Car enthusiasts may have lamented its switch from a truck to a car platform, and magazines like Motor Trend and Consumer Reports have slammed it, but consumers have really taken to the Ford Explorer.
While sales figures weren’t available at the time of publication, Ford reports that 43.5 percent of Explorer sales are conquests, and demand has remained strong despite high gas prices and an 18 mpg rating. Criticism has been leveled at the drivetrain, handling and the MyFordTouch information system, but customers are clearly voting with their wallets. We’d be interested to hear why consumers ended up choosing the Ford in light of such criticism.
[Source: Automotive News]