The New 2007 Ford Explorer
The 2007 Ford Explorer continues with all the improvements it made in the 2006 model and offers the most safety features in its class. With roll stability control, side seat airbags and the Intelligent Safety System, the vehicle is perfect for families.
The 2007 Explorer is Ford’s midsize SUV, launched in 1990 as a 1991 model. Since it bowed it has been the best-selling SUV, an impressive 15-year feat. Total sales for the model have reached nearly 5.5 million units.
The 2007 Explorer has a truck-type design with rear-wheel or four-wheel drive. It has two engine sizes available, a 210 horsepower V6 and a 292 hp V8. The V6 has a five-speed automatic transmission and the V8 a six-speed automatic.
The model line starts with the XLT and moves through the Eddie Bauer and Limited trims, with XLS discontinued for the new model year. All have a third row power folding seat option, to seat seven people. Antilock four-wheel disc brakes are standard on all models.
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There are a number of new options on the 2007 Ford Explorer, including a heated windshield, power running boards on the higher end Eddie Bauer and Limited models and an eight-inch rear DVD entertainment system. It also has a new comfort and appearance upgrade from the 2006 model as well as several interior improvements, including new audio jacks that now come standard.
The third row seat power-folding seat is an option on the 2007 Ford Explorer XLT model and the others, increasing capacity to seven people. Navigation systems are also an option on the XLT. There is auxiliary air conditioning, reverse sensing system, 18-inch machined aluminum wheels on XLT models. Three new exterior colors have been added to the 2007 Explorer line.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price, or MSRP, ranges from $25,300 to $34,895, depending on the model and options you choose. Its low-end price compares very favorably with the average of mid-size SUV competitors, which have an average base price of approximately $32,942.
The 2007 Ford Explorer exceeds the features of competing mid-size SUVs in a number of areas. Its cargo volume of 45.1 cubic feet is considerably more than the mid-size SUV average of 30.6. Its front legroom of 42.4 inches is more than the SUV average of 42.06 inches.
The Explorer gets 15 miles per gallon in city driving, compared to an average among mid-size SUVS of 16.58, but its maximum towing capacity is 5,780 pounds, compared to the mid-size SUV average of 5,209.
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