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First Drive: 2013 Ford Explorer Sport


First Drive: 2013 Ford Explorer Sport
First Drive: 2013 Ford Explorer Sport - Automobile Magazine
No longer content with merely carrying athletes, the Explorer tries to be one.

Frankly, we were a little surprised when we first saw the Ford Explorer Sport. The idea that Ford would try and make a high-performance version of its soccer shuttle -- well, we didn't see that coming. What was entirely predictable, though, is that Ford's EcoBoost V-6 eventually would find its way into the Explorer. The popular turbocharged, direct-injection V-6 is already in every other iteration of this platform -- the Taurus and the Flex, as well as the Lincoln MKS and MKT -- and there wasn't much reason to keep it out of the Explorer, which is far and away the bestselling of the five.


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