Dependable, versatile, and spacious, the 2022 Ford Explorer is ready to be your go-to vehicle for everything from everyday errands to road trips with the grandkids. This three-row SUV also comes equipped with intuitive safety and infotainment technologies to help you stay in touch and in control wherever you go. Eight trim levels are available for 2022: Explorer, XLT, ST-Line, Timberline, Limited, ST, King Ranch®, and Platinum.
The 2022 Explorer balances smoothness, power, and efficiency to make all your trips more enjoyable. The standard 2.3-liter EcoBoost® turbo engine and 10-speed automatic transmission give you 300 horsepower, 310 lb-ft of torque, and up to 5,300 pounds of max towing, and it also gets up to 28 mpg on the highway. You can also choose a V6 for more power or a hybrid for better fuel economy. If you desire better traction for everything from camping trips to nasty Iowa winters, the Explorer is available with Intelligent 4WD, including a Terrain Management System™ that’s optimized for Trail, Slippery, Deep Snow/Sand, and other driving situations.
The 2022 Explorer is a seriously stylish SUV, and it has a practical side, too. Every model comes with LED headlamps and taillamps and a liftgate spoiler, and you’ll also get a power liftgate and a handy rear bumper step pad for easier cargo access. You can upgrade the Explorer’s exterior with features like roof rack side rails, heated Powerfold® mirrors, and dual chrome exhaust tips. The Explorer’s trim lineup gives you plenty of choices, too. For a sportier look, opt for the ST-Line with 20-inch machined aluminum wheels and blacked-out accents. The Timberline is perfect for off-road adventures, sporting steel skid plates, tow hooks, a carbonized gray grille, and 18-inch gloss black wheels.
Every trip will be a comfortable, convenient one inside the 2022 Explorer. There’s seating for up to seven passengers, or you can flatten the rear rows and get up to 87.8 cubic feet of cargo space. An available E-Z Entry second row, PowerFold® third row, and Cargo Management System give you the flexibility to configure the Explorer however you want. For an extra degree of relaxation, indulge yourself with available Active Motion® multicontour front seats, which come with five massage settings to keep you from getting stiff or sore on long drives. Other available conveniences for your Explorer include Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start, a heated steering wheel, ActiveX™ or leather upholstery, second-row USB charging ports, and a twin-panel moonroof.
You’ll find it easy to stay connected in the 2022 Explorer. Standard features include an 8-inch touch screen, Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® for integrating your smartphone, a SiriusXM® satellite radio trial subscription, and FordPass Connect™ 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability. On higher trims, you can opt for a SYNC® infotainment system with voice-activated navigation, Ford+Alexa voice assistant features, a vertically oriented 10.1-inch touch screen, and a premium 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen® audio system.
Thanks to a suite of cutting-edge driver-assistance technologies, the 2022 Explorer has your back — and front — at every turn. Standard Ford Co-Pilot360™ systems include Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking to help you avoid crashes, a Lane Keeping System to keep you on course, and a Reverse Sensing System for easier parking and backing up. One of the Explorer’s handiest stress-reducing systems is Active Park Assist 2.0. All you need to do is press a button and it will maneuver you into— or out of — a parallel or perpendicular parking spot.
Interested in test-driving the 2022 Ford Explorer for yourself? Contact our team here at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake and we’ll set you up.
 EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary.