The upcoming 2023 Ford Explorer will remain a huge and reliable SUV. This model has a great look, great towing capability, and great handling. It also has three rows of seating for seven passengers. It is one of the most reliable SUVs nowadays, for obvious reasons. The new version has the same cutting-edge technology and safety aid features as the previous one.
Moreover, this SUV is one of the few with four engine options. But the Explorer faces heavy competition from Asia, including the Honda Pilot and Kia Telluride. Anyway, some changes are about to happen and the Expedition SUV will be better than ever before. The sales will begin at some point next year and here’s everything you need to know.
2023 Explorer Facelift
The 2023 Ford Explorer will get some updates. The new variant will look bolder, with apparent modifications, particularly on the front. There are also several packages available to tailor this SUV to your needs. The XLT Sport Appearance Package offers beautiful 20-inch aluminum wheels painted in Carbonized Gray.
A mesh grille with Carbonized Gray accents and prominent dual exhaust outlets completes this design. Off-road enthusiasts will enjoy the new Timberline treatment. This model has a raised suspension, all-terrain tires, and a more rugged look. In general, whichever model you choose, you’ll get a unique family SUV with great capabilities.
The forthcoming 2023 Ford Explorer will offer an interior that is more functional and comfier. The first two rows of seats in this SUV are spacious. Sadly, the third row is still best for kids. The Chevrolet Traverse and the Volkswagen Atlas are great competitors, as the Traverse is more comfortable.
Explorer has an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. You may also upgrade to the Platinum or ST for a 10.1-inch vertical screen. Voice-activated navigation and rear-seat entertainment are standard. Still, Blue Oval won’t make drastic cabin updates this time.
No new engines for the 2023 Ford Explorer, unfortunately? This means the engines will be the same as the existing model. The base Explorer comes with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. This engine is paired with a new 10-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive as standard (RWD). All-wheel drive is also offered. Moreover, this engine develops 300 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque.
The Explorer Hybrid is our pick. This model has a 3.3-liter V6 engine plus an electric motor, producing 318 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. It keeps a 10-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. As before, the King Ranch, Platinum, and ST trim levels are all using the same powerplant. A 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 gasoline engine provides astonishing 365 horses or 400 horses in the Explorer ST variant.
2023 Ford Explorer Price, Release Date
The new 2023 Ford Explorer is a handsome midsize three-row crossover SUV. Blue Oval expects this model to arrive at some point next year. The base price is $33,500, while the top trim levels exceed $50,000.