Jump to content
Forums Gone... but not forgotten!
Pontiac of the Month

aspiringcarguy's 1965 GTO

2018 April
of the Month

  • Welcome to Forever Pontiac

    Welcome to Forever Pontiac, full of great ideas for Pontiac performance, maintenance, or for peer-to-peer assistance from Professional and DIY mechanics. Also, compete in our Pontiac monthly competitions. Please register if you'd like to take part.

Sign in to follow this  
Ringo64

RSS New York: 2013 Ford Explorer Sport mugs for the camera in NYC

Recommended Posts

Filed under: New York Auto Show, Performance, Crossover, Ford2013-ford-explorer-sport-ny.jpg

No one may have asked Ford to drop the twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 found in the Taurus SHO behind the headlights of the Explorer, but that doesn't mean we're complaining. Ford has just debuted the higher-performance crossover at the 2012 New York Auto Show, complete with its full 350 horsepower. Ford says the newly menacing softroader will be good for around 16 mpg city and 22 mpg highway, and the nudge in power shouldn't do anything but help the vehicle's ability to tow up to 5,000 pounds. Engineers have also thrown in bigger brakes and a little extra bracing to help the chassis cope with the additional muscle, not to mention a quicker ratio steering rack for a slightly more responsive cornering.

The available horsepower drops to the pavement via a paddle-shifted six-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive system. The Sport features a unique version of the Terrain Management System found on lesser Explorers, though the software has been uniquely calibrated to handle the additional power on hand.

A handful of aesthetic tweaks are also part of the package, including blacked-out bodywork on the mesh grille, side-view mirrors and lower fascia. Unique wheel choices are also part of the package. Hit the jump for the full press blast.

Continue reading 2013 Ford Explorer Sport mugs for the camera in NYC

2013 Ford Explorer Sport mugs for the camera in NYC originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 04 Apr 2012 17:05:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.<h6 style="clear: both; padding: 8px 0 0 0; height: 2px; font-size: 1px; border: 0; margin: 0; padding: 0;"></h6>Permalink | Email this | Comments

di</img>

di</img>

autoblog?i=bDPghDuedrg:scHgHTgrl8I:wF9xT3WuBAs</img> autoblog?i=bDPghDuedrg:scHgHTgrl8I:V_sGLiPBpWU</img>bDPghDuedrg


/>http://feeds.autoblog.com/~r/weblogsinc/autoblog/~3/bDPghDuedrg/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tired of these Ads? Register Today!

looks like a Landrover/Rangrover

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hard to believe the outdated crapbox the Exploder evolved to this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

looks like a Landrover/Rangrover

Definitely had to do a double take, definitely thought it was a LandRover. Had to look back at the thread title cause I knew I clicked on something for Ford :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Better than the old Explorer. :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very true :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I want a new Explorer in Ginger Ale Metallic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks pretty awesome!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

looks like a Landrover/Rangrover

exactly!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sat in one at the Chicago Auto show, VERY nice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

Tired of these Ads? Purchase Enhanced Membership today to remove them!
×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.