Used 2013 Ford Explorer for Sale
2013 Ford Explorer XLT
Coming soon to CarMax Ellicott City, MD
About the 2013 Ford Explorer
The 2013 Ford Explorer is a three-row SUV that offers plenty of room for growing families. The brawny and adventurous styling hides a unibody chassis that offers a quieter ride and improved handling. Inside, the 2013 Ford Explorer offers an impressive level of standard and available technology features, including blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The available SYNC® and MyFord Touch systems ensure easy access to music, available navigation and climate controls. You’ll also have command at the helm regardless of height thanks to the available power-adjustable pedals. An available terrain management system makes the optional AWD system easier to use when road and weather conditions turn rough. With three easily accessible rows of seats, available leather trim and optional AWD, you’ll find a great family cruiser in the 2013 Ford Explorer.
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Q: Is the 2013 Ford Explorer front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive?
A: The 2013 Ford Explorer comes standard with FWD with AWD available on all trims.
Q: Does the 2013 Ford Explorer Sport come standard with all-wheel drive?
A: Yes, AWD is the only drivetrain configuration available on the Sport trim.
Q: How much luggage can the 2013 Ford Explorer hold?
A: The 2013 Ford Explorer offers 21 cu-ft of cargo space behind the third row and up to 80.7 cu-ft with both second and third row seats folded.
Q: What type of connectivity features are available for the 2013 Ford Explorer?
A: An auxiliary audio input jack comes standard, but you’ll get Bluetooth® connectivity and up to two USB ports as available features.
Q: What is the 2013 Ford Explorer’s maximum towing capacity?
A: When properly equipped, the 2013 Ford Explorer can tow up to 5,000 lbs.1
1Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
The 2013 Ford Explorer comes in base, XLT, Limited and Sport trims. Even in its base form, the 2013 Ford Explorer comes well-equipped with cruise control, air conditioning, cloth seating, a power driver’s seat with six-way controls and a six-speaker audio system, among other features. Moving up to the XLT gives you access to Ford’s SYNC voice-activated connectivity system, along with upgraded cloth seats and a six-way power seat for the front passenger. The top-tier Limited trim features the MyFord Touch infotainment system, complete with an eight-inch touch screen display and two USB ports.
The 2013 Ford Explorer Sport shares most of the Limited’s features, but offers its own unique leather upholstery and other interior and exterior trim features. The Sport also adds distinctive 20-inch alloy wheels and a few performance-oriented tweaks, including bigger front brakes. For motivation, the Sport borrows the 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 found in the Taurus SHO, rated at 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.
Motivation for the other 2013 Ford Explorer trims includes the standard 3.5L V6, not to be mistaken with the twin-turbo EcoBoost engine. This naturally-aspirated powerplant produces 290 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. The optional 2.0L EcoBoost inline-four (available on 2WD models) produces 20 fewer hp, but more than makes up for the deficit with an impressive 270 lb-ft of torque and an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 23 mpg combined.2
2Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's independent crash tests help you make informed decisions about vehicle safety. NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings give consumers insights into how vehicles perform in crash tests, with more stars equaling higher safety ratings. Here are the ratings for the 2013 Ford Explorer. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Visit nhtsa.gov/recalls to look up a specific vehicle.
Reviews for 2013 Ford Explorer
Glider & Road Warrior
Pros: For a truck, handles like a sedan Great fuel economy over the road Comfort for 7 adults Overall great SUV Cons: Inside, the vehicle is huge so be conscious of the true size of truck Outside the SUV looks smaller in size (not really a con just be discerning)
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- Fuel Economy:
I love the Ford Explorer!
I love this car. Loaded with features - electric moon roof, electric seats and seat and mirror memory, steering wheel controls, seat and steering wheel warmers, seat air conditioning and so much more! I love driving it. It rides so nice. I love the remote starter. I am so happy with my purchase.
- Dashboard: Great electronic display. Easy to understand and use.
- Cargo Space: Electric 3rd row seats make so much extra cargo space when folded down.
- Power: Has great pickup and rides so smooth.
Love the look. Constant problems with it.
This is the 2nd make and model I bought from Carmax in less that 3 months. The first on had to be returned due to a major engine problem. This one I had for 6 weeks and the catalytic converter needs to be replaced with check engine light on.
- Interior Space: Fits all my kids comfortably
- Styling: Love the look of the car
- Seat Comfort: Seats are comfortable and heat up in the front
- Cost to Maintain: catalytic converter Needs to be replaced. Only owned for 6 weeks
- Cabin Noise: Seat squeak as I drive in the middle row if no one sits there
- Reliability: 2nd make and model purchased that had a serious problem with the car
This price does not include tax, title, and tags. Additional fees may also apply depending on the state of purchase.