2023 Ford Explorer

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Freedom To Go Your Own Way

The 2023 Ford Explorer® SUV helps you and yours live life to the fullest. Adapting to your needs, keeping you connected and providing the capability to experience the world on your own terms.

Capability Drives Experience

The Ford Explorer is ready for adventure, thanks to an array of capability-enhancing features. From RWD and a 10-speed transmission to the available 3.0L EcoBoost® engine and available Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™, the Explorer is prepared for the road ahead.

EcoBoost Engine

As the backbone of the ST, King Ranch® engine takes the athletic feel of Explorer a step further. By using turbocharging and direct injection, the Ford Explorer generates 400 hp and 415 lb.-ft of torque thanks to Ford Performance engine tuning.


Intelligent 4WD

The standard Terrain Management System can help you tackle your adventures. Available Intelligent 4WD comes with seven selectable drive modes, accessed through a single easy-to-use dial in the center console. Normal, Trail, Deep Snow/Sand, Slippery, Sport, Tow/Haul and Eco mode each come with 3D animated graphics in the available 12.3" digital productivity screen. Plus, Hill Descent Control helps control braking and speed on steep grades. And with Intelligent 4WD, there's also the added benefit of enhanced control on your daily commute, especially when conditions are rough.



The Ford Explorer comes with Rear-Wheel Drive to maximize performance and design. RWD architecture enables a sportier, more athletic design and improved on- and off-road capability when equipped with the Class IV trailer tow package.



Building on AdvanceTrac with RSC® (Roll Stability Control), standard trailer sway control selectively brakes and adjusts engine power to maintain trailer control. The result is stability and control, even when towing large loads. The Class IV Trailer Tow Package is available with the 2.3L EcoBoost® engine and 3.3L hybrid engine and comes standard with the 3.0L EcoBoost® engine.

Intuitive Interior Design

Once inside, you'll notice an array of amenities that make for a comfortable and convenient drive. And because it was built for the active lifestyle, you can expect an interior space that accommodates the kids, the dog, the sports equipment, camping gear and just about anything else you may need on the road to exploration.

Pack It Up

Explorer delivers when you need configurable cargo space. With the second-and third-row seats in the upright position, you have maximum seating plus enough cargo space to haul the essentials. If you need more room, the Explorer provides up to 87.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first-row seat.

Impressive Cargo Capacity

Explorer provides up to 87 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first-row of seats when the second- and third-row seats are folded flat.

Tri-Zone Climate Control

Tri-zone climate control lets you personalize the comfort level in all three rows with available individualized temperature settings. And the available heated steering wheel and heated and cooled seats are sure to keep you comfortable behind the wheel.

Hands-Free, Foot Activated Liftgate

With the available Intelligent Access key fob in your pocket or purse, just give a little kick under the rear bumper and the hands-free, foot-activated liftgate automatically opens - making it easier to load and unload cargo. You can also adjust the liftgate height, which is helpful for lower overhangs.

Technology Features

Active Park Assist

Available Active Park Assist 2.0 makes it easy to nail an impressive park, time after time - even in tight parallel or perpendicular spots. With the push of a button, this feature will detect an appropriate parking space and let you know when to stop and put the car in neutral. Once you're there, all you have to do is hold the Active Park Assist button for the duration of the park and the system does the rest. This feature also offers park out assist with side-sensing capability so you can confidently navigate out of a spot when someone's parked too close to you.

Post-Collision Braking

Post-Collision Braking, standard on all Explorer trim levels, can potentially lessen the severity of a secondary collision by automatically applying moderate brake pressure when an initial collision is detected in an attempt to slow down the vehicle and potentially lessen injuries to any passenger and damage to the vehicle.

FordPass®. Built To Keep You Moving.

Meet FordPass® App. The only Ford app that lets you earn Points to use toward complimentary maintenance* and puts Rewards, roadside assistance and connectivity in the palm of your hand.

*Modem must be activated within 60 days of purchase through the FordPass® App on a smartphone and remain active for at least 6 months after activation. Buyers of non-modem equipped vehicles will also receive Points after enrollment. Visit a participating dealer for details.

Available Reverse Brake Assist

With increasing audio and visual warnings, Reverse Brake Assist helps alert you to any objects you might have missed while slowly backing up. The system can detect both stationary and moving objects, including people and vehicles behind you, and can even apply the brakes to help prevent a collision.

Confidence-Inspiring Tech

Wherever you take your Ford Explorer® SUV, you'll be backed by Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology - advanced and purposeful tech to help keep you in command.

Explorer Trims & Engine Options


Max Seating: 7
Max Towing: 5,300 lbs.*
8.66" Ground Clearance
Grille-Mounted Ford Performance Off-Road Light Kit
Steel Underbody Skid Plates
*When properly equipped. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers. Dealer Installed Ford Performance Off-Road Light Kit. Dealer Installed Accessories.


Max Seating: 7
Max Towing: 5,300 lbs.*
ActiveX™ Seating Material with Miko® Inserts and Red Stitching
20" Machined Aluminum Wheel with Painted Pockets
Dual Chrome Exhaust Tips
*When properly equipped. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.

King Ranch®

Max Seating: 7
Max Towing: 5,600 lbs.*
20" 10-Spoke Aluminum Wheels with King Ranch® Center Cap
Del Rio Leather with Lasso-Perforated Inserts
*When properly equipped. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.


Max Seating: 7
Max Towing: 5,600 lbs.*
Quad Chrome Exhaust Tips
3.0L v6 Ecoboost Engine
Customers who purchase/lease an Explorer ST receive a complimentary trip for them and a guest to the Ford Performance ST SUV Experience Driving School
*When properly equipped. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.

Limited Hybrid

Max Seating: 7
Max Hybrid Towing: 5,000 lbs.*
20" Aluminum Wheels
B&O® Sound System by Bang & Olufsen®, 12 Speakers including Subwoofer
*When properly equipped. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.

Platinum Hybrid

Max Seating: 7
Max 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 Engine Towing: 5,600 lbs.*
Unique Grille with Satin Aluminum Finish
21" Bright Machined-Face Aluminum with Luster Nickel-Painted Pockets
*When properly equipped. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.

The Vehicle For A Perfect Getaway

The Ford Explorer SUV has capability-enhancing features that help make it easy for you to find the perfect spot for your weekend away.

  1. Max Platt Ford-Lincoln Inc.

    1002 W North St
    Kendallville, IN 46755

    • Sales: (260) 347-3153
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