2009 Ford Explorer Review

2009 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0 from North America

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance13200 miles
Previous carDodge Grand Caravan

Summary:

So far I am very happy with my Explorer

Faults:

There were two minor issues shortly after I first got the Explorer. Noise from the front brakes, and a rattle noise from one of the rear passenger doors. The dealer corrected the problems, and they have not reappeared. Other than that, it has been holding up well to my daily needs.

General Comments:

This is a nice comfortable SUV. It is great for everyday needs and wonderful in the snow, I feel very secure in it. My kids really like riding in it too, and there is plenty of room to haul all their junk around.

The gas mileage is pretty good for the size of it. It is also very nice looking inside and out, and it came with a lot of very nice options at a fair price.

My only minor complaint is it could use a bit more power, it seems like I really have to push down hard on the gas all the time to get it going compared to the van I had before it. If it continues to hold up well, I would definitely consider another Explorer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th December, 2010

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 1 review