Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,881 - $16,653
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
290
Seats
6-7
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,881 - $16,653
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
290
Seats
6-7

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.7 Overall Score
Performance 3.5 Comfort 3.6 Styling 4.1 Value 3.5

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Owner Reviews

4.32

133 Reviews

52% 32% 14% 1% 2%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Absolutely love my 2011 copper explorer.

My 2011 limited ford explorer is amazing. I have heated seats, excellent air conditioning that has split controls, leather interior, an excellent stereo, and 3rd row seats. It also drives like an absolute dream. Shifts smoothly, and has the conversion for manual shifting. I do not have heated seats for rear passengers or the cooling option. I do not have navigation, heated steering or a sunroof. However, I would buy another explorer in a heartbeat. Being a mom that is constantly on the road; I can honestly say that this vehicle provides all the safety and comfort that we could possibly ask for.

- Heather D

It is extremely comfortable to drive and I have had no major mechanical issues. I am at about 110,000 miles and have only had to perform standard maintenance.

I really like my Explorer. It is white and black and I think looks great. It came equipped with an upgraded entertainment system and Ford's Sync technology which makes the bluetooth connectivity easy. I think the only complaint that someone would have about the vehicle would be the gas mileage, but compared to other SUVs of similar size I think even that is solid. It is the second Explorer that I have owned and I love it.

- Mike O

Highly recommend a fabulous Ford Explorer for your next vehicle.

I love the way my Ford Explorer drives and handles. This vehicle has plenty of leg room and space for hauling things and people. The 4 wheel drive option is great for living on a gravel road in the winter. We plan to buy another Explorer in the future. The heated leather seats are another positive feature in the winter. Even though our vehicle is a 2011, we still receive compliments and people cannot believe it is that old.

- Sherry H

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$9,881 - $12,032
$12,696 - $15,285

Horsepower

Horsepower
290 hp
290 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L Ti
3.5L Ti
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Optional

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.6 in.
40.6 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.4 in.
41.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.8 in.
39.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.5 in.
40.5 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Not Available
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Not Available
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
6 - 7
6 - 7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Not Available
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.6 in.
112.6 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
ft.
ft.

Length

Length
197.1 in.
197.1 in.

Width

Width
78.9 in.
78.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4557 - 4732 .lbs
4557 - 4732 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
290 hp
290 hp

Torque

Torque
255 ft. lbs.
255 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 - 500 .lbs
200 - 500 .lbs

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.6 gal.
18.6 gal.

Combined

Combined
9 - 24 mpg
9 - 24 mpg

City

City
17 mpg
17 mpg

Highway

Highway
23 - 25 mpg
23 - 25 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional
Safety Features

Features

Assistance

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Optional

Air Bags

Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
Not Available
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Tested

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings