2012 Ford Explorer SUV

Starts At:

  • 3.5L V-6 290hp engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • side seat mounted airbags
  • Safety Canopy System curtain 1st
  • 2nd and 3rd row overhead airbag
  • airbag occupancy sensor
  • air conditioning
  • 17" steel wheels
  • cruise control
  • ABS and driveline traction control
  • AdvanceTrac w/RSC electronic stability.
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Model Overview


The Ford Explorer has long been one of the best-selling SUVs in the market. A capable tow vehicle and off-roader, it also offers the generous interior space, comfort features and safety technologies necessary for day-to-day tasks.

The 7-passenger Explorer is available in both front- and four-wheel drive configurations, with a choice of three trim levels: Base, XLT and Limited. A 290-hp 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift manual mode are standard on all trims. The 4x4 models get a user-friendly terrain management system, while an efficient 237-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection is available for FWD models. Explorer Base trims are well-equipped with 17-inch wheels, air conditioning, cruise control, MP3 capability and MyFord driver connect technology; XLT trims add 18-inch aluminum wheels, fog lamps and a reverse sensing system, along with a USB port, satellite radio and the SYNC communications and entertainment system. Limited trims are further outfitted with 20-inch aluminum wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, leather upholstery, HD radio, Intelligent Access with push-button start and a rearview camera. Standard safety features on every Explorer include AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control and Curve Control function, traction control, anti-lock disc brakes and a tire pressure monitor, as well as Ford's MyKey owner control feature and six airbags. Industry-first second-row inflatable seatbelts are available on XLT and Limited models, packaged with a Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with cross-traffic alert; additional options include Active Park Assist and adaptive cruise control with collision warning.

Redesigned last year, the Ford Explorer carries over with minimal changes for 2012. A six-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift is now standard on all trim levels, while a four-cylinder Ecoboost engine is available on every model. Additionally, XLT trims are now equipped with a USB port and the SYNC communications and entertainment system.

Prices may include cash incentives available to Canadian customers residing in the province of Ontario, for details about pricing available to customers outside of Ontario please contact us.