2013 Ford Explorer "Sport" Airs, Gets EcoBoost
March 28, 2012 4:33 PM
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New premium SUV is packed with Ford's high-tech features, options
The beloved SUV is finally starting to shed its "gas guzzler" distinction, thanks to vehicles like the new 2013 Explorer SUV from Ford Motor Comp. (
). Ford unveiled this morning its upgraded model, which brings a new marquee submodel, the Ford Explorer Sport.
Ford has been putting a lot of pressure on fellow automakers with its
premium package consumer vehicles
, which often offer features sets that are quite competitive with its rivals' luxury brand vehicles.
The Explorer Sport has been empowered with Ford's
twin-turbocharged, gasoline direct injection
, which previously popped up in the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO, the 2010 Ford Flex, the
, and a pair of Lincoln branded vehicles (the MKS and MKT).
Ford did not list the exact horespower of its latest tuned Ecoboost V6, but it's expected to deliver over 350 hp, while offering up 16 mpg city, 25 mpg highway.
Ford says that's anticipated to be 3/2 mpg better (city/highway, respectively) than Chrysler's Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango R/T with
5.7L Hemi engines
, and 3/4 mpg better than the Land Rover Range Rover Sport (Land Rover is a Tata Motor Comp. (
Aside from beating its rivals by double digit percentages in the fuel economy department, the new SUV is rated to tow up to 5,000 pounds.
The model also comes with special new trim and the
of MyFord Touch, which was added to the
base Explorer model in 2011
. The vehicle also has a high-tech set of options, which include
Active Park Assist (APS)
Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)
, and Push Button Start.
In July of last year, Ford introduced a "lesser"
version of the Explorer.
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RE: This is good?
3/29/2012 11:41:30 AM
THANK YOU!! I knew when I clicked it the first post would be some moron comparing his real-world MPG to the EPA numbers listed here. Why do idiots still think this is valid? Just about any smart driver can beat the EPA numbers, they are just there for EPA to EPA comparison any other comparison is invalid. Yet here is another 50 post thread, and he's rated up, even though is post is a retarded waste of time.
RE: This is good?
4/6/2012 4:13:33 PM
Why thank you for your educated, erudite, and EPA centric reply. Much appreciated.
Listen, my post was regarding the MPG and the quoted EPA mileage is NOT impressive, even for an SUV/crossover.
My comparison was meant to be a contrast. Let's take a big, heavy truck and compare the mileage I get in it (and it's pretty typical for 12 valve Cummins powered Rams) to this little Explorer (little compared to "real" trucks) which has modern engine technology. I believe I mentioned that my truck was a 97 - so here we are 15 years later and this Explorer can't get more than a couple MPG better than my 1997 behemoth?
The reason I got rated up is because other people actually GOT my post. Too bad you didn't.
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