Ford Explorer 2011-2012 full GCC spec-sheets

Ford Explorer 2011-2012 full GCC spec-sheets

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.

What do you think?



  1. Does it have GPS navigation on the mid xlt. my colleague ha sthe basic one .

  2. These were the press photos they took for the UAE…. O_O

  3. It seems Al Tayer has up’d the prices by 10,000 AED on all trim levels. I check with them earlier on and they had quoted me 10,000 on all variants !

    Seems Ford is riding on good demand and looking for some premium. BTW- they did exact same on Mustang and the salesman was candid enough to admit it 🙂

  4. @jeetu – they are offering a discount now …i think…i got the XLT for 134K..on the invoice it is shown as 145K with a 11K discount…

  5. Are these 2011-2012 model already available in KSA? When I checked Ford website (dealer in Dammam), they still haven’t include the 2011-2012 Explorer, only the 2010 model are available.

  6. The poor man’s Range Rover Evoque. Definitely better in all aspects, except for the gadgets and the brand name.

    • the evoque looks nice, but i cant imagine males driving it. evoque is a pure lady car like the SLK, 3 series coupe, TT, 3door pajero, etc.

      this is a reasonable family car. i looked at it last night and was very positively surprised.

  7. does not have sync with the base model.. that sucks,

  8. Hi does the fullmoption (limited) come with navigation in UAE?


  10. Whats ur opinion in buying a 2009 Ford explorer? Or Edge? How is the reliability of these vehicles?

    • The 2009 Explorer drinks more fuel than a jet plane and only has the power of a 3.0-litre Pajero, and a 2009 Edge is just too old. The ride will be plush and comfy, but chances of finding a well maintained car which is that old, is minimal. Basically, stay away from cars with a hazy history even if the computer checks deem it worthy, because stuff like incorrect PCM replacements and programming are undetectable unless you go to Al Tayer n have it checked, and such repairs will cost you more than the car itself if things go south. Fords interior bits have a tendency to fall off with age, esp the rain & headlamp sensors, rearview mirrors, and the a-pillar panels, especially if it was not maintained properly. For the ’09 Explorer, ensure the 4×4 system is functional; transfer case repairs will be very expensive. For the ’09 Edge AWD models, verify the AWD system is good. The A/C in these older Fords are average at most. I would strongly suggest sticking to the newer models if you can raise the budget a bit, it will be worth it; 2011-2014 models, preferably. The cost of maintenance and prices of parts are mostly reasonable, but finding a good outside garage can be a challenge; I can help you with that though. Ensure all the electric bits are fully functional, like power seats, windows, side mirrors, blind spot monitors (if equipped) etc. I have a top-spec 2014 Edge in the family, and it has had no issues so far; it was brought new from the dealer and serviced only with them, so its in great shape. If you find anything like that which has been taken great care of, you may go for it.

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