We took the 4X4 Explorer on a few snow-covered trails with steep hills and it handled with confidence; the all-wheel drive system worked very well. Ford's mistake was making it necessary to remove the engine to replace the rear cassette. We took a quick look at a 2007 V6 yesterday, the outside was nice enough, but it was clearly a smokers vehicle and the smell was unbearable. The Sport Trac has been redesigned since then, following a redesign of the Explorer itself. Personally, I do not like that option.
If you have concerns with the way the transmission shifts, have it checked out before it gets worse. Very manuel for the 2nd and 3rd rolls. Ford Explorer third row seat Handling and ride: The Explorer handles well, but not sporty. If you manage to screw one up, it's your fault for poor maintenance. I expect that this vehicle will be kept at least 2 or 3 more years.
The design is perfect for me! Their ratings are created with data gathered during controlled crash and rollover tests. I was not aware of it's 4x4 Auto mode and I wondered why I was still moving up the road when everyone else was slipping and sliding. As with most vehicles on the market today, power windows, locks and mirrors are standard kit and easy to operate, as are the primary driver controls, wipers, lights, turn signals. And with only 49K miles. In addition, Ford equips the Sport Trac with a Trailer Sway Control system, which applies the brakes if necessary to help the driver keep the vehicle under control when towing a trailer.
For more information, refer to this page:. The V8 features advanced dual-equal variable cam timing technology, which improves responsiveness and efficiency, according to the automaker. I know they're slightly different from one another but I've never had any problems. They run in ' 4x4 Auto' mode,ie, where about 5% of the power is always available to the front wheels if the rear wheels start to slip. Safety-wise, the AdvanceTrac electronic stability control system with roll stability control comes as standard, and performance in government crash tests is good.
Panel gaps are decent enough — the paint on our sample vehicles was largely free of orange peel and even today, the chrome grille treatment looks kind of regal, especially in Eddie Bauer trim combined with exterior colors such as Black Pearl slate and Dark Copper Metallic. The Power Circle Ratings do not include all information used to determine J. My ecoboost f150 and 2. Also available is the next -generation voice-activated navigation system with Sirius Travel Link. My 2000 engine was poorly maintained by previous owners and the original rear timing chain guide broke at 150,000 miles. I think the big problem with the 4.
I didn't care either way. Hoping I can cancel the warranty, but am guessing I may be stuck with it. Once the engine is started, all the warning lights on the dash should go out; if any of the warning lights stays on, there is a problem. I keep hearing that, but I can't help but wonder what people are doing to the v6's to cause these issues? Other than that, owners give the Sport Trac's interior generally good marks for its comfort and the quality of its materials. We highly recommend the Sport Trac if you can find one that has been taken care of.
I have 137k and counting without major issues. The liftgate glass opens separately. I later traded it off after finding out the repair cost. With our new tranny we got a 3 year- 100k warranty. The V-6 engine in the 2010 Explorer is far noisier and less refined than the V-8, as the smaller engine has an aged design that must work harder to keep the Explorer hustling along. Side and side curtain airbags are available. Below is a photo of my 4.
These new unibodies with their V6's, do not make as good a tow vehicle. The last major changes were back in the 2006 model year, where the third generation truck received sheetmetal tweaks, a new frame and revised interior. Pros: Ride comfort, V8 power, quiet roomy cabin, available third-row seating, standard stability control, sound system, towing capacity, off-road capability, visibility. He currently resides in California. Ford needs to resurrect this vehicle. Hopefully, there will be a Ford 100 series truck to replace it soon. Adjustable pedals on the Limited are also a nice touch.
There should be no clunk when coming to a stop. Got annoying wind noise coming from somewhere around the a-pillars, and the mirrors have had water in the signals since new. For the Limited trim, dual-zone climate control and a voice-activated navigation system with a 10-gigabyte hard drive are also available as options. The Limited trims especially, with their upscale materials, smooth out some of the interior's rough edges. I just picked up my 2006 V8 before a pre-Christmas snow storm.