Used Ford Explorer Madison WI


Used Ford Explorer at Kayser Used Cars Madison, WI

The Ford Explorer is a long standing leader in the full-size SUV segment.  Over the years it has continued to offer outstanding capability, convenience and comfort. Upgrades in recent years provide more responsiveness to drivers for both on and off-road travel as well as better performance when towing. The Explorer was first introduced in 1991 as an impressive alternative to the family wagon. Since then the model has transformed into a modern crossover that has stayed at the top of the pack.

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Under the Explorer's Hood

The Ford Explorer comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 that puts out 290 hp and 255 pound-feet of torque when mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is the standard, but there is an option for four-wheel drive. Four-wheel-drive models have Ford's Terrain Management System. This is a selectable four-mode system that optimizes traction electronically for different conditions. The Explorer Sport model is 4WD only. It is powered by a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine and uses the six-speed automatic transmission. The turbo V6 is rated at 365 hp and 360 lb-ft of torque. 

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Design of Ford Explorer

The cabin of the Ford Explorer is modern and packed with technology, even on the base models. The quality of materials looks and feels very high, with a soft-touch dashboard and precise-feeling controls. The front seats offer excellent support for those long road trips or a long daily commute. Some of the convenience features include second-row heated seats, auto headlamps and adaptive cruise control. As far as cargo space, the Explorer offers 80 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. There is third row seating available that works great for children. 

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Conclusions

The Ford Explorer is a vehicle that has a well known heritage to build upon. It is widely available as a used model, and a variety of years and trim levels can be found at Kayser Used Cars! As far as safety features go, recent models of the Explorer come standard with stability and traction control, trailer sway control, front seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, a front passenger knee airbag and MyKey, a parental control feature.. The Explorer's stability control system also includes Ford's Curve Control, which can monitor speed carried into a corner and decelerate if necessary. 

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