2011 Ford Explorer Limited
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Engine

Gas V6

MPG (City/Highway)

17/25

Safety Ratings

MSRP

$37,535

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Summary

The 2011 Ford Explorer Limited boasts a powerful 3.5L V-6 290hp engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. This SUV is equipped with top-of-the-line safety features, including 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, and a Safety Canopy System curtain that covers all three rows of seats. Inside, you’ll find automatic air conditioning to keep you comfortable, while the sleek 20″ aluminum wheels add a touch of sophistication. With cruise control, ABS, driveline traction control, and AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control electronic stability, the Explorer Limited offers a smooth and secure driving experience.

2011 Ford Explorer Limited price

Base MSRP

$37,535

Delivery charges

$825

Invoice price

$34,952

Total price

$38,360

NHTSA Crash Test Overall Ratings

Based on the combine ratings of frontal, side and rollover.
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2011 Ford Explorer Limited warranty

Basic (months/miles)

36/36,000

Corrosion perforation (months/miles)

60/unlimited

Powertrain (months/miles)

60/60,000

Roadside assistance (months/miles)

60/60,000

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2011 Ford Explorer Limited Colors

Interior Colors
Medium Light Stone w/Cloth Bucket Seats
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Exterior Colors
Kona Blue Metallic
Black
Tuxedo Black Metallic
Ingot Silver Metallic
White Suede...
Red Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat

Engine

Type Gas V6
Engine Size (l) 3.50
Cylinders Configuration V-6
Displacement (cc) 3,500
Compressor Intercooled Turbo
Drive Type FWD
Horsepower (rpm) 6,500
Horsepower (hp) 290
Torque (rpm) 4,000
Torque Lb (ft) 255
Engine Location Front
Valves 24
Compression 9.30
Bore (mm) 92.50
Bore (in) 3.64

Fuel

Type Gasoline
Tank Capacity (gal) 18.60
Grade 70.40

Mileage

EPA City Economy 17
EPA Highway Economy 25
EPA Combined Economy 20
Cruising Range City (mi) 316.2
Cruising Range Hwy (mi) 427.8

Transmission

Type Automatic
Number Of Speeds 6
Description 6 Speed Automatic
First Gear Ratio 4.48
Second Gear Ratio 2.87
Third Gear Ratio 1.84
Fourth Gear Ratio 1.41
Fifth Gear Ratio 1
Sixth Gear Ratio 0.74
Reverse Gear Ratio 2.88
Final Drive Axle Ratio 3.39
Transfer Case Gear Ratio High 1

Powertrain

Doors

Doors 4

Seating

Number Of Seats 7
Max Seating Capacity 7

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x -TBD-
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) Mi

Exterior dimensions

Overall Length (in) 197.09
Overall Width (in) 78.90
Max Width Without Mirrors (in) 78.90
Overall Height (in) 70.39
Track Width Front (in) 67
Track Width Rear (in) 67
Wheelbase (in) 112.60

Interior dimensions

Passenger Volume (cu.ft) 151.70
Front Head Room (in) 41.40
Rear Head Room (in) 40.50
Third Row Head Room (in) 37.80
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.30
Rear Shoulder Room (in) 61
Third Row Shoulder Room (in) 50.80
Third Row Hip Room (in) 40.70
Front Leg Room (in) 40.60
Rear Leg Room (in) 39.80
Third Row Leg Room (in) 33.20
Cargo Volume (cu.ft) 21
Max Cargo Volume (cu.ft) 81
Cargo Volume To Seat1 (cu.ft) 80.70
Cargo Volume To Seat2 (cu.ft) 43.80
Cargo Volume To Seat3 (cu.ft) 21

Weights

Curb Weight Base (lb) 4,732
Total Option Weight (lb) 0

Steering

Type Pwr
Overall Ratio 15.80

Trailering

Max Tongue Dead Weight Hitch (lb) 200
Max Trailer Dead Weight Hitch (lb) 2,000
Max Tongue Weigth Distributing Hitch (lb) 300
Max Trailer Weigth Distributing Hitch (lb) 2,000

Braking

Type Pwr
Primary Abs System 4-Wheel
Front Disc Yes
Rear Disc Yes

Tires

Front Tire Size P245/60R18
Rear Tire Size P245/60R18
Spare Tire Size T165/80D17
Spare Tire Size T165/80D17
Type All-Season

Suspensions

Front Type MacPherson
Rear Type Multi-link

Emissions

Greenhouse Gas Score 4
Air Pollution Score 5

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  • Recall Date 09/22/2021

    Campaign ID; 21V746000

    Component Suspension

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2011-2013 Explorer Vehicles Originally Sold, Or Currently Registered In Connecticut, Delaware, The District Of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, And Wisconsin. These Vehicles May Be Equipped With A Cross-Axis Ball Joint (Cabj) Replacement Part That Could Seize, And Result In A Fracture Of The Outboard Section Of The Rear Suspension Toe Link.

    Recall Consequences

    A Rear Toe Link Fracture Can Result In A Loss Of Steering Control, Increasing The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealer Will Inspect For The Presence Of A Cabj. If A Cabj Of Any Design Is Found, The Dealer Will Inspect The Tightness Of The Cabj, And Replace The Cabj, Knuckle, And/Or Toe Link As Necessary, Free Of Charge. Interim Notification Letters Were Mailed November 10, 2021. Owner Notification Letters Were Mailed On March 17, 2022. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 21S43.

  • Recall Date 06/10/2019

    Campaign ID; 19V435000

    Component Suspension

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2011-2017 Explorer Vehicles. The Rear Suspension Toe Links May Fracture Due To Stress On The Rear Suspension.

    Recall Consequences

    A Fractured Rear Toe Link Will Cause A Sudden Change In Vehicle Handling And Increase The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Replace The Rear Suspension Toe Links, And Inspect Both Rear Toe Link Ball Joints, Replacing The Rear Wheel Knuckle(S), If Necessary, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began June 26, 2019. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 19S17.

  • Recall Date 08/28/2017

    Campaign ID; 17E048000

    Component Wheels

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain Wheel Hub Bearing Assemblies, Part Number Hb5Z-1104-C, Incorrectly Listed As Being For Installation On The Rear Axles Of 2011-2017 Ford Explorer 4X2 Vehicles. These Bearings Assemblies Were Manufactured Without A Self Retention Feature, Possibly Resulting In The Separation Of The Wheel Or Wheel End.

    Recall Consequences

    A Loss Of The Wheel Or Wheel End Can Increase The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify The Distributors Of The Hubs Specifying That They Are To Only Be Used On Drive Axles. It Is Believed That None Of The Hubs Were Purchased From Ford Dealers For The Incorrect Application. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332.

  • Recall Date 03/24/2015

    Campaign ID; 15V171000

    Component Structure

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain Model Year 2011-2013 Explorer Vehicles. In The Affected Vehicles, The Interior Door Handle Return Spring May Unseat, Resulting In Interior Door Handle That Does Not Return To The Fully Stowed Position After Actuation.

    Recall Consequences

    If The Interior Door Handle Return Spring Is Unseated, The Door May Unlatch In The Event Of A Side Impact Crash, Increasing The Risk Of Personal Injury.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Inspect All Four Of The Interior Door Handles And Either Repair Or Replace Them, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began On July 23, 2015. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 15S11.

  • Recall Date 05/29/2014

    Campaign ID; 14V286000

    Component Steering

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain Model Year 2011-2013 Ford Explorer Vehicles Manufactured May 17, 2010, Through February 28, 2012. The Affected Vehicles May Experience An Intermittent Connection In The Electric Power Steering Gear, Which Can Cause A Loss Of The Motor Position Sensor Signal Resulting In A Shut Down Of The Power Steering Assist.

    Recall Consequences

    If The Vehicle Experiences A Loss Of Power Steering Assist It Will Require Extra Steering Effort At Lower Speeds, Increasing The Risk Of A Vehicle Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Update The Power Steering Control Module (Pscm) Software, Free Of Charge. If A Vehicle Shows A History Of A Loss Of Motor Position Sensor Signal When The Vehicle Is Brought In For The Recall Remedy, Its Steering Rack Assembly Will Be Replaced, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began On July 23, 2014. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-800-392-3673. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 14S06.

  • Recall Date 01/06/2014

    Campaign ID; 14E001000

    Component Steering

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain Replacement Steering Gears Installed On Model Year 2011-2012 Explorers As Service Parts In September 2013 And January 2014. The Affected Gears May Lock, Preventing The Driver From Being Able To Steer The Vehicle.

    Recall Consequences

    The Inability To Steer The Vehicle Increases The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners And Dealers Will Replace The Suspect Steering Gears With New Steering Gears, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began On January 29, 2014. Customers May Contact Ford At 1-800-392-3673. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 13S14.

  • Recall Date 02/02/2011

    Campaign ID; 11V063000

    Component Seats

    Recall Summary

    Ford Is Recalling Certain Model Year 2011 Explorer Vehicles Manufactured From July 15, 2010, Through December 13, 2010, Equipped With Second Row 60% Seats With Manual Recliner Mechanisms That May Have Components That Are Out Of Dimensional Specification. These Seats Fail To Conform To The Requirements Of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 207, "Seating Systems."

    Recall Consequences

    In The Event Of A Crash, The Seat Back May Not Provide The Required Strength, Increasing The Risk Of Injury.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners And Dealers Will Repair The Seats Free Of Charge. The Safety Recall Began On February 15, 2011. Owners May Contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center At 1-866-436-7332.

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