Used 2013 Ford Explorer Pricing


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2013 Highlights

The 2013 Ford Explorer receives a new performance-oriented Sport trim level that features a turbocharged engine and sport-tuned suspension. All Explorers this year have a new front passenger knee airbag, while a heated steering wheel, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column and lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist are offered for the Limited trim level. The available xenon headlights now feature automatic high-beam control.


Pros

  • Upscale cabin
  • abundant high-tech features
  • excellent ride/handling balance
  • excellent crash test safety scores
  • available fuel-efficient turbocharged four-cylinder.

Cons

  • Less third-row and cargo room than some rivals
  • feels bigger than it is behind the wheel
  • MyFord Touch is slow to respond and can be difficult to use.

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Used 2013 Ford Explorer for Sale

Ford Explorer 2013 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Kodiak Brown Metallic 70,853 miles
Used 2013Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$20,998
Est.Loan: $382/mo
CarMax(0)
3.1 mi away
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Fleet

Ford Explorer 2013 XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Tuxedo Black Metallic Charcoal Black leather60,439 miles
Used 2013Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$16,900
Est.Loan: $308/mo
Auto Bank II(0)
15.4 mi away
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EXCELLENT CONDITION! Factory Navigation Factory Back-Up Camera 60K Orig miles Leather Seats Power Seats Heated Seats Premium Sound System Aux Input Bluetooth Keyless Entry Alarm Third Row Seating Alloys Tow Hitch Roof Rack...loaded! This Explorer has all the luxury options! It looks and drives like NEW! It comes with 3months/5000 miles Powertrain warranty. We offer extended warranties at very reasonable prices! We offer low interest rate financing. Second chance credit and TAX IDS are welcome! NEW! NEW! NEW! A MUST SEE!                                                                           2013 Ford Explorer XLT FWD w/Nav...auto 60K miles Leather Seats Factory Navigation Factory Back-Up Camera Third Row Seating Heated Seats Premium Sound System Bluetooth Aux Input Keyless Entry Alarm Tow Hitch Alloy Wheels....Loaded! This Explorer has all the luxury options! IT has been serviced and maintained and it comes with 3months/5000 miles Powertrain warranty. We offer low interest rate financing. Second chance credit and TAX IDS are welcome. For more info please call 703-351-9400 ask for Carlos or Moe or Julio Visit Auto Bank II online at autobank2.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-351-9400 today to schedule your test drive.Auto Bank offers quality luxury vehicles at very reasonable prices. We have interest rates as low as 2.99% on 2002 vehicles and newer on approved credit. All of our vehicles come with 3months/3000 miles warranty. Auto Bank offers extended warranties at very reasonable prices. Open on Sundays from 1100 am -500 pm.

Ford Explorer 2013 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Sterling Gray Metallic Medium Light Stone leather133,013 miles
Used 2013Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$13,000
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Ford Explorer 2013 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Deep Impact Blue Metallic 70,743 miles
Used 2013Ford ExplorerBase
List:$16,495
Est.Loan: $301/mo
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***POWER SUNROOF, 7 PASSENGER, 4WD........................2013 FORD EXPLORER SUV, DEEP BLUE WITH A LIGHT GRAY INTERIOR, REAR CLIMATE CONTROLS, DRIVERS POWER SEAT, 3RD ROW SEATING, TINTED GLASS, VENT VISORS, ROOFRACK, SIDE AIRBAGS, ANTI-LOCK BRAKES, DUAL EXHAUST, 17 INCH WHEELS, CLEAN CARFAX WITH 12 SERVICE RECORDS***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. 30 DAY LIMITED POWERTRAIN WARRANTY, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.

Ford Explorer 2013 Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A) White Platinum Metallic Tri-coat 56,596 miles
Used 2013Ford ExplorerSport
List:$23,977
Est.Loan: $437/mo
Manassas Motors(0)
18.7 mi away
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Ford Explorer 2013 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Kodiak Brown Metallic Charcoal Black premium cloth88,200 miles
Used 2013Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$18,488
Est.Loan: $337/mo
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Ford Explorer 2013 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Ingot Silver Metallic 135,000 miles
Used 2013Ford ExplorerLimited
List:$13,995
Est.Loan: $261/mo
Carplex(0)
18.9 mi away
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Ford Explorer 2013 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Tuxedo Black Metallic 114,485 miles
Used 2013Ford ExplorerXLT
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Treat yourself to a test drive in the 2013 Ford Explorer! This is an exceptional vehicle at an affordable price! Ford prioritized practicality, efficiency, and style by including: power front seats, an overhead console, and much more. It features an automatic transmission, 4-wheel drive, and a 3.5 liter 6 cylinder engine. Our sales reps are knowledgeable and professional. We'd be happy to answer any questions that you may have. Stop by our dealership or give us a call for more information. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov

Ford Explorer 2013 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Oxford White Clearcoat 118,230 miles
Used 2013Ford ExplorerBase
List:$12,995
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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This 2013 Ford Explorer 4dr FWD 4dr features a 2.0L 4 CYLINDER 4cyl Gasoline engine. It is equipped with a Automatic transmission. The vehicle is White with a Tan interior. It is offered As-Is, extended warranty is available. - Air Conditioning| Tinted Windows| Power Steering| Power Windows| Power Mirrors| Power Drivers Seat| Rear Air Conditioning| Telescoping Steering Wheel| Steering Wheel Radio Controls| Driver Airbag| Passenger Airbag| Side Airbags| Keyless Entry| ABS Brakes| Rear Defogger| Intermittent Wipers| AM/FM| CD Player| Anti-Theft| 12v Power Outlet| 3rd Row Seating| Aux. Audio Input| Carpeted Floor Mats| Center Arm Rest| Child Proof Door Locks| Overhead Console| Rear Spoiler| Rear Spoiler| Rear Wipers| Roll Stability Control| Side Curtain Airbags| Tire Pressure Monitor| Vanity Mirrors - Contact SALES DEPARTMENT at 703-369-7777 or FINISHLINEAUTOVA@GMAIL.COM for more information. -

Ford Explorer 2013 Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A) Tuxedo Black Metallic Charcoal Black leather99,001 miles
Used 2013Ford ExplorerSport
List:$19,358
Est.Loan: $353/mo
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* INTERACTIVE NAVIGATION, * BACKUP CAMERA, * DUAL MOONROOFS, * HEATED AND AIR CONDITIONED SEATS, * REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM, * MEMORY DRIVER SEAT, * BLIND SPOT MONITORING SYSTEM, * ONE-OWNER VEHICLE, * CLEAN CARFAX WITH SERVICE RECORDS, * SYNC W/ MYFORD TOUCH, * LEATHER INTERIOR, * SHEEHY SELECT CERTIFIED WITH 2 MONTH 2,000 MILE WARRANTY, * ALL-WHEEL-DRIVE, * 3RD ROW SEATING, * 7 PASSENGER SEATING, * PUSH BUTTON START, * BLUETOOTH HANDS-FREE CAPABILITY, * LOCAL TRADE-IN HERE AT SHEEHY, * POWER REAR LIFTGATE, * TRAILER TOW PACKAGE, * KEYLESS ENTRY, * REMOTE START, * AVAILABLE AT SHEEHY FORD OF SPRINGFIELD, *ADAPTIVE CRUISE/COLLISION WARNING, * AMBIENT LIGHTING.

Ford Explorer 2013 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Tuxedo Black Metallic Charcoal Black leather72,807 miles
Used 2013Ford ExplorerLimited
List:$21,000
Est.Loan: $383/mo
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Ford... Explorer... Limited... AWD... 6-Speed Automatic... with Select-Shift... 3.5L... Leather... Heated & Cool Seats... Navigation... Back Up Camera... Sunroof.............Check us OUT!!!!!!!.......Welcome to the COUNTRY! Big Town Volume with a Small Town Feel....

Ford Explorer 2013 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Ingot Silver Metallic Charcoal Black leather89,000 miles
Used 2013Ford ExplorerLimited
List:$18,990
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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AWD. Reviews: * Upscale cabin; abundant high-tech features; excellent ride/handling balance; excellent crash test safety scores; available fuel-efficient turbocharged four-cylinder. Source: Edmunds Come see why we're one of the HIGHEST SELLING PRE-OWNED DEALERS in MARYLAND! We start with a GREAT SELECTION of PREMIUM INVENTORY all listed at BELOW MARKET PRICING and continue on to provide a GREAT SERVICE EXPERIENCE throughout the buying process! All of our prices are BASED ON THE RESEARCH of competitive vehicles in our local marketplace-They are ACCURATE and IN-LINE with what you will find through your own research. This helps to avoid a lengthy back-and-forth negotiation process. Call today to EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE.

Ford Explorer 2013 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Ingot Silver Metallic Medium Light Stone leather85,572 miles
Used 2013Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$19,599
Est.Loan: $357/mo
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We have expanded to serve you better!!! Come and visit our 4 conveniently located retail stores in Gaithersburg MD, Brentwood MD, Cottage City MD and Manassas VA.**ONE OWNER** 2013 FORD EXPLORER AWD with powerful 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 -inc 3.39 axle ratio engine and driven only 85572 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 301-277-3838** GUARANTEED FINANCING APPROVAL ** MD and VA inspected, extended warranties available in every unit... and your first year of basic maintenance comes included in every vehicle we sell.Got credit issues!?... we got financing for you!! We have the vehicle that fits your needs and help you establish your credit at the same time...come and check us out and you will see why when others say no...Mr Car says yes!!! Come and drive home today without drama and disappointments. Contact our Sales Team at 301-277-3838 - 703-468-3838 - 301-277-4480 or apply online at www.mymrcar.com and find out why we are the home of the guaranteed credit approval in the industry !!! Hablamos EspaA?ol!!

Ford Explorer 2013 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Ingot Silver Metallic Charcoal Black leather45,645 miles
Used 2013Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$23,598
Est.Loan: $430/mo
CarMax(1)
36.1 mi away
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Fleet

Ford Explorer 2013 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat Medium Light Stone leather84,425 miles
Used 2013Ford ExplorerLimited
List:$19,410
Est.Loan: $354/mo
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Thanks for shopping at Miller Brothers Chevrolet Cadillac of Ellicott City Look at this nice 2013 Ford Explorer Limited ! Check out all the options! Adjust your seat to your liking with the Power Adjustable Driver's Seat. Let them have it their way with a Power Adjustable Passenger Seat! Never get lost again with this vehicle's GPS Navigation system! Keep yourself cool this summer with Air Conditioned Seats! Keep warm this winter with heated seats! Luxurious Leather Seats will keep you comfortable for the entire ride! Who doesn't love a sunroof? Open it up and ride into the sunset! Keep your devices charged with a USB Port! Push Button Start for a smooth ignition! Keep your seat where you want it with Auto Memory Seating. There is room for all your friends to sit with a 3 Passenger Rear Seat! Your arms won't get tired with this vehicle's Telescopic Steering Wheel! Brake smoothly with an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). This vehicle is equipped with a Back-Up Camera for your safety, see the world behind you! Stay on the road with Traction Control!

Ford Explorer 2013 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Ingot Silver Metallic Medium Light Stone cloth97,152 miles
Used 2013Ford ExplorerBase
List:$12,988
Est.Loan: $243/mo
Hagerstown Kia(12)
40.1 mi away
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Price REDUCED, ONE OWNER. Recent Arrival! 2013 Ford Explorer 4D Sport Utility 3.5L 6-Cylinder SMPI DOHC FWD Ingot SilverSOLD AS-IS! Here is your chance to save big money on this Pre-Auction vehicle offered by Hagerstown Honda/KIA. **NOT FOR SALE TO MARYLAND RESIDENTS** Call before we send it to Auction @ 800-800-4727. TO RECIEVE THE INTERNET SALE PRICE THIS VEHICLE DESCRIPTION PAGE MUST BE PRINTED AND PRESENTED BEFORE PURCHASE!

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Features & Specs

XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
MPG201919
Seating777
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelflex-fuel (FFV)flex-fuel (FFV)flex-fuel (FFV)
Horsepower290 hp @ 6500 rpm290 hp @ 6500 rpm290 hp @ 6500 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver4/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
  • Side Barrier Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover16.9%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    G
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    G
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2013 Ford Explorer

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Consumer Rating


Towing Issues
I just bought a 2013 Explorer with a tow package with the intent of occasionally needing to rent a trailer as I had done with my previous vehicle (a 2009 Edge). I found out after the purchase that U-Haul has black-listed all model years of Explorer and will not rent towable equipment that will towed by any Explorer. This fact was not know by the dealer.
New vehicle impressions
Purchased vehicle in Fort Myers FL and had accumulated less than 400 miles on same before undertaking our trek to extreme Northern NY... the car performed very well and the mileage improved as we drove. Ride comfort and seating is superior. The car has 302a pkg, so all of the toys and features apply...forward facing radar is truly impressive in high speed traffic situations. The blind spot detection works very well and the lane minder too, had to play some to find out if it worked. Had one incident with the closing rate detection on the radar as a panic situation occured in front of me, the heads up display and braking assist performed as they were designed, added to my feeling of safety
Do your own homework before reading these reviews
I bought my car used with 30000 miles on it in perfect condition. I fell in love with it when i saw that it had everything that i needed and more. As a mom this car fit all my needs, and it was way better than my mini van. The My Ford Touch is wonderful! it can find even the hardest of places on the GPS and never fails on me. i have to admit at first i was a little overwhelmed with the touch sensitive buttons and all the buttons on the steering wheel, but i found myself quickly learning and it wasn't that hard. I have had no problems with my Explorer just the usual maintenance. the only thing i have found i do not like is when the third row head rests are up it does make it hard to see out the back but the fix was just not having them up when they were not in use, but that is also why the backup camera is a dream, and the other thing is it is a bit slow when trying to get up and go, but I'm also used to a mini van that had a lot of get up and go power behind it. As i was reading these reviews i started to second guess myself because of all the negative comments people had to say about theirs, but people need to realize that not everything can be perfect and that sometimes parts are defective. There is no perfect car brand they all have the problems. with that i am still in love with my car and everything about it!
More About This Model

Hard to believe it's been nearly two years since the new-generation Ford Explorer rewrote the rules for the nameplate that became probably the most synonymous with the acronym "SUV." The 2011 Explorer took the tried-and-true, body-on-frame Ford SUV that for more than a decade was America's station wagon and turned that formula on its head. The new unibody Ford Explorer became a crossover.

With the Explorer's transformation came definitively more acceptable road manners and ride quality. But nobody was going to accuse the three-row, wide-body — and nearly 2.5-ton — Explorer of offering any sort of enthusiast appeal. And why should it?

Because there are Hemi-powered Jeep Grand Cherokees and Range Rover Sports, that's why.

Hold People, Haul Stuff, Go Fast — Pick All Three
Our point is not to question the rationality of a "high-performance" crossover. They're oxymoronic, yes, but they exist. They exist because people — mostly fairly affluent people — want to buy them.

An even more puzzling proposition is the high-performance, three-row crossover. This is an even rarer bird, and with the exception of the Dodge Durango, you have to look to V8-powered European stuff, thus the reason Ford's people have the temerity to mention the Range Rover as a competitor for the just-released 2013 Explorer Sport.

The 2013 Ford Explorer Sport certainly is less costly. Base price is $41,545 (including destination) and even though the one you'd want will bring you close to $50 grand, that's still $35,000 less than the three-row Mercedes-Benz GL550 and probably $20 thou less than five-seater Mercedes MLs, BMW X5 and the Range Rover Sport.

Then again, you say, a Ford is not a BMW.

Fair Enough
Consider, then, that the 2013 Explorer Sport, with the same 365 horsepower/350 pound-feet 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 we know from the Taurus SHO, doesn't hold up too shabbily to the high-powered Euro competition, whose V8s churn out significantly more power but also are markedly porkier on the scales.

If you consider the Sport's most likely competition to be domestic, the EcoBoost is 5 horses stronger (though down 40 lb-ft) than the Hemi-powered Dodge Durango RT and Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Explorer Sport is 75 hp mightier than the standard V6-powered Explorer and produces fuel economy ratings of 16 city/22 highway mpg — just 1 mpg thirstier than that vehicle and still near the top of this not especially environmentally concerned class. The Explorer Sport's chief engineer proclaims it to be "the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered high-performance SUV out there."

Whether all this will impress the seat of your pants is for now subjective, as we've yet to test it. But, when pressed, engineers say there might be as much as a 2-second reduction in 0-60-mph time — a handy thing given the noncommittal 8.3 seconds we got from the conventionally aspirated Explorer Limited.

What the seat of our pants told us: The Explorer Sport's EcoBoost propulsion makes a huge difference when midrange thrust is what you seek. Passing back road dawdlers will have all occupants (as many as seven) checking the tightness of their seatbelts far less than in, say, the Scion FR-S.

That's gotta be good for something, right?

Higher Performance Through the Steering Wheel, Too
Stop us if you've heard this before, but the engine may not be the best part. The Explorer Sport's chassis upgrades are at least as gratifying as the extra engine grunt, even though we'll allow that they don't make the 4,921-pound Sport the slot car of crossovers.

Ford engineers know the standard Explorer's electrically assisted power steering isn't the paragon of tactility, but the Explorer Sport's steering gear is solidly mounted to the front subframe and the steering's programming has been retuned. Then they did something nobody typically associated with improving steering precision or turn-in ever does: They replaced a bushing at each rear-wheel knuckle with a bearing.

Result: steering that's at least responsive and locked in on center, if still not particularly alive with feedback. We wouldn't call the Explorer Sport's steering radically better than the standard Explorer's, but it's close — close enough that the chassis gang got the hard-mounted steering gear and the rear suspension revision approved for all Explorers as a running change.

It Won't Float
What we like about the Sport's improved handling is that Ford engineers didn't stiffen the stabilizer bars or go overboard in jacking up the spring rates in pursuit of sports-car cornering. There are Sport-specific springs and dampers, but the result is merely better body control, such that low-frequency humps taken at high speed on a back road are pleasingly and efficiently absorbed, never affecting the steering or allowing the Sport to get floaty.

Yet there's still a large degree of comfort orientation: Without overly stiff tuning, the wheels don't crash and your head doesn't toss when the road gets rough. There still could be more assertive rebound damping, though, and the Sport continues to exhibit uncomfortable body lean in more-abrupt corners.

The Explorer Sport's front brakes are beefed up by 1.1 inches to 13.9 inches, with 19 percent more thermal mass, 67 percent more swept area and improved venting. Diameter for the rear discs increases from 12.8 inches to 13.6 inches and thickness increases, too, delivering a substantial 53-percent increase in thermal mass. Yet we still think there's work to be done here. Why does everybody but the Germans chintz out on something so vital yet so essentially cheap as brakes? The Explorer Sport's 9-inch-wide 20s replace 8.5-inch jobs for the standard Explorer, although the 265/45 rubber is only marginally wider. Don't want fuddy-duddy all-seasons? Summer rubber is optional.

All Explorer Sports are fitted with a specially tuned all-wheel-drive system that includes the standard Terrain Management selections. A paddle-shifter six-speed automatic transmission remains as well. The Sport rides so marginally lower at the front your eye will never notice.

I Want It To Turn Black
The 2013 Ford Explorer Sport's strategy on visual differentiation can be summed up with one word and one color: black. So if you want folks to know you've popped for the Sport, you'd better hope they notice the black grille and the all-over black exterior accents, including the lower body cladding and Explorer-specific alloys.

Some may question the very notion of high-performance utility vehicles, but with the 2013 Explorer Sport, it's hard to argue the balance of Ford's approach. The Sport is not about off-the-charts acts of violence like the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. Rather, it's just enough of a boost to keep Mom or Dad interested in the upcoming corner without beating them up later this evening on the grocery run.

The Explorer Sport is effective even when viewed as little more than a new trim level for the Explorer lineup, given that it's not much more expensive than a similarly equipped Explorer Limited.

The takeaway is that the overall performance envelope of this new Explorer feels just about right. There's enough power to flex it when needed, and the Explorer Sport's handling feels tidier than the V8 Grand Cherokee or Durango RT. If you sometimes want to haul six or seven and always want a dose of performance, the Explorer Sport expands a small class.

Edmunds attended a manufacturer-sponsored event, to which selected members of the press were invited, to facilitate this report.

Used 2013 Ford Explorer Overview

The Used 2013 Ford Explorer is offered in the following submodels: SUV. Available styles include XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), and Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A). Pre-owned Ford Explorer models are available with a 3.5 L-liter flex-fuel (FFV) engine, with output up to 290 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2013 Ford Explorer comes with front wheel drive, all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2013 Ford Explorer comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2013 Ford Explorer?

Save up to $300 on one of 53 Used 2013 Ford Explorer for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $12,000 as of 05/23/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2013 Ford Explorer trim styles:

  • The Used 2013 Ford Explorer XLT is priced between $12,500 and $24,900 with odometer readings between 4816 and 140723 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Ford Explorer Limited is priced between $13,995 and $29,990 with odometer readings between 33525 and 135000 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Ford Explorer Base is priced between $12,000 and $20,998 with odometer readings between 23020 and 121710 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Ford Explorer Sport is priced between $18,000 and $24,990 with odometer readings between 56596 and 99001 miles.

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