2011 Ford Explorer Gets Goodyear Tires

Ford announced that the new 2011 Explorer will be fitted with Goodyear Frontera HL tires as original equipment. The SE version of the SUV will come in standard with Goodyear Frontera HL tires that use a 245/65R17 size.

The aforementioned tires will help the vehicle offer a high level of fuel efficiency. Ford is promising that the most fuel-efficient version if the 2011 Explorer will deliver best-in-class fuel economy in highway driving.

„Ford Motor Company is turning to Goodyear's popular Fortera HL tire as a key original equipment fitment for the 2011 Ford Explorer. The most fuel-efficient version of this popular SUV would help deliver expected best-in-class fuel economy in highway driving, with both the 3.5 TiVCT V-6 and the new 2.0 I-4 EcoBoost engine,” stated the press release.

The vehicle is fitted with an intelligent all-wheel-drive system that lets the driver choose between four modes: normal, mud & ruts, sand and snow. The first one uses the front axle to send the power to the road, while the rear wheels receive power only if this is necessarily. Mud and ruts only delivers full torque at the top end of the throttle, while sand maximizes wheel torque. The snow mode doesn’t allow wheelspin and comes with early transmission upshifts.

The 2011 Explorer, a vehicle that is a definition of Ford's contemporary values, is scheduled to arrive in dealerships this winter.

Goodyear's Fortera HL is an award-winning tire with other original equipment fitments. With an optimized tread pattern that features deep blades and grooves, the tire provides a quiet ride and all-season traction for SUVs,” stated the press release.
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