Great all purpose family vehicle.
I absolutely love our Ford Explorer - XLT! We are a family of four, two of which are toddlers with big car seats. I love having the option of the third row if we have guests. I love taking it grocery shopping - I visit multiple stores and everything fits in the back trunk space (third row down). We have taken our Explorer on three long distance (15+ hour) trips. It handled very well on any and all terrain, our luggage all fit (even my extra packing), and we had room for extras on the way back. The gas mileage is commendable for being a SUV. We've had our Explorer over a year and it's been great, we've only needed regular oil changes, travel inspections (since we took it long distance) - which is passed with flying colors, and it's been great! The SYNC capabilities, Satellite radio, and GPS are nice added features as well. I will say the GPS does not give the multiple options for trips but it does get you there the best way it sees fit - you can adjust for quickest time or shortest distance. Also, the keyless entry/push start is great. It took some getting use to, but it's nice never needing to have my keys out. I highly recommend this vehicle!