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2023 Ford Explorer

Canadian Price - MSRP
$48,340 - $67,320

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2023 Ford Explorer Overview

The 2023 Ford Explorer is mostly unchanged for the model year, other than some minor alterations. Auto stop-start, which automatically shuts off the engine at idle, is removed from all trims. The ST and ST-Line get standard black roof side rails with black end caps. The ST’s previously-optional Street Pack of 21-inch wheels, performance brakes and painted calipers is now standard. All-weather floor mats are now available.


The Explorer comes with four available engine choices. The base engine is a turbocharged 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, making 300 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid option uses a 3.3L V6 with electric motor that makes a combined 318 horsepower along with 322 lb-ft of torque. There are also two versions of a 3.0L EcoBoost V6, making 365 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque in the Platinum trim, and 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque in the ST. All engines mate to a ten-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive (AWD) is standard on all trims.


The Explorer has three rows of seats, including second-row captain’s chairs for six passengers, or an optional second-row bench seat for seven-passenger seating – unlike with many SUVs, the Explorer’s third row is for two people only. You get 515 litres of cargo space behind the third row, and it and the second row fold flat for extra cargo capability. Standard features include tri-zone automatic climate control, lane-keeping assist, and power-adjustable front seats. Depending on trim and options, the Explorer can tow up to 5,600 lbs.

Canadian Pricing

The 2023 Ford Explorer starts at $48,340 in XLT trim. The next-step-up Limited starts at $54,830. It’s the only trim that offers the hybrid option, which is $59,830. The performance ST starts at $66,420, while the top-level Platinum trim is $67,320.

What does the 2023 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD come with?

Tell me more about the 2023 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD?

General Information & Overview
Engine Detail Gasoline: 2.3L I-4
Maximum Power 350 hp @ 6000 rpm
Maximum Torque 350 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm
Transmission 10-Speed Automatic
Drive Wheels AWD
Cargo Space Range 515 - 1356 L (18.2 - 47.9 ft³)
Towing / Payload 2404 kg (5300 lbs)
Wheel Size 18-inch Alloy
Infotainment System 8.00-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
Comprehensive Warranty 36 Months / 60000 km
Powertrain Warranty 60 Months / 100000 km
Roadside Warranty 60 Months / 100000 km
Battery Warranty -
Paint Warranty 36 Months / 60000 km
Corrosion Warranty 60 Months / 9999999 km

How fuel efficient is 2023 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD?

Efficiency & Range
City Rating 11.7 L/100km
Highway Rating 8.6 L/100km
Combined 10.3 L/100km
Fuel Type Unleaded
Fuel Capacity 73 L
Battery Type -
Onboard Charger -
Charging Time -
Total Range (Battery Only) 709 km
Emission CO2 kg/year 242

How big is 2023 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD?

Dimensions Inside & Out
Exterior Dimensions
Overall Length 5050 mm (198.8 in)
Wheelbase 3025 mm (119.1 in)
Overall Height 1783 mm (70.2 in)
Turning Circle -
Front Track 1699 mm (66.9 in)
Rear Track 1699 mm (66.9 in)
Curb Weight -
Interior Dimensions
Seating 2+2+2 seats
Headroom Front 1034 mm (40.7 in)
Headroom Rear 1029 mm (40.5 in)
Legroom Front 1092 mm (43.0 in)
Legroom Rear 991 mm (39.0 in)
Hiproom Front 1504 mm (59.2 in)
Hiproom Rear 1501 mm (59.1 in)
Shoulder Room Front 1570 mm (61.8 in)
Shoulder Room Rear 1572 mm (61.9 in)
Cargo Dimensions
All Seats in Place 515 L (18.2 ft³)
Rear Seats Down 2486 L (87.8 ft³)
Interior Volume 4324 L (152.7 ft³)

How safe is 2023 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD?

Safety Info & Features
Crash Test Results
Standard IIHS
Side Impact 5
Rollover Rating 4
Overall Rating 5.0
Frontal Crash Rating 5
Moderate Overlap Front Test Good
Small Overlap Front - Driver Marginal
Roof Strength Test Good
Rear Crash Protect / Head Restraint Rating Good
Driver Assist Equipment
Airbags 8 (Front, Side, Side Curtain, Knee)
Anti-Collision System Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Standard
Lane Departure Warning Standard
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert Standard
Roll Stability Control Standard
Hill Holder Standard
Night Vision Not Available
Low Tire Pressure Monitor Standard

What kind of toys does 2023 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD have?

Infotainment Tech & Audio
Audio System 6-speaker
Display & Controls 8.00-inch, Colour, Touchscreen
Voice Activating System Audio, Phone
Audio Sources Carplay, Android, USB, Bluetooth, AM/FM, Satellite Radio
Rear Entertainment System Not Available, USB
In-car WiFi Network Standard
Wireless Charging Pad Not Available
Navigation Not Available
Head-up Display Not Available
Instrument panel Analogue & TFT

What other features does 2023 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD have?

Comfort & Convenience Features
Sunroof Not Available
Smart Key includes Keyless Entry, Keyless Start
Steering Wheel Height Adjustment, Telescopic Adjustment
Rear View Mirror auto-dimming
Door Mirrors Power Adjustable, Heated
Climate Control A/C, Auto, 3 Zones
Seat Material Upgraded Cloth, Upgraded Cloth
Front Seat Heated, Power Adjustable
Memory Seats Not Available
Rear Seats Captain's, Asymmetrical
Rear Seat Extras Fold Flat, Tip/Tumble
Third Row Seats Standard
Cupholders Standard
Power Locks Standard
Power Windows Standard
Remote Engine Starter Not Available
Garage Door Opener Not Available
Automatic Door Closing Standard
Remote trunk/hatch release Standard, Remote Control
Refrigerated Storage Compartment Not Available
Suspension Strut
Stabilizer Bar Standard
Suspension Levelling Not Available
Responsive Suspension Not Available
Power Steering Electric
Windshield Wipers Automatic
Windscreen Wiper De-icer Not Available
Wiper (Rear) Fixed-speed
Rear Window Defogger Standard
Electrically Heated Windshield Not Available
Roof Rails Standard
Wheels 18-inch Alloy
Tires 255/, 65, T, 18, All-season
Spare Wheel Standard, Spacesaver
Cruise control Standard
Parking Aids Rear, Radar & Camera
360 View Camera Not Available
Headlights LED, Projector Beam, Auto Highbeam
Front Fog Lights Not Available
Cornering Lights/Curb Illumination Not Available
JATO has been diligent in providing accurate and complete information. However, JATO does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of data. Please use care in your use of the information provided.

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