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> 2013 Explorer Features: Technology

Available SYNC® with MyFord® or SYNC® with MyFord Touch®

Available voice-activated SYNC27 with MyFord helps keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. A 4.2-inch information cluster screen is also there to assist you.

• With hands-free calling, you’ll never miss a phone call when you’re behind the wheel. 128
• Simply say what or who you want to hear and get it with voice-activated music search.
• Bluetooth® audio lets you wirelessly control your entertainment with voice commands. 127
• Available SYNC® Services129 provides turn-by-turn directions to just about anywhere. Plus 411 business search, personalized sports scores, news, horoscopes and more.
• Have incoming text messages read aloud to you.
• 911 Assist® can call for help in an emergency, even if you can’t.28
• Information screens display the information you want in the cluster panel and center stack.

Upgrade to SYNC with MyFord Touch100 for the ultimate in capabilities:

• A customizable, eight-inch touch screen in the center stack, dual 4.2-inch cluster screens, audio/video input jacks, and two USB ports.
• WiFi® 112 capability
• Leading-edge voice recognition technology responds to commands as simple and conversational as “find restaurant.”
• SYNC® Services is complimentary for three years.
• Use voice commands to adjust your climate.
• Find the SiriusXM radio stations you want with voice commands.

Available SYNC® voice-activated technology

SYNC27* is an easy-to-use in-car connectivity system that allows you to stay connected to your world. Simply pair your Bluetooth-enabled phone and your compatible MP3 player or USB drive and SYNC does the rest. Capabilities include:

• Make hands-free calls
• Control your music with simple voice commands
• SYNC with services (if equipped) lets you:
-- Receive traffic alerts, turn-by-turn directions and business search right through your vehicle’s stereo
-- Hear your favorite content anytime with personalized news, weather, horoscopes, stocks, movie times and sports (if equipped)
-- Get helpful travel information through touch or voice commands for airlines, rental cars, hotels, taxis, weather and driving directions for your destination (if equipped)
-- Use your laptop or desktop to map out your destination from Google Maps™ or MapQuest® and have the directions sent directly to your vehicle’s SYNC system
• Vehicle Health Report allows you to receive an online report of your vehicle’s diagnostics
• 911 Assist® can connect you directly to a 911 operator through your paired mobile phone after an accident in which an airbag deploys28*
• Audible text message


Google Maps™ is a trademark of Google, Inc. MapQuest is a trademark of AOL Inc. The Bluetooth word mark is a trademark of the Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

Active Park Assist

Unlike other systems that employ imaging devices, available hands-free active park assist uses ultrasonic sensors. It’s one of the many revolutionary technology features available in the 2013 Ford Explorer. Simply press a button and the sensors can actually locate a parallel-parking space for you. Once activated and with minimal input from you, your Explorer will be parallel parked.

Sony® Audio System with HD Radio™

The available Sony Audio System features 390 watts of power, 12 high-quality premium speakers and a dual-channel subwoofer. The system includes HD Radio for static-free, razor-sharp sound reception. One especially innovative feature is iTunes® Tagging. You simply hit the "Tag" button when you hear a song you like on your local FM HD Radio station. Song information will be saved for later preview and purchase or direct buy if your device is wireless-enabled and connected to the Internet.

Sony is a registered trademark of Sony Electronics, Inc. HD Radio is a proprietary trademark of iBiquity Digital Corp. iTunes is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. All rights reserved.

Interior Comfort

On the coldest winter mornings, your hands will be toasty warm, thanks to the available heated steering wheel. There are also available perforated, leather-trimmed, heated and cooled front bucket seats that deliver four-season comfort for you and your passenger. The seats are included in the available Luxury Seating Package in the Limited model and feature 10-way power with power lumbar and recline. The driver’s side seat has memory feature for two drivers. Also included in the Luxury Seating Package is the PowerFold® third-row seat that can fold flat for convenient storage.

Navigation System with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link

The available Navigation System with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link* provides turn-by-turn directions, giving you your choice of fastest, shortest, or EcoRoute mode that instantly calculates the most fuel-efficient route and can help you achieve better fuel economy. The Navigation System features a full-color three-dimensional bird’s-eye view, provides points of interest and the last destinations entered in the system. With SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link, you’ll also get detailed traffic information, current and forecast weather, gas station locations and prices, sports scores and schedules, and theater locations with movie listings and times.

*SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Traffic and Travel Link subscriptions sold separately or as a package after trial expires. SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link service available in select markets. Subscriptions are governed by SiriusXM Customer Agreement; see www.siriusxm.com. Sirius U.S. Satellite Service available in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.

Available Dual-Headrest DVD Players

The latest in on-the-road DVD technology. Two totally independent systems with seven-inch color LCD wide-screen monitors, top slot-loading player, two dual-channel infrared headphones and remote, game/video ports, wireless FM modulation to vehicle's stereo system, and CD/MP3 playback capability. Comes in colors and upholstery to complement your vehicle's interior. This is a Ford Licensed Accessory.

Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start

It’s a breeze entering your 2013 Explorer and starting the engine, thanks to the available Intelligent Access with push-button start feature. Simply have the Intelligent Access key in your pocket or purse near the driver’s side door. (The system senses when the key is nearby.) Then touch the door handle to unlock the driver’s side door or all the doors. Once inside, just press the brake pedal and then the start button. Shift into gear and go.

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