Prior to 2011, the Explorer wouldn't be on this list. As up to now, the Explorer was a truck-like body on frame SUV. Switching to the car-like unibody platform not only helps with ride comfort, but also increased interior space and fuel economy, In fact, Ford claims the new Explorer will achieve best-in-class fuel economy along with bleeding-edge technology, and class-exclusive safety technology. If you're a Facebook user, you already know this as Ford introduced the all-new 2011 Explorer exclusively through social media.
MSRP: Not available at publication
Base Engine: 3.5-liter V6 with 290 hp
Base EPA mpg: Not available at publication
AdvanceTracwith RSC features Curve Control functionality
All-wheel-drive system features off-road-ready terrain management system
Can tow up to 5,000 lbs. when properly equipped.