2013 Ford Explorer User Reviews

2013 Ford Explorer Review Ratings

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  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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PROS
"handling" 3 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"sound" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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840 writes:
2013 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD Review
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Pros

Looks nice, handles well, awesome stereo

Cons

Poor gas mileage. Rear visibility

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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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kidscoach writes:
2013 Ford Explorer Limited Review
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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.

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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

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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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Pros

Everything

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Nothing everything works great and it handles like a dream

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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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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

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

First Ford, So Far So Good. By codemannwo

I've only had the SUV for 24 hours, so only time will tell. I will keep posting updates with my impression of this vehicle as I drive and use more of it's expansive features. Just wondering if I nee... Read More

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2011 Ford Explorer Reviews

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

Super Fun, Sporty Suv With The Looks To Boot! By gacowgirl79

So far this is my most favorite SUV I have ever owned. I have owned an explorer before but it was nothing compared to this one! With this one, I am just looking for a reason to get behind the wheel ... Read More

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2010 Ford Explorer Reviews

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

Best Mid-sized Suv Out! By Billy

This is my 2nt Ford Explorer and definitely not my last! This vehicle is built Ford tough and is fun to drive. Comfortably seats 7 and the 3rd row seat is very roomy for a mid-sized SUV. I wish I wa... Read More

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2009 Ford Explorer Reviews

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

Good By Carlos

cost efective, space, confort, space, cargo area, tree rows, good gas millage,good apparence interior and exterior, exellent suspension,good braking, i lke separet controls for the a/c, it need a outl... Read More

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