2013 Ford Explorer Sport

You may remember the name Explorer Sport from the early-to-mid '90s designating the two-door version of Ford's popular midsize SUV. The two-door model is long gone, but the name has been given a new lease on life, and giving the "Sport" name some real legitimacy in the form of EcoBoost V-6 power. This gives Explorer customers three potential powertrain options, starting with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost, the 3.5-liter naturally-aspirated V-6, and now the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6. Final power figures have not yet been released, but expect horsepower in the range of 355-365, and around 350 lb-ft of torque.

Pricing has not yet been announced for the hot-rod Explorer, but estimated fuel economy has, at 16 city, 22 highway, making it thriftier than its closest rival, the Hemi-powered Durango R/T, which gets 13 city and 20 highway when equipped with all-wheel-drive. The V-6 EcoBoost is mated exclusively with a six-speed automatic with paddle shifters and all-wheel drive. The Explorer Sport will go on sale later in calendar 2012.

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