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2013 Ford Explorer

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2013 Base 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
most popular
Price:   -  From $29,100
2013 Base 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $31,100
2013 XLT 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $32,680
2013 XLT 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $34,680
2013 Limited 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $38,100
2013 Limited 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $40,100
2013 Sport 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $40,780

Overview

All Explorers get power amenities, air conditioning, six-way power driver's seat, 17-inch wheels, six-speaker audio system with AUX input and a raft of safety features that includes full-length curtain airbags, front and side front passenger airbags and a rollover protection program. XLT models add SiriusXM radio and rear parking sensors. Limited trim boasts leather seats, HD radio and MyFord Touch. The new Sport trim has the EcoBoost V6, sport seats and 20-inch alloy wheels.

In terms of the competition, the Chevrolet Traverse can seat up to eight, instead of the Explorer's seven. It also has more cargo space overall. But the Traverse doesn't have as sophisticated of a four-wheel drive system and only offers one engine. The Honda Pilot also seats up to eight and can be cheaper than a similarly equipped Explorer, but lacks many high-tech options and has hit-or-miss styling. The Toyota Highlander is quiet, soft-riding and offers a four-cylinder. But the Toyota is more cramped inside. The Mazda CX-9 is more agile and is less expensive than the Explorer, but its infotainment systems are a generation behind.

Overall, the Explorer is a solid choice for a three-row crossover if safety and having the latest in-car technology is high on the list. It is also a competent seven-seater that offers many engine choices and has a more sophisticated four-wheel drive system than other crossovers.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 3.5L V-6 / 290 HP / 255 ft.lbs.
Available: 2.0L I-4 / 240 HP / 270 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 6-spd SelectShift w/OD
Available: 6-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
17 / 24 / 20 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
7
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 3.5L V-6 / 290 HP / 255 ft.lbs.
Available: 2.0L I-4 / 240 HP / 270 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
17 / 24 / 20 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
18.6 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded / Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$71
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
80.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
152 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
197.1 "
Exterior Width
78.9 "
Exterior Height
70.4 "
Front Headroom
41.4 "
Rear Headroom
40.5 "
Front Legroom
40.6 "
Rear Legroom
39.8 "
Front Shoulder Room
61.3 "
Rear Shoulder Room
61.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,534 Lbs. / 4,448 Lbs.
Wheel Base
113 "
Turning Radius
19.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Steel
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Convex Spotter
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Gray
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
7
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
8-way (6-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
8-way (6-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
4
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Securilock
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

Used 2013 Ford Explorer for Sale

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Limited
Color: Tuxedo Black Metallic
Price

$10,888

Mileage

114,056 mi

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Price

$12,491

Mileage

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Color: Brown
Price

$12,990

Mileage

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Color: Black
Price

$12,999

Mileage

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Phone: (561) 253-8676
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