$29,100 - $31,100
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$29,100 - $31,100
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Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17-20 City / 23-28 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine -inc: 3.39 axle ratio
  • 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission w/OD
  • 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission w/OD (REQ: 998 Engine)
  • Front wheel drive
  • 4-wheel drive
  • 58-amp/hr maintenance-free battery -inc: battery saver feature
  • 175-amp alternator
  • Trailer sway control
  • Front recovery hooks
  • Independent front/rear suspension
  • Pwr steering

Exterior Features

  • P245/65R17 all-season BSW tires
  • 17" steel wheels
  • Mini spare tire
  • Black roof rack side rails w/black end caps
  • Body-color spoiler
  • Upper body-color/lower black front/rear bumpers
  • Black wheel lip molding
  • Black lower bodyside cladding
  • Foundry gray painted grille
  • Bi-functional projector beam headlights
  • LED tail lamps
  • Black folding pwr mirrors -inc: integrated blind spot mirrors
  • 2nd/3rd row privacy glass
  • Black door handles
  • Front speed sensitive wipers
  • Rear 2-speed intermittent wiper
  • Easy fuel capless fuel filler

Entertainment Features

  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player
  • (6) audio speakers
  • MyFord -inc: (2) 4.2" color LCD displays, outside temp display, 5-way controls located on steering wheel
  • Roof mounted antenna

Interior Features

  • Cloth front bucket seats -inc: 6-way pwr driver seat, manual driver lumbar & recline, 2-way manual passenger seat w/manual recline
  • 60/40 split-folding 2nd row bench seat -inc: fore/aft 40 section adjustable seat
  • 50/50 split-folding 3rd row seat
  • Floor console w/armrest & storage
  • Front/rear color-keyed carpeted floor mats
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel w/audio & cruise controls
  • Pwr windows w/1-touch driver down
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry w/(2) key fobs
  • Cruise control
  • SecuriLock passive anti-theft system
  • Manual climate control w/aux air cond
  • Air filtration system
  • Rear window defogger
  • Overhead console w/lights & sunglass holder
  • Color-keyed cloth sunvisors -inc: covered vanity mirrors
  • 2nd/3rd seat rear map light
  • Media hub w/aux input jack
  • 12V pwr points -inc: (2) front, (1) second row, (1) cargo area
  • Dark Galvano appliques
  • Front/rear scuff plates
  • Grab handles -inc: (1) at passenger seat, (2) in 2nd row
  • Illuminated entry
  • Load floor tie-down hooks
  • Cargo area hooks

Safety Features

  • Hill start assist
  • 4-wheel antilock disc brakes
  • Traction control
  • AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • Hill descent control
  • Terrain management system
  • 2nd generation dual front airbags
  • 2nd generation dual front side seat airbags
  • Front passenger sensing system
  • Safety Canopy -inc: side curtain airbags, rollover sensor
  • MyKey system -inc: top speed limiter, audio volume limiter, early low fuel warning, programmable sound chimes, Beltminder w/audio mute
  • SOS Post Crash Alert System
  • Seat belts -inc: pretensioners, energy management system, adjustable height in 1st row
  • Belt-Minder feature
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • LATCH system on rear outboard seat locations
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

2013 Ford Explorer Owner Reviews

385 Reviews
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Great vehicle for families.

2013 Ford Explorer Base

The 2013 ford explorer has a smooth ride and plenty of space to fit your family and all of their gear. 7 seats to hold everyone, rear plug for cell phone charging, rear climate control, 7 cup holders so everyone has a place for their drinks, many options up front for climate and radio controls. Also equipped with basics like cruise control and outside temperature reading. The only thing missing is a digital compass and heated seats.

- Chuck M

The back seats fold down to make a completely flat surface.

2013 Ford Explorer Base

I have had no problems with my 2013 ford explorer. It drives great in both the summer and winter months. I have been very impressed with how well it does on the snowy days and icy roads. For being an SUV, it gets great gas mileage. I typically get around 20-22 miles per gallon. I have had this car for over two years and am still very impressed with it.

- Emily M

For a compact SUV it has good control and handling.

2013 Ford Explorer Base

My car was bought used from my father who got it new as a company car. It has over 200,000 miles on it so that makes me nervous. It's never had any issues until I got it which I assume is because of the mileage. 2 weeks in the catalytic converter broke and cost $1,000 to replace. Other than that it is just expensive in gas. $40 gets you 312 miles.

- Nathan W

All around great car anyone should enjoy driving.

2013 Ford Explorer Base

This car is very comfortable to drive and ride in. I have no complaints and have been very happy with it. The only issue at all that I have is with the second row seating. I babysit my grandchildren and sometimes I have two car seats in the second row. The middle seat on the second row is narrow and I cannot put two car seats beside each other.

- Teresa N

Very spacious and comfortable ride.

2013 Ford Explorer Base

I enjoy my car because it is spacious and comfortable. It is a very smooth ride and I have had very little problems since I purchased it. My car has been reliable and safe to drive on a daily basis. I use this car as my primary vehicle because it is dependable, comfortable to ride in and has plenty of space to meet my family's needs.

- Sara P

Explore wonderful for families

2013 Ford Explorer Base

I love my car. It is very comfortable and very easy on gas. It has good gas mileage. Also I often have up to 6 grandkids with me. It is very easy to get them all in and out of the car. I love the backup camera. I also love that I can get satellite radio. It's really convenient to have a push button on the key to raise the hatch.

- Teresa D

It has real control of the ac. Honestly a great feature.

2013 Ford Explorer Base

Very reliable, doesn't waste much gas, big enough for the whole family, it has a lot of space and keyless entry. Everything could be opened through the key which makes it 10 times for convenient for everyone. Plenty of space in the trunk and the second row is able to be closed to make more space. Honestly it's a great car.

- Sol R

Bluetooth Base Model? No way!

2013 Ford Explorer Base

The explorer is dependable, consistent, spacious, and relatively fuel efficient given its size. I've had no issues with the vehicle since purchase and would definitely recommend the car to anyone looking for an SUV. My favorite feature is the Bluetooth compatible stereo; even in the base model this comes pre installed.

- Anthony L

Ford Explorer is the one for you!

2013 Ford Explorer Base

My vehicle had all of the features that I need. Bluetooth, remote start to name a few. The screen on the dash is easy to access and has all the quick controls I need at my fingertips. I like the option for a third row if needed but otherwise gives me a large trunk space to hold all things I need for my growing family.

- Mindy M

Very reliable and comfortable vehicle

2013 Ford Explorer Base

I don't have any problems with the Ford explorer. It fits 5 of us very comfortably. It is a very reliable vehicle. It's been a great vehicle for my family. I do wish it was slightly easier to get the kids in and out of the vehicle. The only issue Id ever had was with the battery but that was a very easy fix

- Betty S

New cars over $30K should last longer.

2013 Ford Explorer Base

It drove and rode nice when new. It slowly started having minor issues, electrical, sensor, simple minor quality issues. It now has about 80K miles and is starting to have transmission problems. Electrical issues slowly expand to gauges, warnings, etc. I personally would not purchase this vehicle again.

- Kirk D

Great vehicle to travel in.

2013 Ford Explorer Base

This is a great car. I drive from Michigan to South Dakota several times a year and it is very comfortable to be in for long periods. It has plenty of space for everything you need. It is very reliable and an excellent car to own. It is the second explorer I have owned and would definitely buy a third.

- Elizabeth R

Over all, My Explorer is spacious and reliable.

2013 Ford Explorer Base

My explorer provides all the room my family of six needs while being still being nimble enough to drive partially off road. We were able to haul a trailer for camping. After all the years, it still runs great still other than our A/C system. That frequently has holes and needs to have lines replaced.

- Chris K

Exploring and the Leather

2013 Ford Explorer Base

The car has wonderful acceleration for one of its size. It has great durability and can drive well enough. It has Ford Touch so you can easily add your phone through Bluetooth. The interior is leather and is quite comfortable. I love the car for its power and overall the way it functions and drives.

- Ryan T

And old Ford car. Got it 4 years ago at a car dealership

2013 Ford Explorer Base

It is an overall ok car, but the engine often had problems. About a week ago, it costed me 200$ to find out nothing was wrong with my engine! Then of course the day after that, the engine starts sputtering. The reliability is ok. The comfort is great, I never really have any problems with that.

- John H

Ford Explorer is a great family car

2013 Ford Explorer Base

Great family car! We've driven it from SoCal to NorCal without a problem and gas mileage is amazing too! Lots of space even when the third row seating is occupied. It also drives fairly smooth. We have two small kids so when we were looking for a family car, this was the best fit for us.

- Mary G

This car is sweet and simple.

2013 Ford Explorer Base

It has given me no problems at all. Have had it for years and have only had a minor accident or two and it is still in perfect condition. It is very reliable and rarely needs repairs if any, the seats are comfortable and the features do what I need them to do.

- Robert P

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