Speed, style, and safety—it’s the trifecta and it’s here courtesy of the astounding 2013 Explorer XLT! This machine has its bases fully covered thanks to the folks at Ford, and you’re going to be the beneficiary of all their hard work.
Get ready to zoom around Seattle, Renton, and Bellevue effortlessly! While the Explorer may be a spacious mid-size crossover, it moves with great fluidity. The key here is the standard 3.5L six-cylinder engine which produces 290 horses and 255-lb.-ft. of torque. Operation is as simple as it gets thanks to the six-speed automatic, and you won’t have to worry about getting squeezed at the pump, either. This auto gets a lofty 28 highway MPG rating.
The 2013 Explorer XLT comes through big in other respects, as well. The heated side mirrors ensure you don’t have to worry come winter time—the glass will clear itself, requiring zero manual labor from you before hopping into the driver’s seat. There are also LED-based bi-functional projector beam headlamps that profoundly increase visibility. And don’t forget about the very attractive, satin-finished silver front grille. This crossover looks great!