Not as versatile and spacious as some other great 2014 Ford Explorer SUV, but is still a respectable choice in this class thanks to its high-end cabin and long list of advanced features. 2014 Ford Explorer automatic headlights now standard on all trim levels. Second row seats are now standard on the Limited. There are some disadvantages to 2014 Ford Explorer, depending on your priorities. Workshop families can not be happy with the second and third row of seats, which is not as extensive as in other crosses. It is the same with the total carrying capacity. We are not of frequent failures MyFord Touch interface, or the way the browser, the wheel feels bigger than it really is sweet-despite all the high-tech features on board, is a vehicle that is not easy to maneuver in tight spaces.
All 2014 Ford Explorer, with the exception of sports come with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque produces standard, along with a six-speed automatic transmission. With this engine, you have the choice of front-or all-wheel drive optional. The models are equipped with four-wheel drive terrain management system of Ford, a four selectable modes to optimize traction electronically for different conditions. Also include Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist. In Edmunds testing of the 2014 Ford Explorer Limited V6 based accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 8.3 seconds while a lighter model XLT 4WD was slightly faster in 8.1 seconds-that is typical for a large crossover SUV. A front-drive V6 Explorer is an EPA-estimated 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined, even for the middle class. Four-wheel 16/22/18 reduced to be respectable.
Optional on all front-wheel-drive Ford Explorer is the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. It also uses the automatic six gears. Equipped in Edmunds testing, a four-cylinder Explorer went from zero to 60 mph in 9.1 seconds, which is on the slow side of the class. Fuel consumption, however, is the best in its class 20/28/23. 2014 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD is unique and comes with a 3.5-liter V6 turbocharged and six-speed automatic transmission. The turbo V6 with 365 hp and 360 lb-ft of torque. Saving EPA estimated fuel economy is 16 mpg city and 22 mpg highway.
Every 2014 Ford Explorer comes standard with stability and traction control, Trailer Sway Control, side airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags, front passenger knee airbags and MyKey, parents can set limits vehicle speed and stereo volume. System Explorer Stability Control also Ford’s Curve Control, which led to control the speed to a corner and slow down if necessary.
Rear parking sensors are standard on all but the base Explorer. A rearview camera is optional on the XLT and standard on the Limited. The Limited can also with collision warning and brake assist, lane departure and lane departure warning, blind spot warning system and inflatable seat belts in the second row outboard passengers had to. In Edmunds brake testing, Explorer4WD 2014 Ford XLT V6 stopped from 60 mph in 118 feet-a good performance for a large crossover SUV. Meanwhile Limited The Explorer We tested at 122 meters and stopped the four-cylinder Explorer XLT has 130 meters is about average for this class.
In government crash tests, the 2014 Ford Explorer deserves a five-star rating (out of five) overall crash protection, five stars for a total lateral frontal crash protection and five stars for overall crash protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the highest rating ” good” for the browser performance in roof strength tests frontal-offset side.