I am back after a 5 year hiatus. I just took ownership of an 2013 Explorer XLT FWD in Ruby red metallic tint coat with 202a pkg, trailer tow, voice activated Nav and power lift gate. I have to say this is a serious upgrade from my old 2005 Explorer XLT AWD. The interior is gorgeous, the exterior styling is awesome and it just drives and handles way better than my old Exploder. Still on my initial tank of gas so I can't say that the MPGs are better or worse than my old ride.