2013 Ford Explorer Sport EcoBoost review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 4 October 2012 , 08:10:37 byEmil

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Ford Explorer Sport EcoBoost

American manufacturer Ford managed to develop the Explorer SUV and also had a lot of success with it. Under the hood it was fitted with a 3.5-liter V6 naturally aspirated 6-cylinder engine capable of developing 290 horsepower, using 24 mpg of fuel. As expected, the specialists have developed a new model, a new version of the Explorer, the Ford Explorer Sport. Under the hood it hides an EcoBoost twin-turbocharged version of the 3.5-liter 6-cylinder, capable of generating 365 horsepower and 350 lb. ft. of torque. On the outside we can see it has shiny black highlights and a big black grille that makes the large car look even more compact.

To transfer the power to the road, the engineers have offered 21-inch black wheels. The model also features body cladding, roof rails and mirror caps, the front and rear lighting has smoked covers to impress whoever looks at it. The output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.0 seconds less than the non-turbo version. The new EcoBoost will offer a strong torque once the engine reaches 2.000 rpm.

The tuning of the chassis and the suspension of the Ford Explorer Sport is still balanced more towards highway comfort instead of outright handling performance. We have to admit that this new version if stiffer on the sides in comparison with its SUV brother. The returned electric power steering is quicker and more accurate when holding a fast line. The new model features paddle shifters to maneuver the 6-speed automatic transmission. Its starting price was established at $40.720 which is actually $2.600 more than the Limited trim which has a more powerful engine, similar EPA fuel economy and many of the same options offered as standard. It is a little confusing and it will be a bit tricky when choosing between the two.

Source: autoblog

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