First Drive: 2013 Ford Explorer Sport
Introduction: 2013 Ford Explorer Sport
The name Explorer has been an entry in the automotive lexicon since 1990. Back then, the body-on-frame Ford made the Sport Utility Vehicle a mainstream machine, and there’s been no looking back since. Today, the fifth generation Ford Explorer has come a long way from its roots. In fact, the Explorer has gone the way of many of its competitors and switched to a car-based crossover platform. It’s also become quite a premium machine thanks to the available luxury amenities and technological goodies.
Still, some buyers are looking for more from their machines, and we’re not talking about fuel economy. We mean performance, and that’s something that’s been lacking from the Explorer lineup. Until now, that is, because Ford is bringing the 2013 Explorer Sport to a dealership near you, and it’s arriving with a twin-turbocharged V6 engine.
Performance, comfort, and style are doled out without a worry of “too much” in the minds of Ford designers and engineers. The 2013 Ford Explorer Sport is ready to do battle with the sportiest members of this segment… and one vehicle that might surprise you.