2013 Ford Explorer

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2013 Ford Explorer Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Midsize SUV of 2013

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2013 Ford Explorer after 90-days of ownership.
  • Comfort of the 3rd row seats
  • Sound of the engine/exhaust
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2013 Ford Explorer during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Forward visibility
  • Ease of getting in and out of the vehicle
  • Look and feel of interior controls

Performance Specs

MPG City

16 - 17


22 - 24


240 - 365


6 speed, Automatic, 6 speed, Automatic w/manual shift


Gas V6


Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2013 Ford Explorer Review

The 2013 Ford Explorer is incredibly capable. Explorer offers the available 2.0L I-4 EcoBoost engine delivering 240 horsepower and 270 pound feet of torque across a wide range. The standard 3.5 liter V6 engine features the best-in-class combination of V6 horsepower and fuel economy. With all that power and torque Explorer can tow up to 5 000 lbs. when properly equipped. Working in concert with the 4WD is the Terrain Management System which allows you to easily shift on the fly into one of four settings to match the terrain you’re driving on. Open the door. The Explorer offers up to seven-passenger seating capacity and seats that fold down for cargo space on demand – up to 80.7 cubic feet of space. Available SYNC with MyFord Touch is the easy-to-use in-car connectivity system. The available voice-activated Navigation System with integrated SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link guides you to your destination giving you route preferences. Included in the Luxury Seating Package is the PowerFold third-row seat that can fold flat for convenient storage. To help you handle everything from rugged off-roading to snow-covered roadways there’s the available Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System. For your peace of mind Curve Control an enhancement to AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control delivers enhanced control in turns. The 2013 Ford Explorer Fully capable to handle whatever you throw at it.

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