2013 Ford Explorer
The Ford Explorer is a full-size sport utility vehicle produced by the American manufacturer Ford.
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Sharing its car-based platform with the Taurus sedan, the Ford Explorer sits squarely in the crossover realm, pitting it against competitors like the Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot and Chevrolet Traverse. Front-wheel drive is standard, and the Explorer can seat up to seven people in three rows. All-wheel drive with Ford's Terrain Management System is optional.
The MyFord Touch system, with touch-sensitive and voice-activated controls similar to those in the Edge crossover, is also optional. Base, XLT, Limited and new-for-2013 Sport trim levels are offered. All three come with V-6 power; the turbo four-cylinder is optional on front-wheel-drive models.
- 16 premium speakers
- 1st and 2nd row curtain head airbags
- Anti-theft alarm system
- Audio controls on steering wheel
- Audio theft deterrent
- Automatic temperature control
- Cold Weather Package
- Lane departure
- Smart device integration
|Layout / number of cylinders||6|
|@ rpm||6,700 rpm|
|Compression ratio||12.5 : 1|
|Top Track Speed||173 mph|
|0 - 60 mph||4.8 s|
|Manual Gearbox||6-speed with dual-mass flywheel and self-adjusting clutch|
|Maximum payload||739 lbs|
|Curb weight||2910 lbs|
|Luggage compartment volume||5.3 cu. ft. (front) / 4.6 cu. ft. (rear)|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||16.9 gal.|
Newly available features include a heated steering wheel and high-intensity-discharge headlights that automatically dim when oncoming traffic is present. The front-seat passenger gets a new knee airbag, too.