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2011 Ford Explor Will Cost $28,190

July 29, 2010

2011 Ford Explorer The Ford Explorer has always been a big seller. And with a base price of $28,190, this year's redesigned and re-engineered model will be no exception.

The Explorer comes in three trims (base, XLT and Limited), each with an impressive list of standard features: power windows, locks and mirrors, keyless entry, cruise control, spotter mirrors, AC, LED tail lamps;, steering wheel-mounted controls, plus new safety features such as trailer-sway control, hill start assist and "Curve Control" (a stability control feature).

Also standard on all models is a 290-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6, six-speed auto transmission, with front-wheel drive.

The 2011 Explorer competes against Chevy Traverse ($29,224), Honda Pilot ($28,045) and Mazda CX-9 ($28,805).

Below, the standard features and options for each model:

Base: $28,190

  • 17-inch steel wheels with wheel covers
  • Seven-passenger seating
  • Cloth seats
  • Six-speaker audio system with 4.2-inch LCD screen

  • Trailer Tow Package, Class III
XLT: $31,190

  • 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Single-zone automatic climate control
  • Satellite radio
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob
  • Reverse sensing system
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Security system
Options Package 1: $1,750

  • Sync and MyFord Touch
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Eight-speaker audio system
  • Rearview camera
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather trimmed seats ($750 add-on to Package 1)
Limited: $37,190

  • 20-inch aluminum wheels
  • Leather upholstery
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Sony audio system
  • Sync and MyFord Touch with three LCD screens
  • Push-button start
  • Rearview camera
  • Ambient lighting
  • Power-adjustable pedals
Options Package 1: $2,000

  • Power liftgate
  • Power-folding third row
  • Perforated-leather seats
  • Heated and cooled front-row seats
  • Voice-activated navigation system
Package 2: $2,000 (needs Package 1)

  • Park assist
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Adaptive cruise control with collision warning system
  • Blind spot warning system
  • High-intensity-discharge headlamps

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