Ford Explorer Sport 4WD

Published by Toronto Mike on September 12, 2013 @ 16:36 in Automobile Test Drives, Ford Explorer Test Drive

Ford Explorer Sport 4WDThey call the colour of the 2013 Ford Explorer Sport I borrowed 'Ruby Red Metallic'. I drove it for a week during which I merged my Toronto apartment with my wife's Mississauga townhouse in our new southwest Toronto house.


The retail price is $48,299 but this fully loaded model had $5,230 worth of extras. The majority of that money went toward the dual panel moonroof, the adaptive cruise control / collision warning system and the voice activated navigation system. In other words, this $53,529 truck is out of my price range, but damn did it come in handy.

I mentioned how much stuff it held for the move, but I haven't yet told you how comfortable, fuel-efficient and roomy it is. There are seven comfy seats and the ride is always smooth. If you're in the mid-sized SUV market, you have to test drive the new Explorer.

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7 Responses to "Ford Explorer Sport 4WD"

September 12, 2013 / 20:11

There are still places in Canada where you can own a dwelling for 53k. Mind boggling.

Ryan P
September 13, 2013 / 13:58

You forgot to mention the 365hp + 350lb/ft torque that the twin turbo 3.5L Ecoboost engine provides man!

I'll keep my '13 Escape but I regularly drive one of these(Dad has the same, but black). Kick ass vehicles Ford is making now!

September 16, 2013 / 08:45

@ Mike
I'm not trying to be a jerk but have you ever given a Ford a bad review? Me thinks if you did, Ford wouldn't be willing to lend you their vehicles anymore.

Toronto Mike
September 16, 2013 / 09:19


Maybe I'll hate on a model just to prove they'd still do it. They've never even told me I had to review the car, let alone asked me to write a positive review.

September 16, 2013 / 09:30

So then, why would they lend you their cars? I'm sure there's a reason they do this. No?

Toronto Mike
September 16, 2013 / 09:31


I'm sure it's an awareness campaign. They hope I'll write about and bring awareness to the model, they've just never explicitly asked me to.

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