2023 Explorer

Power

Three Engines. Unlimited Possibilities.

The 2023 Ford Explorer® SUV lineup is powered by three unique and highly capable engines. No matter which one you choose, you’ll get impressive capability and towing to take on all that comes your way as you live life to the fullest.
2023 Ford Explorer® Limited model in Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat being driven down a city street

2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 Engine

This turbocharged powerplant churns out 300 hp* and 310 lb.-ft. of torque* for spirited drives around town or far from it. The 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 engine comes standard on the Base, XLT, ST-Line, Timberline® and Limited models.
*Horsepower and torque ratings based on premium fuel per SAE J1349® standard. Your results may vary. Horsepower and torque are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously.
2023 Ford Explorer® ST Line model being driven on a lakeside highway

3.0L EcoBoost® V6 Engine

The 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine with Auto Start-Stop Technology is the backbone of the ST, King Ranch® and Platinum model powertrains. It combines turbocharging and direct injection to produce 400 hp* and 415 lb.-ft of torque. *
*Horsepower and torque ratings based on premium fuel per SAE J1349® standard. Your results may vary. Horsepower and torque are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously.
2023 Ford Explorer® SUV being driven through the desert

3.3L V6 Hybrid Engine

The 3.3L V6 Hybrid engine on the 2023 Explorer® Limited Hybrid and Platinum Hybrid models helps conserve gas while producing 318 hp* and 322 lb.-ft of torque. * Plus, it can tow up to 5,000 pounds. **

*Horsepower and torque ratings based on premium fuel per SAE J1349® standard. Your results may vary. Horsepower and torque are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously.

**When properly equipped. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.

2023 Ford Explorer® Hybrid SUV towing a camper on a forest road

10-Speed Automatic Transmission

The 10-speed automatic transmission makes shifting gears a smoother, more efficient process, while helping to provide a wide power band for your performance and towing needs.
Always consult the Owner’s Manual before off-road driving, know your terrain and trail difficulty and use appropriate safety gear.
2023 Ford Explorer® SUV being driven on a snow covered road

Side-Wind Stabilization

Standard on all 2023 Explorer® models, side-wind stabilization is designed to help the driver keep the vehicle on its path when encountering high or gusty winds.39
2023 Ford Explorer® SUV being driven on a bridge

Make Your Own Tracks

The 2023 Ford Explorer® Timberline® model comes standard with a high 8.66" ground clearance, off-road front struts and rear shocks and all-terrain tires on 18" High Gloss Blackpainted aluminum wheels.
Optional equipment and available Ford Accessories shown. Recreational equipment not included.
2023 Ford Explorer® Timberline® model being driven through the desert with bikes on the roof
2023 Ford Explorer® XLT model being driven down a steep wooded trail

Terrain Management System

The standard Terrain Management System, on 2WD and Intelligent 4WD Explorer® models, can help tackle any adventure. Up to seven Selectable Drive Modes include Normal, Trail, Deep Snow/Sand (4WD only), Slippery, Sport, Tow/Haul and Eco Mode.
Always consult the Owner’s Manual before off-road driving, know your terrain and trail difficulty, and use appropriate safety gear.
Driver using paddle shifters in a 2023 Ford Explorer® SUV

SelectShift® Capability with Paddle Shifters

Turn your automatic transmission into an on-demand manual one with available, conveniently placed paddle shifters with SelectShift® capability.