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Overview of 2012 Ford Explorer Base 4WD By Eric Tallberg
Add a unique 4-wheel drivetrain to the 2012 Ford Explorer and behold the Explorer Base 4WD. This previously truck-based SUV has been endowed with unibody construction to complement 3 rows of seating for 7 and now presents itself as a midsize crossover ute. Look for 80.7 cubic feet of cargo area with the rear seats folded, while exterior adornments include 17-inch steel wheels, a roof rack, rear spoiler and power-adjustable mirrors.
Peek inside the unfortunately less-than-oversized cabin to find cloth upholstery, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, front bucket seats and reclining second-row seating, all complemented by simulated alloy cabin trim accents. Cruise control and telescoping tilt-wheel steering are also standard, as are front and rear air conditioning, remote power door locks, power windows and floor mats in all 3 rows. Finally, entertainment consists of MP3-capable single-CD player and 6 speakers.
Options include Ford’s SYNC voice-activated audio functions, a Class III towing package, satellite radio and roof-rack crossbars.
Powering the 2012 Explorer Base 4WD is a flex-fuel (FFV) 3.5-liter V6 engine that puts out 290 hp. A standard 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission (with descent control) allows 255 lb-ft of torque, and variable valve timing (VVT) means estimated mileage of 17 mpg city/23 highway. With the available towing package, the Base 4WD can haul up to 5,000 pounds, while Ford’s touted Terrain Management System allows drivers to dial in a particular 4WD setting to match surface conditions, allowing this overgrown crossover better-than-average off-road prowess.
Finally, the more noteworthy safety features delivered with Ford’s latest crossover include 4-wheel antilock brakes, traction and stability control, 3-row head airbags and front side-mounted airbags with head protection chambers. Additionally, look for a standard post-collision safety system.
This overview covers the Base 4WD trim only.
Please see our 2012 Ford Explorer Overview for more information.
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