With its sturdy road undercurrents, good fuel efficiency, spacious cabin and highly innovative features, the 2013 Ford Explorer tops the list in the large crossover SUV segment. Ford Explorer offers new trim level for this year’s offering – Sport trim. This new trim is equipped with a turbocharged engine and sport-tuned suspension. Aside from the new trim, Ford also offers new front passenger knee airbag, xenon headlights with automatic high-beam control. The Limited trim gets new heated steering wheel, tilt-and-telescoping steering column and a lane-departure warning system with lane-assist.
Inside the Explorer’s cabin is a massive and outstanding features created from high quality materials. From its soft-to-touch dashboard to its responsive switchgear – everything were created with much precision. Giving the Ford Explorer with an even better upscale look is the MyFord Touch interface that features high resolution display screen and touch-sensitive audio and climate buttons.
There are four trim levels offered under the Ford Explorer line-up: base, XLT, Sport and Limited trim levels. Standard for a 2013 Ford Explorer are 17-inch steel wheels, a V6 engine, roof rails, air-conditioning system, blind spot mirrors, privacy glass, trip computer, six-way power driver seat and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. Also offered as standard features for a Ford Explorer are: six-speaker sound system, CD player and auxiliary audio jack input.
Powering the 2013 Ford Explorer is a 3.5-liter V6 capable of producing 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. The power is sent to a front-wheel drive through a six-speed automatic transmission. A four-wheel drive system and Terrain Management System (a four-mode system that enhances traction electronically for different conditions which the driver may select) are optional features for the large crossover’s powertrain.