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2022 Ford Explorer

MSRP range: $33,745 - $56,745
3.7 out of 5 stars(3)
Total MSRP$35,040
What others are paying$35,573
Low supply is pushing the market average above MSRP.

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2 for sale near you

2022 Ford Explorer videos

Ford Explorer vs. Kia Telluride vs. Hyundai Palisade -- 2020 Midsize SUV Comparison Test

NOTE: This video is about the 2020 Ford Explorer, but since the 2022 Ford Explorer is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.


FAQ

Is the Ford Explorer a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2022 Explorer both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.4 out of 10. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Explorer has 18.2 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Ford Explorer. Learn more

What's new in the 2022 Ford Explorer?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2022 Ford Explorer:

  • ST trim now available with rear-wheel drive
  • New ST-Line trim with sporty styling
  • Minor changes to standard and optional feature availability
  • Part of the sixth Explorer generation introduced for 2020
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Is the Ford Explorer reliable?

To determine whether the Ford Explorer is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Explorer. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Explorer's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2022 Ford Explorer a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2022 Ford Explorer is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2022 Explorer and gave it a 7.4 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2022 Explorer is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2022 Ford Explorer?

The least-expensive 2022 Ford Explorer is the 2022 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $33,745.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A) which starts at $33,745
  • 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A) which starts at $35,745
  • XLT 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A) which starts at $38,055
  • XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A) which starts at $40,055
  • ST-Line 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A) which starts at $45,245
  • Limited 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A) which starts at $46,555
  • ST-Line 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A) which starts at $47,245
  • Timberline 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A) which starts at $47,305
  • ST 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A) which starts at $48,245
  • Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A) which starts at $48,555
  • ST 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A) which starts at $50,245
  • Limited Hybrid 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 10A) which starts at $51,545
  • Platinum Hybrid 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 10A) which starts at $53,345
  • Limited Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 10A) which starts at $53,545
  • King Ranch 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A) which starts at $54,495
  • Platinum 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A) which starts at $54,745
  • Platinum Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 10A) which starts at $55,345
  • King Ranch 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A) which starts at $56,495
  • Platinum 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A) which starts at $56,745
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What are the different models of Ford Explorer?

If you're interested in the Ford Explorer, the next question is, which Explorer model is right for you? Explorer variants include 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A), 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A), XLT 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A), and XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A). For a full list of Explorer models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2022 Ford Explorer

2022 Ford Explorer Overview

The 2022 Ford Explorer is offered in the following submodels: Explorer SUV, Explorer Hybrid. Available styles include ST 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A), ST 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A), 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A), 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A), Limited Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 10A), XLT 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A), Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A), Limited Hybrid 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 10A), XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A), Limited 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A), Timberline 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A), Platinum Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 10A), Platinum 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A), Platinum 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A), King Ranch 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A), King Ranch 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A), ST-Line 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A), ST-Line 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A), and Platinum Hybrid 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 10A). Ford Explorer models are available with a 3.0 L-liter gas engine or a 2.3 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 400 hp, depending on engine type. The 2022 Ford Explorer comes with rear wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 10-speed shiftable automatic, 10-speed automatic. The 2022 Ford Explorer comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2022 Ford Explorer?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2022 Ford Explorer and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2022 Explorer 3.7 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2022 Explorer.

Pros

  • Strong engines for quick acceleration
  • Rear-wheel-drive platform improves handling and towing
  • Roomy cargo area

Cons

  • Too much wind noise at highway speeds
  • The price can get frighteningly expensive in a hurry
  • Lackluster interior material quality

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2022 Ford Explorer and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2022 Explorer featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2022 Ford Explorer?

2022 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A)

Available Inventory:

We are showing 2 2022 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2022 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A)

Available Inventory:

We are showing 80 2022 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2022 Ford Explorer ST-Line 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A)

Available Inventory:

We are showing 5 2022 Ford Explorer ST-Line 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2022 Ford Explorer Limited 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A)

Available Inventory:

We are showing 10 2022 Ford Explorer Limited 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2022 Ford Explorer Timberline 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A)

Available Inventory:

We are showing 24 2022 Ford Explorer Timberline 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2022 Ford Explorer ST 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A)

Available Inventory:

We are showing 20 2022 Ford Explorer ST 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2022 Ford Explorer Limited Hybrid 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 10A)

Available Inventory:

We are showing 8 2022 Ford Explorer Limited Hybrid 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 10A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2022 Ford Explorer Platinum Hybrid 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 10A)

Available Inventory:

We are showing 2 2022 Ford Explorer Platinum Hybrid 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 10A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2022 Ford Explorer King Ranch 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A)

Available Inventory:

We are showing 1 2022 Ford Explorer King Ranch 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2022 Ford Explorer Platinum 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A)

Available Inventory:

We are showing 2 2022 Ford Explorer Platinum 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

Which 2022 Ford Explorers are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2022 Ford Explorer for sale near. There are currently 116 new 2022 Explorers listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $34,940 and mileage as low as 0 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2022 Ford Explorer. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $2,392 on a used or CPO 2022 Explorer available from a dealership near you.

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Why trust Edmunds?

Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color.

What is the MPG of a 2022 Ford Explorer?

2022 Ford Explorer ST 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A), 10-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
21 MPG compined MPG,
18 city MPG/26 highway MPG

2022 Ford Explorer ST 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A), 10-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
20 MPG compined MPG,
18 city MPG/24 highway MPG

2022 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A), 10-speed automatic, regular unleaded
24 MPG compined MPG,
21 city MPG/28 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG21
Transmission10-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainrear wheel drive
Displacement3.0 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase119.1 in.
Length198.8 in.
WidthN/A
Height69.9 in.
Curb Weight4701 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2022 Ford Explorer?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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