From Ford press: The 2007 Ford Explorer continues with a simplified series strategy and increased availability of appearance and component packages will help consumers better configure an Explorer that perfectly meets their needs and desires.
Explorer’s new three-series strategy encompasses XLT, Eddie Bauer and Limited trims in 4x2 and 4x4 configurations.
A new Ironman Package celebrates Ford’s sponsorship of the Ironman World Championship. Available on XLT models, the package provides a bold Ironman look, complete with Ironman logos; 18-inch, machined-aluminum wheels; unique 10-way, leather trimmed, heated front seats; and an exclusive Orange Frost color.
For 2007, Eddie Bauer and Limited models are equipped with Safety Canopy side air curtains as standard, and now offer new available power running boards. All 2007 Explorer models are also offer an available heated windshield and DVD-based navigation system.
In addition, the standard equipment on Limited models has increased for 2007 to include auxiliary air conditioning, Reverse Sensing System™, and 18-inch, machined-aluminum wheels.
Explorer’s optional three-valve, 4.6-liter, single-overhead-cam (SOHC) V-8 delivers 292 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. It is mated to the first six-speed automatic in the segment, with a wide, 6.04:1 gear ratio, enabling the engine to spend more time in its optimum powerband — either at peak power for acceleration or at peak efficiency for optimal fuel economy.
The V-8 delivers low emissions as well. It qualifies for the stringent Tier II, Bin 5 federal standard, which is compliant with California’s Low Emissions Vehicle II (LEV II) standard. Explorer’s standard 4.0-liter, SOHC V-6 engine is also exceptionally clean, meeting federal Tier II, Bin 4 emissions requirements to achieve Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle II (ULEV II) status.