2012 Ford Explorer EcoBoost Priced from $29,990; $995 Above V6

2012 Ford Explorer EcoBoost Priced from $29,990; $995 Above V6

Ford is confident customers will pay for improved fuel economy, announcing the new EcoBoost-equipped Explorer model will cost $995 above the 3.5-liter V6. Models will start at $19,990 and jump to $39,560 for a full-zoot Limited model.

Powering the EcoBoost model will be a turbocharged and direct-injection 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that makes a total of 240-hp and 270 lb-ft of torque; that’s down 50-hp from the V6 model, but up 15 lb-ft.

Fuel economy is the real factor here, however, with the EcoBoost model rated at 20-mpg city and 28-mpg highway, compares to 17/25-mpg for the V6 in front-drive trim. EcoBoost models will not be available in AWD.

Click here to read AutoGuide’s 2011 Ford Explorer review


Subscribe to our email newsletter and automatically be entered to win.

Get Breaking Automotive News, Reviews and Video in your Facebook Feed!

Already Liked