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2013 Ford Explorer Sport

At a Glance

Pricing $30,600 - $45,525
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 2.0l I4 T, 3.5l V6, 3.5l V6 T
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 16-20 (city), 22-28 (highway)

The Ford Explorer is a hall-of-fame vehicle. The original Explorer helped to define the SUV segment and for years sold in numbers that no modern SUV or crossover could duplicate. In 2011, Ford reinvented the Explorer. Like all but the largest SUVs, the Explorer is now a unibody vehicle with a FWD-biased drive system. The new Explorer is longer and wider than before with a more spacious interior for seven passengers. By comparison, the Honda Pilot is slightly smaller, but the Chevrolet Traverse is slightly larger. Under the hood, most models equip a 290-bhp 3.5l V6 that has more power than competitive V6s and nearly matches the output of the prior generation's V8. Ford also equips the Explorer with an unusual 2.0l turbocharged four-cylinder (FWD only) promising increased fuel economy. Ford offers the Explorer in three trim levels ranging from about $30,000 to well over $40,000, ensuring that there is a model for every taste and budget.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Explorer 100A 3.5l V6 (290-bhp) A6 FWD 17/24/20 $30,600
Explorer 100A 2.0l I4 T (237-bhp) A6 FWD 20/28/24 $31,595
Explorer 100A 3.5l V6 (290-bhp) A6 AWD 17/23/20 $32,600
Explorer XLT 200A 3.5l V6 (290-bhp) A6 FWD 17/24/20 $32,900
Explorer XLT 200A 2.0l I4 T (237-bhp) A6 FWD 20/28/24 $33,895
Explorer XLT 200A 3.5l V6 (290-bhp) A6 AWD 17/23/20 $34,900
Explorer XLT 201A 3.5l V6 (290-bhp) A6 FWD 17/24/20 $34,400
Explorer XLT 201A 2.0l I4 T (237-bhp) A6 FWD 20/28/24 $35,395
Explorer XLT 201A 3.5l V6 (290-bhp) A6 AWD 17/23/20 $36,400
Explorer XLT 202A 3.5l V6 (290-bhp) A6 FWD 17/24/20 $35,400
Explorer XLT 202A 2.0l I4 T (237-bhp) A6 FWD 20/28/24 $36,395
Explorer XLT 202A 3.5l V6 (290-bhp) A6 AWD 17/23/20 $37,400
Explorer Limited 300A 3.5l V6 (290-bhp) A6 FWD 17/24/20 $38,100
Explorer Limited 300A 2.0l I4 T (237-bhp) A6 FWD 20/28/24 $39,095
Explorer Limited 300A 3.5l V6 (290-bhp) A6 AWD 17/23/20 $40,100
Explorer Limited 301A 3.5l V6 (290-bhp) A6 FWD 17/24/20 $40,700
Explorer Limited 301A 2.0l I4 T (237-bhp) A6 FWD 20/28/24 $41,695
Explorer Limited 301A 3.5l V6 (290-bhp) A6 AWD 17/23/20 $42,700
Explorer Limited 302A 3.5l V6 (290-bhp) A6 FWD 17/24/20 $43,525
Explorer Limited 302A 3.5l V6 (290-bhp) A6 AWD 17/23/20 $45,525
Explorer Limited 303A 2.0l I4 T (237-bhp) A6 FWD 20/28/24 $45,515
Explorer Sport 3.5l V6 T (350-bhp) A6 AWD 16/22/19 $42,670