2023 Ford Explorer : What do you know? – The 2023 Ford Explorer is one of the longest-running SUVs on the road. It debuted more than 30 years ago and kick-started an American love affair with sport-utility vehicles that persists to this day.

Our editors have praised the current-generation Explorer for its powerful engines, generous cargo space and standard safety features. Two popular choices are the Ford Explorer and the Chevy Traverse.

See how they stack up in this 2023 Ford Explorer vs. 2023 Chevy Traverse comparison. With its wide array of advantages, the Explorer defeats the Traverse. Our customer order concierge team will walk you through every step,

and can provide you tools to build and price your brand-new Ford Explorer online. All Ford factory orders come with select rebates and incentives that our team will make sure you receive in full.

Look at building your own new 2023 Ford Explorer now with Dave Sinclair Ford. The 2023 Ford Explorer will carryover from the 2022 model with no changes to trim levels or colors,

though it’s possible Ford may offer a few tweaks later in the model year, but those would represent relatively minor changes, and nothing resembling the refresh that the Chinese version of the long-running crossover recently received.

2023 Ford Explorer
2023 Ford Explorer

2023 Ford Explorer Redesign

The 2023 Ford Explorer has plenty of new features available. Once inside, you’ll notice an array of amenities that make for a comfortable and convenient drive including a twin-panel moon-roof.

And because it was built for the active lifestyle, you can expect an interior space that accommodates the kids, the dog, the sports equipment, camping gear and just about anything else you may need on the road to exploration.

Ford will be updating the all-new 2023 Ford Explorer with a new refresh. Although initially a rumor, it has been confirmed that the mid-size SUV will see several new changes.

It is still uncertain however if these changes will only be for the Chinese Explorer model. Ford has not released any details on whether American markets will see the new updates.

Despite this uncertainty, it’s good to see Ford giving attention to its combustion engine lineup. That said, we have seen some reports indicating the 2023 Ford Explorer will get updated styling, so that could be a possibility.

A larger center touchscreen with upgraded features and graphics could also be added. Ford may even address our complaints about the quality of the interior materials at that time.

Chastang Ford customers are now able to build and price the 2023 Ford Explorer. Upon receiving your custom build pre-order, a certified Ford associate will reach out to review and confirm the exact Explorer model, options,

and colors and then submit your official build to Ford. Delivery of the Ford Explorer models to Houston, TX is starting now. Start your build and price below.

2023 Ford Explorer Redesign
2023 Ford Explorer Redesign

2023 Ford Explorer Feature

Every Explorer comes with an 8-inch touchscreen, the Sync 3 infotainment system, and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility.

The Limited comes with built-in navigation and a strong-sounding Bang & Olufsen premium audio system. Do not be tempted by the optional 10.1-inch vertical touchscreen.

2023 Ford Explorer Engine

The sturdy turbocharged four-cylinder base engine easily outpaces the competition. And there’s a bonkers turbo V6 in the Explorer ST for those who believe too much is never enough.

Both are helped along by a 10-speed transmission. It kicks down faithfully when you need it to, but in city traffic, when you’re just lightly getting on and off the gas, its shifting is too indecisive.

You’d have to be the sort who puts a high premium indeed on mountain road agility and powertrain performance to offset these drawbacks. On paper at least, the 2.3-liter EcoBoost will reward you with better fuel economy.

But we found it hard to replicate the EPA estimates in the real world, and in our tests the Explorer came out no better than its rivals.

2023 Ford Explorer Engine
2023 Ford Explorer Engine

Transmission

We expect the entry-level 2023 Ford Explorer will have a starting price of approximately $33,070. This is for the base Explorer with a 300-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder, 10-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel-drive format.

2023 Ford Explorer Release Date

Ford will start production on the 2023 Ford Explorer in November, though orders can be taken as early as August. Reportedly, there is also an all-electric version of the Ford Explorer coming out, but we won’t see that until 2023.