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The Ford Explorer’s popularity continues to remain high. Since its release in 1990, Ford sold close to seven million models, according to the USA Today. Because of this, Ford understands the Explorer is an in-demand vehicle. Instead of making drastic changes, the manufacturer smartly opted for simplicity when refreshing the SUV’s design. New Design Details …

Rating 67/100 Background If you have a large family, chances are you probably want a large and spacious car to haul around your brood. Maybe you think a useful amount of towing capacity would be nice, too. But you also want the car to have decent road manners and fuel economy. The 2016 Ford Explorer …

SUVs have skyrocketed in popularity over the past decade and it seems that the sky has become the limit when it comes to the variety of small, mid-size, large and crossover SUVs available. Ford Motor Company alone reported a 5 percent increase in sales in July thanks to its trucks and SUVs per CNBC.com in …

Rating 63/100 Background One of the original SUVs, the Ford Explorer has been providing family transportation for nearly 25 years. Today’s 2015 model, the largest and most luxurious yet, provides three rows of seating, three different engine choices, decent cargo space for the kids and their stuff and a sleek and handsome profile. As such, …

Rating 65/100 Background The introduction of the Ford Explorer for 1991 helped cement the popularity of the sport-utility car all across America. A rugged alternative to a station wagon, it was a perfect match for the times. Since then, the family SUV landscape has changed quite a bit, but the 2014 Ford Explorer has kept …

Rating 70/100 Background One could argue that the Ford Explorer started America’s love affair with the SUV, and as times have changed, so has the Explorer. Thanks to a full redesign two years ago, the 2013 Ford Explorer is the most efficient and upscale Explorer yet. It’s also become one of the most technologically advanced …

Rating 80/100 Background Once as ubiquitous as Barney, the purple dinosaur who starred on children’s TV, the original Ford Explorer was a staple in the garage of the American family throughout the 1990s. The glory days didn’t last, however, as SUV buyers changed their priorities from recreational capability to passenger hauling. So last year the …

Rating 70/100 Background Chances are that in some point in your life you’ve either owned a Ford Explorer or knew somebody who did. For a stretch in the 1990s, it was like a modern-day Moses had trotted out of the Mall of America with an 11th commandment: "Thou shalt own a Ford Explorer." The things …

Rating 72/100 Background The Ford Explorer may not have been the world’s first sport-utility vehicle, but it’s certainly among the most popular, with more than 5 million sold since its 1991 debut. Skyrocketing gas prices and increased competition from new car-based crossover models have caused Explorer sales to plummet in recent years, but many of …

Rating 73/100 Background Throughout nearly all of the 1990s, the Ford Explorer was on top of the world. The sport-utility car craze was in full swing and the Explorer was the unofficial family auto of suburban families everywhere. But a lot’s happened since the glory days of traditional SUVs, Seinfeld and boy bands. Higher gas …

Rating 70/100 Background The king has fallen. For more than a decade, the Ford Explorer was the undisputed ruler of the SUV kingdom and an elemental reason for the sport-utility craze that is still going on. But in recent years the Explorer has been dethroned by several other SUVs, falling precipitously in the sales rankings …

Rating 73/100 Background In its late-20th-century heyday, the Ford Explorer outsold both the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord. As far as consumers were concerned, its taller drive height, spacious cargo hold and all-weather versatility made it the perfect family vehicle. Unfortunately, the rollover accident scare during the summer of 2000 cast a pall over …