The Ford Explorer has changed plenty over the years, but the 2011 model year brings some of the biggest changes to this model. Thanks to new engines, and riding on a car-based platform for the first time, the Explorer is surprisingly fuel-efficient despite its size and performance.
“The new Explorer V6 with twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) delivers a keen balance between power and fuel economy,” said Jim Holland, chief nameplate engineer. “An efficient six-speed transmission mated to this efficient V6 helps Explorer deliver 25 percent better fuel efficiency. This raises the bar for full-size SUVs, and will change buyer expectations for the entire segment.”
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