Reliable automobile with excellent features.
At this point in time I have not have many problems with the vehicle. I have been concerned about the brakes a couple of times but had them checked out and they stated the brakes do not need to be changed. I have 91,000 miles on the ford explorer and have not had to replace the brakes. I have had to change the battery a couple of times. I hear this will happen with cars that have the features I have on this car. I have heated seats for both driver and front passenger along with GPS and hands free options. As for performance, I get about 21 mpg, which is okay for cars today. I do wish I could get about 5-10 more miles per gallon, but maybe that will be available in later models of the ford explorer. The car has decent pick-up I wouldn't call it a top five car when it comes to pick-up. The car has been extremely reliable. The car has not had any problems starting up except at certain times when I have tried to use the remote start feature, but when I go to start it manually it starts right up. The car is very comfortable and we have enjoyed having the leather seats. While driving the car is also comfortable as it rides very smooth even on gravel or dirt roads. The features on this car are the best. Remote start, connects to your phone, my wife loves the heated seats feature. The car also has an automated feature to stow the third row seats which has come in extremely handy while all the traveling we've done during the soccer seasons. The car also has a feature where the temperature in the 2nd and 3rd row seating can be controlled by passenger or drive upfront or controlled by those in the back. The car has all the features one would hope for in a car manufactured in 2014. With improved gas mileage, I would absolutely by a ford explorer again!