Truck Trend is the source for official specifications, payload, towing capacity, and other information that matters to real truck users. Check out the latest info for the all-new 2011 Ford Explorer SUV. The all-new Explorer features a 3.5-liter V6 (290 hp @ 6500 rpm) or the 2.0-liter EcoBoost I-4 (237 hp @ 5,500 rpm) engine mated with a six-speed automatic transmission.

2011 Ford Explorer Technical Specifications
  3.5L DOHC V6 Ti-VCT 2.0L I-4 EcoBoost
Construction Unitized steel body
Final assembly location Chicago Assembly Plant
Type 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 2.0-liter EcoBoost I-4
Manufacturing location Lima Engine Plant, Lima, Ohio Valencia Engine Plant, Valencia, Spain
Configuration Aluminum block and head Aluminum block and head
Valvetrain DOHC, four valves per cylinder DOHC, four valves per cylinder
Bore x stroke 92.5 x 86.7 mm 87.5 x 83.1 mm
Displacement 3,497 cc 1,999 cc
Compression ratio 10.8:1 9.3:1
Horsepower 290 @ 6500 rpm 237 @ 5,500 rpm
Torque 255 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm 250 lb.-ft. @ 1,750-4,000 rpm
Fuel capacity 18.6 gallons 18.6 gallons
Fuel injection Sequential multiport electronic Direct injection
Oil capacity 6.0 quarts with filter 5.7 quarts with filter
Coolant capacity 12.7 quarts, non-tow package 13.5 quarts, with tow package 11.6 quarts
Emission control Three-way catalyst
Federal emissions (tailpipe/evaporation) Tier 2 Bin 5
California emissions states (tailpipe/evaporation) ULEV II
Layout Front-wheel drive or 4WD Front-wheel drive
Standard Six-speed automatic Six-speed automatic
Gear ratios
1st 4.484 4.584
2nd 2.872 2.964
3rd 1.842 1.912
4th 1.414 1.446
5th 1 1
6th 0.742 0.746
Reverse -2.882 -2.943
Final drive 3.16 FWD, 3.39 AWD 3.36 XLT, 3.51 Limited
Front Short/long arm, independent with 32-mm stabilizer bar
Rear SR1 independent multilink with coil-over shock absorbers
Type Electric power-assisted steering (EPAS), rack-and-pinion
Ratio 15.75 to 1
Turns, lock-to-lock 2.8
Type Standard four-wheel ABS (four-channel)
Front Disc
Rear Disc
Base 17-inch steel with wheel covers, P245/65R-17 BSW
XLT 18-inch painted aluminum, P245/60R-18 BSW
Limited 20-inch painted aluminum, P255/50R-20 BSW
XLT & Limited 20-inch polished aluminum, P255/50R-20 BSW