Is the 2012 Ford Explorer SUV a good vehicle? Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2012 Ford Explorer SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2012 Explorer SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels including Base, Limited, XLT, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
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Why trust Edmunds? Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including all models of the 2012 ford explorer SUV and all available trim types: Base, Limited, XLT, etc. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2012 explorer SUV include (but are not limited to): MSRP, available incentives and deals, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (interior and exterior color, upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, cruise control, parking assistance, lane sensing, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy and MPG (city, highway, and combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (interior cabin space, vehicle length and width, seating capacity, cargo space). Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds expert review, safety rating, and color.
How safe is the 2012 Ford Explorer SUV? The 2012 Ford Explorer SUV earned a 4-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 2.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
2012 ford explorer SUV Gas Mileage
2012 ford explorer Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded 19 combined MPG 17 city MPG/23 highway MPG
2012 ford explorer XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded 19 combined MPG 17 city MPG/23 highway MPG
2012 ford explorer XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded 20 combined MPG 18 city MPG/25 highway MPG
Which 2012 Ford Explorer SUVs are available in my area 2012 Ford Explorer SUV Listings and Inventory (include other makes) There are currently 1,605 new, 1,476 used and CPO 2012 Explorer SUVs listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as 10,900 and mileage as low as 30,340. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2012 Ford Explorer SUV. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to 300 on a new, used, or CPO 2012 Explorer SUV available from one of 2,639 dealerships near Ashburn, VA.
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used 2012 Ford Explorer SUV Overview
The used 2012 Ford Explorer SUV is offered in the following styles: Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), and XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A). Pre-owned Explorer SUV models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2012 Explorer SUV comes with all wheel drive or front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic.
What's a good price on a used 2012 Ford Explorer SUV?
Save up to $300 on one of 48 used 2012 Ford Explorers for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, Virginia with prices as low as $10900 as of Mar 24, 2018, based on data from 20 dealers and 113 consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 3.2 to 5 out of 5 stars.
Price comparisons for used 2012 Ford Explorer trim styles:
The used 2012 Ford Explorer Base is priced around $12938 with average odometer reading of 88879 miles.
The used 2012 Ford Explorer Limited is priced around $18990 with average odometer reading of 75860 miles.
The used 2012 Ford Explorer XLT is priced around $15753 with average odometer reading of 92883 miles.
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What do people think of the 2012 Ford Explorer SUV? Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2012 Ford Explorer SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2012 Explorer SUV a 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2012 Explorer SUV.
Review 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.
What options are available on the 2012 Ford Explorer SUV?
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Available Ford Explorer 2012 SUV Trims: Sport, Platinum, Eddie Bauer, XLT, XLS, Limited, Base, NBX, XLT Sport, Expedition, XL, XLS Sport
Exterior Colors: Shadow Black, Magnetic Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Tuxedo Black Metallic, Blue Metallic, Oxford White, Platinum Dune Metallic Tri-Coat, Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Oxford White Clearcoat, Blue Jeans Metallic, Sterling Gray Metallic, Caribou Metallic, Deep Impact Blue Metallic, Black Clearcoat, Cinnamon Glaze Metallic, Dark Side Metallic, Bronze Fire Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Red Fire Clearcoat Metallic, Silver Birch Clearcoat Metallic, Guard Metallic, Smoked Quartz Tinted Clearcoat Metallic, Dark Blue Pearl Clearcoat Metallic, Black, White Gold Metallic, Canyon Ridge Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Kodiak Brown Metallic, Oxford White Clearcoat (Fleet), Red Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, White Suede, White Suede Clearcoat, Medium Wedgewood Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Sterling Grey Metallic, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat, White Platinum Metallic Tri-coat, Brilliant Silver Clearcoat Metallic, Green Gem Metallic, Kona Blue Metallic, Pueblo Gold Clearcoat Metallic, Aspen Green Clearcoat Metallic, Bordeaux Reserve Red Metallic, Dark Cherry Clearcoat Metallic, Mineral Grey Clearcoat Metallic, Torch Red, Tropic Green Clearcoat Metallic, True Blue Clearcoat Metallic, White Sand Tri-Coat, Ceramic White Tri-Coat Clearcoat Metallic, Dark Blue Pearl Metallic, Dark Stone Clearcoat Metallic, Mineral Gray Clearcoat Metallic, Black Pearl Slate Metallic, Cinnamon Metallic, Colorado Red Clearcoat, Dark Copper Clearcoat Metallic, Ginger Ale Metallic, Gold Leaf Metallic, Golden Bronze Metallic, Orange Frost Clearcoat Metallic, Sangria Red Clearcoat Metallic, Sunset Metallic, Toreador Red Clearcoat Metallic
Interior Colors: Ebony Black leather, Ebony Black w/Red Accent Stitching leather, Medium Stone leather, Medium Stone cloth, Ebony Black premium leather, Medium Soft Ceramic premium leather, Medium Light Camel cloth, Medium Light Camel leather, Ebony Black premium cloth, Medium Light Stone leather, Medium Light Camel premium cloth, Medium Parchment, Camel leather, Charcoal Black w/Sienna Insert leather, Medium Light Stone premium leather, Black leather, Charcoal Black premium cloth, Pecan premium leather, Charcoal Black leather, Charcoal Black premium leather, Medium Light Stone cloth, Midnight Grey, Dark Earth w/Ebony Black leather/sueded microfiber, Graphite, Medium Light Stone premium cloth, Black cloth, Black/Camel (Late Availability) leather, Camel cloth, Camel leather/suede, Medium Graphite, Medium Prairie Tan, Medium Stone premium cloth, Stone leather
Popular Features: Keyless Entry/Start, Upgraded Headlights, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Towing Hitch, Cooled Seats, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Sunroof/Moonroof, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Pre-collision safety system, 2nd Row Bucket Seats, Upgraded Stereo, 6000lb Towing Capacity, 5000lb Towing Capacity, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Aux Audio Inputs, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Post-collision safety system, Power Driver Seat, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Third-row seating, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, Alarm, Bluetooth, Parking sensors, USB Inputs, AWD/4WD, Auto Climate Control, Back-up camera, Mobile Internet, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Heated seats, Leather Seats, Remote Start, Rear Entertainment System, Navigation, Upgraded Engine