Ford Explorer for Sale in Nigeria
The Ford Explorer was first launched in 1990 by its American automaker as a mid-sized Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) and after 20 years its dimensions was improved upon and transformed into a 5-door, 7-seater full-size sports utility vehicle (SUV). The Ford Explorer is equipped with a modern crossover utility vehicle platform and it’s been known in North America to be among the early stalwarts of the SUV category. A unique vehicle in its own light, it does not have the usual utilitarian reputation that SUV's have as the description of the vehicle is different when people talk about the Ford Explorer. It carries rather a masculine descriptive reputation in its two decades of existence as every man's SUV.
In Nigeria, the most recent years of production of the Ford Explorer are available in three trims namely; Explorer, XLT and Limited models with a standard 3.5 Ti-VCT V6 engine. There are currently two authorized dealers of Ford vehicles in Nigeria, one of them being Coscharis Motors but most Nigerians also prefer to buy used or tokunbo Ford Explorercars that are considered to be more affordable. At Carmudi Nigeria, through a number of automobile dealers, we offer interested customers a huge range of used Ford Explorer SUVs for sale at cheaper prices, and really brilliant road useable conditions.
What to know when Buying Ford Explorer
Performance and Specifications of Ford Explorer
The fifth generation Ford Explorer cars distributed in Nigeria are all powered by a 3.5 Liter Ti-VCT V6 engine, 6-speed SelectShift Automatic Transmission with an All-Wheel 4x4 drivetrain. There is also the 4x2 drivetrain Ford Explorer which runs on a 2.0 liter DOHC, with a 16 valve gasoline engine available for other markets, but also present in the Nigerian automobile market. The 3.5 Litre Ti-VCT V6 engine delivers 365 horsepower and 474 Nm of torque which is an improved version of the older 3.5 Litre V6 engine that was used formally in the mid-size SUV with 290 horsepower and 346 Nm of torque. The 2.0 Litre DOHC gasoline engines have a much lower horsepower of 236 and 325 Nm of torque.
How is the design of Ford Explorer
Ford Explorer Exterior Design
The Ford Explorer is built on a McPherson short & long arm front and an independent multi-link with upper and lower control arms at its rear as suspension system. The Ford Explorer stands on four 20-inch aluminum wheels and exterior design of superimposed front grille and black lower bodyside cladding with chrome accent. The present generation (5th generation) of the Ford Explorer had its debut into the auto market in 2010. This is the most sort after Ford SUV ever manufactured. Its body style come in a 5 door crossover also called a CUV. This car is an all-wheel drive car on a Ford D4 platform. This is also the most powerful ford explorer series with transmission up to 6 speed overdrive. Also available us the 6 speed select shift automatic with and without paddle shifters. Again a slight variation in the dimension was included. The height, width and length are 1790mm, 2000mm and 5010mm respectively.
Ford Explorer Interior Design
Its interior has a spacious cabin room which is equipped with advanced technological attributes. These features include a dual panel moonroof, premium SONY CD in dash with 12 speakers, My Ford Touch outside temperature display, Dual Electronic Automatic Temperature Control (DEATC) and heated, 8-inch LCD colour touch screen and cooled leather seats with 10-way positions.
What are the standout features of the Ford Explorer?
The standout feature of the Ford Explorer has to be its safety features which it ranks for over other SUV's due to its unibody platform and rigid suspension. The 2014 Ford Explorer has more unique safety attributes namely S.O.S post-crash alert system, perimeter alarm, multiple seat belts, traction control and a SecuriCode passive anti-theft system. Apart from the ever increasing power of the engine of note is the cars advanced driver assist technology. This super smart SUV has adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning which automatically engages the brakes, hill descent control, cross traffic alert and terrain management system. This car is spacious and can seat up to 7 people comfortably and still have enough cargo space. This SUV offers drivers speed, comfort and safety.
Nig Used and Tokunbo Ford Explorer in Nigeria
One of the most popular Ford models in Nigeria, the Ford Explorer is one vehicle which you would definitely see when driving in Nigeria. There are brand new Ford Explorer vehicles available for purchase, but due to the price of the vehicle, people would rather buy the foreign used or Nigerian used variants, which are also in really brilliant road useable conditions. The foreign used Ford Explorer SUVs, which are also known as Tokunbo are really popular because the vehicles which are imported are usually in really good road useable conditions and void of any major issues. Likewise the Nigerian used Ford Explorers, also known as registered present a cheaper option for buyers, and if one is lucky, might get one which is in a really good road useable state. In the event that you are buying a tokunbo or registered Ford Explorer, it is very important to have a trusted automobile mechanic verify the state of the vehicle. Here are cities and places in Nigeria where buyers can find listings of Ford Explorer SUVs that are up for sale by local dealers and private sellers;
The Best Ford Explorer year to Buy
Currently on the used vehicle market the Ford Explorer 2015 year edition would be the best to purchase. This does not suggest that previous years models such as the Ford Explorer 2014, Ford Explorer 2012 and so on are not equally good, but due to annual improvements made on vehicles, the most recent year of production usually features updates and improvements not present on previous generations.
Ford Explorer Price in Nigeria
A vehicle such as the Ford Explorer is a brilliant vehicle, but the prices could either be favourable or not favourable. As many people would rather purchase the tokunbo or Nigerian used Ford Explorer in Nigeria, the price of the vehicle would depends on several factors such as; the vehicle’s mileage, Specifications and general condition of the vehicle. Based on the prices given by the vehicle dealers on the Carmudi platform, find below an estimated price range of used Ford Explorers in the Nigerian automobile market.
- 2011 Ford Explorer – 2014 Ford Explorer: ₦5,500,000 – ₦13,000,000
- 2006 Ford Explorer – 2010 Ford Explorer: ₦1,800,000 – ₦6,500,000
- 2003 Ford Explorer – 2005 Ford Explorer: ₦ 750,000 – ₦2,400,000
- 1999 Ford Explorer – 2002 Ford Explorer: ₦ 750,000 – ₦1,800,000
Overall impression of Ford Explorer
The Toyota Sequoia, Honda Pilot and Nissan Armada are cars which rival with the Ford Explorer in the in the full-size SUV category but a number of people are drawn to purchasing the Ford Explorer because it is different from the Japanese brands which have dominated the market for quite some time. The Ford Explorer is also a preferred brand because of its safety features, fuel economy, versatility and many more. Other attributes of the Ford Explorer which draws people to it would be due to the comfort and performance it provides, such as its leather interior and powerful V6 turbo engine. Take a test-drive in a Ford Explorer today to explore what it has to offer.