Since we drove the new 2011-2012 Ford Explorer this month, before it even hit showrooms we might add, there has been many requests for more specs on the vehicle, such as available GCC trim levels and prices. As the first few vehicles trickle down to customers via UAE dealers, Ford has sent us the full spec sheets for the various Explorer versions.
The base model goes for Dhs 129,950. For that, it comes with a basic 6-speed automatic, either front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive with standard Terrain Management System and hill-descent control (depending on market), black mirrors housings with blind-spot mirrors, black roof-rails and door handles, 18-inch wheels, capless fuel filler, halogen headlights and LED tails, analogue gauges with 4.2-inch display, manual a/c with “auxiliary” a/c, keyless entry, cloth upholstery, power driver’s seat, 6-speaker CD/MP3 stereo with steering controls, cruise control, “MyKey” that blocks functions for kids and valets, cargo hooks, split-folding 2nd-row and 3rd-row seats, traction control with roll stability control and curve control, six airbags, alarm and tyre-pressure monitor.
The mid-range XLT model goes for Dhs 145,000. For that, it additionally gets a 6-speed automatic with “Selectshift” manual mode, chrome door handles and silver roof rails, keyless entry keypad, auto headlights and foglamps, mirror-mounted indicators, 8-speaker stereo, “SYNC” voice-controlled stereo and Bluetooth phone, 8-inch LCD touchscreen, USB and SD card readers, two configurable 4.2-inch colour displays in the gauge cluster, auto-dimming mirror and dual-zone auto a/c.
The top Limited model goes for Dhs 175,000. That adds 20-inch wheels, power-folding body-coloured mirror housings, dual moonroof, power-folding third row, leather upholstery, heated/cooled 10-way power driver and passenger seats, intelligent keyless and start, remote start, power liftgate, mood lighting, 12-speaker Sony stereo, blind-spot monitor and inflatable rear seatbelt airbags for two in addition to the standard airbags.
The Limited with full options goes for Dhs 185,000. That adds HID headlights, rain-sensing wipers, adaptive cruise control with auto braking and the automatic parallel-parking system.
Apparently the UAE dealer is giving a Dhs 10,000 “discount” on the above-listed prices at the moment.
For engine specs and performance, visit the Ford Explorer buyer guide.