Ford Explorer Engines and the Background of the Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer is a midsize SUV from the brand which is known for its grandeur and style statement as well as power. Now the new Ford Explorer comes with more power and performance promise from the manufacturer Ford Motors. The vehicle is your ideal choice with an option of V6 or V8 engine as well as rear wheel or four-wheel drive. This family-oriented vehicle Ford Explorer comes with convenience and myriad safety. This powerful vehicle though cannot satisfy you with fuel efficiency but its off-road and towing abilities make is a good choice among other similar vehicles. This affordable mid-size SUV has sheer power and is perfect choice for those who want to go booing with family on high ways.

Power and Performance:

Though on-roads it doesn’t match the performance level to other SUVS, but for off-road the vehicle is perfect pick. This spectacular performer has three trims with two options of engines. The new has been better than its predecessors in matters of engine power and is an excellent choice for those who love midsize sports utility vehicles. This competitive vehicle is available in three trims: they are the Eddie Bauer, the XLT and the Ford Explorer transmission problems. All these trims come with a choice of yours to pick a standard 4.0-liter V6 engine or an optional 4.6-liter V8 engine. Of these two the 4.6-liter V8 is more powerful and the first choice who wants to vroom away with a swiftness making the onlookers amazed and astonished.

According to various reviews the performance of the car can be put in adequate list though over all it cannot be spectacular. The vehicle is now smooth, comfortable and eerily quiet. The engine development of the new Explorer makes the vehicle more responsive and smoother. But the vehicle couldn’t overcome the tag of a truck-based SUV.

The 4.0-liter V6 engine has a net 210 horsepower and 254 pound-feet torque. Whereas the 4.6-liter V8 engine creates a maximum of 292 horsepower and 300-pound feet torque. Among all models of Ford Explorer till date the V8 is the most powerful, but V6 has had more power than enough and can meet your daily demands. The V6 has a five-speed automatic transmission and the V8 has a six-speed automatic transmission. The transmission changes gear quite smoothly.


The acceleration of the vehicle 4.0L V6 12 valve SOHC SMPI is perfect and can reach 0-60 miles per hour in just 8.5 seconds. But the 4.6L V8 24 valve SOHC SMPI can reach the same feat in just 6.8 seconds. Quite enthralling ride! The last line for this SUV would be you can rely on the Ford Explorer without any doubt because of its safety and other specs in the vehicle.