Ford reveals Ford Explorer Sport with V6 EcoBoost engine

More power yet more economical
Apr 2, 2012
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Ford has just revealed the 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost-powered Explorer Sport, the American carmaker's first-ever high-powered version of the nameplate. It's also the third version in the Explorer's current lineup following the 3.5-liter V6 and the 2.0-liter EcoBoost-powered variants.

With a twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine producing over 350hp and its four-wheel drive with terrain management system, Ford claims that the Explorer Sport delivers enhanced on-road dynamics with sporty design cues inside and out.

Despite its power output, the Explorer Sport has a projected fuel economy of 6.802km/L in the city and 9.353km/L on the highway, bettering the fuel consumption of the 5.7-liter V8 Hemi-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango by 1.275km/L in city and 0.850 km/L on the highway, respectively. It's also more fuel efficient than the 5.0-liter V8 Range Rover Sport by 1.275km/L in the city and 1.701km/L on the highway.

Putting all that power down to the wheels is a paddle-shift six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission that, Ford claims, provides "the balance of responsive acceleration and economical low-rpm cruising for better fuel efficiency."

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"Adding an EcoBoost drivetrain to Explorer Sport delivers even more fuel efficiency and performance to the lineup," said Bill Gubing, the Explorer's chief engineer. "This is our highest- performance, most capable Ford Explorer ever."

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Making the Explorer Sport stand out from its more plebian brethrens are its low-gloss Sterling Gray mesh grille and its contrasting ebony high-gloss bars, a black front lower fascia that features a functional opening for additional cooling, unique 20-inch painted and machined wheels, blacked-out headlamp and taillamp treatments, black roof rack rails, sideview mirror skull caps and a liftgate appliqué.

The posh feel continues inside with the Charcoal Black leather-trimmed seating that's available with and without contrasting Sienna inserts, unique stitching to the sculptured seats and steering wheel, Sport-logo floor mats and illuminated scuff plates.

The Ford Explorer Sport officially goes on sale later this year.

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