August is a very exciting month at Jerry's Ford Alexandria. The 2012 Ford Explorer will soon be on our showroom floor fitted with the new Ford EcoBoost engine. The large SUV promises to deliver best-in-class highway fuel economy rating of 28 miles per gallon (mpg).
The addition of the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine to the 2012 Ford Explorer, sales are expected to increase compared to the 2011 model, which has already doubled the sales volume of the 2010 model. EcoBoost, for those of you not yet familiar with the increasingly popular Ford technology, integrates the power of turbocharging and direct injection with the desirable fuel economy of a smaller engine. While Ford holds over 125 patents on their fuel-conserving, power-boosting technology, the class-leading 2012 Ford Explorer represents the first usage of the leading-edge engine in North America.
To enhance the inherent fuel-saving capabilities of the EcoBoost engine, Ford has also integrated the 2012 Ford Explorer with aerodynamic detailing, a variable-displacement air conditioning compressor, electric power-assisted steering, and distinctive 6F35 six-speed automatic transmission (specially engineered to mitigate friction and optimize efficiency). As one final step toward delivering best-in-class fuel economy, Ford has engineered the 2012 Ford Explorer to run on low-friction 5W-GF5 motor oil.
2012 Ford Explorer Vital Stats- Fuel Economy (HWY) - 28 mpg
- Horsepower - 240 hp at 5,500 rpm
- Torque: 270 lb.-ft.
To learn more about the 2012 Ford Explorer or other vehicles slated to get an EcoBoost engine (i.e., the 2012 Ford Edge), please contact Jerry's Ford Alexandria today. Or, visit us in person. Serving, the greater Alexandria area, we're happy to share complete specs, compare models and arrange test drives.