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Ford offers you once again one of its midsized SUVs models, the 2014 Ford Explorer. No longer the bulky, looming crossover that some were accustomed to before, the Explorer is much more streamlined and smooth for travel. The 2014 Ford Explorer accommodates up to seven people, with plenty of room for both driver and passenger. Critics say the Explorer’s visibility is a bit lacking, the seats seem rather small. Still, all agree you’ll be safe and snug inside the Explorer, with quality materials used for its cabin plus the lay-out and design looking very nice. All Explorer models come with basic interior features that include air-conditioning, cruise control, power accessories, powered driver seat, and a tilt-telescoping steering wheel. Standard electronics inside include a trip computer, Ford Sync w/ voice recognition, and a 6-speaker audio system w/ CD player and auxiliary audio jack.
Higher-end models come with additional features like keyless entry, remote start, dual-zone climate control, heated seats, leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and adaptive cruise control. Additional electronic features include Bluetooth connectivity, three screen displays with MyFord Touch, a navigation system, and a 12-speaker Sony audio system w/ HD satellite radio.
The 2014 Ford Explorer offers you three powertrain variations. The base 3.5L V-6 engine produces 290 horsepower and 255 lbs. of torque while giving you a choice of either front drivetrain or all-wheel drivetrain. The Explorer also offers the EcoBoost powertrain which comes in two forms. The 2.0L produces 240 horsepower and 270 lbs. of torque, and is available only in front drivetrain. Finally, there is the turbocharged 3.5L V-6 engine. It produces 365 horsepower, 360 lbs. of torque and is available only in all-wheel drivetrain.
On the road, the 2014 Ford Explorer offers a ride experience that is described as “carlike”. Steering and maneuvering are great and very responsive, and braking ability has also improved. The Explorer also handles road bumps pretty good, thanks to its suspension and stability system.