The 2023 Ford Explorer is garnering a lot of attention in the auto industry, and here is why. This mid-size SUV is equipped with the latest in tech advancements, offers exceptional comfort, and delivers premium power. This is a vehicle that you'll want to drive on a daily basis thanks to the way that it handles.
The Ford Explorer has been in around for decades as this vehicle went into production back in 1990. It was the start of a new era via SUV manufacturing, but the Explorer started with two doors. In 2011, it earned the award for "North American Truck of the Year." Several model upgrades have taken place throughout the years, and the 2023 model is looking to carry on with the brand's innovative tradition.
|Specs||2023 Ford Explorer Base|
|Standard Engine||2.3L EcoBoost I-4 Engine w Auto Start-Stop Technology|
|Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)||21 city / 28 hwy mpg|
|Seating for||7 persons|
The 2023 Ford Explorer is a beast on the highway and is equipped with one of several powertrains. There's a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that produces as much as 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. This direct-injected engine is turbocharged to further boost its performance output.
The available 3.0-liter engine is a V6, and it is twin-turbocharged to produce 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. Acceleration is instant when you press the gas pedal. Buyers may want to opt for a hybrid 3.3-liter engine for better fuel efficiency. Ford's 10-speed automatic transmission delivers smooth gear shifts.
A maximum of 5,600 pounds can be towed, but your trim choice will determine this factor. The SUV's Terrain Management System allows the driver to switch from rear-wheel drive to Intelligent Four-Wheel Drive. Drivers can conquer multiple surfaces in four-wheel drive mode.
The interior of the new Ford Explorer can seat up to seven individuals. There are two full seats plus an additional sit near the rear of the vehicle. Headroom for the first two rows is a minimum of 40.0 inches, and legroom for second-row passengers is listed at 39.0 inches. The new Explorer takes comfortability to a new level thanks to its high-end appointments. Of course, premium leather is available, and buyers can opt for a twin-pane moonroof.
Multi-color ambient lighting will change between seven different colors. The second and third rows can be folded down to make way for more cargo space. PowerFold function provides convenience via ease of use. Why not take advantage of the reversible load floor?
The driver and front-seat passengers can explore a number of apps and settings from the 10.0-inch touchscreen display. This portrait screen can be customized to your liking, and Alexa innovation will deliver hands-free function. Keep your smartphone powered at all times with the SUV's wireless charger. The Bang/Olufsen audio system uses 12 speakers and a subwoofer to produce an immersive listening experience. USB ports are great for connecting external devices, and 10 devices can pair with the 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot.
This SUV is designed to keep all passengers protected and secured. Numerous airbags will provide an extra layer of protection from the front and sides of the vehicle. The use of ultra-sonic sensors and advanced cameras will detect road hazards. Drivers will get an alert if a road hazard is detected.
The new Explorer's Automatic High-Beam headlamps will engage when the system detects poor lighting. There's a 360-degree camera that will deliver a bird's-eye view of the vehicle, and it will come in handy while parking. Other advanced safety features will include Post-Collision Braking, Pre-Collision Assist, and a Lane Keeping System.
Here at Marshal Mize Ford, we carry and have access to a full lineup of the 2023 Ford Explorer. All SUV enthusiasts can visit our showroom today for a consultation and first-hand tour.