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XLT vs Limited vs sport

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by volcano375, April 6, 2013.

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      Odrapnew Active Member

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      Sure it can. Now the choice for me would be Sport or Platinum. I'd probably still stick with the Sport.


      The Pilot and Traverse were no where near the performance of the Sport when I got mine, so yes, the 3.5L Ecoboost was the selling point for me.

      EDIT: Also, just because the new Pilot and Traverse are closer in 0-60 times doesn't mean that they are good engines. I'm sure the Honda runs like a typical Honda(smooth, quiet...etc) The Ecoboost is nice in that you can roll into the throttle and let the torque do the accelerating(without downshifting).
       
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    3. peterk9

      peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I should have added "in choosing the Sport".:(
       
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      Purely cosmetic. The fancy sport wheels, with the body color, and non chrome trim, black grill, smoked tail lights, red stitched seats, and silver trim inside. Didn't care about the motor. 100% ascetics.
       
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      Generally my same reasoning for purchasing the XLT Appearance Package, not a fan of chrome, reminds me too much of a soccer mom’s vehicle. In addition to not liking chrome, I’ve owned a Ford 2.3L turbo in the past and it was disaster to work on and the turbo went out like clockwork every 50,000 miles. I know the turbos have improved a lot since I owned mine and I wish all owners of the EB engines the best, but too many extra components for me. If I want power I’ll buy a car/truck with an engine that has greater displacement.
       
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      The XLT is easily the sweet spot in the Explorer line-up. It has basically the options everyone wants, and is not out of most folks price range. I'm a person who does not want all of the artificial driving aids, and paying for them in higher priced models. Actually the base I have now is perfect in that regard, and if you could get a couple more options, like remote start and hand-free liftgate, it would be my first choice. If I buy or lease after retirement, I'll be looking at the XLT.

      The Sport shouldn't even be considered an Explorer because it's a different class of vehicle, set up for performance. Should be more fully differentiated from the actual Explorers. Ford should go back to the XLS, XLT and Limited. The Platinum should be a Lincoln, and the Sport should be in the Performance Division.

      If I ran Ford, there would be many changes! ;)
       
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      Sport for the performance. Runner up was a 4runner limited. Ended up choosing performance over off road ;)
       
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      I got the Platinum for the performance and all the "artificial driving aids". Don't use then all but love that cluster.:)

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