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Is the new Ford Explorer living up to its Ford legacy? You won’t believe what we found!

I’ve never been a fan of SUVs, I’ll admit it. They’re big, bulky, and usually about as exciting to drive as a shopping trolley. But when Ford offered me the opportunity to test drive their brand new Explorer, I couldn’t resist. I mean, it’s a Ford after all.

As I walked up to the Explorer, I couldn’t help but notice how sleek and modern it looked. Gone were the boxy shapes and chunky lines of older SUVs, replaced with a more dynamic and aerodynamic design. It definitely had a certain road presence, I’ll give it that.

Climbing into the driver’s seat, I was met with a surprisingly premium interior. Soft-touch materials, leather upholstery, and a digital touchscreen display all gave the Explorer a more upscale feel than I was expecting. It was definitely a step up from the usual plastic-filled cabins you find in most SUVs.

Starting up the engine, I was immediately impressed by the Explorer’s power. The V6 engine produced plenty of oomph, and the responsive acceleration had me grinning from ear to ear. It didn’t feel like I was driving a typical family SUV – it felt more like a sports car in disguise.

Taking the Explorer out on the road, I was pleased to find that it handled surprisingly well for its size. The steering was sharp and responsive, and the suspension soaked up bumps with ease. I was able to push it through corners with confidence, and it never once felt like it was going to tip over.

But of course, no SUV is complete without its off-road capabilities. So I took the Explorer off the beaten path and into the wild. And I have to say, it didn’t disappoint. The all-wheel-drive system handled muddy terrain with ease, and the various drive modes allowed me to adjust the Explorer’s performance to suit the conditions.

Overall, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the new Ford Explorer. It may not be the most rugged or hardcore SUV on the market, but it definitely feels like a ‘proper’ Ford. It’s fun to drive, packed with features, and has that unmistakable American charm. I may have been a skeptic before, but after my first ride in the Ford Explorer, I just might be a convert.

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