2011 Ford Explorer Priced at $28,190

Explorer-mania continues as Ford has posted pricing for the 2011 Ford Explorer on its retail site. The redesigned and re-engineered Explorer will start at $28,190. The destination fee is an additional $805. 

The Explorer comes in base, XLT and Limited trims. Every Explorer comes standard with power windows, locks and mirrors; keyless entry; cruise control; spotter mirrors; air conditioning with filtration system; LED taillamps; steering-wheel-mounted controls; and a bevy of safety features such as trailer-sway control, hill start assist and “Curve Control,” an aggressive stability control program. 

All models come standard with a 290-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. A 237-hp, turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder will be an option on all trims. Front-wheel drive comes standard; an intelligent four-wheel-drive system is optional with the V-6. An optional inflatable second-row seat belt is also available, but there’s no word on pricing or availability.

In the marketplace, the new Explorer competes against the Chevy Traverse ($29,224), Honda Pilot ($28,045) and Mazda CX-9 ($28,805). 

Below are the standard features and options for each model: 

Base: $28,190 

  • 17-inch steel wheels with wheel covers 
  • Seven-passenger seating 
  • Cloth seats 
  • Six-speaker audio system with 4.2-inch LCD screen 

  • Trailer Tow Package, Class III 
XLT: $31,190 

  • 18-inch aluminum wheels 
  • Single-zone automatic climate control 
  • Satellite radio
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob 
  • Reverse sensing system 
  • Automatic headlamps 
  • Security system 
Options Package 1: $1,750 

  • Sync and MyFord Touch 
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror 
  • Eight-speaker audio system 
  • Rearview camera 
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control 
  • Leather trimmed seats ($750 add-on to Package 1) 
Limited: $37,190 

  • 20-inch aluminum wheels 
  • Leather upholstery 
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control 
  • Sony audio system 
  • Sync and MyFord Touch with three LCD screens 
  • Push-button start 
  • Rearview camera 
  • Ambient lighting 
  • Power-adjustable pedals 
Options Package 1: $2,000 

  • Power liftgate 
  • Power-folding third row 
  • Perforated-leather seats 
  • Heated and cooled front-row seats 
  • Voice-activated navigation system 
Package 2: $2,000 (needs Package 1) 

  • Park assist 
  • Rain-sensing wipers 
  • Adaptive cruise control with collision warning system 
  • Blind spot warning system 
  • High-intensity-discharge headlamps

By Colin Bird | July 26, 2010 | Comments (7)


Not bad... decently priced for a a high quality SUV

Not that happy

Looks like you have to spend almost $5k worth of upgrades to just get sync now!!! I don't want mytouch, just the current sync that is in my current explorer is fine. So much for that being an affordable option for everyone.

Too bad, it is a really pretty car. Ford- please let us order regular sync on the base or xlt for the standard 395 price tag, PLEASE?!?!?!


This newly designed Explorer looks like it'll be another hit for Ford. It's amazing what a REAL CEO can do: better products, no bail-out funds taken, and significant reliability improvements. I've never bought an American car in my life but you can bet Ford is now on my list.


Beautiful car.


i 'd rather get a new grand cherokee. its about the same price and can have a v8 and i think it looks better


WOW!!!! Good Job ford. Great job with the taurus & edge as well. You certainly earned my respect. Next car i buy will be a Ford.


Reckon there will be a EcoBoost option in the near future? Maybe a diesel if they have half a mind.

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