The 2011 Ford Explorer ranks 1 out of 23 Affordable Midsize SUVs. This ranking is based on US News’s analysis of 15 published reviews and test drives of the Ford Explorer, and analysis of reliability and safety data. If you’re in the market for a new Ford Explorer come to Brien Ford where we have a wide variety of Explorers to choose from.
All-new for 2011, reviewers say that the Ford Explorer finally has what it takes to compete with the best midsize SUVs and crossovers on the market, naming it the 2011 North American Truck of the Year. Improved fuel economy, adept performance and a comfortable interior once again make the Ford Explorer a great choice for a family vehicle.
The original Ford Explorer helped transform midsize SUVs from rugged work vehicles to family haulers. But while the Explorer helped spur the class’s shift, it soon trailed more comfortable crossover SUVs when it came to family duty. Not anymore. For 2011, Ford has completely redesigned the Explorer, and reviewers say the new model manages to be both a comfortable family vehicle and a credibly rugged SUV. In fact, automotive journalists like the 2011 Explorer so much, they named it the 2011 North American Truck of the Year.
While Edmunds says the 2011 Explorer “is much more in tune with what today’s crossover shoppers are looking for. Ford’s re-imagined Explorer is a very nice 7-passenger crossover”, says Consumer Guide. Consumer Guide concludes that the 2011 Explorer is “both competent on-road and more capable off-road than most in this class… Overall, it strikes a good balance between the rugged character of its predecessor and the car-like dynamics of a modern crossover. If that’s what you’re looking for in an SUV, Ford has you covered.”
The base Explorer gets you seating for seven and a good V6 engine for $28,190, when you load the upper trims with options, the Explorer’s price can top $50,000. Reviewers like the optional technology, which includes a high-tech terrain response system, MyFord touchscreen controls and SYNC, Ford’s infotainment system.
About Brien Ford
At Brien Ford, we have one goal: Happy Customers. To make our customers happy, we decided we were going to sell vehicles in a way that reflects respect and care.
We asked, and people told us what they wanted when buying a vehicle. An end to the days of stressful buying process, inflated second stickers, and the hassles that go along with buying at most dealerships.
At Brien Ford, we abolished the old way of doing business, and became focused on our customers and service.
We treat all of our customers with the same great respect and honesty everyone deserves. Whether you are buying your first car or your hundredth car, we treat everybody the same.
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If you’re in the market for a new Ford car, truck, or SUV come to Brien Ford where we have a wide variety of vehicles for you.
Ford Trucks: Ford F-150, Super Duty 250, Super Duty 350, Super Duty 450, and Ford Ranger.
Ford SUVs: Ford Escape, Ford Escape Hybrid, Ford Explorer, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, and Ford Expedition.
Ford Cars: Ford Focus, Ford Taurus, Ford Fiesta, Ford Fusion, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Ford Mustang.
Ford Crossovers / Vans: Ford Flex, Ford Edge, Ford E-Series Van, and Transit Connect.