Ford has announced that the high-performance 2013 Explorer Sport officially packs 365 horsepower and is rated at 22 MPG on the highway.
Ford has announced that the high-performance 2013 Explorer Sport officially packs 365 horsepower and is rated at 22 MPG on the highway. “Explorer Sport hits a sweet-spot combination of power, usable torque, 4WD capability, with class-leading fuel efficiency,” said Bill Gubing, chief engineer for Explorer, Taurus and Police Interceptor vehicles. “The Explorer Sport EcoBoost engine matches Taurus SHO for output and the Terrain Management System has been specifically calibrated to optimize increased power – regardless of the road or conditions.”
The 2013 Ford Explorer Sport is powered by a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine with 365 horsepower and is rated at 16 mpg in city driving and 22 mpg on the highway. According to Ford, the Explorer Sport is rated at 3 mpg better in the city and 2 mpg better on the highway than the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango R/T with 5.7-liter Hemi engines.
Available in four exterior colors – Ruby Red Metallic Clearcoat, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat, Tuxedo Black Metallic and Ingot Silver Metallic – Explorer Sport has unique 20-inch painted and machined wheels, features blacked-out headlamp and taillamp treatments, black roof rack rails, sideview mirror skull caps and a liftgate appliqué.
The 2013 Explorer Sport goes on sale this fall.