Ford Explorer Sport 4WD

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

September 12, 2013 / 20:11

Ryan P

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 13, 2013 / 13:58


@ 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.

September 16, 2013 / 08:45

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


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 / 09:19


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

September 16, 2013 / 09:30

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


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.

September 16, 2013 / 09:31

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