2013 Ford Explorer Sport: Closer Look with Specs & Photos

New 2013 Ford Explorer Sport: Fuel-Efficient, High-Performance SUV Features Inspired Design Cues And EcoBoost V6 Engine With 350-Hp

The first-ever performance version of the Ford Explorer arrives this year with the highest projected fuel economy among gasoline-engine-powered, high- performance SUVs. With a twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine making at least 350 horsepower and four-wheel drive with a Terrain Management System, Explorer Sport delivers enhanced on-road dynamics with sporty design cues inside and out.

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2013 Explorer Sport Specs:

  • Base Price (MSRP): $44,549 CDN
  • Price as tested: $63,200
  • (includes $11,050 in options + $1,600 delivery charge)
  • Options include: Elite Package, equip.group 201A ($6,000); 2nd row refrigerator (900); Power panoramic vista roof (1000); 2nd row bucket seats (1200); Class III trailer tow pkg (500); Woven metal appliques (200); 20-inch polished aluminum wheels (1150)
  • Engine: 3.5L Twin-Turbocharged, Direct Injection Ecoboost V6
  • Drive Type: Intelligent 4WD
  • Transmission: 6-speed SelectShift Automatic with Paddle Shifters
  • Horsepower: 365-hp @ 5,500
  • Torque: 350 lb.ft @ 3,500
  • Max. Seating: 7
  • Fuel Economy Rating: (4WD only) 13.2 city/8.8 hwy/11.2 combined – 21 city/32 hwy/25 combined imp. MPG
  • Wheelbase: 2860mm (112.6 in.)
  • Max. Towing Capacity: 2268 kg (5000 lbs)
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