The higher the score, the cleaner the vehicle's emissions are.
2012 Ford Explorer Overview
A new kind of Explorer gets a new kind of engine. Out of the box, the Ford Explorer has demonstrated itself to be one the best, seven-passenger sport-utility vehicles available. It delivers the function and family friendly features of a minivan with a more rugged emotional appeal, off-road and towing capability for those who need it, and SUV mileage that was unheard of back in the day. The venerable Explorer was essentially re-invented for 2011, and Ford might have taken a pass on further improvements for 2012.