The 2013 Ford Explorer Sport configurator page

The high performance 2013 Ford Explorer Sport configurator is live

The build page on Ford.com now features the 2013 Ford Explorer which, most importantly, features the new Explorer Sport model that is powered by the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 borrowed from the Ford Taurus SHO with a starting price of $41,545 including the $825 destination fee.

Unfortunately, Ford Motor Company hasn’t offered up official power ratings for the 2013 Ford Explorer Sport but the same 3.5L EcoBoost V6 has been offered in the Ford Taurus SHO and the Ford F150 EcoBoost with power ratings of 365hp and torque ratings ranging from 350 to 420 lb-ft depending on the application. Ford has only promised that the Explorer Sport would offer “at least” 350 horsepower. When mated with the 6-speed automatic transmission that is controlled via steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters, the advanced all wheel drive system and the sport-tuned suspension package – the Explorer Sport should certainly live up to its name.

The 2013 Ford Explorer Sport comes pretty much fully loaded in standard form with a price of $41,545 but for an additional $4,130, buyers can opt for the Equipment Group 402A which adds luxury features like voice controlled navigation, blind spot detection, a power rear liftgate, adjustable pedals, heated/cooled front seats, remote/push button start, Ford’s awesome ambient lighting package and other smaller features. Essentially, anything that you could ask for in an SUV is included in the 2013 Explorer Sport 402A models and adding this package brings the total price to $45,675.

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