With its many trim models and powertrain configurations, the 2022 Ford Explorer really suits a wide range of drivers. Of course, this midsize crossover SUV's main draws are its roomy, three-row cabin and capable performance. But the Explorer also treats travelers to all the latest infotainment, safety aids, and luxury options.
What’s new for the 2022 Ford Explorer?
- New ST-Line trim model offers exclusive styling
- High-performance ST trim model now available with rear-wheel drive
Who needs a 2022 Ford Explorer?
This midsize, three-row crossover SUV is perfect for big families who love spending time together. Depending on whether you select second-row captain’s chairs or a bench seat, the Explorer can seat six or seven passengers.
In addition to its family-friendly setup, the Explorer also appeals to drivers who like a little outdoor adventure. All-wheel drive is available to give the Explorer its best all-weather performance and even help you explore light trails.
Finally, the Explorer appeals to a wide range of drivers with its eight trim models. Among them, you’ll find the off-road-ready Timberline, which helps you travel further into the wild with upgrades like underbody skid plates and all-terrain tires. The high-performance ST appeals to those who want a sport-tuned suspension and more powerful engine. With the Limited, King Ranch, and Platinum models, you and your loved ones will revel in interior luxury, thanks to features like leather upholstery and heated seats.
How does this crossover drive? Can the 2022 Ford Explorer tow?
In the three-row midsize crossover segment, the Explorer stands out with its quick acceleration and capable handling. The standard rear-wheel-drive setup gives this Ford crossover a major advantage over competitors. Even in the midst of a particularly tight corner, the Explorer always feels firmly planted. And all-wheel drive is also available; add this performance gear to help you navigate sandy beaches and rocky trails.
Rear-wheel-drive Explorers can also tow more than ever before. Properly equipped, an Explorer with the V6 engine can tow up to 5,600 pounds. The next-most-powerful engine is the base turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which helps you move a trailer weighing up to 5,300 pounds. But even if you choose the thrifty hybrid powertrain, you’ll still enjoy max tow ratings of 5,000 pounds, a best-in-class figure for hybrid crossovers.
2022 Ford Explorer powertrain specs include:
- Turbocharged 2.3L inline four-cylinder engine (300 horsepower, 310 lb-ft of torque)
- Optional Turbo 3.0L V6 engine (400 hp, 415 lb-ft)
- Optional 3.3L hybrid engine (318 hp, 322 lb-ft)
- 10-speed automatic transmission
- Rear-wheel drive
- Optional all-wheel drive
When can I order a 2022 Ford Explorer?
Right now! Reservations are still open for the 2022 Explorer, giving you the opportunity to build the perfect model for you and your loved ones. However, if you prefer to drive home in one of these three-row midsize crossovers today, you can visit us at Karl Flammer Ford and check out our current inventory! Our friendly staff is standing by to answer any lingering questions you may have.