Car Review: 2009 Ford Explorer

Car Review: 2009 Ford ExplorerThe 2009 Ford Explorer has just about anything and everything a sports utility vehicle can possess, at a pretty darn good price. The manufacturers suggested retail prices for the 2009 Ford Explorer are $26,995 for the Explorer XLT, $28,490 for the Explorer XLT Sport, $30,140 for the Explorer Eddie Bauer, and $34,075 for the Explorer Limited, and all are a bargain. With the latest line of SUV’s Ford will cement their position as a leader in this area yet again.

The performance of the 2009 Ford Explorer is exactly what consumers have come to expect, power, agility, and dependability. With a 4.0 Liter V-6 engine that supplies 210 Horsepower, 254 Lbs-Ft of torque, and multi-port electronic fuel injection, this model does not disappoint. The 5-speed automatic transmission combined with a class II towing hitch and a trailer sway control system make the 2009 Ford Explorer the perfect vehicle for work or pleasure. Featuring power rack-and-pinion steering and front and rear stabilizer bars, the Explorer can hold it’s own in most situations.

The exterior of the 2009 Ford Explorer is pleasing to the eye and quite dynamic for a sports utility vehicle. With 16 inch painted aluminum wheels, a chrome 4-bar grille, and a luggage rack with crossbars, the Explorer has it all seemingly covered. The body color bumper and moldings, fog lamps, and solar tinted windshield and front door windows give the Explorer a clean, sporty look. The 2009 Ford explorer even has ergonomic door handles!

On the interior, the 2009 Ford Explorer offers a seating capacity of 7, all traveling in comfort and style. Starting with the leather-wrapped steering wheel with tilt column and cruise and audio controls, the Ford Explorer supplies more than adequate comfort. Power window and door locks, a front overhead console, illiminated entry, and center dome light with map lights in the first row make this sports utility vehicle a joy.

Possessing a number of advanced safety features, the 2009 Ford Explorer is one of the more safe sports utility vehicles out there. Adaptive driver and front seat passenger airbags and side seat mounted airbags for the driver and front passenger are more than sufficient. A remote keyless entry system, SecurLock anti-theft system, and a tire pressure monitoring system round out a nice safety package on the 2009 Ford Explorer.

Without a doubt, the 2009 Ford Explorer rates at the top or near the top in every category compared to other manufacturers models in this class. The 2009 Ford Explorer is a quality vehicle at affordable price with excellent durability.