The New 2023 Ford Explorer
10.1-inch LCD Capacitive Portrait Touchscreen
The available 10.1-inch LCD Capacitive Portrait Touchscreen provides a vibrant, customizable display at your fingertips.
Road-Trip Ready Seats
Available multicontour seats with Active Motion® provide added comfort to the driver and front passenger. The Active Motion seats offer five upper or lower back massage themes. This helps prevent fatigue so you can stay fresh on long drives and recover after the day’s fun is done.
Comfortably Seats up to Seven
Available PowerFold® third-row seats make it easy to accommodate passengers and cargo. With the seats up, the Ford Explorer® SUV can carry seven people. They also quickly fold down for more cargo room.
Customize Your Drive Modes
The different drive modes are Normal, Eco, Sport, Tow/Haul, Slippery, Trail and additionally on models equipped with Intelligent 4WD, Deep Snow/Sand. Once selected, these modes can automatically modify the electronic stability control system and traction control system for optimized performance.
For everyday driving. This mode is a perfect balance of excitement, comfort and convenience.
This mode is for responsible, efficiently minded driving.
This mode increases throttle response and provides a sportier steering feel and shifting.
This mode changes shift points under acceleration to keep the vehicle further up in the power range while driving over rolling terrain for an optimized towing experience.
This mode lowers throttle response and optimizes shifting and can be used for crossing terrain where a firm surface is covered with loose, wet or slippery material.
This mode lets you set a desired speed for off-road driving, and controls acceleration and braking on challenging road conditions.
Deep Snow/Sand Mode
This mode is for off-road driving on soft, dry sand or deep snow. It’s only available on Explorer® models equipped with Intelligent 4WD.
Multi-Color Ambient Lighting
Set the mood with seven colors of available ambient lighting for the first and second rows. This lighting system adds to the immersive experience that comes with the available B&O® Sound System by Bang & Olufsen® with 12 speakers, include a subwoofer.
The available twin-panel moonroof does more than just let light in. It offers an impressive view of the sky and lets you feel the warmth of the sun.
Available Cargo Management System
Extra pockets on the side and a storage area underneath the floor provide a place for smaller items. You can also flip the reversible load floor over for plastic bedding, saving the carpet from wet or muddy cargo.
PowerFold® Third-Row Seat
When you need it, the available PowerFold® third-row seat gives you the ability to fit up to seven passengers. When you don’t, fold it down with the push of a button for extra cargo space.
The 2023 Ford Explorer Timberline model is our most off-road capable Explorer. Features include steel front, rear and underbody skid plates for added protection, off-road tuned front struts and rear shocks, TORSEN® limited-slip rear axle, and a higher ground clearance of 8.66 inches compared to 7.9 inches on the Explorer Base model. This bold look is complete thanks to 18″ all terrain tires, exclusive badging, and off-road auxiliary lighting provisions.
The 2023 Ford Explorer ST-Line model offers a performance-inspired design with the latest tech to match paired with the popular 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 engine. It also features 20″ machined aluminum wheels with painted pockets, unique headlamp and taillamp blackout treatments, a bold EXPLORER hood badge, 360-Degree Camera with Split-View display and Ford Co-Pilot360™ Assist+ Technology.
Explorer® King Ranch®
Powered by the 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine and featuring unique King Ranch® badging, Del Rio Leather with Lasso-Perforated Inserts, eye-catching 20″ 10-spoke aluminum wheels and, an available Twin – Panel Moonroof – the 2023 Ford Explorer King Ranch model exudes luxurious Southwestern style.
Featuring unique ST badging, available 21″ aluminum wheels with red-painted brake calipers, a sport-tuned suspension and a 400 hp, twin-turbo 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine — the 2023 Explorer ST model looks as fast as it drives. Plus, you can test the limits of the Explorer ST even further while attending the ST SUV Experience — an exclusive ownership event included with a lease or purchase of an Explorer ST model.
Explorer® Limited/Limited Hybrid
The 2023 Ford Explorer Limited model comes in standout 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 or 3.3L V6 Hybrid engine configurations. Each version features 20″ wheels, Satin roof-rack side rails, a 360-Degree Camera with Split View for easy parking in tight spaces and the capability to tow up to 5,000 lbs. with the Hybrid and 5,300 lbs. with the EcoBoost® model shown, when equipped with the Class IV Trailer Tow Package.
Explorer®Platinum/ Platinum Hybrid
The transcendent 2023 Ford Explorer Platinum model is available in 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 or 3.3L V6 Hybrid engine configurations. Each model features 21″ machined-aluminum wheels with Luster Nickel-painted pockets, a unique grille with Satin aluminum finish, Premium Silver-painted front and rear skid plates and adaptive headlamps to show the world you’ve arrived in style.
As the perfect mix of sporty and sophisticated, the 2023 Ford Explorer XLT model comes with a black mesh grille with Chrome bars, LED Signature Lighting, Black roof-rack side rails and an available XLT Sport Appearance Package.
The standard 2023 Ford Explorer Base model features 18″ five-spoke Sparkle Silver-painted aluminum wheels, a convenient power liftgate and Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology. Details like the black molded-in-color door handles and grille, as well as the chrome liftgate appliqué give it a refined look from all angles.
Adaptive LED Headlamps
Available on the 2023 Ford Explorer® Platinum model, adaptive headlamps help guide you through the darkness, and adjust with your vehicle’s movement. When you turn, the lights turn with you, aiding in your visibility around corners and helping you to react sooner to what’s around the bend.
Available on all 2023 Ford Explorer models except Base, the twin-panel moonroof does more than just let light in. It offers an expansive view of the sky and lets you feel the warmth of the sun.
Power Lift Gate
Conveniently open and close your liftgate with the push of a button.
Equip your 2023 Ford Explorer® SUV with the available YakimaSkyBox 16.
Yakima® MegaWarrior Cargo Basket
Take more on every trip with the available Yakima MegaWarrior cargo basket with Yakima large stretch net.
Be ready to ride with the available roof-mounted Yakima FrontLoader bike carrier with lock.
XLT Sport Appearance Package
This available package includes the following and more:
- Carbonized Gray-painted 10-spoke wheels
- Carbonized Gray-painted:
- Grille bars and mesh insert
- Liftgate appliqué
- Lower bodyside cladding insert
- Skid plate elements
- Chrome dual exhaust tips
- Carbonized Gray “EXPLORER” badge on hood
- “EXPLORER” Unique Branded Front Floor Mats
- Gloss Black cap on sideview mirrors
- Ebony/light slates seats with medium slate contrast stitching
ST Street Pack
This available package includes the following:
- 21″ aluminum wheels
- Performance brakes
- Red-painted performance front and rear brake calipers
ST High-Performance Pack
This available package includes the following:
- 21″ aluminum wheels
- High-performance brakes
- Red-painted performance front and rear brake calipers
Impressive Towing Comes Standard
The 2023 Ford Explorer® Base, XLT, ST-Line, Timberline® and non-hybrid Limited models can tow up to 5,300 lbs., when equipped with the Class IV Trailer Tow Package.
Take All You Need On Every Trip
2023 Ford Explorer® models offer seating for up to six passengers when equipped with available second-row captain’s chairs and seating for up to seven when equipped with the second-row bench seat. Combined with 87.8 cu. ft. of cargo capacity behind the first row with the rear seats folded flat, 47.9 cu. ft. behind the second row with the third row folded and 18.2 cu. ft. behind the third-row seats, you can take everything from tents and coolers to sports equipment — along with everyone — on trips near or far.
Trailer Sway Control
Working with AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™), standard trailer sway control selectively brakes and adjusts engine power to help you maintain trailer control.
Three Engines. Unlimited Possibilities.
The 2023 Ford Explorer® SUV lineup is powered by three unique and highly capable engines. No matter which one you choose, you’ll get impressive capability and towing to take on all that comes your way as you live life to the fullest.
2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 Engine
This turbocharged powerplant churns out 300 hp and 310 lb.-ft. of torque for spirited drives around town or far from it. The 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 engine comes standard on the Base, XLT, ST-Line, Timberline® and Limited models.
3.0L EcoBoost® V6 Engine
The 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine with Auto Start-Stop Technology is the backbone of the ST, King Ranch® and Platinum model powertrains. It combines turbocharging and direct injection to produce 400 hp and 415 lb.-ft of torque.
3.3L V6 Hybrid Engine
The 3.3L V6 Hybrid engine on the 2023 Explorer® Limited Hybrid and Platinum Hybrid models helps conserve gas while producing 318 hp and 322 lb.-ft of torque. Plus, it can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
10-Speed Automatic Transmission
The 10-speed automatic transmission makes shifting gears a smoother, more efficient process, while helping to provide a wide power band for your performance and towing needs.
Standard on all 2023 Explorer® models, side-wind stabilization is designed to help the driver keep the vehicle on its path when encountering high or gusty winds.
Make Your Own Tracks
The 2023 Ford Explorer® Timberline® model comes standard with a high 8.66″ ground clearance, off-road front struts and rear shocks and all-terrain tires on 18″ High Gloss Black painted aluminum wheels.
Terrain Management System™
The standard Terrain Management System, on 2WD and Intelligent 4WD Explorer® models, can help tackle any adventure. Up to seven Selectable Drive Modes include Normal, Trail, Deep Snow/Sand (4WD only), Slippery, Sport, Tow/Haul and Eco Mode.
SelectShift® Capability with Paddle Shifters
Turn your automatic transmission into an on-demand manual one with available, conveniently placed paddle shifters with SelectShift® capability.
Connected Tech for Easy Trips
The 2023 Ford Explorer® SUV comes equipped with plenty of smart road trip-ready features. Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology helps you navigate increasingly distracting and crowded roads. Staying connected is easy too, with standard SYNC® 3 Technology and FordPass® Connect® along for the ride.
Auto High-Beam Headlamps
Auto High-Beam Headlamps can sense poor lighting conditions and switch on to light your path ahead and automatically dim when they sense oncoming headlights. So, you can keep your focus — and both hands on the wheel.
Rear View Camera
Backing up made easy. The Rear View Camera provides a clear view of what’s behind your vehicle so you can navigate reverse with confidence.
BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert
BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) can help detect and alert you to vehicles in your blind spot, while Cross-Traffic Alert can detect traffic behind you when you’re slowly backing out of a parking spot or driveway.
Pre-Collision Assist® With Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
This feature scans the road ahead and can alert you to potential collisions with vehicles or pedestrians detected in your path. If an impact becomes imminent and you don’t take corrective action, the brakes can apply automatically. But don’t worry – they’ll only activate if needed.
Lane-Keeping System scans your vehicle’s position between the lines in the road ahead and can alert you if you’re starting to drift. If you drift a few times, you’ll see a coffee cup icon on the windshield, letting you know it’s time to take a break.
Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control
Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) helps you keep pace on your journey and features Speed Sign Recognition that can slow down your vehicle if the traffic ahead has stopped or slowed. ACC with Stop-and-Go can even help you come to a complete stop. As soon as things clear, you’ll resume your set speed. The added Lane Centering feature also scans lane markings to help you keep your vehicle centered between the lines.
Ford+Alexa App: A Perfect Match
Ford+Alexa App brings the amazing capabilities of Amazon Alexa from your home to the road. By using the Ford+Alexa App for iPhone® and Android™ devices and connecting to voice-activated SYNC® 3 AppLink®, you’ll have access to voice navigation, traffic information, Amazon Prime shopping and more. You can even control your supported smart-home devices from your vehicle.
SYNC® 3 Technology
2023 Ford Explorer® vehicles with SYNC® 3 come with SiriusXM® a 3-month All Access trial subscription so you get to try the widest variety of entertainment anywhere including the deepest variety of music, ad-free, more sports coverage than anywhere, exclusive talk channels, every kind of comedy and the most complete news coverage. You can also enjoy SiriusXM online, on the app and at home on connected devices — it’s included with your All Access trial subscription.
The available wireless charging pad can charge a smartphone or compatible device without plugging it in. Simply place the device on the pad and it automatically charges.
B&O® Sound System by Bang and Olufsen®
The available B&O® Sound System by Bang and Olufsen® comes standard with 12 Speakers, including a Subwoofer. A 980-watt, B&O® Sound System by Bang & Olufsen® with 14 Speakers, including a Subwoofer, is also available.
Active Park Assist 2.0
Available Active Park Assist 2.0 makes it easy to nail an impressive park, time after time – even in tight parallel or perpendicular spots.
360-Degree Camera with Split-View Display
2023 Explorer® SUV has an available 360-Degree Camera with Split-View Display10 for a continuous view of everything around you — perfect for tight spaces and hooking up trailers.
Post-Collision Braking and Rear Parking Sensors
Post-collision braking automatically applies moderate brake pressure when a collision is detected. The standard rear parking sensors emit a series of beeps when you’re nearing certain objects behind your vehicle. The closer you get to the object, the quicker the beeps.
2023 Ford Explorer® Hybrid SUV
The 2023 Explorer® Hybrid SUV comes well-equipped in both Limited and Platinum models. Combined with road trip-ready range, impressive towing and confidence-inspiring off-road capability — it gives you the best of all worlds while you’re out discovering this one.
Hybrid vehicles combine traditional gasoline engines with a battery for impressive range and performance. In fact, the off-road ready 2023 Explorer® Hybrid model produces 318 hp and 322 lb.-ft of torque.
Outstanding Towing Capacity
The 2023 Explorer® Hybrid SUV can tow up to 5,000 pounds when equipped with the Class IV Trailer Tow Package — giving you the freedom to take a boat or trailer on trips to the lake, the campground and beyond.
The 2023 Explorer® Hybrid 2WD model features a wanderer-inspiring range.
When you apply the brakes in a conventional vehicle, kinetic energy is lost due to friction. During braking in a Ford Explorer® Hybrid SUV, however, regenerative braking recovers more than 90% of this energy, sending it back to the battery to be stored for later use.
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