Monday, February 14, 2011

Specification Ford Explorer 2011

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The 2011 Ford Explorer is redesigned, with freshened styling, a new engine, and new features. This venerable nameplate moves to crossover-style unibody construction, sharing elements of its basic design with the Ford Taurus. All previous Explorers used traditional truck-type construction. The 2011 model is about 1 inch shorter in wheelbase but about 4 inches longer overall than the 2010 version. Trim levels include Base, volume XLT, and top-line Limited. Each is available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The AWD system includes a console dial that alters throttle and other settings to accommodate mud, sand, and snow. Standard on all models is a 290-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine. An optional 237-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine is slated to arrive for the 2012 model year. The sole transmission is a 6-speed automatic. Maximum towing capacity is 5,000 pounds with the V6 and will be 2,000 pounds with the 4-cylinder. Available safety features include ABS, traction control, antiskid system, curtain-side airbags, and front-side airbags. Explorer employs MyFord Touch, which replaces traditional audio and climate controls with touchscreens and voice activation. It also incorporates the company's Sync cell phone and digital-music player control. Rear-obstacle detection is standard on the XLT and Limited. Power-adjustable pedals, driver-seat memory, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, remote engine start, and keyless entry/engine start are standard on the Limited. This evaluation is based on preview test drives of pre-production vehicles.

Consumer Guide Automotive places each vehicle into one of 18 classes based on size, price, and market position. Larger than Compact SUVs, Midsize SUVs offer a mix of car- and truck-type construction, V6 and V8 power, and up to 8-passenger seating. This class also includes crossover vehicles.

Complate Ford Explorer 2011 specification

Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase [in] 112.6
Length [in] 197.1
Height [in] 70.4
Width - Excluding Mirrors [in] 78.9
Width - Including Mirrors [in] 90.2
Width - Mirrors Folded [in] 82.5
Front Track [in] 67
Rear Track [in] 67
Front Overhang [in] 38
Rear Overhang [in] 46.5
Approach Angle [deg] 21.7
Departure Angle [deg] 21.4
Ramp Breakover Angle [deg] 16.5
Minimum Running Ground Clearance [in] 7.6
Interior Dimensions
Head Room - First Row [in] 41.4
Head Room - Second Row [in] 40.5
Head Room - Third Row [in] 37.8
Leg Room - First Row [in] 40.6
Leg Room - Second Row [in] 39.8
Leg Room - Third Row [in] 33.2
Hip Room - First Row [in] 57.3
Hip Room - Second Row [in] 56.7
Hip Room - Third Row [in] 40.7
Shoulder Room - First Row [in] 61.3
Shoulder Room - Second Row [in] 61
Shoulder Room - Third Row [in] 50.8
Capacities: Passengers, Luggage, Fuel
Passenger Volume [cu. ft.] 151.7
Cargo Volume Behind First Row [cu. ft.] 80.7
Cargo Volume Behind Second Row [cu. ft.] 43.8
Cargo Volume Behind Third Row [cu. ft.] 21
Fuel capacity (gal.) 18.6
Engine Specifications
3.5L V6
Drive type Front-Wheel Drive (std.) / Intelligent 4WD (opt.)
Engine type 3.5L Twin independent Variable Camshaft Timing (TiVCT) V6
Transmission 6-speed automatic (std.) / 6-speed SelectShift Automatic (opt.)
Final drive ratio 3.16 (FWD) / 3.39 (4WD)
Horsepower (net @ rpm) (Ford projected) 283 @ 6500
Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm) (Ford projected) 252 @ 4100
Compression ratio 10.8: 1
Valve lifters Direct acting mechanical bucket
Induction System Naturally aspirated
Fuel delivery Sequential multi-port electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Quasi dual exhaust with chrome tips
Engine block type Cast aluminum
Cylinder head material Cast aluminum
FWD V6 MPG 17 city / 25 hwy / 20 combined
Four Wheel Drive V6 MPG 17 city / 23 hwy / 19 combined
Chassis Specifications
Front suspension MacPherson strut front suspension with 32mm front stabilizer bar
Front shocks Gas-pressurized twin tube
Rear suspension Multi-link independent rear suspension with 22mm rear stabilizer bar
Rear shocks Gas-pressurized twin tube
Brakes Power 4-wheel disc with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Steering Electronic Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS)
Towing Specifications
Optional Class III Trailer Tow Package
Configuration Axle Ratio GCWR Max Loaded Trailer Weight
3.5L TiVCT V6 FWD 3.16 9920 5000
3.5L TiVCT V6 4WD 3.39 10096 5000

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