2014 FORD EXPLORER: Big news for the Ford Explorer is the key advancements introduced on the Explorer Sport last model year, now are available on the 2014 Explorer lineup. Built at Ford's Chicago assembly plant, the Explorer SUV comes in three trim levels, Base, XLT and the Limited. The full-size Explorer became the first Ford model in North America to offer the 2.0 liter EcoBoost four-cylinder, equipped with direct-injected, turbocharged and intercooled, enabling it to deliver an impressive 240 horsepower/270 lb.-ft. of torque to the rear wheels. Explorer's standard engine is a 3.5L Ti-VCT V-6 dispensing 290hp and 255 lb.-ft. of torque. Both engines come equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission, and the V-6 models are also available with SelectShift and intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD) system that adds terrain management. New features that provide comfort and convenience is the enhanced voice-activated communications and entertainment system, HD radio with iTunes tagging and voice-activated navigation. Other goodies are MyFord Touch driver connect technology, MyKeyprogrammable vehicle key that allows parental controls on driving speed, heated steering wheel, second-row heated seats, auto headlamps, power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and multi-contour seats. Ford bills its Explorer as the first to install inflatable outboard rear seat belts, and now further bolsters its safety parcel with knee airbags for the front passenger. In addition, an adaptable interior package has clever storage solutions, and three rows of flexible seating for six-or seven-passengers. Impressive cargo volume numbers for all the family gear include 21.0 cu. ft. in back of the third row seating, a decent 43.8 cu. ft. behind middle row, and a spacious 80.7 cu. ft. behind first row when third and middle seat are down. New exterior color choices include Sunset and Dark Side.
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