2011 Ford Explorer Review: Not a traditional SUV

 

By Posted 17 Aug 2010, 15:00

Ford decided to conduct hot weather testing on the new 2011 Explorer, but instead of staying at home, the Detroit motor company decided to travel to the United Arab Emirates instead. Where else could they get a temperature with the humidity factor brought in at 191° Fahrenheit?

A number of upgrades had to be made so that the SUV could handle the terrain and temperatures; the main upgrade was a stronger chassis and improved suspension. Se some new interior images of the 2011 Ford Explorer in our recent post.

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You would have thought that after a few hours in the sun driving across the desert then temperatures would have hit the roof, but Rex Roy from Autoblog who took the car to Dubai said that they remained in the safe zone. This is certainly special, how often have we been sitting in traffic and the instruments start going into the red in temperatures much lower than this?

Roy concludes that the 2011 Explorer is not like a traditional SUV, but will still keep most of them happy. Will you choose the new Ford Explorer or the Raptor?