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2011 Ford Explorer Limited

Ford gets it right with revamped car-based SUV Add to ...

Ford insists the 2011 Explorer is an SUV (sport-utility vehicle), not an SAV (sport-activity vehicle), not a crossover wagon and not a station wagon, either.

But the revamped Explorer is car-based, with roots found in the Ford Taurus. So this latest Explorer is a car with a truck-ish body on top. What you will not find underneath is a truck-like body-on-frame construction and forget about towing a house; the Explorer's maximum tow rating is 2,268 kg, about the same as a comparably equipped Chevrolet Traverse or Honda Pilot.

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