$31,520 - $33,520
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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XLT Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$31,520 - $33,520
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 23-25 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine
  • 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission
  • 3.16 axle ratio
  • 3.39 axle ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • 4-wheel drive
  • 58-amp/hr maintenance-free battery -inc: battery saver feature
  • 200-amp alternator
  • Trailer sway control
  • Front recovery hooks
  • Independent front/rear suspension
  • Pwr steering
  • Dual chrome exhaust tips

Exterior Features

  • P245/60R18 all-season BSW tires
  • 18" painted aluminum wheels
  • Mini spare tire
  • Silver roof rack side rails
  • Body-color spoiler
  • Upper body color/lower black front/rear bumpers
  • Black wheel lip molding
  • Black lower bodyside cladding w/chrome accent
  • Satin silver finish grille
  • Bi-functional projector beam headlamps
  • Auto on/off headlamps
  • Fog lamps
  • Black folding heated pwr mirrors -inc: integrated blind spot mirrors, LED turn signals, approach lights
  • 2nd/3rd row privacy glass
  • Chrome door handles
  • Front speed sensitive wipers
  • Rear 2-speed intermittent wiper
  • Easy fuel capless fuel filler

Entertainment Features

  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player
  • (6) audio speakers
  • SIRIUS satellite radio w/6-month subscription *N/A in Alaska or Hawaii*
  • Roof mounted antenna

Interior Features

  • Unique cloth front bucket seats -inc: 6-way pwr driver seat, manual driver lumbar & recline, 2-way manual passenger seat w/manual recline
  • 60/40 split-folding 2nd row bench seat
  • 50/50 split-folding 3rd row seat
  • Floor console w/armrest & storage
  • Front/rear color-keyed carpeted floor mats
  • Leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel w/audio & cruise controls
  • Instrument cluster color LCD display
  • Pwr windows w/1-touch driver & front passenger up/down
  • Pwr door locks
  • Perimeter alarm
  • SecuriCode remote keyless entry w/keypad
  • Cruise control
  • SecuriLock passive anti-theft system
  • Manual climate control w/auxiliary air cond
  • Air filtration system
  • Rear window defogger
  • Leather wrapped shift knob
  • Overhead console w/lights & sunglass holder
  • Color-keyed cloth sunvisors -inc: illum vanity mirrors
  • 2nd/3rd seat rear map light
  • Media hub w/auxiliary input jack w/courtesy light
  • 12V pwr points -inc: (2) front, (1) second row, (1) cargo area
  • Bright Galvano over LA Grain appliques
  • Front/rear scuff plates
  • Grab handles -inc: (1) at passenger seat, (2) in 2nd row
  • Illuminated entry
  • Load floor tie-down hooks
  • Cargo area hooks

Safety Features

  • Hill start assist
  • 4-wheel antilock disc brakes
  • Traction control
  • AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • Hill descent control
  • Terrain management system
  • 2nd generation dual front airbags
  • 2nd generation dual front side seat airbags
  • Front passenger sensing system
  • Safety Canopy -inc: side curtain airbags, rollover sensor
  • Reverse sensing system
  • MyKey system inc: top speed limiter, audio volume limiter, early low fuel warning, programmable sound chimes, Beltminder w/audio mute
  • SOS Post Crash Alert System
  • Seat belts -inc: pretensioners, energy management system, adjustable height in 1st row
  • Belt-Minder feature
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • LATCH system on rear outboard seat locations
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

2011 Ford Explorer Owner Reviews

157 Reviews
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It actually seems like magic.

2011 Ford Explorer XLT

It can be a little jerky because, it's so big. I wish it were easier to clean. The windows could be even more tented, but I'm just saying that because I lost my sunglasses. The engine is incredibly powerful and doesn't use very much gas. The features are nice and safe to use while driving because of the safety features. The vehicle health report could be more detailed and could actually work by telling exactly what is going on with the vehicle. For instance, it would be nicer if the vehicle health report showed which tires were experiencing low air pressure. I never get to hear the vehicle health report and I don't know where it's sent off to.

- Terrain T

My amazing Ford Explorer

2011 Ford Explorer XLT

I love my ford. It's safe and has tons of air bags to protect me baby. It has the child car seat locks that make moving her car seat super quick and easy. The only thing I do not like, is that when you start your car up you get tons of messaging dings on the dash. Whether it's the fact that you have to update your maps services, or your car has a lock on how fast it will go. In short that's annoying. Overall I do love my car. It's by far the best I have owned.

- Anna B

it has a moonroof for front & back seat that's covered by a cloth blackout panel

2011 Ford Explorer XLT

problems include poor visibility. Pillars are wide enough to block ability to see other cars at certain angles. Dependent on back up camera in reverse. The check engine light comes on all the time. the good things include, it is a pretty car, it is mostly comfortable and has things like Sirius , bluetooth, usb, hands free phone. the interior color concept helps make it look clean. (dark brown carpeting with rubber mats)

- Hope R

2011 Ford Explorer: comfortable and trendy with major modern day faults

2011 Ford Explorer XLT

Pros: Comfortable, looks nice, few/no blind spots. Cons: Steering wheel fault will lock wheel while driving and car has to be restarted (has happened 9 times in 3 years). There was a recall for this but my car doesn't qualify for it. Sync 1 has problems connecting to iPhone 7 (phone calls will lose the Bluetooth connection, music will too)

- Cass A

Kid friendly vehicle, roomy inside but small enough frame to park comfortably.

2011 Ford Explorer XLT

I love the extra features. Heated and cooled seats, back opens remotely, can start it from inside house in winter and fits the whole family 7. The size of the vehicle is good which helps for parking. Favorite family car so far. Also the screen is easy to use. Kids like that you can change the colors of lights around dashboard.

- rose S

My Ford Explorer is a dependable and trustworthy vehicle.

2011 Ford Explorer XLT

It is spacious, comfortable, luxurious. I don't have too many issues out of it But I keep it pretty maintained. It has been very reliable, It can be a bit of a gas hog. However it is easy to drive, easy to handle and fits many people. My model has built in DVD player and TV screen, it has a good ac system also.

- Summer T

Ford Explorer is the TOP car for family use.

2011 Ford Explorer XLT

My car is reliable, easy to drive, attractive, a good family car, can hold a lot of gear for kids, can load materials for home projects, etc., has Bluetooth tech, lots of power features, love it! My next care will also be a Ford Explorer. They can be luxury vehicles too.

- Jeanette W

Explorer fits my lifestyle.

2011 Ford Explorer XLT

The most comfortable car I have ever owned. It is great for traveling long distances and the seats are adjustable for many needs. Hauling large items, transporting extra passengers with third row seating. Easy to flip the seating up and down to accommodate daily tasks.

- Kathy B

Great driving experience.

2011 Ford Explorer XLT

I love my ford explorer. Comfortable driving, lots of room for grandkids and grocery hauling. However, I recently started having issues with the screen display, it will go black and has to be reset by disconnecting a fuse or the negative battery cable.

- Rhonda S

Love it, really comfy and roomy

2011 Ford Explorer XLT

Has lots of room, 3 row seating, Sirius XM, Gas saver. What I enjoy the most is the Touch screen and that it connects to Bluetooth. It also allows you to connect Wifi which is pretty interesting. 3rd row seating has enough leg space. Fits 8/9 people.

- Allyn G

The tall tail of the ford'.

2011 Ford Explorer XLT

- Hannah G

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