New Ford 2022 Ford Explorer for Sale in Hyannis, MA
When the Ford Explorer was introduced in 1991, it began a critical role in the SUV revolution. Back then, it emerged as the replacement for the Bronco II, and now it joins the reborn Bronco in Ford’s 2022 lineup. This new model year brings the addition of sport ST-Line for a blend of aggressive styling with the powerful turbocharged EcoBoost engine. Plus, the aggressive Explorer ST is now available with rear-wheel drive. With seating for six or seven, the 2022 Ford Explorer is an ideal road-tripper thanks to cargo space that maxes out at just about 88 cubic feet (when both back rows are folded flat). It also makes itself mighty useful for big jobs with a payload capacity up to 1,560 pounds and a towing maximum of 5,600 pounds.
Trims and Powertrains
Buyers of the 2022 Explorer can choose from eight trim levels: the Base, XLT, ST-Line, Timberline, Limited, ST, King Ranch, and Platinum. A turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 300 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque is standard on the Base, XLT, ST-Line, Timberline, and Limited. The ST and King Ranch get a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine that makes 400 horsepower and 415 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is available on the Platinum, which is also available with a hybrid powertrain (that model is covered in a separate overview). A ten-speed automatic transmission is standard across the Explorer lineup. Rear-wheel drive (RWD) is the standard configuration on all trims except for the Limited, which is made only with all-wheel drive (AWD). AWD is available on all other trims.
The EPA-estimated fuel economy for four-cylinder Explorers with RWD is 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. With AWD, that changes to 20 city/27 highway. With the larger engine, the 2022 Explorer with RWD is rated at 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. Highway mpg drops to 24 in Explorers with AWD and the bigger engine.
They call it the Base, but it’s so nicely equipped that you’d think otherwise. It has LED headlights, a power liftgate, tri-zone automatic climate control, 12-volt power outlets, a 35/30/35-split folding second-row bench seat, and 50/50-split folding third-row seats. Its infotainment system that includes an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth for hands-free phone and audio streaming, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a six-speaker sound system, and SiriusXM satellite radio. The Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of advanced safety technologies is installed as well to increase safety with automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, rear parking sensors, lane keeping assist, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
The XLT is sweetened with signature LED headlights, heated side mirrors, roof rails, keyless entry, push-button ignition, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, second-row captain’s chairs (reduce seating from seven to six), and second-row USB charging ports.
Black exterior trim sets the ST-Line apart in looks. It also gets LED fog lights, power-folding side mirrors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, remote start, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, ambient interior lighting, red interior contrast stitching, a heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel, synthetic leather seats with microfiber inserts, and a wireless phone charger. Its infotainment system adds navigation, voice recognition, and a premier Bang & Olufsen (B&O) sound system with 12 speakers.
The trailblazing Timberline comes with most of the contents from the ST-Line, as well as exclusive exterior trim details, skid plates, a Torsen limited-slip rear differential, a higher ride height, a Terrain Management System with seven selectable drive modes (normal, trail, deep snow/sand, slippery, sport, tow/haul, and eco), and a Class IV frame-mounted trailer hitch (which is optional for the other trims).
The Limited resembles the XLT in styling, but it’s loaded with leather seats, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, heated second-row captain’s chairs, rain-sensing wipers, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, ambient interior lighting, a wireless phone charger, and second-row sunshades. Its safety suite is bolstered with adaptive cruise control, front parking sensors, a lane centering system, and traffic sign recognition.
The ST omits a few features that were listed for the Limited (rain-sensing wipers, wireless charger, ambient lighting, and auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink) and focuses on performance with its sport-tuned suspension, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, and sport front seats (leather with microfiber inserts). It also gains a power-folding third-row seat and is eligible for automatic parking assist and a 14-speaker B&O sound system.
With its undeniable western vibe, the King Ranch welcomes the most desirable attributes of the Limited and adds a hands-free liftgate, wood interior trim, trim-specific leather seats, a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen, and the B&O audio system with 14 speakers.
At the top of the heap, the Platinum packs in the upscale contents listed for the King Ranch, plus adaptive headlights, diamond-quilted leather seats, and the automatic parking assist system.
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