> 2013 Explorer Features: performance

Impressive horsepower and fuel economy

The standard 3.5L twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) V6 engine in the Explorer can be easily described in two words: no compromise. It delivers remarkable 290 horsepower and 255 lb.-ft. of torque.* That means you have the power for merging, accelerating and pulling a trailer. You just may not visit the gas station as much.

*EPA-estimated 17 city/24 hwy/20 combined mpg, FWD. Class is Large Utilities vs. 2012 competitors.

Best-in-class 28 hwy mpg* 2.0L I-4 EcoBoost® engine

The EcoBoost inline four-cylinder engine combines two different technologies – turbocharging and twin independent variable cam timing (Ti-VCT) – to deliver the performance of a much larger engine. It churns out 240 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque across a wide 1,750–4,000 rpm range. Features include:

• All aluminum
• Direct fuel injection
• Single turbocharger
• Piston cooling jets for durability

*EPA-estimated 20 city/28 hwy/23 combined mpg, 2.0L I-4.

Abundant Towing Capacity

With a towing capacity of up to 5,000 lbs., when properly equipped, the Explorer can haul a boat, camper or trailer. Power comes from its standard 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine that delivers 290 horsepower and 255 lb.-ft. of torque. The Class III Trailer Tow Package, required for towing, includes an engine oil cooler and wiring harness. The Explorer has several features that make towing easier. There’s the available rear view camera that provides a video image on the center console screen of the area behind your vehicle. The screen has guides that help you align your vehicle when hooking up a trailer. Hill start assist, included in the available Intelligent 4WD System, helps keep the vehicle from rolling backward, making it easier to pull away when on a slope or hill with a grade greater than five degrees. Standard trailer sway control helps make towing even easier by detecting trailer sway and automatically reducing engine speed and applying asymmetric braking to help counter it.* When it comes to towing, the Explorer is the perfect choice.

*Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions.

Remote Start/Climate Control System

Simply double-click the remote start button to start your vehicle and the available Remote Start/Automatic Climate Control System provides a comfortable interior. In hot weather conditions, the cabin is cooled to 72 degrees and the cooled seats* will be set to high. When it’s cold out, the cabin temperature is also heated to 72 degrees and the heated seats will be set to high as well. Even the rear defrost/heated mirrors will be activated.

*If equipped.

Hill Descent Control™

The available Intelligent 4WD System features Hill Descent Control.™ This makes tackling off-road downhills much easier. Just push a button, tap your brakes and the Explorer will maintain a steady speed on its own, letting you concentrate on steering.

Meet The New Explorer Sport

The 2013 Explorer Sport delivers a premium driving experience. Features include:
• 3.5L EcoBoost® engine with impressive horsepower and torque
• Sport suspension
• 20-inch machined aluminum wheels with painted pockets
• SelectShift Automatic® six-speed transmission with paddle shifters
• Leather-trimmed seats in Charcoal Black or Charcoal Black with Sienna inserts
• Black grille with unique Explorer badging

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