7 Passenger Ford Explorer
7 Passenger Ford Explorer
The modern 2013 7 Passenger Ford Explorer is a crossover that can accommodate up to seven passengers and has good amount of space for cargo. It is, therefore, a good option for families going on trips, long journeys and outings. It is categorized as one of the safest vehicles by Ford, thanks to the different safety features on its interior, including the blind-spot detectors.
Ford Explorer Interior
The 7 Passenger Ford Explorer interior does not incorporate the truck stuff any more. Grooming has seen the miserable plastic-fitted interiors improved. The transitions between dissimilar plastics has been smoothed out with better curves. The dash of the 7 Passenger Ford Explorer is now more beautiful than that of the 7 Passenger Ford Explorer Audi Q7 and 7 seater Toyota Highlander
The 7 Passenger Ford Explorer carries up to seven passengers, with the first five front seats best suited for adults. The headroom and shoulder room is excellent for these seats. The seats are arranged in three rows, but unlike in some SUVs out there, the third row is more accessible. Families needing considerably larger space during travels would find the spacious cargo space helpful. In addition, the seats are power-folding to allow more cargo space
It is now possible to limit wheelspin and control stability with a tow of 5000 pounds, thanks to the fitted Terrain Management system. The infotainment and other functions are controlled through MyFord Touch system. This system uses voice, button or touch. A number of safety features on the 2013 Ford Explorer include the rearview camera, inflatable rear seat belts and blind-spot detectors. The quick steering and terrific ride control enhances the on-road handling of the Explorer. Such ride control and steering is possible because of the substantial curb weight of the Explorer and its independent suspension.
Ford Explorer Engine
The 2013 7 Passenger Ford Explorer has a good gain in gas mileage, handling and ride comfort. With front-wheel drive, the standard 3.5-liter V-6 engine and six-speed automatic system on the Explorer delivers predictable handling. This engine has a rating of 290-horsepower and 17/24 mpg or 20 mpg combined and performs better than the previous V8 engine. It is rated at 17/23 mpg and 19 mpg combined, on a all-wheel-drive system. This engine can also achieve an acceleration of 60-mph in about 8 seconds and a strong acceleration from a stop. Most models come with a sport-shift mode for better shift responses and quicker throttles.
The 7 Passenger Ford Explorer can achieve an EPA rating of 20/28 mpg with the new turbocharged engine that is also direct-injected. The four-cylinder engine makes 240-horsepower. Unlike the V6 engine that can tow 5000 pounds, the turbocharged engine can tow up to 2000 pounds. Another option is the new twin-turbo Explorer Sport that is rated at 16/22 mpg or just 18 mpg combined. Unlike the standard six-cylinder model, the twin-turbo can achieve an acceleration of 60 mph in about 6 seconds.
In conclusion, the 2013 7 Passenger Ford Explorer is a safe family hauler that achieves good fuel economy, good ride and handling, and thus fit for long distance trips and other family uses. The standard V6 can tow up to 5000 pounds, has enough passenger space for up to seven people and a large amount of cargo space.