Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2012

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Ford Explorer Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2012)

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2012 Ford Explorer Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr SUV
Wheelbase 112.6 in
Length 197.1 in
Width 78.9 in
Height 70.4 in
Curb Weight 4503 lb.
Fuel Capacity 18.6 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 40.6 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 61.3 in
Hip Room, Row 1 57.3 in
Legroom, Row 1 40.6 in
Headroom, Row 2 40.5 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 61.0 in
Hip Room, Row 2 56.7 in
Legroom, Row 2 39.8 in
Headroom, Row 3 37.8 in
Shoulder Room, Row 3 50.8 in
Hip Room, Row 3 40.7 in
Legroom, Row 3 33.2 in
Total Legroom 113.6 in (over 3 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 21.0 ft3
Cargo Volume, Behind R2 43.8 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 80.7 ft3

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2012 Ford Explorer 4-door SUV Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim Base XLT Limited
Standard Engine 3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
290 hp@6500
255 lb-ft@4000
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
290 hp@6500
255 lb-ft@4000
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
290 hp@6500
255 lb-ft@4000
Optional Engine(s)turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
240 hp@5500
270 lb-ft@3000
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
240 hp@5500
270 lb-ft@3000
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
240 hp@5500
270 lb-ft@3000
Standard Transmission6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed automatic6-speed automatic6-speed automatic
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWD
Optional Drivetrain(s)AWDAWDAWD
Standard Tires245/65R17 tires245/60R18 tires255/50HR20 tires
Optional Tires 255/50HR20 tires 

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2012 Ford Explorer

2012 Ford Explorer Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
ALL the reviewers rave about the twin turbo V6 as will I ! My daily driver is a turbo diesel with 400hp and 800 lbft of torque but weighs twice as much as the sport which has comparable hp --- even on regular gas ! see full Ford Explorer review
2011 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Engine & trans work very well. Acceleration is deceptive in normal driving and if you want to go fast it will certainly do that too. Engine is very quiet unless you punch it, then it has an enjoyable snarl. see full Ford Explorer review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Tires of the 2012 Ford Explorer

2012 Ford Explorer Tires: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Hankook. Round and usually hold air. That's about the best thing I can say about them. Once they're worn out I'll replace them with Goodyear or Michelin. see full Ford Explorer review
 

2012 Ford Explorer MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr SUV Base 28,280 26,837 825
4dr SUV XLT 32,095 30,027 825
4dr SUV Limited 37,855 35,268 825

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