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2023 Ford Explorer Release Date, Interior, Price, And Configurations

2023 Ford Explorer Release Date

2024 Ford Explorer

The 2023 Ford Explorer midsize SUV promises to be another superb entry in the Ford lineup of vehicles. It offers the space to haul as many as seven people -- and looks great doing it. The bold powertrain options from the previous model year will return for the 2023 iteration of the vehicle, which is a boon for drivers as they blend efficiency and power.

This article will outline what we can expect from the new version of the Ford Explorer. We will discuss the 2023 Ford Explorer redesign, the specs we'll enjoy on this SUV, and the trims it may be available in. As we shall explain below, you can order a brand-new Ford Explorer today and expect delivery by early 2023.

2023 Ford Explorer Specs

Three different engines will be available on your new Ford Explorer SUV. Each of them offers a compelling mix of raw power and fuel efficiency. Ford allows drivers to choose which of these traits they want to favor by offering three different engine choices.

The two traditional gasoline-only engines available for the Ford Explorer are a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine that outputs 300 horsepower and a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 that gets 400 ponies. Both of these options are powerful, blending strength with fuel economy.

This bold new SUV will be a rear-wheel-drive vehicle with available all-wheel drive. The maximum 2023 Ford Explorer towing capacity is expected to be 5,600 pounds,1 which means that you can bring the family boat or camper along for your weekend getaway.

2023 Ford Explorer Specs
2023 Ford Explorer Hybrid

2023 Ford Explorer Hybrid

The third powertrain option for the 2022 Ford Explorer is a hybrid one. It pairs a 3.3-liter V6 engine with a battery-and-motor setup for a total of 318 horsepower. The rear-wheel-drive hybrid gets an EPA-estimated 27/29/28 MPG (city/highway/combined).2 You'll be able to ferry the kids and their friends to practice without breaking the bank at the pump in a 2023 Ford Explorer hybrid SUV.

There are rumors of a 2023 Ford Explorer electric vehicle (EV). This would mean an all-electric version of the car that does not use any gasoline. Unfortunately, industry watchers have revealed that this version of the vehicle has been delayed until 2024 so that Ford can focus on other all-electric options like the Ford Mach-E Mustang.

We are excited to see this electric SUV in the near future, however. Electric cars are great options for drivers because they blend fuel economy with incredible performance. EVs can accelerate very quickly because they can almost instantly apply their full torque, as opposed to spinning up through their gears like a traditional internal combustion engine vehicle. They are also environmentally conscious.

2023 Ford Explorer Facelift

As you may well know, the Ford Explorer midsize SUV got an overhaul for the 2020 model year. As such, Ford has not redesigned the vehicle for the 2023 model year. This is not an issue as the Ford Explorer is a great all-around SUV. It carries more than half a dozen people in luxurious comfort. The car also has the chops to get off the beaten path, especially if you opt for all-wheel drive. Some folks, however, want a more adventure-oriented vehicle. Luckily for them, Ford recently resurrected the Ford Bronco.

The Bronco is a gearhead favorite, offering incredible off-roading chops and a spacious interior. There are a few different versions of this car; if you're interested, check out this page where we compare the Ford Bronco vs. Bronco Sport. No matter the Ford SUV you choose, you can be sure that this dynamic vehicle will serve you and your loved ones well for many years to come.

2023 Ford Explorer Facelift
2023 Ford Explorer Trims

2023 Ford Explorer Trims

There are ten different trims available for the 2022 Ford Explorer if you count hybrid versions of a given trim as a separate option. These range from the entry-level Ford Explorer Base to the top-tier Platinum and Platinum Hybrid. The lower-tier configurations of the car still offer creature comforts galore and nice interior style, while the upper-level options are packed with features to the point that we might call them decadent.

The mid-tier Limited trim for the 2022 model is a great example. It won't blow a hole in the family budget but still features a heated steering wheel, extra safety features including adaptive cruise control, and leather upholstery. The 2023 Ford Explorer will keep the trim options found on the 2022 model. This is great news -- the wide range of available trims allows you to choose the model that fits your needs exactly, as opposed to choosing from just three or four options.

2023 Ford Explorer Interior

The 2023 Ford Explorer cabin will be similar to that of the 2022 model, which is great for drivers. It boasts comfortable seats, a responsive touch screen for controlling music and navigation, and a great array of luxury features. Mid- and top-tier models enjoy leather upholstery options and a 12-speaker premium sound system that will fill the cabin with beautiful music or your favorite podcast.

If you're ready to hop into a new Ford Explorer and don't want to wait until the 2023 Ford Explorer release date, don't fret. Our dealership has a new Ford Explorer for sale that will serve your family well for years to come. The available rear-seat entertainment system will keep the kids happy, even on long drives, while the available heated seats help the adults stay comfortable up front, even in the winter.

2023 Ford Explorer Interior

2023 Ford Explorer Release Date

You can place a 2023 Ford Explorer order today. This does not mean that you will immediately receive your new vehicle, however. The order banks have been opened, but production of these vehicles begins in November of 2022. We, therefore, expect that the first new Ford Explorer SUVs will reach their drivers in December 2022 or early 2023. If you want one of these dynamic cars, you'd do well to order today –- it's a popular vehicle, and you'll end up on the bottom of the list if you don't act soon.

If you're looking for an even more budget-friendly option, however, you'd do well to browse our pre-owned Ford Explorer inventory. These vehicles are great family car options, no matter the model year. You can expect straight shooting, friendly service, and a great deal when you shop with us. We have superb options to finance your next Ford vehicle. Contact our team to schedule a test drive of the Ford Explorer SUV or another one of Ford's fantastic vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the 2023 Ford Explorer release date?

Ford has begun taking orders for the 2023 Ford Explorer. The vehicle will enter production at the company's assembly plant in Chicago in November 2022. Our team expects that we'll see the first models arrive in December 2022 or early 2023. We are excited: this SUV promises to be a superb family-friendly vehicle that fits up to seven people without pushing you to spend too much at the pump.

Will there be a Ford Explorer EV in 2023?

The phrase "electric vehicle" (EV) can mean a few things. There are all-electric cars and hybrid vehicles, and EV can refer to both. We know that there will be a hybrid version of the Explorer for this model year. Some rumors of an all-electric Ford Explorer have swirled for a while now, but it is not expected to be released until 2024.

Will there be a Ford Explorer hybrid in 2023?

There is a hybrid powertrain available for the 2023 Ford Explorer. It is powered by a 3.3-liter V6 engine with a battery-and-motor setup that combines for a total of 318 horsepower. The 2023 Ford Explorer MPG ratings are competitive and will help you and your family save a pretty penny at the pump. You'll also enjoy incredible performance with the Ford Explorer hybrid SUV.

What will the price be on a 2023 Ford Explorer?

Ford has not yet released exact prices for the 2023 version of the midsize Explorer. We can expect them to look pretty similar to the 2022 prices, so you can check those to see how much you should expect to pay for your preferred trim. However, those numbers are not exact and should be taken with a grain of salt.

Is the Ford Explorer getting a redesign in 2023?

The Ford Explorer has not received a complete overhaul for the 2023 model year. Ford has decided to keep the 2023 American model of the Ford Explorer very similar to the 2022 model. The Chinese version, however, has received a redesign that makes us think the 2024 Ford Explorer will be very impressive indeed.

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1Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.

2EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

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