Saturday, October 28, 2017

2017 Ford Explorer Limited Edition Review

2017 Ford Explorer Limited Edition

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2017 Ford Explorer is available with various features and three distinctly different engines. It really gets a lot to offer for anyone who is shopping for a three-row crossover SUV. It is very impressive with its outstanding quietness and also a quality cabin that trimmings elevate this practical do-all crossover to the front of the SUV segment. Ford Explorer definitely ranks high in popularity among family vehicles. It is the three-row SUV that starts off fine and only gets better as we climb the trim ladder. This comprehensively modern three-row crossover can be downright luxurious, depending on how you’re your pockets are. The 2017 Explorer is available in five trim levels: base, XLT, Limited, Sport, and Platinum.

All models of 2017 Ford Explorer are equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission, but actually there are three engines available for this model. The most popular model of this Explorer is the Limited edition. The popular Ford Explorer Limited edition is a third tier edition with plenty premium features. That’s why we present this 2017 Ford Explorer Limited Edition Review here. We are excited to see more details about this model, probably the same curious as you are. So, let’s find out whatever you want to know about this limited edition of 2017 Ford Explorer in the review below.

Performance of 2017 Explorer Limited Edition

This model comes with a front-wheel or all-wheel drive for providing the desired performance. The engine of the limited edition is a 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbo with the fantastic 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. It has 1-4 functions which are more like a V6 but maximizes gas mileage, especially when riding it on the highway. There is another option for this limited edition, that is the 290-horsepower V6 completed with 255 lb-ft of torque. You can choose the performance you want for the Explorer limited edition. The suspension of this trim is an independent front and rear system.

2017 Ford Explorer limited edition appearance

We love the appearance of this Explorer limited edition, with more chrome, including a chrome grille that dresses the limited edition beautifully. The first two rows of this model are dressed in leather upholstery. When having a test-drive of this limited edition, you’ll appreciate the power-heated, power adjusting steering wheel while the kids are probably more interested in the dual-pane moonroof. The lovely ambient lighting and push-button start of this model add to the modern feel. You’ll fall in love with the front seats which are 10-way power adjustable, power-cooled and power-heated. If you want to have something different on the seats, there is an option of multi-contour seats with ActiveMotion massage to give you more convenience when riding on it.

Technology and Safety

The limited edition is offering plenty options to make it your best ride with your family, including the premium, 12-speaker Sony system with voice-activated navigation that is a part of the touchscreen system on this model. For the safety, every model of the 2017 Ford Explorer proudly claims the five-star safety designation from the NHTSA, including the one in this limited edition. There are seven airbags which are ready to be expanded to include inflatable seatbelts for the second-row passengers. For additional safety, this limited edition has some other options. These options are covering a blind spot information system with a rear cross traffic alert, and then a standard adaptive cruise control with collision warning and brake support. You can also opt for adding a lane departure alert that is strengthened by an assist. For safe parking when driving alone, you can add parallel/perpendicular parking system.

Also Read: 2018 Ford Mustang Specs and Performance

Spacious Cabin

Just like the other model of Ford Explorer, it has a spacious cabin that makes it the perfect choice when shopping for a roomy car. Although the cargo area of Explorer is not exceptional, it is deep well. With 151.5 passenger volume, you can bring along your family for a cozy ride. The cargo volume behind the first row is 81.7, while the cargo volume behind the second row is 43.9 and the cargo volume behind the third row is 21. When having a trip on a roomy and comfortable car, the driver and the passengers can enjoy the trip so that it won’t be a boring drive at all. The limited edition model is also equipped with the excellent entertainment system so that you can having fun to kill the long boring drive. If you bring along your kid with you, there is a child safety seat accommodation you can choose. By installing specific rear-facing child seats in the middle of the second row.

Overall, it is a good pick for an SUV car these days. 2017 Ford Explorer limited edition is quick enough with the base V6 engine. We love its transmission which is considered as one of the good things of the limited edition model, that is the transmission will hold its lower gears when it is told. The 2-3-liter four-cylinder turbo here is also way better. It not only provides sharper acceleration to the car but also it sounds smoother, and sweeter with the amplified engine notes piped into the cabin. The exterior and interior design are also charming, that makes it just right for a family car.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

2018 Ford Mustang Specs and Performance

2018 Ford Mustang Specs and Performance

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Are you one of those auto enthusiasts who is waiting for the arrival of 2018 Ford Mustang? Here is the good news for you that thankfully, a revamped 2018 model is due out later this year. Although it is technically a mid-cycle refresh and it is not a new generation, there’ll be plenty to digest about it. Ford Mustang blast onto the scene more than fifty years ago, and it changed the game forever. Although it wasn’t the first muscle car that is ever built, it did birth the term ‘pony car,’ which went on to represent such classics as the Pontiac Firebird, Chevrolet Camaro, and also Plymouth Barracuda. Expecting as a mid-cycle refresh of the current Ford Mustang, we are curiously want to know more detail from horsepower to headlights to impressive performance statistics. If you are itching to know more than you have about it, here is everything we know from the current sources about the 2018 Ford Mustang specs and performance.

Quickest Engine

Modern Ford Mustang is more civilized and refined than they’ve ever been, although the vehicle is still a sports car at most fans’ hearts. We can see this from the enthusiasm of all of us waiting for the revamped 2018 model to arrive. Ford is now dropping the V6 entirely for the revamped 2018 model year. It is leaving buyers with a 2.3-liter of EcoBoost four-cylinder and a 5.0-liter V8. As we know, the V8 is completely redesigned that makes 460 horsepower and also 420 pound-feet of torque. This engine performs the benchmark zero-to-60-mph sprint in under four seconds. As it has been expected, it is earning its bragging rights as we mentioned before as the quickest Mustang GT ever.

New 10-speed transmission

It is not easy to achieve that time because this vehicle requires engaging Drag Strip mode, which then optimizes the transmission and the engine’s torque delivery. Another source is mentioning about the new 10-speed transmission. Carl Widmann, the chief engineer of Ford Mustang, explained that in Drag Strop mode, which you usually give up time when you shift gears, the engine torque doesn’t drop anymore when you are shifting. Based on his further explanation, it is because you get peak engine torque and also horsepower straight through. And the new 10-speed transmission is the one that makes it possible. For the 2018 Ford Mustang, there’ll be the turbo four that provides 310 horsepower and also 350 pound-feet of torque. It means, the vehicle takes under five seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill.

2018 Ford Mustang is quicker, more responsive, and more efficient than its predecessor. The six-speed manual of the car has been upgraded for better torque delivery all around, but there is a newcomer on the automatic side. That’s right; the six-speed slushbox is gone for the 2018 Ford Mustang and in its place slots a new 10-speed for both engines. It is the one that Ford calls it as the “best automatic Mustang has ever offered.” The new electronic control system of the revamped 2018 can alter its character with a variety of drive modes. All of these modes can also tailor the soundtrack of the car. It is because of the refreshed ‘Stang offers active exhaust valves for the increased auditory control. Apparently, the revamped Ford Mustang borrows the MagneRide adaptive suspension setup in addition to more straight-line speed from the GT350R. This additional suspension setup is used as a part of the optional Mustang Performance Package. Well, we can’t wait to see what trickles down to the GT and base model after we were enthralled by handling prowess on track of the GT350R.