What You'll Like
The Ford Explorer has been rated one of the safest utility vehicles at any size or price; it's the first vehicle in the world to offer rear inflatable seatbelts. Curve control--a more advanced version of electronic stability control--is also a Ford exclusive. Ford's MyKey system helps parents reel in teen drivers.
The Explorer also stands out for being one of the "greenest" choices available. Ford claims best-in-class gas mileage for non-hybrids and notes that the Explorer EcoBoost will go 20 percent farther on a gallon of gas than the Honda Pilot.
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What's New for 2013
The Explorer got a redesign in 2011 and additional powertrain options in 2012, but enters 2013 with no significant changes.
Also Available: 2014 Ford Explorer
- Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
- Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
- Roadside Assistance: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
A vehicle’s warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer’s lot, and it’s important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission.