The 2013 Ford Explorer is one of the largest of Ford’s SUV lineup. It’s still one of the best 3 row SUVs and also provides great fuel economy and better technology.
The Explorer gets an incredible 28 MPG on the highway, powered by the 2.0L EcoBoost 1-4 engine. If you’re looking to tow your boat, you may want to jump to the 3.5L V6 engine. The 3.5 Liter has 290 hp, along with 255 lb-ft of torque and still gets up to 24 MPG on the highway. Many Explorer drivers tell us it is their favorite for towing the boat to Lake Erie over the summer.
The Fusion, redesigned in 2013, is obviously attracting customer’s eyes. The Fusion posted its best -ever sales month — selling more than 30,000 units nationally in the month of March and more than 80,000 vehicles in the first quarter of 2013.
“Customers are buying our all-new Fusion and Escape in record numbers, and we are working harder than ever to keep pace with demand for these fuel-efficient vehicles,” said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service.
Ford announced it will create 450 new jobs in Cleveland building the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine. The engine is already found in the 2013 Ford Escape.
The Ford Motor Co. announced Thursday it is expanding production and adding new jobs to the EcoBoost Engine Production Plant in Cleveland.
Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas, spoke at the Cleveland, Ohio plant Thursday. Ford will invest nearly $200 million and add 450 jobs at the Cleveland Engine Plant. The workers will build the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, which is in 95 percent of the Ford lineup.
“This is our One Ford plan at its best – giving customers the power of choice to decide which fuel-efficient engine is best tailored to their needs,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas. “Cleveland Engine Plant was the first to produce EcoBoost engines and will continue to be a cornerstone of Ford’s strategy to deliver affordable fuel economy for millions.”
If you have big family, you know the need for third row seat.
It can be a crowded and complicated quest to find that perfect third row choice though.
Should I get the SUV? The Extended Wagon? Or the Minivan?
Luckily for us, KBB recently announced which are the best three-row vehicles less than $30,000. Not surprising, the Honda Odyssey was KBB’s No.1 Choice. But many other top models also finished in the top ten:
Best Three Row Vehicles Under $30,000, According to Kelly Blue Book: