Ford Explorer Sport

Get In and Stand Out

The 2013 Explorer Sport delivers a premium driving experience. At first, it stops you in your tracks with its arresting good looks. But then Explorer Sport begs you to get going… bristling with powerful performance.Like the Flex EcoBoost, the Explorer Sport was designed to go after seven-passenger crossover shoppers who want more oomph for their daily slogs. Until now, this buyer had only Dodge’s manly, V-8–powered Durango R/T to consider as a souped-up seven-seat alternative. The Sport is the only Explorer model to get Ford’s twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 engine; non-Sport Explorers are available with a 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbo four or naturally aspirated V-6. There are Sport-exclusive stiffer springs and dampers, quicker steering, uprated brakes, additional chassis bracing, and meaty, standard 20-inch tires. (Summer rubber is available, although our tester rode on Hankook Optima 255/50 all-seasons.) All-wheel drive is standard, as is a six-speed automatic that can be manually shifted via steering-wheel-mounted paddles. The Explorer’s body is butched up with a black-painted grille and trim, darkly tinted headlight and taillight bezels, and Taurus SHO–like aluminum wheels with black-painted inserts.
Explorer Sport hits  0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds. Not bad for a 4947-pound bull.The starting price  $ 41,545

Power Used Wisely

  • ·         Explorer Sport is powered by a 3.5L EcoBoost V6
  • ·         Direct fuel injection and twin turbochargers
  • ·         Instantaneous low-end torque responsiveness with virtually no turbo lag


Six-Speed SelectShift Automatic Transmission With Paddle Shifters

  • ·         Performance paddle-shift interface
  • ·         Provides the ease of an automatic transmission with the lively acceleration of a manual
  • ·         Works in concert with 3.5L EcoBoost V6 to provide enhanced performance A Bold, Distinctive Look
  • ·         Unique black grille
  • ·         Exclusive Explorer badging
  • ·         Embossed black liftgate accent
  • ·         Complementing body-color liftgate spoiler

Exterior Features
  • ·         2013 Ford Explorer has an agile, fluid shape combined with bold styling features such as the signature Ford 3-bar grille treatment.
  • ·         Unique badging is located on the leading edge of the hood.
  • ·         The unique sport styled dual chrome exhaust tips add a touch of flair to the Explorer Sport.
  • ·         Both the Explorer Sport headlamps and taillamps have stylish blackout treatments.
  • ·         This stylish spoiler complements the look of the Explorer and adds flair.
  • ·         XLT and Sport models have standard multifunctional mirrors featuring a heating function that helps melt away snow, ice and mist to help provide a clear rear view. Additionally, security approach lamps illuminate the area around your vehicle when you activate the open-door feature on your key fob or unlock the door.