Engineering the Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer Sport Chief Engineer Bill Gubing talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about the 2013 Ford Explorer Sport.

What was done differently for the Sport compared to the regular 2013 Ford Explorer?

What is thermal mass? How long has the Ford Explorer had an EcoBoost?

The 2013 Ford Explorer Sport comes with 4WD, Navigation System, Keyless Entry, Fog Lights, Leather Seats, Heated Seats, Bucket Seats, Alloy Wheels. For 2013, a new Sport trim joins the Explorer fleet, offering a twin-turbocharged V6 engine, standard 4-wheel drive, 20-inch sport alloy wheels and two-tone leather. The 2013 Ford Explorer sits near the bottom of our rankings due to its poor reliability.

2013 Ford Explorer Sport specs

Model: 2013 Ford Explorer
Towing capacity: 5,000 lbs
Horsepower: 365 hp
Tire size: P255/50R20
Engine: 3.5 L V6
MPG: 16 city / 22 highway
Curb weight: 4,697 lbs
Wheel size: 20″ diameter, 8.5″ width