The Ford Explorer currently sold in the Philippines comes in three variants: the 3.5L Limited+, the 2.0L Limited EcoBoost, and the 3.5L Sport. Ford has equipped a different engine for each: a TiVCT V6 for the 3.5L Limited+ (292 hp, 346 Nm, 175 km/h top speed), a I-4 EcoBoost for the 2.0L Limited Ford Explorer EcoBoost (238 hp, 366 Nm, 175 km/h top speed), and a V6 EcoBoost for the 3.5L Sport 365 hp, 475 Nm, 196 km/h top speed).
The Ford Explorer Suspension system for the 3.5L Limited+ and 2.0L Limited EcoBoost variants employs an Independent MacPherson strut with rear-facing L-shaped lower control arm and stabilizer bar attached to an isolated sub frame at the front and an Independent multi-link with upper and lower control arms and isolated stabilizer bar at the back. Meanwhile, the 3.5L V6 Sport EcoBoost uses Sport Tuned Suspension for both front and back.
The Explorer is a crossover vehicle built on a sturdy platform. One of the issues with this setup is that it tends to transmit more road vibrations and noise into the cabin. Fortunately, the Explorer is an exception to the rule. On rough roads, Ford’s SUV runs very quietly, with no choppiness to experience even on potholed road patches. More than a few car reviewers have remarked that the Explorer is one of the most responsive SUVs on the road today.