Ford Doesn’t Want To Build You A Capable Off-Roader

A post questioning the 2011 Ford Explorer's nonexistent off-road capability was all it took to confirm what many of us have suspected — the Raptor notwithstanding, Ford is no longer interested in making a capable off-road vehicle. » 10/23/10 4:30pm 10/23/10 4:30pm

Ford Explorer Police Interceptor: Robocop's Mom Gets A New Ride

As expected, Ford's second addition to its law enforcement lineup re-skins the new Police Interceptor's Taurus-platformed soccer mom stablemate, the 2011 Explorer. The 2011 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor likely crosses over into police lineups early next year. » 8/25/10 3:00pm 8/25/10 3:00pm

No, You're Right, I Shouldn't Be So Hard On Ford

I've heard a lot of commenters bitchin', moanin' and complainin' about the Ford Explorer today. You're right, I should go easy on Ford. At least FoMoCo did it on their own without U.S. government loans. Well, mostly anyway. [via NickBunkley] » 7/26/10 4:30pm 7/26/10 4:30pm

2011 Ford Explorer: Everything A Soccer Mom Could Want

Here's the all-new 2011 Ford Explorer unveiled today in its natural habitat — outside of Macy's in Manhattan's Herald Square. Mike Rowe was even there. It's a dirty job to reveal a new crossover, but somebody's got to do it. » 7/26/10 12:00pm 7/26/10 12:00pm

2011 Ford Explorer: This Is Not An SUV

No, it's not a joke. This is the 2011 Ford Explorer. But, built on the same not-at-all-off-road-ready platform that birthed the Ford Taurus and Ford Flex, it's just not an SUV. » 7/26/10 12:02am 7/26/10 12:02am

2011 Ford Explorer V6 EcoBoost Fuel Economy: Under 19 MPG City, 24 MPG…

The Ecoboosted 2011 Ford Explorer will get 30% higher fuel economy than the current V6. That's like what — under 19 MPG city? Oooh! » 7/19/10 6:00am 7/19/10 6:00am

2011 Ford Explorer Gets Unveiled In NYC On July 26th

The 2011 Ford Explorer will be unveiled July 26th at a Mike Rowe-emceed event in midtown Manhattan (outside of Macy's!). That says pretty much everything you need to know about the off-road "capabilities" of the new Explorer. » 7/13/10 10:30am 7/13/10 10:30am

The Upside Of A Sissified Explorer Is A Badass Taurus SHO

We've been in a huff about the 2011 Ford Explorer going from body-on-frame SUV to questionably-necessary, Taurus-based crossover. But we've had our thinking backwards. An emasculated Explorer means the possibility of an easily made high-clearance light off-road Taurus SHO! Discuss. » 4/16/10 10:30am 4/16/10 10:30am

2011 Ford Explorer Continues The Off-Road Charade

The 2011 Ford Explorer will be built on the same platform as the Ford Taurus. No transfer case acting as the four-wheel-drive system's linchpin. That's not stopping Ford from releasing this teaser shot touting the potential for off-road prowess. » 4/15/10 10:00am 4/15/10 10:00am

2011 Ford Explorer: What To Expect

UPDATE: The new 2011 Ford Explorer's been revealed. Take a look at the new crossover here. Times, they are a-changin' and the era of the body-on-frame Explorer is coming to an end. The 2011 Ford Explorer is going car-like, with a unibody frame and front-wheel bias. How do we know? A chatty Chicago assembly worker. » 1/26/10 3:30pm 1/26/10 3:30pm

Ford's Inflatable Seat Belt Explained, Exploded

Yesterday we told you about the Ford inflatable seat belt that's definitely not an airbag. Today we get to see just how the thing works with crash event test footage and additional explanation on why Ford says they're important. » 11/06/09 3:30pm 11/06/09 3:30pm

2011 Ford Explorer Showing Off Next-Gen Body

After months of Freestyle-bodied 2011 Ford Explorer mules, we're finally getting a closer look at the shape of the next Explorer. Looks about 90% the size of the current model. It should, considering it shares underpinnings with the Flex. [Autoweek] » 10/13/09 8:30am 10/13/09 8:30am

2011 Ford Explorer To Be Built In Chicago, Taurus X-Based?

The 2011 Ford Explorer will likely be built in Chicago at the same factory currently producing the Taurus X, supporting the conventional wisdom that the new Explorer is going car-based. » 3/30/09 10:00am 3/30/09 10:00am

The Car-Based Ford Explorer Test Mule, Up Close And Personal

A funny thing happens when you ride a motorcycle around Detroit with no particular purpose: You see a lot of things people would rather you not see, like the curious-looking car-based 2011 Ford Explorer » 11/03/08 12:00pm 11/03/08 12:00pm we first saw a couple days ago. Having no final destination also gives you the freedom to chase down your quarry and…

First Photos Of New Car-Based Ford Explorer

The quick shutterbugs at KGP just snapped these first pictures of what appears to be a test mule for the new Ford Explorer running around on a car platform on the streets of Dearborn, MI. We've already reported the next-generation Explorer will be more car-like » 10/23/08 11:55am 10/23/08 11:55am, something hinted at with the shown at Detroit earlier…