The 2013 Ford Explorer Sport

The 2013 Ford Explorer Sport EcoBoost packs 365hp, offers 22mpg

When the 2013 Ford Explorer Sport was unveiled earlier this year packing the 3.5L EcoBoost V6, Ford stated that it would offer “at least 350 horsepower” but with today’s announcement of the official power ratings we have learned that the Explorer Sport will pack 365 horsepower while also offering up to 22 miles per gallon.

The 2013 Ford Explorer Sport is powered by the same 3.5L EcoBoost V6 that is found in other company products including the Ford Taurus SHO and, like the SHO, the new Explorer Sport offers 365 horsepower and 360lb-ft of torque. This powerful twin turbocharged engine is mated to a standard 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission and the Intelligent 4WD System – a drivetrain which allows the Explorer Sport to achieve 16 miles per gallon around town and 22 miles per gallon on the highway. For comparison, that is only 1 mile per gallon lower in both the city and on the highway compared to the naturally aspirated 3.5L V6 that offers only 290 horsepower and 255lb-ft of torque.

"Explorer Sport hits a sweet-spot combination of power, usable torque, 4WD capability, with class-leading fuel efficiency," said Bill Gubing, Ford’s chief engineer for the Explorer. "The Explorer Sport EcoBoost engine matches Taurus SHO for output and the Terrain Management System has been specifically calibrated to optimize increased power – regardless of the road or conditions.”

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