Last of the old style Explorers
The 2010 model year was the last for the old style Explorers with the 4.0 V-6 and available 4x4 option. Ford chose to update to the 3.5 V-6 in newer models and some actually have twin turbos on them. The 2007 - 2010 models were notorious for transmission problems and I like many others have had to replace the Jaguar 5R55S transmission with a used one due to the overdrive gears coming apart near 150 K miles on the SUV. Mine is the base model XLT, so doesn't have the nicer leather seats, but the A/C system is still fully functional!! Both front and rear, since mine has the 3rd row seats. Another common problem with the 4.0 V-6 was Ford's choice to install a plastic thermostat housing! Those things notoriously failed repeatedly so I replaced mine with the aluminum version, problem solved!!! The 4.0 has plenty of power for my taste , since I don't pull anything heavy and the wheelbase is comfortable for road trips.