2012 Ford Explorer User Reviews

2012 Ford Explorer Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2012 Ford Explorer against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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2012 Ford Explorer Review
says:
This is a competent, attractive family hauler. Styling is exquisite and rewarding. Seats are the most comfortable in the industry.
vs2012 Chevrolet Traverse
2012 Ford Explorer winning categories:
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  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
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  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Handling Ranked 2012 Chevrolet Traverse worse.
"Precise, responsive, and executes a tight turning radius."
Would Buy Ranked 2012 Chevrolet Traverse worse.
"The Explorer provides more comfort and rewarding confidence than the Traverse."
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2012 Ford Explorer Limited 4WDReview
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The Ultimate Snowboarding Assault Vehicle — What's the point of getting an SUV with 5-seats? That's just an oversized car that eats up more gas. That's why I got the Explorer. It has 7-seats and luxuriously appointed with a great tech convenience package. I have every bell and whistler Ford offers, so this rig beat out the QX60 and the GL450, and a few thousand cheaper.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Everything one could want out of an SUV

Cons: There's a bit of road noise at high speeds, so just pump the music louder.

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2012 Ford Explorer LimitedReview
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Feels Good, Looks Good. — Like the appearance and performance. Smooth riding SUV with all the luxuries. The air conditioning is very cold, the heat is very warm. All power features have always worked with no problems whatsoever. This SUV has always performed well and felt safe to drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Beautifull stylish SUV, well maintained.  Handles great, smooth ride, luxurious.  Can tow a good size load.  No maintenance problems.

Cons: Mileage per gallon.

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2012 Ford Explorer XLT 4WDReview
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Solid Family Car, Vary Happy With It For The Most Part. — I wish I had opted for the Limited, memory seats and the intelligent cruise control would have been great features but were not options in the XLT. The interior is pretty roomy for a midsized SUV, but if you need to use the third row you loose all your luggage space, I had to buy a tow along for trips.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: The ride is very smooth, and seats are comfortable. Been on many road trip of 12 plus hours with it already and it makes for an enjoyable drive.

Cons: Low end power is lacking, cruises just fine but I really have to step on the gas to get it up to speed. The Ford SYNC system, when it works it is great unfortunately that is rare.

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2012 Ford Explorer XLTReview
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First Ford, So Far So Good. — I've only had the SUV for 24 hours, so only time will tell. I will keep posting updates with my impression of this vehicle as I drive and use more of it's expansive features. Just wondering if I need the extended warranty.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Great Style, awesome features, love the MyFordTouch.

Cons: Unknown, only had it for 24 hours

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2012 Ford Explorer Base 4WD Review
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vs2012 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ AWD
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Handling Ranked 2012 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ AWD better.
"Easier traction and turning. "
Value Ranked 2012 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ AWD better.
"Affordable, luxury family car, economical on gas and spacious for cargo as well as towing."
2012 Ford Explorer Review
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Good but too much tech stuff
vs2012 Kia Sorento EX
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Back Seats Ranked 2012 Kia Sorento EX better.
"They leaned back instead of a 90% angle children loved it"
Would Buy Ranked 2012 Kia Sorento EX better.
"Better product for money and safety"
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2012 Ford Explorer Review
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The Ford Explorer has way more class and prestige as the other "comparable" (at best) makes and models. The GMC and Chevy equivalent felt boxy, handles like a boat, and had a lot of road noise. The explorer handles like a car, hugging corners and very little body flex. I could not be happier with my explorer!
vs2012 Chevrolet Tahoe
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vs2012 GMC Yukon
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2012 Ford Explorer Review
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vs2012 Toyota Highlander Limited
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Handling Ranked 2012 Toyota Highlander Limited better.
"All is bether."
Family Car Ranked 2012 Toyota Highlander Limited better.
"Larger and comfortable."

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Reviews From Other Years

2014 Ford Explorer Reviews

Number 1 Suv By jrl559

The Ford Explorer is the best looking (inside and out) and driving SUV on the road today! All Around Great Performance and absolutely a pleasure to drive on any roadways. Very comfortable interior and... Read More

Top Of The Line By scottbr

After driving the new Ford Explorer sport for the first time about six months ago, it has to be the best SUV on the market. The performance of the 3.5L twin turbo 365 HP engine is second to none. The ... Read More

2013 Ford Explorer Reviews

Super All-around Suv! By Kpecot

Great family SUV. Lots of cargo room and passenger comforts. Love the leather, roof rack and 4WD upgrades as well as SYNC and Bluetooth features. Drives nice, solid handling. Liked it so much, getting... Read More

Super Suv! By Kpecot

Loved this SUV. In fact, I'm getting another one (2014 or 2015)! Preferred to drive it over our second car, which is a sporty and fun-to-drive 300Z. Leather and 4WD a big plus but not "must haves". Li... Read More

2011 Ford Explorer Reviews

Sporty By Melissa

The room for my whole family in a reliable car. You will always get compliments on the ride and the look of the car. The convenience of the remote start is wonderful on hot and cold days! We love thi... Read More

Good Vehicle. By Ken

Could use a little more power. The 3.5L V6 is just not quite enough. However, I'm sure my mileage is much better than if it had a V8, so I'm not really complaining all that much. Otherwise, a very nic... Read More

2010 Ford Explorer Reviews

Great Dependable Suv With All The Creature Comforts You Need. By SS131

What I love about this car is that it has the power third row seating which makes it very easy to accommodate more passengers with the touch of a button.Beautiful interior color combo and the Ford syn... Read More

Lots Of Toys On The Limited Awd By goldy

Accelerator responsiveness with the 6 speed transmission and the v8 is lousy. The 6 speed wants to be in 2nd when starting and shifts very quickly to 6th even when going only 30mph.6 speed is only goo... Read More

2009 Ford Explorer Reviews

2009 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4x4 By jasonspada

A really great family car with excellent handling in all weather. Nice heated leather, sunroof, sound system with sync, towing package, and automatic 4 wheel drive. Luxurious interior. I really like ... Read More

This Is My 5th Explorer, Need To Down Size To Escape For Parking Situation By jsteve555

I have no complaints regarding car. I am selling it because of my parking limitations and I dont need a car with a tow package...I am planning to stay with Ford and go to an Escape size SUV, The car h... Read More

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