2023 Ford Explorer Cardston, AB

The Ford Explorer is one of the most historically important platforms in its class. Not only is the 2023 Ford Explorer well-equipped, high-performing and almost endlessly capable, but it is also one of the founding members of the crossover SUV class. For the current model year, Ford hasn’t made many changes, since the Explorer recently went through a redesign. Independent online reviews have praised the 2023 Ford Explorer for its strong engine lineup, capable towing and handling profiles, long list of safety systems and plentiful cargo area. Follow along with CSL Ford while we closely examine this incredible vehicle.


Iconic & Timeless Style

The 2023 Ford Explorer will be one of the most recognizable vehicles in its class. Its unique silhouette previews the SUV’s athletic stance, giving drivers and passengers alike peace of mind.

Adaptive LED Headlights

One of the small changes Ford made to the 2023 Explorer is adopting adaptive LED headlights as standard equipment. LED headlights offer better illumination in dark conditions, and the adaptive part means the lights will automatically follow the path of the latest Explorer model.

Twin-Panel Moonroof

The 2023 Ford Explorer is built for adventure. Nobody will ever miss a thing thanks to the available twin-panel moonroof. Passengers will be able to let in more light and more air if that’s what the circumstances require.

Power Liftgate

It doesn’t much matter if the 2023 Ford Explorer has a lot of cargo volume if it’s needlessly difficult to load it. The standard power liftgate can be easily opened and closed with the single press of a button.



Appearance Packages

There aren’t many competing SUVs that are as well-equipped as the 2023 Ford Explorer. CSL Ford customers can choose among a couple of appearance packages to help them set their purchase apart from other similar models. The available packages include:

XLT Sport

  • Carbonized Grey Wheels
  • Carbonized Grey accents
  • Chrome dual exhaust tips
  • “Explorer”-branded floor mats
  • Gloss Black mirror housings
  • Unique contrast stitching

ST Appearance Package

  • First/Second Row Leather Upholstery
  • Race Red and Raptor Blue accent stitching, centre console, door trim panels, steering wheel, and floor mats


Specifications 2023 Ford Explorer
Wheelbase (mm) 3,025
Length (mm) 5,049
5,063 (ST)
Height (mm) 1,782
Width, incl. mirrors (mm) 2,268
Front/Rear Track (mm) 1,700 / 1,700


Passenger-Friendly Interior

There is room for everyone and their gear in the 2023 Ford Explorer. Drivers and passengers in the front seats can ride on Active Motion seats with multiple upper and lower back massage programs, helping prevent fatigue. Up to seven passengers can comfortably fit in the 2023 Explorer.

Adaptable Cargo Bay

When the 2023 Explorer is properly configured, there will be more than 2,100 litres of cargo volume to use. Even when there are people sitting in the second and third rows, the vehicle can hold up to nearly 528 litres of cargo.

Cargo Management System

With the amount of cargo space available in the 2023 Ford Explorer, it can be easy for things to get out of hand. The SUV’s standard cargo management system delivers several small-item storage cubbies throughout the cabin as well as a reversible load floor.



Specifications 2023 Explorer 2023 Explorer Platinum (with moonroof)
Head Room (mm) 1st Row: 1,035
2nd Row: 1,028
3rd Row: 988
1st Row: 987
2nd Row: 971
3rd Row: 988
Leg Room (mm) 1st Row: 1,093
2nd Row: 991
3rd Row: 817
1st Row: 1,093
2nd Row: 991
3rd Row: 817
Hip Room (mm) 1st Row: 1,504
2nd Row: 1,501
3rd Row: 1,038
1st Row: 1,504
2nd Row: 1,501
3rd Row: 1,038
Shoulder Room (mm) 1st Row: 1,570
2nd Row: 1,573
3rd Row: 1,388
1st Row: 1,570
2nd Row: 1,573
3rd Row: 1,388
Cargo Volume (L) 1st Row: 2,132
2nd Row: 1,264
3rd Row: 528
1st Row: 2,132
2nd Row: 1,264
3rd Row: 528


Explorer Performance Specs

There isn’t a version of the 2023 Ford Explorer that will be at a loss for strong performance. The base engine option is a turbocharged 2.3-litre, inline four-cylinder engine, making 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. CSL Ford customers looking to max out performance can choose the ST model with its turbocharged V-6 engine, topping out at 400 horsepower. All power plants are attached to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Off-Road Capability

The 2023 Explorer isn’t confined to the road. Drivers who get behind the wheel of the Timberline model will get access to several off-road-road features including:

  • 6 inches of ground clearance
  • Off-road front struts and rear shocks
  • Standard all-terrain tires


  2.3-L EcoBoost I-4 3.0-L EcoBoost V-6 3.3-L, V-6 (Hybrid)
Horsepower 300 365 (Platinum)

400 (ST)

Torque (lb.-ft.) 310 380 (Platinum)
415 (ST)
Transmission 10-speed auto. 10-speed auto. 10-speed auto.


Advanced Infotainment System

In keeping with the theme of the 2023 Explorer being a cutting edge SUV platform, the latest versions of the vehicle are equipped with the automaker’s SYNC 3 infotainment system. It offers several native capabilities that will change the way people experience their commutes.

Wireless Charging

We rely on our digital devices for so much. This requires a fresh battery. CSL Ford customers can choose to have a wireless charging tray equipped that will help keep compatible devices ready to go.

Premium Audio Systems

A high-end audio experience is the perfect companion on any trip. Some trim grades are available with a premium Bang & Olufsen audio system. It is equipped with 12 speakers and a subwoofer. A 14-speaker version is also available.




Ford Co-Pilot360™

Avoiding accidents altogether is the best and most cost-effective safety measure. Ford Co-Pilot360™ systems is made up of a comprehensive suite of sensors that will provide real-time warnings meant to help drivers avoid danger as much as possible.The sensors include:

  • Automatic High Beam
  • Rear View Camera
  • BLIS®
  • Pre-Collision Assist®
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

Active Park Assist 2.0

Parking can be a difficult task at times. The available Active Park Assist 2.0 system can take over key functions and automatically help the driver take advantage of the tightest available parking spaces.



2023 Ford Explorer Trim Levels

2023 Ford Explorer

Explorer XLT

Starting at $48,340*

– ActiveX™ Seat Upholstery
– Terrain Management System™
– Rear Parking Sensors

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Explorer Limited

Starting at $54,830*

– Available Hybrid Powertrain
– Leather-trimmed seats
– SYNC® 3

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Explorer ST-Line

Starting at $55,120*

– ActiveX™ Seats w/ Red stitching
– B&O Sound System
– Ford Co-Pilot360™ Assist+

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Explorer Timberline

Starting at $56,480*

– Dark Carbonized Grey grille
– 360° Camera w/ Split-View Display
– TORSEN® Limited-Slip Rear Axle

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Explorer ST

Starting at $66,420*

– 3.0-L EcoBoost® V-6
– Intelligent Four-wheel drive
– Exclusive ST interior elements

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Explorer Platinum

Starting at $67,320*

– Leather Seating Surface
– Twin-panel moonroof
– B&O Sound System

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Every Ford Explorer is a must-have platform for active people with a lot of hobbies. It’s flexible. It’s high-performing. It’s well-equipped. The best way to see how the 2023 Explorer will fit into your life is to get behind the wheel. Make an appointment with a CSL Ford product expert, today, if you would like to learn more about the 2023 Ford Explorer or to start the pre-ordering process.