2012 Ford Explorer Long Term Road Test

2012 Ford Explorer XLT Ecoboost: I want the 2013 Explorer Sport

March 28, 2012

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There are two big complaints about our 2012 Ford Explorer EcoBoost that don't involve MyFord Touch: 1) It's kind of sluggish. 2) No way to get AWD and a turbo.

With "at least" 350 horsepower from a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, AWD and some unique tweaks (including an upgraded MyFord Touch), the 2013 Explorer Sport fixes both of those issues.

Mike Magrath, Features Editor, Edmunds.com

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Ford Explorer in VA is:

$130 per month*
* Explanation