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Exploring the Ford Explorer
From the Ford Motor Company, the Ford Explorer has been introduced to the automobile world in 1990 and is still in production at present. This is a midsize sport utility vehicle that is mostly sold in North America. Since its introduction, it has been the best selling midsize SUV in the United States. This vehicle has also been very much influential and instrumental in making and changing the view of the SUV from just a special interest vehicle to become one of the most popular vehicles types found in the whole world of cars and vehicles. It has also received a nomination for the North American Truck of the Year award for the year 2006.
For 2006, the Ford Explorer comes with a new frame. This newly restyled vehicle comes also with a new and stronger base. It also boasts of a new interior, a redesigned rear suspension, as well as third row seats that has a power folding feature. Standard for the vehicle is a tire pressure monitoring system and an electronic stability control. Like the Lincoln Navigator which is a distant relative of the Ford Explorer, the latter also has power running boards. These retract when the vehicle is in motion. This vehicle also comes with a 4.0 liter V6 base engine that has the capability to produce some 210 units of horsepower. This engine works with a six speed automatic transmission for a better performance.
This vehicle make has a range of color choices for its exterior. The list comprise of dark blue pearl, mineral gray, red fire, pueblo gold, silver birch, dark stone, black, and oxford white. The interior colors of the Ford Explorer are offered with either camel or dark stone color choices. Four trim levels are available for this vehicle and this comprise of the XLS, the XLT, the Eddie Bauer, and the Limited.
The features and options of the 2006 Ford Explorer include bucket seats trimmed in cloth with adjustable head restraints as well as a six way power driverís seat with manual lumbar, second row split/folding bench with backrest recline, third row split/fold-flat bench, air conditioning with an automatic temperature control, a single CD player, an MP3 player, an AM/FM radio, an Audiophile Sound System, a subwoofer, a rear seat DVD entertainment system, a navigation system, a speed control, a steering mirror, visors, a front overhead console, a cargo management system, a center dome with map lights, an illuminated entry, floor mats for the front and rear, power windows, power door locks, power heated outside mirrors, an electro chromic mirror, automatic grille with a four bar design.
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