2023 Ford Explorer Exterior

What's New for the 2023 Ford Explorer?

For the 2023 model year, the Ford Explorer doesn't see any performance, capability, or technological modifications. Nonetheless, a new Red Jewel Metallic paint color option is in the lineup.

What Are the 2023 Ford Explorer Trims & Features?

Rear privacy glass, a power liftgate, 18-inch alloy wheels, power outside mirrors, and wiper-activated LED lighting are all standard on the base Ford Explorer model.

Roof rails, heated side mirrors with approach lighting, keyless entry with a proximity key fob, and push-button start are all included with the XLT model.

The ST-Line adds acoustic laminated front side windows, a black mesh grille, exclusive ST-Line exterior aesthetic components, 20-inch machined aluminum wheels, and dual chrome exhaust tips to the Explorer XLT 202A High Package specification.

The Timberline trim is targeted toward SUVs with off-road capabilities. It has 4WD as standard equipment and a Terrain Management system with settings for Deep Snow/Sand, Slippery Trail, Tow/Haul, Eco, Sport, and Normal.

The Limited offers heated and ventilated front seats as well as heated rear seats. It also has ambient interior lighting.

The ST trim upgrades the vehicle with a 20.2-gallon fuel tank, 20-inch painted aluminum wheels, blacked-out headlights, and taillights.

The King Ranch features Sapele Wood highlights, King Ranch insignia on the floor mats and seatbacks, and upholstery in Java-colored Del Rio leather with embossed and perforated inserts.

The Platinum includes illuminated front-door plates, painted front and rear skid plates, and 21-inch alloy wheels.

2023 Ford Explorer Interior

How Much Horsepower Does the 2023 Ford Explorer Have?

A 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 300 horsepower is standard on the base, XLT, and Limited models. A 400-hp twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 engine powers the King Ranch, Platinum, or ST versions. A 3.3-liter V-6 engine and an electric motor are coupled in the Limited and Platinum variants to produce 318 horsepower.

What Safety Features Does the 2023 Ford Explorer Include?

Every Explorer comes equipped with various driver assistance features as standard equipment, and Ford also provides enhancements like self-parking assistance. It also has the following:

  • Forward-collision warning
  • Automated emergency braking
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear-cross-traffic alert
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Lane-keeping assist

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