The Ford Explorer remains a big-time consumer favorite, but for some among us, there’s a desire for an SUV that has a bit of swagger and a certain panache. Enter: the 2013 Sport version. It’s one of the Big Blue Oval’s finest, offering both style and supercharged engine performance.
Just check out this Explorer. There is an immediate impact as you approach the exterior. Firstly and unsurprisingly, the wheels grab your attention. There are 20-inch painted aluminum tire rims that catch the sunlight gloriously. These feature an attractive and unique “flower petal” design that brings a nuanced design sensibility. However, there’s more that’s unique to this model variant. A blacked-out front grille lends a certain aggression, as does the similarly darkened “Sport” moniker that adorns the hood.
Performance matches what you’d expect from an Explorer. The 3.5L EcoBoost V6 motor is impressive. It creates an inspiring 365 HP and 350-lb.-ft. of torque. While four-wheel drive is included to ensure that you can manage any and all off-roading you desire throughout Renton, Bellevue, and Seattle, there’s also sport-tuned steering to also heighten the experience and give you full control over the vehicle.