Active Safety Feature

The 2023 Ford Explorer is the ultimate safety machine, equipped with a range of cutting-edge features that ensure a tranquil ride for both drivers and passengers. Among the numerous safety options on offer are technologies that prevent collisions, offer enhanced road awareness, and provide assistance in challenging driving conditions.

  • Post-Collision Braking and Rear Parking Sensors
The post-collision braking system can help reduce the severity of secondary collisions by automatically applying the brakes when an initial collision is detected. Rear parking sensors help detect objects behind the vehicle when reversing and provide audible and visual warnings to the driver.
  • Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control
This system uses sensors and cameras to monitor the traffic ahead and adjusts the vehicle’s speed accordingly, maintaining a safe distance from the vehicle in front.
  • Lane-Keeping System
The Lane-Keeping System uses cameras to monitor the vehicle’s position in the lane and provides warnings if the vehicle drifts out of its lane without signalling. The system can also provide corrective steering if necessary.
  • Pre-Collision Assist With Automatic Emergency Braking
This system can detect a potential collision with a vehicle or pedestrian and provide visual and audible warnings to the driver. If the driver doesn’t react in time, the system can automatically apply the brakes to avoid or mitigate a collision.
  • BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert
The Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) can detect vehicles in the driver’s blind spot and provide warnings to the driver. Cross-Traffic Alert uses radar to detect approaching vehicles when backing out of a parking space or driveway.
  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps
This feature automatically switches between high and low beams depending on the lighting and traffic conditions, providing optimal visibility without blinding other drivers. With Ford’s advanced safety features, you can hit the road with confidence and focus solely on enjoying the journey ahead.


Digital Gauge Cluster

The available 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster boasts vivid, high-resolution displays that showcase key information in stunning detail. It’s fully customizable, allowing you to tailor the display to show only the data that’s essential to you. This modern and intuitive feature provides easy-to-read data on everything from your speed to your fuel economy and navigation stats, enhancing your driving experience every step of the way.


With FordPass, you can remotely start, lock, and unlock your ride, check the fuel level, and locate your parked car with ease. What’s more, scheduling maintenance and receiving service reminders has never been easier, and if you ever find yourself in an unfortunate roadside emergency, FordPass has got you covered with instant access to roadside assistance.

Ford+Alexa App

This innovative app offers an unprecedented level of convenience, putting all of Alexa’s voice-controlled features at your fingertips while you’re on-the-go. Getting directions, playing your favorite tunes, making hands-free calls, it’s all possible with the Ford+Alexa app. Say goodbye to cluttered dashboards and tangled wires, this app offers a seamless and connected driving experience that is sure to elevate your daily commute.


Engine Options

Whether you’re cruising the city streets or tackling the toughest terrains, you’ll find the perfect engine to suit your driving style and needs. Choose from three powerful options that deliver an impressive range of horsepower and torque.

The 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 engine offers turbocharged capabilities, standard on XLT, ST-Line, Timberline, and Limited models. With 300 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque, this engine offers the perfect blend of fuel efficiency and power.

Looking for even more horsepower? Check out the 3.0L EcoBoost V6 engine, available on the ST and Platinum models. This turbocharged engine combines direct injection and turbocharging to produce an incredible 400 horsepower and 415 lb.-ft. of torque.

For drivers who require both power and efficiency. The 3.3L V6 Hybrid engine, available on the 2023 Explorer Limited Hybrid model, helps conserve fuel while producing 318 horsepower and 322 lb.-ft. of torque. Plus, it can tow up to 5,000 pounds, making it a versatile and efficient choice. For drivers who need both power and efficiency.

Unstoppable 4WD System

With its Terrain Management System, you can choose from seven different drive modes to match the terrain and optimize performance. Whether you are driving on sand, snow, or slippery roads, the Explorer adapts to the conditions for a smoother and safer ride. The Intelligent 4WD system provides improved traction and handling, especially on challenging terrains. Additionally, the Hill Descent Control feature ensures a controlled and safe drive when descending steep hills.

The seven driving modes included are:

  • Normal
  • Trail
  • Deep Snow/Sand
  • Slippery
  • Sport
  • Tow/Haul
  • Eco Mode

Performance And Seamless Shifting

The 2023 Ford Explorer comes standard equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission that boasts a wide power band for towing and everyday driving. Take control of the road with Select Shift, and enjoy the thrill of paddle shifters that transform the automatic transmission into a manual one for a more engaging drive.