2022 Ford Explorer

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2022 Ford Explorer vs Subaru Ascent

 2022 Ford Explorer2022 Subaru Ascent
Engine3.0-liter Twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V62.4-liter 4cyl Turbo CVT Flat 4
Engine power400 hp @ 5500 rpm260 hp @ 5600 rpm
Engine torque415 ft-lbs. @ 3500 rpm277 ft-lbs. @ 2000 rpm
DrivetrainRear-wheel drive with available intelligent four-wheel driveAll wheel drive
Transmission10-speed shiftable automaticContinuously variable-speed automatic
Cargo Space18.2 cu. ft.17.6 cu. ft.
Seating Capacity77
Fuel Capacity20.2 gal.19.3 gal.

Comparison between 2022 Ford Explorer ST 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A) vs. 2022 Subaru Ascent Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl Turbo CVT) 

 Ford Explorer

The Ultimate Exploration Vehicle

The 2022 Ford Explorer is primed for modern-day exploration. Its adjustable interior offers space and comfort for the whole family. And it helps you make the most of every experience with connected technology and an athletic build that's ready for whatever lies ahead.

Ford Explorer Models

The rugged exterior styling of the 2022 Ford Explorer Timberline edition offers improved ground clearance and steel underbody skid plates to provide the foundation to tackle your adventures. Inside, features like Deep Cyprus ActiveX™ Seating Material with Heathered Cloth Insert, heated front and rear seats, Deep Tangerine Stitching and a unique Timberline Logo and a leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel will keep you comfortable for the whole trip.

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The all-new 2022 Ford Explorer ST-Line is defined by performance-inspired design and state-of-the-art tech. With its 300-hp engine, bold styling, B&O® sound system and full suite of Driver-assist Technology, you'll feel as smart as the ST-Line performs wherever your adventures take you.

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The authentic Southwestern feel and detail bring a rugged luxury that the King Ranch® is known for. The interior offers 85 square feet of Mesa Del Rio heated leather seating surfaces, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a B&O® Sound System by Bang & Olufsen® , with 12 speakers, including subwoofer, enhances the sophistication. And with a 400-hp V6 EcoBoost® engine that tows up to 5,600 lbs.,* the King Ranch model delivers when it counts.

Horsepower and torque ratings based on premium fuel per SAE J1349® standard. Your results may vary.
*When equipped with Class IV Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package.

The 2022 Ford Explorer ST blends utility with bold performance. It features an athletic stance, unique ST badging and a bold grille. And with the power to back it up, the ST combines a muscular 3.0L EcoBoost® engine with twin turbos equating to 400 hp plus 415 lb.-ft. of torque,68 * and a top speed of 143 mph.

*Horsepower and torque are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously.

The Ford Explorer Limited Hybrid and Platinum Hybrid are the only hybrid models in their class that can tow a maximum of 5,000 pounds, and they're also fully off-road capable. The rear-wheel-drive model with the available 3.3L Hybrid engine also means you'll spend less time refueling and more time on the open road.

The Platinum is the pinnacle of Explorer and delivers a luxury experience for the customer who demands the best. The exclusive interior and refined 3.0L V6 EcoBoost engine provide an unsurpassed 1st class experience.

Adventure Awaits

Explorer helps you make the most of your next big adventure with a rear-wheel-drive platform and your choice of four powerful engines. For additional traction, there's available Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™ and seven selectable drive modes. And with the ability to tow a maximum of 5,600 lbs.,* you won't be slowed down, not even with a hefty camper in tow.

*Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers. When equipped with a 3.0L EcoBoost® engine with Class IV Trailer Tow Package.

Towing and Trailer Sway Control

Building on AdvanceTrac™ with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™), the standard trailer sway control selectively brakes and adjusts engine power to maintain trailer control.The result is stability and control, even when towing large loads. When properly equipped, the Explorer can tow up to 5,600 lbs. * The Class IV Trailer Tow Package is available with the 2.3L and 3.0L EcoBoost® engines and 3.3L hybrid engine.

*Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.

Prepared for the Journey

Available Intelligent 4WD optimizes powertrain and braking systems, allowing the vehicle to deliver the right amount of traction to match the driving conditions.

Always consult the Owner's Manual before off-road driving, know your terrain and trail difficulty and use appropriate safety gear.

Intelligent 4WD With Terrain Management System™

The standard Terrain Management System™ can help you tackle any adventure. Available Intelligent 4WD comes with seven selectable drive modes, accessed through a single easy-to-use dial in the center console. Normal, Trail, Deep Snow/Sand, Slippery, Sport, Tow/Haul and Eco mode that each come with special 3D animated graphics in the available 12.3" digital cluster. Plus, Hill Descent Control™ helps control braking and speed on steep grades.10 And with Intelligent 4WD, there's also the added benefit of enhanced control on your day-to-day commute, especially when conditions are rough. *

*Always consult the Owner's Manual before off-road driving, know your terrain and trail difficulty, and use appropriate safety gear.

Confidence-Driving Technology

Introducing Ford Co-Pilot360 - an advanced suite of standard driver-assist technologies that includes BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Auto High-Beam Headlamps, Lane-Keeping System and Rear View Camera. Ford Explorer also makes additional technology available that is designed to help keep you in command, from the driveway to the highway.

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