2013 Ford Explorer User Reviews

2013 Ford Explorer Review Ratings

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"handling" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"sound" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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2013 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD Review
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4

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Looks nice, handles well, awesome stereo

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Poor gas mileage. Rear visibility. I have had this car for about 25k miles now. I average 16 mpg.

840
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2013 Ford Explorer — Use this car for Law Enforcement . It handles really well. Has lots of space. Rides well. Rear visibility is poor due to the large pillars behind rear doors. Have not tested the off road capabilities. Stereo absolutely thumps! Love it. Only getting around 16 mpg average. It shifts smooth and stays fairly straight under hard acceleration. Overall I like it. I have put around 25,000 miles on it now and it is still doing really well. Like I said above, this car is used for police work but it is a regular explorer. I have been in a couple pursuits with it and it will hang with the other cars. 115-120 mph is about the top speed. It handles great. Have not had any problems. It does really well as a daily driver. I spend hours and hours in it. My initial pros and cons still stand. I would have expected better mpg. That is why the dept. Got this vehicle as opposed to the expedition. I have an Expedition as a personal vehicle and get 15 mpg from it and it is the limited EL version.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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NOJOESCHMOE writes:
2013 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD Review
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very happy with the new Explorer series. Handles great and nice power.

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Step up is pretty high to get into the vehicle, drivers side arm rest is a little distance for a truly comfortable ride.  If I were a larger person it may be a non-issue

NOJOESCHMOE
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Very Nice Remake Of The Explorer And 4wd Handles All Of My Offroad Needs — overall great remodel of the explorer, rides much better than the older series from the conversion to a crossover line. It is roadtrip comfortable as well as off-road capable, meets my dual purpose needs perfectly. The quality of Ford's vehicle is better than I have ever seen before. Well done Ford!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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4

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Ruby Red with polished wheels, a real looker. This car drives very nicely on dry pavement. Almost no road noise, handles great on a long trip or around town trying to park and all of the in outs.

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I was hoping the MPG would be closer to the 27 than the 19 overall average. If  you do any snow driving be sure to get the AWD option. It doesn't do the snow AT ALL on the FWD option.

kidscoach
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Nice Looker — A great improvement in interior design and grade of materials. A few more amenities I would suggest, heated second row seats, more cup holders, ambient lighting around the headliner, second row adjustable seats. Bottom line, this is a very nice suv, but the competition is closing the gap, when it comes to features for investments.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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j_47 writes:
2013 Ford Explorer XLT Review
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This is a great family car. It has third row seating witch my family needs, is very stylish, handles great, and drives very smooth.

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small cargo area in back, and Microsoft powered radio (SYNC system) gets slow after a while. I am an apple fan and wish they would utilize apple's technology.

j_47
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Love It. — My who family is impressed with this car. It makes for a great family vehicle, gets decent gas milage for its size, has a great sound system, and drives very smooth. I would suggest this vehicle to anyone who wants style, class, and room enough for at least a family of 5.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2013 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD Review
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Spacious, Feature-Rich, much more affordable than comparable Porsche Cayenne, more powerful, and more loaded dollar-for-dollar. Great on gas for what it is.

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Not much

cma_nc
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Great Family Car, Eager Tow-machine — I dont like the gas mileage. everything else is perfect. beautiful design, leather, quality composition, great sound system. rides beautifully and handles like a sport car. I recommend this for families looking for road trip fun and journeys to the mountains, beach, and lake.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Everything

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Nothing everything works great and it handles like a dream

TimmySEO
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Best Vehicle I Have Ever Owned — I like everything about the Ford Explorer . My favorite is the technology , so far advanced compared to the competition . I read reviews on the MyFord touch that were negative . Maybe if you are like 80 years old and hate technology . If you are a tech head like me Ford is the only way to go ...

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Reviews From Other Years

2014 Ford Explorer Reviews

Best Vehicle I Have Ever Owned By TMACWEBDESIGN

The Ford Explorer is the best vehicle I have ever owned . I like to buy american also looked at the Lincoln MKX which was noisy in comparison . I believe Lincoln has become an over priced Ford . Go wi... Read More

Great Suv Probably Best In Its Class/size By Divinejudge1

This SUV was very nice! It felt as nice as some Range Rovers my friends own that are only 5 years old. On that alone I believe this SUV is a great value and worth considering as a buy. I'm not a fan o... Read More

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2012 Ford Explorer Reviews

Feels Good, Looks Good. By mikepetrey

Like the appearance and performance. Smooth riding SUV with all the luxuries. The air conditioning is very cold, the heat is very warm. All power features have always worked with no problems whatso... Read More

Solid Family Car, Vary Happy With It For The Most Part. By Jay

I wish I had opted for the Limited, memory seats and the intelligent cruise control would have been great features but were not options in the XLT. The interior is pretty roomy for a midsized SUV, but... Read More

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2011 Ford Explorer Reviews

Sporty By lisser17

The room for my whole family in a reliable car. You will always get compliments on the ride and the look of the car. The convenience of the remote start is wonderful on hot and cold days! We love thi... Read More

Good Vehicle. By Ken

Could use a little more power. The 3.5L V6 is just not quite enough. However, I'm sure my mileage is much better than if it had a V8, so I'm not really complaining all that much. Otherwise, a very nic... Read More

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2010 Ford Explorer Reviews

Great Dependable Suv With All The Creature Comforts You Need. By SS131

What I love about this car is that it has the power third row seating which makes it very easy to accommodate more passengers with the touch of a button.Beautiful interior color combo and the Ford syn... Read More

Lots Of Toys On The Limited Awd By goldy

Accelerator responsiveness with the 6 speed transmission and the v8 is lousy. The 6 speed wants to be in 2nd when starting and shifts very quickly to 6th even when going only 30mph.6 speed is only goo... Read More

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2009 Ford Explorer Reviews

2009 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4x4 By jasonspada

A really great family car with excellent handling in all weather. Nice heated leather, sunroof, sound system with sync, towing package, and automatic 4 wheel drive. Luxurious interior. I really like ... Read More

This Is My 5th Explorer, Need To Down Size To Escape For Parking Situation By jsteve555

I have no complaints regarding car. I am selling it because of my parking limitations and I dont need a car with a tow package...I am planning to stay with Ford and go to an Escape size SUV, The car h... Read More

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