Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,062 - $20,115
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
240-365
Seats
6-7
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,062 - $20,115
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
240-365
Seats
6-7

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.7 Overall Score
Performance 3.6 Comfort 3.4 Styling 3.9 Value 3.5

Editor's Overview

The fifth-generation Explorer straddles the line between a traditional SUV and a modern crossover with its high-tech off-road gadgets and a refined interior. The 7-passenger Explorer boa...

Ford Explorer Models & Trims

2013 Ford Explorer Owner Reviews

4.47

324 Reviews

59% 32% 8% 1% 1 star 0%

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Just the right size: Ford Explorer does the job to carry 7 people in style.

At first I thought it might be too big since I have never had a SUV but once I took a test drive I saw that it is not as big off the ground as I thought; in other words, I thought SUVs were gigantic trucks. Two things I do not like about it is (1) the head rests on the 3rd row at first made it hard for me to see through back window; they shouldn't had made them so high; but now I am used to it and can see good; I do not like the headrest on passenger's seat that is in front with driver because sometimes it is uncomfortable to passengers and I have to tell them to incline the seat for more comfort. The next thing that is a problem is the lever that you must pull to flatten the second row so someone can get to the third row. It can be hard; it recently broke because it is too hard to pull so it broke off; now we have to either go through the other side which is not broken to get to third row or pull the strap that is located on the back of the 2nd row chair by reaching our hands back; and of course, that is not easy. Overall I am very pleased with our car and would buy it again.

- Caroline J

Not my favorite vehicle I've ever owned. It is expendable

The blind spots in my vehicle are horrendous. The car on the outside is huge the inside is not very spacious. There is no space in the front to put anything a cell phone, purse, ect. The blinkers are super loud and annoying. it almost feels like you have to break off the handle in order to get the blinkers set. The bluetooth has never worked well. when you ask the phone to make a phone call it calls the wrong person most of the time. When you try to hang up the phone it does not hang up and you cannot cancel it. It just holds on the line for the longest time, sometimes longer than five minutes. The heated seats heap up fast but I wish it would heat my back aslo. When you use the remote start it does not turn on the heater, defrost, or the air, it only turns on the engine.

- Kimberly D

2013 ford explorer. 3rd row. Heather seats. Leather interior. Xlt.

I love my explorer! We have 4 kids and I wanted something big with 3rd row but not so huge it'd drink gas and be hard to drive. This was the best vehicle for the price! I love having the 3rd row and still having storage space in the back. The heated seats are a plus. It is amazing on gas and super low maintenance. We keep it in check every 3-4 months and have never had a problem with it in the 3 years of having it! I wanted leather seats due to having kids, other than a little hot in the summer, there are no complaints. Very spacious dependable ride. This is the longest I have ever kept a vehicle because it is just a great SUV and I haven't had any reason to trade out like with my last SUV's.

- Jessica F

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
VS
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$14,062 - $16,073
$15,062 - $17,271

Horsepower

Horsepower
240 - 290 hp
240 - 290 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L Ti
2.0L I4 ECOBOOST ENGINE
3.5L Ti
2.0L I4 ECOBOOST ENGINE
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.6 in.
40.6 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.4 in.
41.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.8 in.
39.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.5 in.
40.5 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

AC

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
6 - 7
6 - 7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.6 in.
112.6 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.9 - 39.2 ft.
38.9 - 39.2 ft.

Length

Length
197.1 in.
197.1 in.

Width

Width
78.9 in.
78.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4534 - 4697 .lbs
4534 - 4697 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
240 - 290 hp
240 - 290 hp

Torque

Torque
255 - 270 ft. lbs.
255 - 270 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 - 500 .lbs
200 - 500 .lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.6 gal.
18.6 gal.

Combined

Combined
9 - 24 mpg
9 - 24 mpg

City

City
17 mpg
17 mpg

Highway

Highway
23 - 24 mpg
23 - 24 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors

Assistance

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety