What is the Ford Explorer?
The Ford Explorer was meticulously crafted to provide its customers with a vehicle that can take them wherever they need to go. With its versatile model lineup, the Explorer offers exceptional capability, advanced technology, and ample space for both daily activities and weekend adventures.
The Explorer’s sleek design is sure to turn heads, but it’s the SUV’s performance that really impresses. Whether you’re driving in the city or taking on challenging terrain, the Explorer’s capable engine delivers the power you need. It’s not just about getting there, however. The Explorer also features an impressive array of standard and available equipment, including advanced safety and driver-assist features that ensure a comfortable and secure ride.
Unsurprisingly, the Ford Explorer has been one of Canada’s favourite SUVs for over three decades. With its outstanding combination of style, performance, and advanced features, the Explorer is a true standout in the crowded SUV market. Whether you’re heading out for a weekend of camping, hauling the kids to soccer practice, or simply cruising around town, the Explorer is the perfect choice for anyone who demands exceptional quality and performance from their vehicle.
Trim Levels of The Ford Explorer
Below is a list of the available trim levels for the Ford Explorer for the 2023 model year.
The XLT is designed to be versatile and comfortable for any adventure. With features like Heated Front Seats, Terrain Management System, LED Signature Lighting, and Rear Parking Sensors, you’ll be ready for anything from tailgating to family vacations to nights on the town. Looking for a little more expressive and unique design? The XLT Appearance Package might be right for you.
The limited takes the fundamentals of the XLT and takes it up a notch with a variety if enhanced styling points spanning from the exterior to the interior. Limited has little bearing on the level of customization available, as this trim comes standard with a host of amazing features, as well as even more in terms of optional equipment to make this the Explorer of your dreams
Maybe the chrome accents on the Limited arent for you. Maybe you desire something with a little more attitude and aggression. The ST-Line brings that to the table with some performance-inspired cosmetic enhancements to create a level of distinction and personalization to your drive. Features like the Sport Steering Wheel with Red Stitching and ActiveX Seats set this apart from the rest, making the interior feel as special as the exterior.
Does your commute consist of scaling mountains via a tight and twisty trail, lots of logs and rocks to climb over, and the occasional river crossing? No? Well if you ever decide to try that out, the Timberline is the right Explorer for the circumstance. The Explorer Timberline is purpose-built, meaning it doesn’t only have visual upgrades to give it an off-road appearance. It comes with a lifted ride height to get you over those obstacles, and on the off-chance that you can’t clear it, you’re good because it also comes with steel underbody skid plates to take the brunt of the force. There are many other enhancements to ensure you are ready for any adventure, be it on the road or off-road, the Timberline has your back.
The no holds barred performance Explorer that is sure to put a smile on any occupant’s face, the ST will more than suffice. With a 3.0L Ecoboost V6, built to the tune of 400hp, this family SUV can handle all your adventures and some, with striking good looks, exceptional handling, and unparalleled capability. The ST is the SUV where you take the kids to Great Wolf Lodge and they will have more fun on the way there. Don’t overlook the ST as it might be just the right recipe for your life to add a little spice to your drives.
The Platinum features luxury at every turn. Bask in the rays of luxury with the Twin-Panel Moonroof, listen to the sounds of perfection with the Bang & Olufsen Sound System, and navigate the city effortlessly with the abundance of driver assist features, all designed to create the best driving experience possible. The Platinum, like all Explorer trim levels, has a distinct set of styling enhancements that set it apart from the rest. The Platinum, however, takes it a step further with Tri-Diamond Perforated Leather Seats, Grey Ash Swirl Real Wood accents, a Satin Aluminum Grille, 21″ Bright Machine-Faced Aluminum Wheels and more!
Unleash the performance
If the standard trim levels don’t quite do it for you, there’s always the ST. Buckle up and get ready for a surreal experience on the open road. This SUV packs a powerful punch with its twin-turbocharged 3.0L EcoBoost V6 engine that delivers a whopping 400 horsepower. The Explorer ST’s performance-tuned sport suspension and intelligent 4-wheel drive system provide you with the control you need to take on any adventure. And, with its bold design cues, this SUV communicates its thrilling level of performance capability before you even hit the gas. Experience the ultimate driving machine with the Ford Explorer ST.
The Ford Explorer has been around since 1991, one of the most well-known and longest-standing modern SUV names on the market today, and Ford continues to update and improve it each and every year. With the addition of Jewel Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Active Park Assist 2.0 is now optional on more trim levels, and many more updates for the 2023 Model Year, the Explorer stays more relevant than ever in today’s market. The USP for the Explorer is the two stand-out ST and Timberline trims, which are the polar opposites of each other but have major key benefits to each. The ST is the uncompromising road-going performance model. It breaks away from the average, by offering exceptional performance, communicated through bold ST design cues and powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0L EcoBoost V6 engine, while still providing standard features such as Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+ and SYNC 3 with Voice-Activated Navigation System and FordPass Connect.
The other exciting trim on the Explorer is the Timberline. It’s the most factory-offered off-road capable version to date, featuring a 2.3L EcoBoost engine with 300 horsepower and 310 lb.‑ft. of torque, 3.58:1 TORSEN® limited-slip rear axle, 18″ high gloss black-painted aluminum all-terrain wheels, blackout treatment for headlamps and taillamps, Bridgestone Dueler P265/65R-18 all-terrain tires, and a Class IV Trailer Tow Package with 5,300‑lb. towing capacity, among other features such as the exclusive Deep Cypress ActiveX Seating Material with Deep Tangerine Accent stitching, increased ground clearance, and underbody steel skid plate. If neither a sporty or off-road capable SUV, doesn’t appeal to you, there is always the XLT, Limited, and Platinum that put more focus on comfort and luxury.
Find out if the Ford Explorer is the right SUV for you and please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our Ford Brand Specialists who can provide more detail in person or over the phone. Head to our website to browse our current inventory, or come into our store to Experience the Yorkdale Ford Difference today!