2013 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr Front-wheel Drive Automatic

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Automatic Manual

Engine Type

Gas V6

MPG (City/Highway)

17/24

Safety Ratings

MSRP

$32,680

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Summary

The 2013 Ford Explorer XLT comes with several exciting updates. This SUV now offers the Explorer Sport model, showcasing enhanced performance and a sportier design. The Explorer XLT features a sleek exterior with modern lines and a refined interior. It provides a comfortable and spacious cabin, along with advanced technology for an enjoyable driving experience. With its powerful engine options and a smooth ride, the 2013 Ford Explorer XLT delivers both performance and efficiency. Whether you’re tackling city streets or exploring off-road terrains, this SUV is perfect for any adventure.

2013 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr Front-wheel Drive Automatic price

Invoice price

$30,474

Delivery charges

$895

MSRP

$32,680

Total price

$33,575

This is the basic version without any options added, check the Window Sticker for more accurate package and detailed information.

NHTSA Crash Test Overall Ratings

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2013 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr Front-wheel Drive Automatic warranty

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Months: 36

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Miles: 36,000

Corrosion perforation (months/miles)

Months: 60

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Miles: unlimited

Powertrain (months/miles)

Months: 60

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Miles: 60,000

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2013 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr Front-wheel Drive Automatic Colors

Interior Colors
Medium Light Stone w/Unique Cloth Bucket Seats
Charcoal Black w/Unique Cloth Bucket Seats
Medium Light Stone w/Leather-Trimmed Heated Bucket Seats
Charcoal Black w/Leather-Trimmed Heated Bucket Seats
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Exterior Colors
Kodiak Brown Metallic
Deep Impact Blue Metallic
Ginger Ale Metallic
Tuxedo Black Metallic
Sterling Gray Metallic...
Ingot Silver Metallic
Green Gem Metallic
Oxford White
Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat

Engine

Type Gas V6
Engine Size 3.50 l
Cylinders Configuration V6
Displacement 3,500 cc
Compressor Intercooled Turbo
Drive Type FWD
Horsepower 290 hp @ 6,500 rpm
Torque 270 lb.ft @ 3,000 rpm
Engine Location Front
Valves 24
Compression 9.3
Stroke 3.41 in
Bore 3.64 in

Fuel

Type Gasoline
Tank Capacity 18.60 gal

Mileage

EPA City Economy 17
EPA Highway Economy 24
EPA Combined Economy 20
Cruising Range City 297.60 mi
Cruising Range Highway 409.20 mi

Transmission

Type
Automatic
Number Of Speeds
6
Description
6 Speed Automatic
First Gear Ratio
4.48
Second Gear Ratio
2.87
Third Gear Ratio
1.84
Fourth Gear Ratio
1.41
Fifth Gear Ratio
1
Sixth Gear Ratio
0.74
Reverse Gear Ratio
2.88
Final Drive Axle Ratio
3.51
Transfer Case Gear Ratio High 1

Powertrain

Doors

Doors 4

Seating

Number Of Seats 7
Max Seating Capacity 7

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size 20 x -TBD- in
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size 20 x -TBD- in
Spare Wheel Material Steel

Exterior dimensions

Overall Length 197.09 in
Overall Width 78.90 in
Max Width Without Mirrors 78.90 in
Overall Height 70.39 in
Track Width Front 67 in
Track Width Rear 67 in
Wheelbase 112.60 in

Interior dimensions

Passenger Volume 151.70 cu.ft
Front Head Room 41.40 in
Rear Head Room 40.50 in
Third Row Head Room 37.80 in
Front Shoulder Room 61.30 in
Rear Shoulder Room 61 in
Third Row Shoulder Room 50.80 in
Third Row Hip Room 40.70 in
Front Leg Room 40.60 in
Rear Leg Room 39.80 in
Third Row Leg Room 33.20 in
Cargo Volume 21 cu.ft
Max Cargo Volume 81 cu.ft
Cargo Volume To Seat1 80.70 cu.ft
Cargo Volume To Seat2 43.80 cu.ft
Cargo Volume To Seat3 21 cu.ft

Weights

Curb Weight Base 4,697 lb

Steering

Type Power Rack & Pinion
Overall Ratio 15.75
Turning Diameter Curb To Curb 38.90 ft
Turning Radius Curb To Curb 19.45 ft

Trailering

Max Tongue Dead Weight Hitch 200 lb
Max Trailer Dead Weight Hitch 2,000 lb
Max Tongue Weigth Distributing Hitch 300 lb
Max Trailer Weigth Distributing Hitch 2,000 lb

Braking

Type Power
Primary Abs System 4-Wheel
Front Disc Yes
Rear Disc Yes

Tires

Front Tire Size P255/50R20
Rear Tire Size P255/50R20
Spare Tire Size Compact
Spare Tire Size Compact
Type All-Season

Suspensions

Front Type Macpherson Strut
Front Type Extended W/Coil Springs
Rear Type Multi-Link
Rear Type Extended W/Coil Springs

Emissions

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  • Recall Date 09/22/2021

    Campaign ID; 21V746000

    Component Suspension

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2011-2013 Explorer Vehicles Originally Sold, Or Currently Registered In Connecticut, Delaware, The District Of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, And Wisconsin. These Vehicles May Be Equipped With A Cross-Axis Ball Joint (Cabj) Replacement Part That Could Seize, And Result In A Fracture Of The Outboard Section Of The Rear Suspension Toe Link.

    Recall Consequences

    A Rear Toe Link Fracture Can Result In A Loss Of Steering Control, Increasing The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealer Will Inspect For The Presence Of A Cabj. If A Cabj Of Any Design Is Found, The Dealer Will Inspect The Tightness Of The Cabj, And Replace The Cabj, Knuckle, And/Or Toe Link As Necessary, Free Of Charge. Interim Notification Letters Were Mailed November 10, 2021. Owner Notification Letters Were Mailed On March 17, 2022. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 21S43.

  • Recall Date 07/15/2021

    Campaign ID; 21V537000

    Component Suspension

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2013-2017 Explorer Vehicles Originally Sold, Or Ever Registered, In Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, And The District Of Columbia. Exposure To Road Salt Can Cause The Cross-Axis Ball Joint To Corrode And Seize, Resulting In A Fracture Of The Outboard Section Of The Rear Suspension Toe Link.

    Recall Consequences

    A Rear Toe-Link Fracture Can Result In A Loss Of Steering Control, Increasing The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealers Will Inspect And Replace As Necessary, The Cross-Axis Ball Joint (Cabj) Knuckle, And Replace The Rear Suspension Toe Links, Free Of Charge. This Recall Is An Expansion Of Previous Nhtsa Recall Numbers 16V-245, 19V-435, And 20V-675. Certain Vehicles Previously Repaired Will Need To Return For The New Remedy. An Interim Notification Letter Notifying Owners Of The Safety Risk Were Mailed On September 10, 2021. Owner Notification Letters Were Mailed On March 16, 2022. Owners May Contact Ford'S Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 21S32.

  • Recall Date 10/30/2020

    Campaign ID; 20V675000

    Component Suspension

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2013-2017 Explorer Vehicles Originally Sold, Or Currently Registered In Connecticut, Delaware, The District Of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, And Wisconsin That Were Previously Repaired Under A Prior Recall Numbers 16V-245 Or 19V-435. The Outboard Section Of A Rear Suspension Toe Link May Fracture.

    Recall Consequences

    A Rear Toe Link Fracture Can Result In A Loss Of Steering Control, Increasing The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Inspect The Cross-Axis Ball Joint (Cabj) Knuckle Attached To The Rear Suspension Toe Link And Replace It As Necessary, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began November 27, 2020. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 20S62.

  • Recall Date 06/10/2019

    Campaign ID; 19V435000

    Component Suspension

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2011-2017 Explorer Vehicles. The Rear Suspension Toe Links May Fracture Due To Stress On The Rear Suspension.

    Recall Consequences

    A Fractured Rear Toe Link Will Cause A Sudden Change In Vehicle Handling And Increase The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Replace The Rear Suspension Toe Links, And Inspect Both Rear Toe Link Ball Joints, Replacing The Rear Wheel Knuckle(S), If Necessary, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began June 26, 2019. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 19S17.

  • Recall Date 08/28/2017

    Campaign ID; 17E048000

    Component Wheels

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain Wheel Hub Bearing Assemblies, Part Number Hb5Z-1104-C, Incorrectly Listed As Being For Installation On The Rear Axles Of 2011-2017 Ford Explorer 4X2 Vehicles. These Bearings Assemblies Were Manufactured Without A Self Retention Feature, Possibly Resulting In The Separation Of The Wheel Or Wheel End.

    Recall Consequences

    A Loss Of The Wheel Or Wheel End Can Increase The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify The Distributors Of The Hubs Specifying That They Are To Only Be Used On Drive Axles. It Is Believed That None Of The Hubs Were Purchased From Ford Dealers For The Incorrect Application. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332.

  • Recall Date 12/02/2015

    Campaign ID; 15V812000

    Component Fuel System, Gasoline

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain Model Year 2013 Explorer, Explorer Police Utility, Taurus, Taurus Police Interceptor, Flex, Lincoln Mks, And Lincoln Mkt Vehicles. In The Affected Vehicles, The Fuel Delivery Module May Crack, Allowing Fuel To Leak.

    Recall Consequences

    A Fuel Leak In The Presence Of An Ignition Source May Result In A Fire.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Replace The Fuel Delivery Module, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began On December 21, 2015. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 13S04-S1.

  • Recall Date 03/24/2015

    Campaign ID; 15V171000

    Component Structure

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain Model Year 2011-2013 Explorer Vehicles. In The Affected Vehicles, The Interior Door Handle Return Spring May Unseat, Resulting In Interior Door Handle That Does Not Return To The Fully Stowed Position After Actuation.

    Recall Consequences

    If The Interior Door Handle Return Spring Is Unseated, The Door May Unlatch In The Event Of A Side Impact Crash, Increasing The Risk Of Personal Injury.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Inspect All Four Of The Interior Door Handles And Either Repair Or Replace Them, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began On July 23, 2015. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 15S11.

  • Recall Date 05/29/2014

    Campaign ID; 14V286000

    Component Steering

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain Model Year 2011-2013 Ford Explorer Vehicles Manufactured May 17, 2010, Through February 28, 2012. The Affected Vehicles May Experience An Intermittent Connection In The Electric Power Steering Gear, Which Can Cause A Loss Of The Motor Position Sensor Signal Resulting In A Shut Down Of The Power Steering Assist.

    Recall Consequences

    If The Vehicle Experiences A Loss Of Power Steering Assist It Will Require Extra Steering Effort At Lower Speeds, Increasing The Risk Of A Vehicle Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Update The Power Steering Control Module (Pscm) Software, Free Of Charge. If A Vehicle Shows A History Of A Loss Of Motor Position Sensor Signal When The Vehicle Is Brought In For The Recall Remedy, Its Steering Rack Assembly Will Be Replaced, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began On July 23, 2014. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-800-392-3673. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 14S06.

  • Recall Date 06/26/2013

    Campaign ID; 13V270000

    Component Latches/Locks/Linkages

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain Model Year 2013 Ford Explorer, Taurus, And Lincoln Mks Vehicles Manufactured November 29, 2012, Through December 12, 2012. In The Affected Vehicles, With Sufficient Door Openings And Closings, The Child Safety Locks May Change From An Activated Position To A Deactivated Position Without Notice.

    Recall Consequences

    If The Child Lock Is Deactivated, The Door Could Be Unlocked And Opened From The Inside Which Could Lead To Personal Injury To An Unrestrained Child.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Test The Safety Locks. If Necessary, The Locks Will Be Replaced Free Of Charge. The Recall Began On August 2, 2013. Ford'S Recall Number Is 13S07. Owners May Contact The Ford Customer Relationship Center At 1-866-436-7332.

  • Recall Date 05/31/2013

    Campaign ID; 13V227000

    Component Fuel System, Gasoline

    Recall Summary

    Ford Is Recalling Certain Model Year 2013 Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion, Police Interceptor Sedan And Police Interceptor Utility Vehicles; And Certain Model Year 2013 Lincoln Mks, Mkt, And Mkz Vehicles. In The Affected Vehicles, The Fuel Delivery Module May Develop A Crack, Allowing Fuel To Leak.

    Recall Consequences

    A Fuel Leak In The Presence Of An Ignition Source May Result In A Fire.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Replace The Fuel Delivery Module, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began On July 20, 2013. Owners May Contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Recall Campaign Number Is 13S04.

  • Recall Date 03/27/2013

    Campaign ID; 13V109000

    Component Fuel System, Gasoline

    Recall Summary

    Ford Is Recalling Certain Model Year 2012 Taurus, Lincoln Mks, And Model Year 2013 Explorer Vehicles Manufactured July 19, 2011, Through March 15, 2012. In The Affected Vehicles, The Fuel Tanks May Have A Marginally Sealed Seam In The Side Of The Tank. As A Result, The Fuel Tanks May Not Provide The Expected Strength In The Event Of An Impact. The Tanks May Also Leak.

    Recall Consequences

    A Fuel Leak In The Presence Of An Ignition Source May Result In A Fire.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Inspect The Fuel Tanks And Replace Them As Necessary, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began On May 9, 2013. Ford'S Recall Campaign Number Is 13S03. Owners May Contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center At 1-866-436-7332.

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