The New 2023 Ford Explorer Can Handle Anything

2023 Ford Explorer

When you’re searching for a family-friendly three-row midsize SUV, you should consider the 2023 Ford Explorer. This SUV has two engine offerings that provide a well-balanced and comfortable ride to all passengers. The Explorer also has a good amount of cargo and passenger space. Ford builds this impressive 16.1-foot-long SUV in Illinois. There are eight trim levels available on the Explorer. There is the Base, XLT, ST-Line, Limited, Timberline, ST, King Ranch, and Platinum.


There are two powertrain options available on the Explorer. The base engine is a turbocharged 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine. It outputs 300-horsepower with 310 lb-ft of torque. The other the available engine is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine. This engine generates 400-horsepower with 415 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission. They also come standard with rear-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive is available. When properly equipped, the Explorer can tow up to 5,600 pounds.


The Explorer can seat up to seven passengers. It has standard features like a second-row bench seat, cloth upholstery, and an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. In addition, driver’s seat memory setting, genuine leather upholstery, and ventilated and heated seats are available on select trims.


There are also several technology features available on the Explorer. For example, the Explorer has standard features like smartphone connectivity, tri-zone automatic climate control, and two USB ports. Other technology you can expect to experience is an 8-inch touchscreen, voice recognition, a six-speaker stereo, and a Wi-Fi hotspot.

You can also add available features like a household-style power outlet, a 10.1-inch touchscreen, multicolor ambient interior lighting, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a rear-seat entertainment system, a 12- or 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo, a moonroof, wireless device charging, a universal garage door opener, navigation, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, HD Radio, remote start, a 6.5-inch digital instrument display, two second-row USB ports, and proximity keyless entry, on select trims.


You have plenty of cargo space to haul large items or groceries. The Explorer has a maximum of 87.8 cubic feet of space with the second and third rows folded down. Enjoy 47.9 cubic feet with the third row folded down, and 18.2 cubic feet behind the third row. In addition, the Explorer comes standard with a power liftgate, while hands-free liftgate access is available.


You’ll have peace of mind when you get behind the wheel of the Explore. It’s packed with several standard safety features. These features include forward collision warning, rearview camera, forward automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, driver-attention monitoring, lane-keep assist, and lane-departure warning.

Optional features like adaptive headlights, surround-view parking camera system, reverse automatic emergency braking, front parking sensors, park assist, adaptive cruise control, evasive-steering assist, and lane-centering assist can be added to select trims.

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Get Behind The Wheel Of The 2023 Ford Explorer

If the 2023 Ford Explorer sounds like the SUV for you, swing by the Jim Taylor Ford dealership, and their experienced team will show you all that this vehicle is capable of.

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