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2013 Ford Explorer Sport priced from $40,720 - car fanatics - 06-07-2012 04:53 PM
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June 7, 2012
By: CF staff
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About the 2013 Ford Explorer Sport
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.
“Adding an EcoBoost drivetrain to Explorer Sport delivers even more fuel efficiency and performance to the lineup,” said Bill Gubing, Explorer chief engineer. “This is our highest- performance, most capable Ford Explorer ever.”
Completely new for 2011, the Ford Explorer has been winning over customers with its improved on-road handling, impressive comfort and convenience technologies, and fuel economy never before delivered by an SUV.
For the 2013 model year, Explorer Sport brings high-performance SUV power and projected fuel economy of up to 16 mpg in city driving and 22 mpg on the highway – anticipating 3 mpg better in the city and 2 mpg on the highway than the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango R/T 5.7-liter Hemi engines. It scores 3 mpg higher in the city and 4 mpg higher on the highway than the Land Rover Range Rover Sport.
“Explorer Sport makes no compromises,” said Carl Widmann, vehicle engineering manager. “By carefully beefing the chassis and suspension, precisely calibrating the Terrain Management System and adding comfort and convenience features, we’ve delivered an SUV that delivers great dynamics and performance – while towing up to 5,000 pounds.”
The Explorer Sport features a paddle-shifted six-speed SelectShift Automatic™ transmission with a unique 3.16 to 1 final drive ratio to provide the balance of responsive acceleration and economical low-rpm cruising for better fuel efficiency. Read more.
More photos of the 2013 Ford Explorer Sport here.
RE: 2013 Ford Explorer Sport priced from $40,720 - DougDrivesDodge - 06-07-2012 05:35 PM
that is...more than i expected
RE: 2013 Ford Explorer Sport priced from $40,720 - MOPAR74 - 06-07-2012 05:41 PM
Id rather have a Flex Ecoboost
RE: 2013 Ford Explorer Sport priced from $40,720 - jspookss - 06-07-2012 08:04 PM
40,000 worth of plastic. Awesome :2thumbsup:
RE: 2013 Ford Explorer Sport priced from $40,720 - Thed - 06-07-2012 08:13 PM
DougDrivesDodge;210922 Wrote:that is...more than i expected
It was actually less than I expected. I was thinking it would be in the $45-47k range.
RE: 2013 Ford Explorer Sport priced from $40,720 - REVolution - 06-07-2012 08:29 PM
I think the price is right, although I'll admit I thought it was on the expensive side. It is an Explorer after all, however, the performance and what you get with it is pretty incredible.
RE: 2013 Ford Explorer Sport priced from $40,720 - McLovin - 06-07-2012 09:25 PM
All the steering, suspension, power train and calibration updates alone make this a winner.
Fact that looks great and is fun to drive, while offering good fuel economy, is a big bonus.