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Ford Explorer
Third generation Explorer
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Production 1990–present
Predecessor Ford Bronco II
Class Mid-size SUV (1990–2010)
Full-size CUV (2011–)
Body style(s) 4-door SUV
Platform Ford D3 platform
Related Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Ford Freestyle/Taurus X

The Ford Explorer is a mid-sized SUV that is built by Ford Motor Company. The Explorer has had five generations, the first generation was a 2-door and 4-door SUV and was produced from 1991 to 1994, the second generation was a 2-door, 4-door and 4-door pickup truck and was produced from 1995-2001, 1995-2003 for the Sport and 2001-2005 for the Sport Trac, the third generation was a 4-door SUV and was produced from 2002-2005, the forth generation was a 5-door SUV and was produced 2006-2010 and the fifth generation which will be a 5-door SUV and will be produced in 2011. The current generation is a unibody crossover SUV, it is loosely based off the concept crossover SUV Ford Explorer America.


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