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Linda writes:
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Great control. Is ok in value. It should have sunroofs. Durango, expeditions.

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Andrea writes:
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I am not sure about the features. I think itbis a good value, not bad. This car is not missing, I compare this Ford Explorer to Kia Sedona.

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Guru1H6L4 writes:
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Great balance of value and quality. Great balance of luxury and utility.

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kajtrevino writes:
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This Limited version of vehicle provides alot of amenities normal cars do not. Great pick and reliability

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llarson15 writes:
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Issues the dealer should have caught. Otherwise happy with the deal

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Ricky writes:
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Found a good vehicle, with low miles, but reasonable options......

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Michael writes:
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The vehicle was dirty when I got it. The floorboards in the front were flooded with water from the drain tubes in the sunroof being clogged. The sunroof motor got fried because of this and I had the seller fix it, but they didnt clear the drains. The car smelt like cat urine because of the flooding and it took me two days of steam cleaning the carpet because of this. The SUV also had very visible white scratches down the the entire lower side that I had to spend all day buffing out. The courtesy lighting doesnt work. The front tires need replacing asap, and I have a code P1450 emission check engine light on that will require several hundred dollars to fix. the running board on the passenger side was badly damaged underneath.

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2013 Ford Explorer XLT 4WDReview
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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. I have an update. At around 34,000 miles I noticed the paint bubbling around the lip of the hood. I took it to Ford and they fixed it under warranty. The body shop guys said it was a common problem because the hood and rear hatch were aluminum. I had some friends with the same year explorers and we checked theirs and they both also had the paint bubbling around the lip or edge on the front of the hood. Something to watch for.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Looks nice, handles well, awesome stereo. AWD.

Cons: Poor gas mileage. Rear visibility. I have had this car for about 25k miles now. I average 16.6  mpg. Paint bubbled on hood at 34k miles.

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2013 Ford Explorer XLT 4WDReview
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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

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

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

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2013 Ford Explorer XLT 4WDReview
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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

Pros: very happy with the new Explorer series. Handles great and nice power.

Cons: 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

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Reviews From Other Years

2022 Ford Explorer Reviews

Review By Guru9HRG2N

fuel efficient and sturdy ride. The sport mode is awesome. Read More

2021 Ford Explorer Reviews

Review By medrano3000

Great suv with great performance , very nice inside and out. Read More

Review By Gustavo

This model is great for someone in need of a family vehicle plus a little fun in performance. You get the best of both worlds. Read More

2020 Ford Explorer Reviews

Review By Mike

Good car, good features, gas economic . I like it Read More

Review By Guru9CQ558

Love it! Wish it had sun roof and heated seats! Read More

2019 Ford Explorer Reviews

Review By Patrick

The car has been very reliable and maintenance is not expensive Read More

Review By Guru9H33C8

I am extremely happy with the Explorer I purchased. We have had multiple Explorers in our family and this one is my favorite. It isn’t missing anything! And it was a great value! Read More

2018 Ford Explorer Reviews

Review By axel

Everything I thought and more. Very smooth and easy ride with outstanding features. Body massage while you drive and heated steering wheel among others. Safe & secure driving experience. Read More

Review By Drewski702

Excellent SUV for the money. Plenty of space. Good drivetrain. Could us a couple additional features such as driver 1 and 2 selection and blind spot warning, but overall a fine vehicle Read More

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