2011 Ford Explorer

Ford Recalls 2011-2013 Explorer For Door Latches; Hearses, Ambulances For Other Issues
Ford Recalls 2011-2013 Explorer For Door Latches; Hearses, Ambulances For Other Issues

Ford Motor Co. is recalling some 2011-2013 Ford Explorer models, as well as Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles, for an issue that may prevent the door from staying latched in a side-impact crash. The recall affects 212,911 vehicles—including 194,484 for the U.S.—built at the...Read More»

2010 Ford Escape Hybrid
Ford Recalls 914,000 Escape, Explorer SUVs For Power Steering Issue

Ford Motor Co. [NYSE: F] is recalling about 914,000 sport-utility vehicles for potential issues with electric power steering systems that could, without warning, lose steering assistance. The recalls, which hadn't yet been posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at the...Read More»

2013 Toyota Avalon
Hyundai Elantra Coupe And GT Driven, 2013 Avalon Hybrid: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Lexus priced the 2013 GX 460 sport-utility vehicle and Toyota announced a hybrid version of its new 2013 Avalon. A 2012 Nissan Leaf is going to re-attempt a world record, and how many 2012 Model S electric cars can Tesla sell? All this and more in today's car news, right...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible
NHTSA Investigates 2011 Chrysler 200 & 2011 Ford Explorer

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has begun "Preliminary Evaluations" of two popular 2011 models: the 2011 Chrysler 200 and the 2011 Ford Explorer. The investigations are unrelated to one another. 2011 Chrysler 200 According to the New York Times, NHTSA has received about 15...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
2011 Ford Explorer Hits 100,000 Sales In 2011

When Ford introduced the new 2011 Explorer in July 2010, the automaker knew it had a potential sales hit on its hands. What Ford didn’t know was how many customers would quickly take to the completely revised mid-size SUV. The answer is in, and it turns out that over 100,000 Explorers have...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Ford Explorer With 2.0-Liter EcoBoost Scores 28 MPG Fuel Economy

The 2011 Ford Explorer is now the most fuel-efficient seven-seat SUV on the market thanks to the addition of its four-cylinder EcoBoost engine option, which enables the big SUV to return an EPA rated fuel economy of 20/28 mpg city/highway. This means the Explorer is now 12 percent more fuel...Read More»

2011 Dodge Durango
Which Crossover: 2011 Dodge Durango or 2011 Ford Explorer? #YouTellUs

Both the 2011 Dodge Durango and the 2011 Ford Explorer were redone for 2011 to match consumer lifestyles, but has one given up too much or did the other retain more than it needed? Is towing capability a must-have feature on your next crossover? What about technology? These are two main...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Which 3-Row Crossover Is Best: 2011 Dodge Durango Vs. 2011 Ford Explorer #YouTellUs

Today it's the clash of the three-row CUV titans, the 2011 Dodge Durango versus the 2011 Ford Explorer. Both of these family-friendly vehicles offer lots of space and technology, but only one can win. When looking at the numbers, the new Ford Explorer has the Dodge Durango beat in nearly all...Read More»

2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Black & Tan
Which Crossover Is Better: 2011 Dodge Durango or 2011 Ford Explorer? #YouTellUs

With the 2011 Dodge Durango spending the last week in the TCC garage, we can't think of a better #YouTellUs question than pitting the new three-row CUV from Dodge against the completely redesigned 2011 Ford Explorer. Both the Durango and Explorer were aging, and not gracefully, but now each...Read More»

Ford's inflatable seat belt
2013 Ford Flex, Lincoln Vehicles Next To Get Inflatable Belts

The inflatable seat belts that Ford (NYSE:F) introduced in the 2011 Explorer will be making their way into at least two more vehicles by next summer, the company said in a release. The 2013 Ford Flex will join the Explorer in offering the belts, which Ford says has been outfitted on about 40...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Ford Misses Quality Targets, Feels Pressure: Report

In 2010, Ford was the mainstream brand with the fewest quality defects, according to J.D. Power and Associates. Since then, their new Explorer was ranked 17th out of 19 competitors by Consumer Reports, which found the Explorers touch-screen controls “complicated and distracting” (but we...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Incentives Shrinking, Bringing Vehicle Prices To Record Levels

Remember all the incentives being thrown down on new vehicles a year or two ago? They're pretty much gone, and the transaction prices being paid for new vehicles are now at record levels. According to the pricing-intelligence firm TrueCar, the average transaction price for a new vehicle is up to...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Ford Announces Third Price Increase of 2011

Again citing the rising cost of plastics, steel and other raw materials, Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has announced their third vehicle price increase since January of this year. The increase is model specific, but amounts to 0.4 percent per vehicle, or an average of $124. Ford communicated the...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
U-Haul To Ford Explorer Owners: No Trailer For You!

The height of the Firestone-tire-failure-on-Ford-Explorers mess was 1998, when a class-action lawsuit was filed against Ford and Firestone. Since then, the Ford Explorer SUV has gone through three design revisions, including an all-new-from-the-ground-up redesign for the 2011 model year. Aside from...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Is Consumer Reports Right To Drub The 2011 Ford Explorer? #YouTellUs

Ford has done everything in its power to bring the Explorer nameplate back to the front of the SUV class. With modern sheetmetal, powertrains, and technology, you might think the automotive press would be singing its praises about the new Explorer. While some outlets, including High Gear Media, are...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Today's Car News from High Gear Media: May 10, 2011

Which wagons should you be shopping this year? We nominate a handful of not-crossovers. [FamilyCarGuide] We're fans of the 2011 Ford Explorer, but Consumer Reports isn't. Who's more righter? [SocialCarNews] The latest national amnesty movement has nothing to do with Jan Brewer--it's all about...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Regulators: Will Future SUVs Compromise Safety For Higher MPG?

It can be argued that through the way vehicles were forced to change in the 1970s and '80s, the federal government turned the American public on to SUVs. Now it's looking for ways to wean us off that addiction—so quickly that it might affect the improvements we've made in safety in recent...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
Third Row Seats: The 6 Top-Rated Family Wagons That Have Them

If you have more than four in your family, or in your extended family, taking everyone even out across town can get complicated—unless you have a third-row seats. Getting real capability for six or seven no longer means that you have to settle for a boring van or basic SUV. Today's market...Read More»

TheCarConnection mobile app
Bless You, Steve Jobs: TheCarConnection App 2.0 Is Live

If you're looking for car news, reviews and ratings, photos and videos, and dealer locators on the fly, there's just one place to go now--TheCarConnection, the mobile edition. Our rockstar developers skated right through Apple's notoriously finicky approval process in record time, which means you...Read More»