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2007 Ford Explorer Eddie BauerReview
Eric writes:
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Our 3rd Explorer — Great for what we need - hard to cart arround a Great Dane in a sedan. Lots of space, the only full size SUV that has back seats that truly fold flat and do not leave any gaps for feet to get stuck in. Plus, it looks good, I like the new headlights and the tailgate.

Pros: They still offer only 2 rows and they fold entirely flat

Cons: it's an SUV, gas mileage sucks

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2007 Ford Explorer LimitedReview
Hisham writes:
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Ford Explorer Limited 2007 — One of the best cars ever....if it wasn't for the fuel consumption ;) Couldn't ask for more on an icy slippery road in winter or towing your boat to your cottage in summer.....plenty of interior space and storage area...powerful engine and good finish BUT....... The fuel cosumption is ridiculous

Pros: Everything except fuel consumption

Cons: Effect on your wallet at the gas station

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2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WDReview
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Best Explorer Yet — This is by far the best Explorer we have owned. This is the family's 5th Explorer. I love the features. It is packed with electronics such as Navigation, Sirius ,DVD player, ipod jack. On the road the handling is adequate. the short wheelbase makes for a little bit of a bumpy ride. The acceleration is awesome with the big V8. The transmission is not the smoothest. When you come to a light it has a tough time shifting back to first gear. The memory seats also have a tough time holding the setting. Other than those two little issues this is a fantastic, safe vehicle for the family. The third row power fold down seats come in handy when carrying more than 2 kids somewhere.

Pros: Tons of gadgets, plush interior

Cons: funky transmission

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2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WDReview
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It Is A Great Car But It Really Needs A V8 — It is a great car but in Panama you can only choose the V6 version and is never as good as a V8 even in fuel consumption every other thing ism above performance. It is agreat car to drive and very comfortable for an entire family a real american family car

Pros: Interior space and third road capacity

Cons: The V6 enigne

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2007 Ford ExplorerReview
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A Rattler — Badly designed. Chrome finishes on the dashboard make it impossible to drive while the sun shines. Definitely a night car only.

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Gas-guzzler

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2007 Ford Explorer XLTReview
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Me And My Husband Still Can't Believe God Shocked The System And Blessed Us With This Truck!! — I'm still learning how to use all the function!! We have room for 6 other passengers, too much room for us now!! This truck is so lovely, nothing will go wrong without it tell you.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Windows are a little too dark for me to see at night...

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2007 Ford Explorer Ironman Edition 4WDReview
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Great Vehicle With Good Value For The Money. —

Bought the Ironman 4X4 for an out the door price including tax, license, doc fees etc for 30K flat. Options included the third row seats, rear air, class III/IV trailer tow package, XLT comfort group, Sirius Satellite Radio and the 3:73 axle. This is my fourth Explorer (Three XLT's and one Sport) and this handles better than any of the previous models. I didn't go for the V-8 simply because none was available in stock except in Orange Frost, which I didn't want, (Mine is Red Fire) and the V-8's were loaded up with navigation, and all sort of up packages that was bringing the MSRP's to about 39-40K for things I just didn't need or want. It's hard to justify thousands for a navigation package when a TomTom One does just about as well, can be taken with you when you change vehicles, and you don't have to pay through the nose for map upgrades. A suggestion is that unless you are a real audiophile, to forego the upgraded stereo. The stock stereo with MP3 and single CD is awesome, and the 80 watts is plenty to fill the cabin with sound. The jack for your iPod is handy and lets you connect to the stereo with a simple connection. One gripe is the lack of a 12 volt power connection on the dash, or under the dash...there are only two available, one on the front of the console next to the iPod jack and another on the rear of the console for the rear seat passengers. That means plugging anything in virtually infringes into the shifter and cupholder area. A better move would have been to place the iPod jack and the power outlet IN the console as was done on the Edge and other vehicles. The vehicle has auto 4 wheel drive. Meaning it decides when 4 wheel drive is needed, normally being in rear 2 wheel drive mode and switching to 4 wheel drive when traction is needed on the front wheels as well. You also have the choice of manually selecting 4 wheel drive high or 4 wheel drive low for off roading, snow or sand. The low is the typical "grunt" gear, and similar to that found on the earlier edition Explorers which had the option of turning off the 4 wheel drive completely. I don't know at this point whether there is any disadvantage to the auto 4WD system over the old switch it yourself; it could prove invaluable in improved stability in emergency maneuvers and the ability to automatically have traction on unstable ground without switching over. My 1996 was the first Explorer AWD and had no transmission or transfer case problems, nor did it eat tires any faster than standard 4WD's, so I rather doubt this Ironman will be any different in that area. The Ironman also has Traction Control, Rollover Stability Control, Anti-Lock Brakes, front and side air bags and intelligent safety systems for seat belt tensioning as standard. It's a far cry from the old Explorers and I'd like to say, my 2003 Explorer was struck broadside by a loaded 1 ton van traveling at 55 MPH (I was moving at 5 mph) and I'm here writing this, so I can attest to the structural integrity of the Explorer firsthand. The full frame exhibits no squirm or creaks and the body is tight. Steering is centered and tight, but not as tight as I might like, but then again, I'm used to driving sports cars and other high performance vehicles, so the Explorer isn't expected to steer like them anyway. Throttle response is adequate and it has no problem merging with Freeway traffic at normal speeds. The 5 speed automatic shifts crisply, although there can be a lag at lower speeds below 20 mph; I attribute that to the 4 wheel automatic drive perhaps hunting on turns in slow speed through city streets. It exhibits none of that on the highway. Leather front and second row seats are comfortable, and both front and the rear seats recline, something unusual for Explorers of the past. The heated front seats are a single temperature, but pleasant so you're not likely to have a poultry burn nor feel too cold. Just about right from what we can tell, although it is still summer. Drivers seat is 10 way power and passenger is manual; both do have lumbar support although passenger is also manual like the seat. Air conditioning will freeze you out front and rear. The third row seats are about useless unless you know some little people you plan on taking on a trip, or have enemies to torture along the way. Cramped and too small for humans in my book and difficult to access. But they are there. I find anything about them way overrated and I wish they had not already been part of the installed package; $895 for this option was wasted in my opinion. Don't bother. Plus, it's not even leather!! (On Eddie Bauer models, they hammer you further for power fold leather 3rd row seats...that's even more insulting since the seats drop at the touch of a button, but you still have to pull them up manually. And, that adds even more to the cost and they're no more usable or comfortable.) Ride is smooth and not choppy. It's still a truck though and you'll not be getting a Lexus ride in any event. But better than most. The 18" wheels are nicely done and add to the ride quality. Standard tires on my vehicle are Michelin M&S rated, meaning we can go to the snow without chains most of the time. Note there are NO real skid plates under this vehicle. The Ironman skid plate is faus or fake, so if you're a serious off-roader, you'll need a real skid plate package before you tackle the wild outdoors. Just a word of caution! All in all, a great vehicle for a great price. We looked at others but the build quality, features and pricing brought us back to the Explorer.

Owner for 0 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

Pros: Pricing, Auto 4X4, Ride Quality, Appearance, Overall Build Quality

Cons: Useless third row seating, lack of real skid plates, number and  location of 12 volt power points

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2007 Ford Explorer Limited 4WDReview
Kristen writes:
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Beautifully Legant, Full Featured, Quite Interior, Well Powered — The seats fit like fine leather gloves. The V8 power is fantastic...it really moves. Handling on winding roads is solid and crisp. It's a dream on the highway, averaging 25 mpg at 65 mph. I can feel the advance trac "kick in" on quick tight turns. The all black color scheme feels a lot like that "little black dress" every gal needs. And, it seems to get guys attention, too.

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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2007 Ford Explorer Review
GuruWFM3W says:
vs2008 Ford Expedition EL King Ranch 4WD
2007 Ford Explorer winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Back Seats Ranked 2008 Ford Expedition EL King Ranch 4WD better.
"More room"
Value Ranked 2008 Ford Expedition EL King Ranch 4WD better.
"Explorer is too small"
2007 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD Review
Artwetta says:
vs2007 Mercury Mountaineer V6 Premier AWD
2007 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
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  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
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Back Seats Ranked 2007 Mercury Mountaineer V6 Premier AWD better.
"The one I had was a 2000. With over 250,000 miles on it still wouldve still had it if it didnt get totaled. "
Family Car Ranked 2007 Mercury Mountaineer V6 Premier AWD better.
"I never had or drove one. "

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2022 Ford Explorer Reviews

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fuel efficient and sturdy ride. The sport mode is awesome. Read More

2021 Ford Explorer Reviews

Review By medrano3000

Great suv with great performance , very nice inside and out. Read More

Review By Gustavo

This model is great for someone in need of a family vehicle plus a little fun in performance. You get the best of both worlds. Read More

2020 Ford Explorer Reviews

Review By Mike

Good car, good features, gas economic . I like it Read More

Review By Guru9CQ558

Love it! Wish it had sun roof and heated seats! Read More

2019 Ford Explorer Reviews

Review By Patrick

The car has been very reliable and maintenance is not expensive Read More

Review By Guru9H33C8

I am extremely happy with the Explorer I purchased. We have had multiple Explorers in our family and this one is my favorite. It isn’t missing anything! And it was a great value! Read More

2018 Ford Explorer Reviews

Review By axel

Everything I thought and more. Very smooth and easy ride with outstanding features. Body massage while you drive and heated steering wheel among others. Safe & secure driving experience. Read More

Review By Drewski702

Excellent SUV for the money. Plenty of space. Good drivetrain. Could us a couple additional features such as driver 1 and 2 selection and blind spot warning, but overall a fine vehicle Read More

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