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2015 Ford Explorer – Base FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility V6 Auto Trans (Base Trim)

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We liked
  • One of the Best-Selling Midsize SUVs
  • Quiet, Smooth Ride
  • Wide Selection of Trims and Powertrains
We disliked
  • Premium Trims on Pricey Side
  • EcoBoost I-4 a Little Overwhelmed
  • No Low-Range
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MSRP
$30,700
MPG
17 / 24
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ENGINE
3.5L V6
HORSE POWER
290 hp
@ 6,500 rpm
TORQUE
255 ft lb
of torque @ 4,000 rpm
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The Ford Explorer may no longer sell in the staggering volumes it did in the ’90s and early ’00s, but it’s still one of the best-sellers in the midsize SUV class. Part of the recipe for the Explorer’s success is its broad range of trim and equipment options, from basic to lavish.
The 2015 model offers the choice of three engines: a 3.5L naturally aspirated V-6, and two EcoBoost GDI turbo engines: a 2.0L I-4 and a 3.5L V-6, shared with the Taurus SHO and boxy wagon Flex. Both of the V-6s do an adequate job of motivating the Explorer, but the 2.0L EcoBoost, plenty sprightly in smaller models, is a bit overwhelmed in this application, where it’s tasked with moving more than 2 tons of SUV.
Like other models in this class, the price can climb significantly with the addition of options, and you can expect to pay around $45,000 for a fully equipped Limited or Sport model. The mix will get even richer yet with the addition of the Platinum model for 2016. Thankfully, the EcoBoost I-4 gets a displacement (and power) bump for ’16 to 2.3L and 270 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque.

REVIEW

Like the rest of the line, the 2013 Ford Explorer Sport is based on the unibody D4 platform. When the Explorer transitioned to it from its traditional body-on-frame chassis for the 2011 model year, it was a radical change. Despite this, the Explorer Sport does not have all the efficiency and packaging advantages you might expect of a contemporary crossover.
One thing the Explorer Sport does is rectify the crossover's power deficit with a 75 hp and 95 lb-ft infusion of vigor courtesy of its twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6. The 365-hp/350-lb-ft power plant gets the 4888-lb crossover up to speed swiftly and smoothly, a trait manifested in its respectable 5.7-second 0-60 time and 14.4-second quarter-mile run at 95.2 mph. Our only gripe with the otherwise excellent powertrain is the steep ratio drop-off between second and third gears. The first two speeds are relatively short and make the turbocharged V-6 rev up more than expected before it drops off when it shifts to third. On the upside, midrange torque was most noticeable in third and higher gears. An eight-speed transmission would probably improve both responsiveness and fuel economy.
Although Ford touts the efficiency of its EcoBoost engine offerings, there's no overcoming the laws of physics. The combination of a 365-hp engine, almost 5000 lb of vehicle, and the eager right foot of enthusiastic journalists yielded just 14 mpg observed, well below the EPA ratings of 16 city, 22 highway.
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"Sport" models can sometimes be overdone in the styling department, but we think Ford got the balance of aggression and restraint about right on the Explorer. A blacked-out grille, raised black lettering on the hood, and tough-looking 20-inch wheels give it just enough attitude without screaming "trying too hard." We also liked the look of the two-tone leather seating surfaces, but as some other passengers noted, the seats had minimal lateral support and bolstering, a bit of a letdown considering the rest of the appearance and performance enhancements.
We had some minor frustrations with the MyFord Touch system, one a known compatibility issue and the other an unexplained snafu. Whether it's an issue on Sync's or Apple's part, the system is not able to send and receive voice texts on an iPhone like it's able to on Android and Blackberry devices. The hands-free system would accept Siri voice inputs for outgoing texts, but required pushing the button on the handset. The second incident was when the radio volume froze at a low level and using the steering wheel controls, the central adjustment knob, and even turning the system off and on couldn't restore the function. A vehicle shutoff and restart fixed the issue.
The Explorer Sport never exactly feels small, but out of the confines of a garage or parking lot, it's not a lumbering, flat-footed dimwit. The more aggressive rolling stock and suspension tuning over the standard Explorer gives it a satisfyingly firm, yet comfortable ride, and confident cornering during spirited driving. We're not sure if we'd rank its athleticism quite up there with the Grand Cherokee SRT or Range Rover Sport, but it is also much more wallet-friendly than either of those high-performance SUVs.
If you're looking for the ultimate high-performance SUV experience, the Explorer Sport is not it. In many ways, it's in a class of one, offering performance comparable with much more expensive models, three-row versatility, and all the same capabilities as a regular Explorer, including a 5000-lb maximum towing capacity. Personally, we're bigger fans in some ways of the Explorer's boxy lower-slung sibling, the Flex. But if you need the slightly higher towing capacity and better off-road capability of the Explorer, it's a reasonable choice, especially considering its impressive performance for the price.
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2013 Ford Explorer Sport EcoBoost 4WD
BASE PRICE $41,545
PRICE AS TESTED $46,995
VEHICLE LAYOUT Front-engine, AWD, 6-pass, 4-door SUV
ENGINE 3.5L/365-hp/350-lb-ft twin-turbo DOHC 24-valve V-6
TRANSMISSION 6-speed automatic
CURB WEIGHT (F/R DIST) 4888 lb (55/45%)
WHEELBASE 112.6 in
LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 197.1 x 78.9 x 71.0 in
0-60 MPH 5.7 sec
QUARTER MILE 14.4 sec @ 95.2 mph
BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 118 ft
LATERAL ACCELERATION 0.81 g (avg)
MT FIGURE EIGHT 26.9 sec @ 0.67 g (avg)
EPA CITY/HWY FUEL ECON 16/22 mpg
ENERGY CONS., CITY/HWY 211/153 kW-hrs/100 miles
CO2 EMISSIONS 1.06 lb/mile
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$29,100
17 / 24
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2008 Ford Explorer

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Comparison Test: 48 Hours In Hell
Comparison Test: The biggest, most excruciating Death Valley Torture Test ever!
John KiewiczOct 25, 2002

2001 Ford Explorer

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$25,115
16 / 21
4.0L V6
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Pre-Owned: 1995-2001 Ford Explorer
In March 1990, Ford's Explorer debuted (as a '91 model) and has been the best-selling sport/utili...
Nov 12, 2002
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Black Diamond
With the invasion of the midsize SUV as the new kid on the block a few years back, Explorers have become a welcome addition to the custom truck market.
Bob RyderMay 16, 2002

2000 Ford Explorer

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$19,970
18 / 23
4.0L V6
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1999 Ford Explorer

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$20,065
18 / 23
4.0L V6
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1998 Ford Explorer

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$19,880
18 / 23
4.0L V6
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1998 Ford Explorer - In Da Weeds
A custom ford truck with some detail that may cause some unwanted attention.
May 1, 2004

1997 Ford Explorer

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$20,085
18 / 23
4.0L V6
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1996 Ford Explorer

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$19,770
18 / 22
4.0L V6
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1995 Ford Explorer

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1995 Ford Explorer
With audio systems coming back into style in a big way, every custom truck needs a boomin’ system. Trent Ulicny of Santa Barbara, California, caught on to the trend years ago and has been focused on creating something totally different. Trent picked up th
Wes VreelandJan 1, 2002

1991 Ford Explorer

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First Test: 1991 Ford Explorer
What's the Explorer's secret? It's a proven formula as old as...well, Charles Dickens: practicality, comfort, and performance.
Rik PaulJul 26, 2010
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1991 Ford Explorer Sport - Readers' Rides
If you think your truck is worthy of our pages, send your photos to:Sport Truck, Readers' Rides, 774 S. Placentia Ave., Placentia, CA 92870.You can also ship a high-quality digital image of your ride to: sporttruck@primedia.com.
John O'NeillMar 1, 2004
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