Test-Drive the 2022 Ford Explorer

September 9th, 2022 by

In the midsize class of SUVs, the seven-seater Explorer reigns supreme. With a spacious cabin, an intelligent four-wheel drive system, and top-notch technology inside and outside, it easily justifies its reputation as a fan favorite among drivers. So if you’re looking for an off-road capable luxury SUV with impressive performance, here’s why you should take the 2022 Ford Explorer out for a test drive today.

Performance

Three powerful engine options are available for this edition of the Explorer, with as much as 400 horsepower on the high end, as well as a fuel-saving 318-horsepower hybrid V6. You’ll also have no problems towing a trailer with this vehicle, as a maximum towing capacity of 5,600 pounds is achievable with the 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine.

For off-road driving, Intelligent 4WD is offered with all trim levels and comes standard with the trail-tackling Timberline model. There’s also Ford’s Terrain Management System, which is available for both rear-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive models and allows you to switch into different modes when driving conditions change.

Design

Within the Explorer’s cabin, you’ll find plenty of luxury features, like leather seating, a tri-zone climate control system, and privacy glass that surrounds the rear of the vehicle. So you and your front passenger can stay refreshed on long trips, the front seats offer a seat cushion that has a back massage function with different lumbar settings.

The exterior of the Explorer is a head-turning one, with plenty of distinctive wheel styles offered, such as 18-inch Sparkle Silver-painted aluminum and 21-inch aluminum with Luster Nickel-painted pockets. Power-folding side mirrors are also available with a heated glass function, so you’ll never have to get out to de-ice them on chilly days.

Technology

The vehicle’s SYNC 3 feature, with your choice of either an 8- or 10.1-inch touchscreen, provides a full entertainment solution for long road trips, with a voice-activated navigation program as well. If that’s not enough, you’ll love the 14-speaker premium audio system and the ever-useful 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, which everyone in the cabin can use at the same time.

In off-road scenarios, the 360-degree camera system uses four cameras located around the vehicle to show you exactly what your surroundings look like while you’re out on the trails.

Safety

Of the Explorer’s many safety features, Pre-Collision Assist is a clear standout, as it can warn you if there are obstacles in your path or brake the vehicle if you’re approaching them too quickly.

To keep the vehicle stabilized, whether you’re driving solo or with a trailer in tow, AdvanceTrac, Trailer S

way Control, and Sidewind Stabilization can all work together to improve traction and reduce both vehicle and trailer swaying.

The 2022 Explorer delivers strong performance alongside a wide array of cabin comforts, making every drive an enjoyable one. Come see this Ford SUV at Performance Ford Randolph today, and get ready to fall in love with it during the test drive.