2013 Ford Explorer User Reviews

2013 Ford Explorer Review Ratings

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"handling" 5 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews

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Kpecot writes:
2013 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD Review
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5

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Power, cargo capacity, comfort, safety, aesthetics, dependable

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Not many. Maybe fuel economy (vs smaller cars). I get 19mpg on average.

Kpecot
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Super Suv! — Loved this SUV. In fact, I'm getting another one (2014 or 2015)! Preferred to drive it over our second car, which is a sporty and fun-to-drive 300Z. Leather and 4WD a big plus but not "must haves". Like the back up camera and hands-free SYNC. All rear seats fold forward flat for maximum cargo room. Sterling gray metallic color hides dirt and weathers well.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kpecot writes:
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Everything

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Not many. Fuel (vs smaller cars). I average 19mpg overall.

Kpecot
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Super All-around Suv! — Great family SUV. Lots of cargo room and passenger comforts. Love the leather, roof rack and 4WD upgrades as well as SYNC and Bluetooth features. Drives nice, solid handling. Liked it so much, getting another one (2014-2015). Take one for a test drive!

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NOJOESCHMOE writes:
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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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840 writes:
2013 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD Review
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Looks nice, handles well, awesome stereo

Cons

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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TimmySEO writes:
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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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1991 Ford Explorer Reviews

A Very Useable 4wheel Drive By Aaronhawaii1980

I actually have a had a couple of these Explorers like this and they are tanks I turned one into a monster 4x4 and thats all I did with it. This one however is the Eddie Bauer which has everything in... Read More

Quick By hunterw26

good suv for mudding and hunting with friends, good off road truck, i like the 4.0 it has good power iv raced my friend and he has a f150 with a 5.0 and beat him its a good truck with good power for a... Read More

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1992 Ford Explorer Reviews

I Love My Truck!!! By Laurbee

When I moved from Florida to Pennsylvania I was told I SHOULD get rid of my Honda and get a 4WD vehicle. I traded my 97 Honda for my 92 Explorer. Ball joints were bad but expected. Very little rust ev... Read More

Good Vehicle To Own. By Brian

Vehicle has great acceleration, braking, handling, and ground clearance. Have had some minor repairs done (Water pump, Clutch, and Head Gaskets) but should be expected since vehicle has over 200,000 m... Read More

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1993 Ford Explorer Reviews

For Style It's An Suv And His Name Is The Beast By Loree

My Beast has been a good work SUV it is a 1993 and except for a few minor things that didn't cost me much to fix it is an awesome vehicle. Don't know how this years Explorer's have been rated but I ra... Read More

A Great Overall Truck I Love My Fords! By Conway83

Nice riding truck looked great, Tons of cargo space when you folded down the backseats just loved the overall look and sportyness of the 2 door backed up with the 5 speed manual tranny, The on... Read More

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1994 Ford Explorer Reviews

2d 4wd Suv By Alec_William

For a small vehicle it handles great off-road and going into the mountains. It is good at taking corners and going high speeds quickly. The brakes work exceptionally well. It's a fun little vehicle ... Read More

Junk By tfret

Comfortable and stylish, that's the only thing good I can say about it. The performance and fuel economy were both pathetic. I got angry at this car every time I drove it. My wife decided it was bad f... Read More

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1995 Ford Explorer Reviews

P.o.s Winter Beater By Tater343

At first I really liked driving it, but then the brakes went out, the tranny went out, the eletric window motors went out, the radio sounded fuzzy. Bought it for 600 and made it 3 months before the mo... Read More

Nice By Steve

its an ok truck needs more power for a 4.o tho its pretty sleeek in my eyes really like the rims forr bein stock but i really think it sits too low for a 4x4 truck deff needs to sit higher from fact... Read More

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