ford explorer need a larger engine

ford explorer has a 3.5 v6 enginewhich provides 290 hp which is some how practical as well as it saves fuel but on the other hand there is dodge durango R/T which has an engine of 5.7 v8 litres which provides a horsepower of 370 , both cars are of the same categorie , the durango as well slightly cheaper than explorer , so in my opinion explorer should maintain its engine and in the same time have the advantage of saving fuel and so i suggest having 3.5 ecoboost engine (the same engine in the taurus)
yours faithfuly
mustafa alshekhly
Misty P 09/17/2012
i agree some people would rather have V8 engine and like the 2012 jeep grand Cherokee that has a V8 engine in some models and the explorer is bigger. so its time to add a V8 engine in the explorer. the older explorers had V8 engines so why cant to newer ones.
Mustafa A 09/09/2012
I'm extremly delighted that my suggestion has been considered and applied on the 2013 model but i am just hoping that ford social contact me and thank me
Brian S 04/03/2012
I see them offering potentially 2 more engines in the current Explorer, one being the 3.7L V6 and one being the 3.5 Ecoboost, or maybe even something along the lines of a 3.0 Ecoboost instead (which doesn't currently exist).

Recent Ford trends have them releasing limited engine offerings in the beginning of a product cycle, gradually expanding them as the platform ages. I see no difference with the Explorer. whether it be the 3.7, 3.5 Ecoboost, some other variation of Ecoboost, or multiples (as with the Edge i.e. initially 3.5L V6 and then optional 3.7L V6 along with i4 Ecoboost)
Troy T 03/30/2012
Congratulations, your idea has become reality in the 2012 Explorer Sport!!! Now maybe Ford will make my idea of a "Sports tuned Exhaust system"option that makes the F150 Eco-boost sound like a V8 reality.
Jeremy M 03/27/2012
While a V8 would be interesting, I'm more interested in the 3.5 Ecoboost that's being announced on 3/28/12. Now you get V8 HP and torque lower in the rev range without the gas tank imploding thirst of a V8.