Sporting last year's visual and mechanical makeover, the 2012 Ford Explorer is a FWD full-size crossover available with two different engines; a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 290 hp/255 lb-ft of torque and an optional 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder Ecoboost engine that produces 240 hp/270 lb-ft of torque. Transmission options are comprised of a standard 6-speed automatic and an optional 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 17 mpg city to 28 mpg highway, depending on engine and transmission selection. Features include 4WD, terrain management system, seating for up to seven passengers, power liftgate, remote start, automatic climate control, hill descent control, rear view camera, voice activated SYNC®, active park assist, HD radio, heated seats, cooled seats, navigation system, push-button start, and dual-headrest DVD players. Safety consists of a blind sport information system, collision warning with brake support, trailer sway control, electronic stability control, curve control, anti-lock braking, and an industry-first inflatable rear safety belts. The Explorer is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.