Ford Explorer News

  • 2011 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor

    When it comes to iconic police cars, few in the history of the automobile rival the beloved Ford Crown Victoria, cherished by police departments everywhere for its comfort, versatility and indestructible reputation. Department mechanics loved the cars, too, since spare parts were both cheap and ubiquitous, thanks to the Panther platform’s popularity among taxi fleets and car services, too. Nothing lasts forever, and Ford has built its last Crown Vic. For law enforcement, the car has been replaced by two vehicles, one based on the Ford Taurus sedan and a second based on the Ford Explorer...

  • Ford's Police Interceptors, now serving as NASCAR pace cars.
    NASCAR Drivers Get To Chase Ford's New Police Interceptors

    When Kyle Busch got stopped for doing 128 mph behind the wheel of a Lexus LFA last May, he probably never thought that he’d get a chance to chase down a police cruiser later in the year. Busch must really appreciate the irony of Ford’s latest announcement, then: the automaker’s...

  • Ford's SYNC System. Image: Ford Motor Company
    Ford SYNC More Affordable, Hands-Free Tech Now From $295

    Very little in life comes for free, which makes us appreciate paying less for something all the more. A drop in price of $100 certainly makes Ford's SYNC hands-free, in-car connectivity system something to appreciate. The system is now only $295. Things haven't been easy for Ford with its GM OnStar...

  • 2011 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
    Ford Police Interceptors official test drive

    Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] aging Crown Victoria, loyal servant to police forces around the country for the past several decades, is soon to be replaced by a new generation of cop cars such as the Carbon Motors E7, Chevrolet Caprice PPV and the Blue Oval's Interceptor duo. Presented here...

  • Press impressed:  Farley answers traditional media's questions
    Chicago Auto Show: Jim Farley, the 2011 Ford Explorer, and Social Media

    Ford's group vice president Jim Farley delivered the 2011 Chicago Auto Show's keynote media address. He says the annual Chicago event is the "largest consumer auto show." What sets apart Chicago's pavilion of motoring plenty: its voluminous space and its emphasis on putting people in cars. Farley...

  • Nelly stars in 2011 Ford Explorer advertisement
    Video: Nelly Pimps The 2011 Ford Explorer In New Ad

    The Super Bowl may be well and truly over but during tonight’s airing of the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, the Blue Oval unveiled a new advertisement for its 2011 Ford Explorer starring hip hop star Nelly. Rather than going the dramatic route, which Chrysler took with its ‘Born of...

  • 2011 Ford Explorer used as a snowboard rail

    It looks as if the 2011 Ford Explorer may have won its spot at the top of the 2011 North American Truck of the Year awards by maxing out the points in a category none of the other trucks were ready for: Snowsports Preparedness. How much more fun would this be (to watch, at least) if the Explorer were moving? [Ford via Facebook]

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
    2011 North American Car And Truck Of The Year: Ford Explorer, Chevy Volt

    The 49 jurors of the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards have spoken: the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and 2011 Ford Explorer are this year's best car and truck. The announcement this morning at the Detroit Auto Show drew a line in the sand for the contentious fan bases of the 2011 Chevrolet...

  • Bret Michaels parties with MyFord Touch
    Snoop Dogg, Bret Michaels, Now Answering Your Questions About...The Ford Explorer

    Last time we saw Snoop Dogg, he'd rented a battalion of Packards for his wife's 35th birthday party. Last time we saw Bret Michaels...well, we haven't actually seen BM around here, though we did catch him taking a spin at the Tonys. Apparently, both have recovered well enough to help shill the 2011...

  • Funkmaster Flex Explorer
    2011 Ford Explorer Playing Major Role At SEMA

    The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show; every year it stirs fans and non-fans alike with outrageously designed custom vehicles and the best that the multi-billion dollar aftermarket accessories industry has to offer. Held annually in Las Vegas, SEMA has grown to become one of the...

  • 2011 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
    2011 Ford Explorer Will Join Taurus On Police Duty

    The last couple of months have seen three different police vehicle concepts unveiled by each of the domestic automakers: the Chevrolet Caprice Police Detective PPV from GM, the new Dodge Charger Pursuit from Chrysler and the Taurus Interceptor from Ford. Now, the Blue Oval has unveiled a second...

  • 2011 Ford Explorer
    2011 Ford Explorer: Four Videos And A New Gallery

    The 2011 Ford Explorer just went live to the web at midnight, launching with a standard V-6 engine and optional EcoBoost four-cylinder in the car-based Taurus/Flex platform. Now we have the latest photos and videos of the new Explorer to help you get a better feel for what it looks like, what it...

  • 2011 Ford Explorer

    Finally, after months of drip-fed teasers, mysterious leaked shots and countless spy images, the all-new 2011 Ford Explorer has finally been revealed in all its glory. The new ute is an accurate representation of current trends in the new car market and the embodiment of everything that Ford is doing right. Yes, you read that correctly. The latest generation of the Explorer will come onto the market with a new car-based platform, a lighter and more streamlined body, fuel efficient downsized engines and several world-firsts in safety technology. That doesn’t mean the Explorer has gone...

  • 2011 Ford Explorer chassis in the camouflaging process
    2011 Ford Explorer Camouflage Video Gives Glimpse At Interior

    Like pretty much every other car-obsessed person on the 'net, you've probably seen as many camouflage-clad cars, including the 2011 Ford Explorer, as you have standard paint jobs in the last two weeks. But what you may not have seen before is how the camouflage gets there in the first place. That's...

  • New 2011 Ford Explorer Teasers Released As Facebook Unveiling Nears
    2011 Ford Explorer Hits 30K Fans, Giveaway Is Go!

    We're just a few short days away from the July 26th unveiling of the new 2011 Ford Explorer, but today the agony of drip-fed teasers is dulled a bit by Ford's announcement that it has met its 30,000-fan goal for the new Explorer's Facebook page, and will therefore be giving away one of the...

  • 2011 Ford Explorer Facebook teasers
    New 2011 Ford Explorer Teasers Released As Facebook Unveiling Nears

    If you've been wondering how Ford plans to launch the 2011 Explorer for sale in the middle of the summer during the auto show off-season, wonder no more: the launch will come on Facebook. Here's hoping the launch goes better than the Honda Crosstour's infamous unveiling last summer. And now we're...

  • 2011 Ford Explorer and Chief Engineer Jim Holland
    2011 Ford Explorer With 2.0L EcoBoost Gets 30 Percent Efficiency Gain Over Current V-6

    Ford’s new EcoBoost engine technology is heralded as the key to finding a balance between power and economy, and having seen the performance in cars like the Lincoln MKS and Ford Flex we can only agree. Now the automaker’s SUV line is about to benefit from the new direct injected and...

  • 2011 Ford Explorer Leaked?
    2011 Ford Explorer Leaked? Not Quite

    After nearly completely undisguised spy shots, this image of the 2011 Ford Explorer is a bit anti-climactic, and to make it worse, it's not even real: it's a rendering. It does adhere closely to the spy shots and released teaser image, however, meaning less Explorer America influence and more Ford...

  • 2011 Ford Explorer Gets New Terrain Management System

    The Ford Explorer has had a mixed past--rollover lawsuits, relatively ancient underpinnings and styling that hasn't always kept up with the pace of the industry. But that's all about to change with the 2011 Explorer, and despite its move to the unibody Taurus platform, it's upping the ante on off-road electronics with a new terrain management system to get the most out of its four-wheel drive system. Ford says the new terrain management system will allow the vehicle to optimize its power application for conditions ranging from snow to sand to mud and hill descents. The new electronics also...

  • Ford Motor Company's EcoBoost V-6 cylinder head with DI
    Ford Working On More Powerful, More Efficient EcoBoost Technology

    Earlier this week Ford announced plans for three new EcoBoost engines to enter its North American lineup by the end of the year, with a pair of four-cylinder versions destined for the 2011 Ford Explorer and Edge models. For anyone not in the know, EcoBoost is essentially the addition of separate...

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    Four-Cylinder EcoBoost Engines Confirmed For 2011 Ford Explorer And Edge

    Ford’s new EcoBoost engine technology is heralded by the company as the key to finding a balance between power and economy, and having seen the performance in cars like the Lincoln MKS and Ford Flex we can only agree. EcoBoost is essentially the addition of separate direct injection, variable cam...

  • Spy Shots: 2011 Ford Explorer
    Spy Shots: 2011 Ford Explorer

    Ever since the 2008 Detroit Auto Show, SUV fans have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the 2011 Ford Explorer--previewed then as the Explorer America Concept--with its new design and promised EcoBoost power. Now we have the latest spy shots, revealing a familial Flex-like front end and an almost...

  • 2008 Ford Explorer America Concept
    2011 Ford Explorer Based On Taurus Platform, Gets EcoBoost

    The 2011 Ford Explorer promises a wealth of improvements on the current model, including better fuel economy, better utility, more safety, and much more style. It will be built alongside the Ford Taurus, Flex and Lincoln MKS, with which it shares its core underpinnings, in Chicago. Production will...

  • 2010 Ford Explorer
    Ford banking on common platforms for upscale SUVs

    As the only company out of the once-mighty Detroit 3 to survive the worst of the global financial crisis without running to a bankruptcy court, Ford has proven the strength in its foresight in producing smaller cars earlier than its rivals and focusing on global production to reduce costs and...

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