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Family Cars 2/3-The Ford Explorer 2022

Family Cars 2/3-The Ford Explorer 2022

The Ford Explorer 2022 at a Glance:


  • Vehicle type: 3-row midsize SUV/crossover RWD; AWD available 

  • Base price: $33,245

  • Engine type: Gas; hybrid available

  • Power: 300 horsepower @5,500 rpm base and mid-range trims; 400 horsepower @5,500 rpm luxury trims.

  • Transmission: 10-speed automatic

  • EPA fuel economy: 21/28 mpg (RWD), 20/27 (AWD) base and mid-range trims; 18/26 mpg (RWD), 18/24 mpg (AWD) luxury trims.


  • Many trim levels

  • Good base engine, great V6 engine

  • Hybrid versions available

  • Seating for up to seven


  • Top trims are pricey 

  • Small third-row area





  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster with 8-inch touchscreen on base model

  • Apple CarPlay/Android smartphone integration

  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

  • USB-A port and USB-C ports

  • 6-speaker audio on base model


Safety features


  • Co-Pilot360 includes forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assistance and automatic high beams

  • Rear parking sensors

  • Side-wind stabilization

  • Speed-sign recognition available at some trim levels




  • Quiet and comfortable cabin with 10 cup holders, five 12-volt outlets and rotary gearshift in basic trim level

  • 32.2 inches of rear legroom and low-slung seat cushions

  • Cargo space goes from 18.2 cubic feet to a maximum of 87.8 cubic feet on pricier trims


Trim levels


  • Basic–7-seat configuration with a 3-person second row in rear. Starts at $34,345.

  • XLT–adds captain’s chairs in the second row, extra USB ports, leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated/power-adjustable front seats, available heated steering wheel, LED fog lights, remote start, entry keypad and 20-inch alloy wheels. Starts at $36,495.

  • ST-Line–adds 20-inch alloy wheels, simulated leather upholstery, self-dimming rearview mirror, rain-sensing wipers, 12-speaker B&O audio system, wireless charging, and the Co-Pilot360 Assist+ driver aids. Starts at $45,845.

  • Limited–adds memory settings for the driver’s seat, hands-free tailgate operation, power-folding third-row seats, power-adjustable steering column, and a 110-volt power outlet. Hybrid option available at this trim level. Starts at $46,675.

  • Timberline–adds simulated leather upholstery, heated second-row seats and extra driver aids. This off-road-focused model goes back to 18-inch alloy wheels with all-terrain tires, plus all-wheel drive as standard and a torque-sensing limited-slip rear differential. Starts at $47,435.

  • ST–adds a sport-tuned suspension and a 400-horsepower engine; customizable options include 21-inch alloy wheels, stronger brakes, 12.3-inch digital driver information display, dual-pane moonroof, a 10.1-inch touchscreen with pinch-to-zoom capability, and rear-seat entertainment system. Starts at $48,420.

  • King Ranch–adds Western-themed features to exterior and interior, plus a larger-sized touchscreen and B&O system, massaging front seats and automatic emergency braking in reverse. Starts at $54,855.

  • Platinum–adds 21-inch alloy wheels, adaptive LED headlights, memory settings for both massaging front seats, authentic wood cabin trim and a self-parking feature. Hybrid option available at this trim level. Starts at $54,985.

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