The Ford Explorer is one of the better known crossover SUVs, one that has been around for quite some time. With a standard turbocharged V6 engine that makes 290 horsepower at 255 pound-feet of torque, it’s got some serious get-up-and-go. As safe as SUVs come, this vehicle features sway and traction control, front and side airbags and front knee airbags. Upgraded trim levels will net you a backup camera, collision control and warning system with lane departure warnings. With 80 cubic feet of cargo room, which can increase when you fold down the 60/40 splitting bench of the rear third-row, there’s room aplenty for that tempting weekend camping trip. The MyFord Touch interface (optional upgrade) adds GPS, voice-activated console control, Bluetooth and streaming audio and video, yet can be sluggish and unresponsive. Beautifully designed clusters of gauges augment the soft-touch dashboard, with a decadent and spacious interior that could leave a little bit more of headroom for taller passengers. The limited 3-year/36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty should be upgraded to protect your investment in this capable and versatile crossover by Ford.