If you’re looking to go green, but don’t want to lose the convenience a larger car offers, you may want to keep an eye out for Ford’s new Explorer. The 2011 Explorer will be at the top of its class for fuel economy thanks to its new EcoBoost engine. The 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine will improve fuel efficiency by more than 30 percent and still pump out an impressive 237 horsepower. The standard 3.5L TiVCT V6 will deliver a best-in-class 290 horsepower and 255 lb.-ft of torque while offering 25 percent better highway mpg than the previous Explorer. Ford has also made strides in using up to 85 percent recyclable material to manufacture the new Explorer, including using left over steel from the F-150, which has cut down on the use of virgin steel by up to 119 tons annually. The new Explorer will be available this winter and base models will start around $28,000.
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