Ford has announced the pricing of its Explorer EcoBoost, which success will depend on whether it will satisfy the needs of customers used to the brand’s SUVs.

Being the best-sold Sports Utility Vehicle in history, the Explorer is powered by a 2.0 liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, which is developing 240 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque at 3.300 rpm and it’s able to deliver 28 mpg in a combined cycle.

According to the manufacturer, the Explorer EcoBoost 2.0 liter engine is developing 15 lb-ft of torque more than the standard 3.5 liter V6 and its fuel consumption is 3 mpg better.

The 2012 Ford Explorer EcoBoost will be available for a 29.990 dollars starting price, on its entry-level version, and will hit $39.569 for the Explorer EcoBoost in a Limited trim. The EcoBoost XLT mid-range is priced at 33.800 dollars and all the prices include a $825 destination charge.

The all-wheel drive technology won’t be available for the EcoBoost Explorer range and the models will come with front-wheel drive. Its towing capacity will be affected and if a V6 Explorer can haul up to 5.000 pounds, the EcoBoost can’t tow more than 2.000 pounds.

The new Explorer EcoBoost is a good day-to-day choice but it will disappoint if it will be taken on an off-road trip.


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