manual recline), a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, MyFord advanced trip computer and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack.

The XLT adds 18-inch cast-aluminum wheels, automatic headlamps, foglamps, rear parking sensors, upgraded cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a keyless entry code pad, Sync (voice-activated telephone/entertainment interface) and satellite radio (optional on base).

For the Explorer XLT, Ford offers the Rapid Spec options suite that adds a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-speaker sound system and the Driver Connect package, which includes an auto-dimming rearview mirror, MyFord Touch electronics controls (includes two configurable displays, two USB ports and audio/video input jacks) and the Sync Services upgrade (includes turn-by-turn directions and traffic reports). The next-level Rapid Spec package includes all of the former plus leather upholstery, heated front seats, an eight-way power driver seat with power-adjustable lumbar, and a six-way power passenger seat.

The Limited bundles the XLT's Rapid Spec items with 20-inch wheels, keyless ignition/entry, remote engine start, a 110-volt power outlet and a 12-speaker Sony sound system with HD radio. Two additional Rapid Spec packages include a power liftgate and a navigation system, along with an eight-way power passenger seat, ventilated front seats and a power-folding third-row seat.

A safety-focused Rapid Spec suite includes an automatic parallel-parking system, adaptive cruise control, collision warning and brake support, a blind-spot warning system, inflatable seatbelts for second-row outboard passengers, xenon headlamps and automatic wipers.

Stand-alone options on the XLT and Limited include a dual-panel sunroof, the blind-spot warning system, a power liftgate, a tow package, second-row captain's chairs (Limited only), a rear-seat entertainment system with dual headrest-mounted displays, and a navigation system that includes real-time traffic, weather and other information.

performance & mpg

The 2012 Ford Explorer comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard. Four-wheel drive (there is no low-range gearing) is optional and includes Ford's Terrain Management System, a selectable four-mode system that optimizes traction electronically for different conditions. Hill descent control and hill start assist are also included.

In Edmunds testing, a 4WD Explorer accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 8.3 seconds, an average time for the class. A front-drive V6 Explorer returns an EPA-estimated 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined -- also average for the class. Four-wheel drive lowers this to a still respectable 17/23/19. Properly equipped, a V6 Explorer can tow 5,000 pounds.

Optional on all front-wheel-drive trims is the turbocharged, 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine -- also paired with the six-speed auto -- making 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. In Edmunds testing, an EcoBoost Explorer went from zero to 60 mph in 9.1 seconds, which is on the slow side for the class. Fuel economy, however, is a strong 20/28/23.

safety

Every 2012 Ford Explorer comes standard with stability and traction control, trailer sway control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and MyKey, which allows parents to specify limits for vehicle speed and stereo volume. The Explorer's stability control system also includes Ford's Curve Control, which can monitor speed carried into a corner and decelerate if necessary.

Optional on the XLT and Limited are a blind-spot warning system (includes cross-traffic alert) and inflatable seatbelts for outboard second-row passengers. The Limited can be equipped with collision warning and brake support. In Edmunds brake testing, a 4WD Explorer came to a stop from 60 mph in 122 feet -- an average distance for the class. The EcoBoost model stopped in 130 feet.

In government crash tests, the Explorer received four out of five stars for overall crash protection, with four stars for overall frontal protection and five stars for overall side protection. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the Ford Explorer earned a top rating of "Good" for its performance in frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength tests.

driving

The 2012 Ford Explorer feels rock-solid at freeway speeds, well-damped over broken pavement and very confident when negotiating a corner. The responsive steering demonstrates Ford's skill at tuning an electric power steering system (which improves fuel economy and allows for an automatic parking feature).

The 2012 Ford Explorer might not offer a V8 option, but its V6 is quick enough and more efficient. Those who used an older Explorer to tow a large boat may be disappointed, but the V6 can handle the job for most recreational pursuits. And don't be quick to dismiss the idea of a turbo-4 powering this none-too-small SUV. It may not be as quick as the V6, but in practice the EcoBoost engine provides smooth response, more than adequate acceleration and of course better fuel mileage than you'd get with the V6.

interior

The Explorer's impressive cabin features excellent build/materials quality within an attractive, upscale design. The dash feels soft to the touch, the switchgear operates with precision (or is touch-operated with the optional MyFord Touch) and the overall look is quite rich. A loaded Explorer is actually just as nice as any Lincoln.

Our affections do not carry over to MyFord Touch, however. The touch buttons can be difficult to identify at a glance and too often get pressed accidentally or don't respond properly. As for the touchscreen itself, the small icons on the black background are difficult to see and press when you're concentrating on the road ahead. The redundant steering wheel controls and the LCD screens in the instrument binnacle could also use a bit of fine-tuning.

The Explorer's cabin is certainly spacious, but still not quite as roomy as those of the Dodge Durango, Ford Flex and especially the GM triplets. Its 80 cubic feet of maximum cargo space is the smallest of the group and the third row is a bit cramped by comparison, though it does easily accommodate children. The driving position is spot-on for most drivers, though the wide roof pillars and high dash make it seem bigger when trying to fit through tight spaces.

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Read what other owners think about the 2012 Ford Explorer.

2012 Explorer = Excellent SUV
jwinco, 12/29/2011
Recently purchased a 2012 Explorer XLT 4WD for use in Colorado. Traded in an F-150 with the 6.2-liter V8 engine primarily for the mileage and it's paid off -- mileage is about 30% better, averaging 21.5 MPG in mixed town/highway. Overall have been more impressed with the Explorer than I thought I would be. Drives and handles beautifully for an SUV -- I don't agree at all with some of the magazine reviews that the ride is too mushy. Extremely comfortable interior that is whisper quiet even at highway speeds. It's just a pleasure to be in and drive this SUV.
Ecoboost model
mvieau, 10/1/2011
My wife and I recently purchased the 2012 Ford Explorer Ecoboost Limited in black and the first comment I need to make is how beautiful it looks. We had looked at Lexus, Audi, Acura, Buick and Lincoln before even considering the Ford. It was only during the visit to the Lincoln dealer that the sales rep suggested we look at the new Explorer. Family pricing allowed us to get the Limited trim with pretty much every feature other than the tow package for an amazing price. We are very impressed with the style and quality of the vehicle. The ecoboost model wasn't an option for us until we test drove it and found it to be pretty much the same drive as the 3.5L V6. This vehicle has excellent value.
Almost the perfect car for us
kris45, 2/21/2012
We just acquire a 2012 Limited in silver with the EcoBoost engine fully loaded. My initial impression are just Wow. We love love this car. The interior is luxurious and well put together, the configuration of the seats is nice and flexible. I do agree with an earlier review that allowing the middle row of seats to slide forward and back a little would be helpful. The Tech: I am a big tech guy, love my toys and this car fits right in with them. Voice control, touch screen, tons of options and configuration, color changing ambient lighting is cool. Proximity key is KEY! I didn't even look at the base or XLT editions because they didn't offer this feature. (continued in Fav features!...)
Great family vehicle!
Kendra, 10/15/2015
Bought my 2012 Ford Explorer as a Certified Pre Owned with 36k miles. Have had the vehicle 8 months now and still love it! Now that we are one of few families in our circle with a 7 passenger vehicle, we end up being "the bus" ... recently had 7 adults on board and even the two in the third row were comfortable and commented on how roomy it was for a third row seat. My 8 year old loves the third row and thinks it is great fun climbing in and out. Things I love: Power liftgate Power folding third row Heated and cooled front seats Great sound system Drives very smooth and quiet (except for windshield hissing/whistling - problem is solved by turning up the music!) Handles great Great rear view camera and backup sensors Looks great Great warranty since I bought Certified Pre-Owned Surprisingly good gas mileage for the size Things that bug me: -Had to have the shifting assembly replaced after getting "shift to park" messages when it was clearly in park. Covered under CPO warranty and I only paid $100, but irritating to have to pay anything for what is clearly a Ford defect, as many people have reported the same problem. -The blind spot takes some getting used to. I have gotten much more adept at using my mirrors because the blind spots on the sides are significant. I couldn't find a used model with BLIS which I gladly would have paid for, so this was a big downfall in the beginning -I hate MyFord Touch. It never works properly. Luckily, I already knew this was an issue from my research prior to purchasing the vehicle so I expected it. Works great for voice climate control and using the phone; everything else is pretty much crap. I never use the navigation; much easier to plug my iPhone in to the USB and use Google maps. -The dark blue color is very hard to keep clean; almost as bad as black. Would have preferred white or silver but when you're buying used you have to take what you can find. Overall I love the vehicle and would buy another. This is the first SUV I have ever owned after years of driving Acura sedans. I actually had my heart set on an Acura MDX until I compared the Ford Explorer and realized I could get just as many features and luxury items for a much lower price. Bonus: it's much cheaper to work on since it's American made! I was always shocked at the repair costs on my Acuras because the parts were so much more expensive. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone looking for a reliable SUV with a luxury feel at an affordable cost!
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Features & Specs

MPG
17 city / 23 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
17 city / 23 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 6500 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover16.9%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2012 Ford Explorer Overview

The Used 2012 Ford Explorer is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), and 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A).

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Save up to $300 on one of 31 Used 2012 Ford Explorer for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $7,277 as of08/20/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Ford Explorer trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Ford Explorer XLT is priced between $10,795 and$17,100 with odometer readings between 56108 and126676 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Ford Explorer Limited is priced between $14,495 and$21,100 with odometer readings between 0 and131128 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Ford Explorer Base is priced between $7,277 and$14,700 with odometer readings between 75808 and157116 miles.

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