Used 2012 Ford Explorer


$10,912 - $22,588
2012 Ford Explorer

2012 Highlights

For 2012, the Ford Explorer offers an optional turbocharged four-cylinder engine that promises six-cylinder performance with four-cylinder fuel economy.


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.

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Used 2012 Ford Explorer for Sale

Ford Explorer 2012 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Ingot Silver Metallic Medium Light Stone cloth76,201 miles
Used 2012Ford ExplorerBase
List:$15,000
Est.Loan: $273/mo
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Ford Explorer 2012 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Black Medium Light Stone cloth94,939 miles
Used 2012Ford ExplorerBase
List:$10,912
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Ford Explorer 2012 XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Red Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat 93,921 miles
Used 2012Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$15,995
Est.Loan: $291/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.

Cinnamon Metallic Medium Light Stone leather63,245 miles
Used 2012Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$17,688
Est.Loan: $322/mo
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Ginger Ale Metallic Medium Light Stone leather69,209 miles
Used 2012Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$15,686
Est.Loan: $286/mo
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90,002 miles
Used 2012Ford ExplorerBase
List:$10,990
Est.Loan: $205/mo
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Red Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat Medium Light Stone cloth75,808 miles
Used 2012Ford ExplorerBase
List:$13,994
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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Dark Blue Pearl Metallic Charcoal Black premium leather73,059 miles
Used 2012Ford ExplorerLimited
List:$18,500
Est.Loan: $337/mo
Sport Chevrolet(5)
29.1 mi away
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**NAVIGATION, **BLUE TOOTH, **USB PORTS, **BACKUP CAMERA, **CHROME PACKAGE. New Price! 2012 Ford Explorer Limited 6-Speed Automatic with Select-Shift Dark Pearl Blue Metallic FWD 3.5L V6 Ti-VCTWelcome to Sport Chevrolet in Silver Spring - Your Preferred Baltimore, Washington D.C. & Rockville Chevrolet Dealer Alternative. Call us at 1.240.293.4102 or visit us on the web at www.sportchevrolet.com.

Sterling Grey Metallic 111,749 miles
Used 2012Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$13,977
Est.Loan: $261/mo
CarSmart
32.4 mi away
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Ingot Silver Metallic Charcoal Black leather35,013 miles
Used 2012Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$18,885
Est.Loan: $344/mo
DARCARS Lanham Kia
33.9 mi away
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Cinnamon Metallic Medium Light Stone leather74,187 miles
Used 2012Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$18,900
Est.Loan: $344/mo
Red Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat Charcoal Black leather56,811 miles
Used 2012Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$18,792
Est.Loan: $342/mo
Hagerstown Honda
40.1 mi away
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Ingot Silver Metallic 87,618 miles
Used 2012Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$16,995
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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Golden Bronze Metallic Medium Light Stone premium cloth56,108 miles
Used 2012Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$18,599
Est.Loan: $339/mo
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Ingot Silver Metallic Medium Light Stone leather85,145 miles
Used 2012Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$16,995
Est.Loan: $310/mo
J & J Auto Sales
44.1 mi away
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Golden Bronze Metallic Medium Light Stone leather61,632 miles
Used 2012Ford ExplorerLimited
List:$22,588
Est.Loan: $411/mo
Patti O'Malley's
45.1 mi away
Golden Bronze Metallic Medium Light Stone leather84,421 miles
Used 2012Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$16,499
Est.Loan: $301/mo
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*** NAVIGATION *** ALL WHEEL DRIVE *** CLEAN, ONE OWNER CARFAX *** ALLOY WHEELS *** PREMIUM LEATHER SEATS *** THREE ROWS ***CD STEREO WITH SATELLITE RADIO *** Air Conditioning, Steering Wheel Audio Controls, Bluetooth, Power Amenities and Side Air Bags. *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.

Black Charcoal Black leather103,617 miles
Used 2012Ford ExplorerLimited
List:$14,095
Est.Loan: $263/mo
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Thanks for shopping at Glen Burnie Auto Exchange Look at this nice 2012 Ford Explorer Limited ! Check out all the options! Adjust your seat to your liking with the Power Adjustable Driver's Seat. Let them have it their way with a Power Adjustable Passenger Seat! Heated seats to help keep you warm in the winter! Luxurious Leather Seats will keep you comfortable for the entire ride! Keep your devices charged with a USB Port! Push Button Start for a smooth ignition! Never be uncomfortable again with Auto Memory Seating. Fit your family and friends in the same vehicle with the 3 Passenger Rear Seat! Add personal comfort with a Telescopic Steering Wheel! Brake smoothly with an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). This vehicle is equipped with a Back-Up Camera for your safety, see the world behind you! No more slipping and sliding with this vehicle's Traction Control!

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Features & Specs

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)4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
MPG191920202019
Seating777777
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgasgasgasgasgasgas
Horsepower290 hp @ 6500 rpm290 hp @ 6500 rpm290 hp @ 6500 rpm290 hp @ 6500 rpm290 hp @ 6500 rpm290 hp @ 6500 rpm

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
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    G
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    G
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

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2012 Explorer = Excellent SUV
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
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
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!...)
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).

What's a good price on a Used 2012 Ford Explorer?

Save up to $300 on one of 35 Used 2012 Ford Explorer for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $10,912 as of 07/16/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Ford Explorer trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Ford Explorer XLT is priced between $13,899 and $18,990 with odometer readings between 35013 and 111749 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Ford Explorer Limited is priced between $13,830 and $22,588 with odometer readings between 0 and 131128 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Ford Explorer Base is priced between $10,912 and $15,000 with odometer readings between 65374 and 94939 miles.

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