The adventure-seeker living within all of us want mountainous destinations, back-country roads, and dirt trails -- but we also need a vehicle that’s fit to get us there. Such is the case for many drivers in the pacific northwest. They want a vehicle that they can count on to tackle more than just major city streets and well-maintained highways.
A pre-owned 2013 Ford Explorer could be exactly what an adventurous driver needs. Tough and reliable, a Ford Explorer offers power, performance, and most importantly -- safety.
The standard engine on the Explorer is a 3.5-liter V-6 that’s shared with many other vehicles in the Ford lineup. This engine puts out an impressive 290 horsepower and is good for around eight-second 60-mph acceleration. Next option is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque, perfect for drivers who may need to haul heavy equipment or camping trailers behind the SUV. There's also the highest end option, a twin-turbo V-6 Explorer Sport which exceeds SUV expectations to reach 350-horsepower.
The 2013 Explorer is built with performance in mind. Quick steering and straight-line acceleration make for more fun driving while responsive curve control, electronic power steering, and upgraded brakes simplify the experience. Additional features such as Ford’s Terrain Management, blind-spot monitors, and active park assistance add up to the cutting-edge performance that combines power with technology.
The Explorer also receives exceptional safety ratings. Independent car review organization The Car Connection give the Explorer a perfect 10 out of 10 rating. This is because the designers at Ford considered all angles, building the Explorer with a sturdy body with exceptional visibility, a host of airbags, and numerous technology options such as curve control that adapts the throttle and brake to upcoming corners, and also trailer-sway control to make maximum use of its 5000-pound towing capacity.
They also include convenient features like standard Bluetooth, a rearview camera, and Ford’s MyKey, which gives owners the ability to restrict speed and volume limits depending on which key ignites the vehicle.
If you want something tough and reliable, come visit us at Sound Ford Renton, Seattle and we’ll get you set up in the driver’s seat of a pre-owned Ford Explorer.