2014 Ford Explorer Augusta GA
Ever since Ford unveiled its fifth-generation Explorer, audiences have been singing its praises. For the 2014 model year, the U.S. automaker's full-size SUV's Sport trim remained quite fabulous, serving up incredible power and spectacular fuel efficiency. Also, a second-row console was made available.
Getting its power from Ford's 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine and six-speed automatic, the setup delivers 365 horsepower and 360 lb.-ft. of torque and earns drivers 16 mpg in the city and up to 22 mpg on the highway. A much stiffer chassis and paddle shifters that precisely control the six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission increase driving performance. Other performance-enhancing features show up as the SUV's sport-tuned electric power-assisted steering and larger brakes. A terrain management system is also on the menu for the Explorer Sport. This setup adjusts in the blink of an eye to various road, surface and weather conditions, offering sand, snow, rutted mud and hill-descent settings. As the Sport trim is the top-of-the-line Explorer, it is outfitted exclusively with 4WD. Properly equipped, the Sport can tow up to 5,000 lbs.
The NHTSA awarded the Ford Explorer a five-star rating for overall crash protection, total front-impact protection and total side-impact protection. The IIHS also gave this gorgeous rig a top score for its performance during frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength tests. Ford's leading safety and security features are listed as: AdvanceTrac with roll stability control; SOS post-crash alert system; hill-start assist; and curve control, which slows the vehicle by up to 10 mph if the device senses the driver is coming in too hot on a corner. Ford's unique safety canopy system is also part of the Explorer's standard features. The setup helps detect imminent rollovers and, if necessary, deploys a side curtain airbag that stays inflated for about six seconds. This special "roof" is designed to help keep passengers from being ejected from the vehicle. Finally, MyKey, the programmable vehicle device that allows parents to control settings for pesky teen drivers, is also on the safety menu. The people who actually paid for the car can program any key through the vehicle message center. Then, when the MyKey is inserted into the ignition, the system reads the transponder chip and immediately identifies the special code, enabling certain default driving modes, such as the persistent seatbelt minder. This device provides a six-second-reminder chime every minute for five minutes and continues to chime at regular intervals. During this time, it mutes the audio system and flashes the message "Buckle Up to Unmute Radio," on the instrument cluster. Another MyKey feature allows those in control to set the limit for top speeds. It also lets parents regulate audio volume, as well.
2014 Ford Explorer Sport
The Explorer Sport is equipped with two-toned leather-trimmed seats, front sport seats (complete with extra lateral bolstering) and special accents--for both the exterior and the interior. The whole package, then, is shod with unique 20-in. wheels. The bundle offered for this top-tier trim is the 401A Package, which adds a power liftgate, a navigation system, blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, inflatable seatbelts, a power-adjustable steering wheel and pedals, heated and ventilated front seats, full leather upholstery, driver seat memory, a power front passenger seat and a 110V outlet. The navigation system and adaptive cruise control can also be purchased as stand-alone options. The Ford Explorer Sport SUV is manufactured at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant.
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