Ford Explorer Trim Levels | XLT vs. Limited vs. ST vs. Premium

Inspire your friends and family to take on new adventures when you invite the crew into your 2022 Ford Explorer. This three-row SUV is designed for trips to the local lake and off-roading shenanigans. Below, the RiverBend Ford team has crafted a 2022 Ford Explorer trims guide to help you decide which model will best suit your needs.

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2022 Ford Explorer Base

2022 Ford Explorer

Essentials like a Wi-Fi® hotspot, smartphone connectivity, and standard driver assistance features are the core amenities in the 2022 Ford Explorer base trim.

MSRP: Starting at $33,245
MPG: Up to 20 city / 28 highway
RWD
Intelligent 4WD

Key Features:

  • 2.3L EcoBoost® I4 engine
  • 18-in. painted aluminum wheels
  • LED headlights with auto high beam
  • LED tail lamps
  • Power liftgate
  • Rear bumper step pad
  • Manual-folding power glass side view mirrors 
  • Privacy glass for second row, third row, and liftgate
  • Reverse sensing system
  • Ford Co-Pilot360™ technology
    • Lane-keeping system
    • Rear view camera
    • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™
  • FordPass Connect™ 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio 
  • Six speakers
  • SYNC® 3 with 8-in. touchscreen display 
    • Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ compatibility 
    • Bluetooth®
  • Available rear seat entertainment system
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Tri-zone electronic automatic climate control

2022 Ford Explorer XLT

2022 Ford Explorer XLT

Give your second row passengers the gift of extra elbow room and leg room when you choose a 2022 Ford Explorer XLT, which offers second row captain’s chairs.

MSRP: Starting at $36,145
MPG: Up to 20 city / 28 highway
RWD
Intelligent 4WD

Key Features:

  • 18-in. five-spoke Sparkle Silver aluminum wheels
  • LED signature lighting
  • Grille with black mesh insert with chrome bars
  • Black roof rack side rails
  • Chrome bodyside cladding accent
  • Manual-folding, heated power glass side view mirrors with security approach lamps
  • Dual second row smart-charging USB ports
  • Intelligent access with push button start
  • Second row captain’s chairs
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • ActiveX™ upholstery
  • Heated front seats

2022 Ford Explorer ST-Line

2022 Ford Explorer ST-Line

Incorporate modern technology, eye-catching black and chrome exterior features, and plush interior accessories into your daily drive with the 2022 Ford Explorer ST-Line.

MSRP: Starting at $44,745
MPG: Up to 20 city / 28 highway
RWD
Intelligent 4WD

Key Features:

  • 20-in. machined-aluminum wheels with painted pockets
  • LED fog lamps
  • Unique blackout treatment on headlamps and tail lamps
  • Dual chrome exhaust tips
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Explorer hood badge
  • PowerFold® side view mirrors
  • Wireless charging pad
  • 12-speaker B&O® sound system by Bang & Olufsen 
  • SYNC with voice-activated navigation system
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Remote start
  • Multi-color ambient lighting
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel with red stitching
  • ActiveX upholstery with Miko® inserts and red stitching

2022 Ford Explorer Limited

2022 Ford Explorer Limited

Sophisticated interior and exterior features in the 2022 Ford Explorer Limited are handcrafted to deliver a calming experience.

MSRP: Starting at $45,495
MPG: Up to 20 city / 28 highway
RWD
Intelligent 4WD

Key Features:

  • Available 3.3L hybrid engine
  • 20-in. premium painted aluminum wheels
  • Satin aluminum roof rack side rails
  • Power-folding heated power glass side view mirrors with LED turn signal indicators
  • Second row sunblinds
  • Leather upholstery with micro-perforation and accent stitching
  • Heated second row seats

2022 Ford Explorer Timberline

2022 Ford Explorer Timberline

Introduced as a late arrival for the 2021 Ford Explorer lineup, the 2022 Ford Explorer Timberline adds several key performance and off-roading features to make your trips off the pavement a success.

MSRP: Starting at $46,245
MPG: Up to 20 city / 27 highway
Intelligent 4WD

Key Features:

  • 18-in. high gloss black aluminum wheels with laser-etched Timberline logo
  • 3.58 TORSEN® limited-slip rear axle
  • Front, rear, and underbody steel skid plates
  • Terrain Management System™
  • Unique Timberland badges
  • Heated, leather-wrapped sport style steering wheel with Deep Tangerine stitching and paddle shifters
  • ActiveX upholstery with heathered cloth insert, Deep Tangerine stitching, and Timberline logo

2022 Ford Explorer ST

2022 Ford Explorer ST

Perform at the top of your game in the 2022 Ford Explorer ST with the unique suspension.

MSRP: Starting at $47,245
MPG: Up to 18 city / 25 highway
RWD
Intelligent 4WD

Key Features:

  • 3.0L turbocharged EcoBoost® V6
  • Unique sport-tuned independent front and rear suspension
  • 20-in. machined-aluminum wheels with painted pockets
  • Quad chrome exhaust tips
  • Heated, sport style steering wheel with ST logo and paddle shifters
  • Leather upholstery with Miko micro-perforated inserts, City Silver accent stitching, and ST logo

2022 Ford Explorer Platinum

2022 Ford Explorer Platinum

Light up the darkest of nights with help from exclusive exterior lighting features included with the 2022 Ford Explorer Platinum.

MSRP: Starting at $52,115
MPG: Up to 20 city / 28 highway
RWD
Intelligent 4WD

Key Features:

  • Available 3.3L hybrid engine
  • 21-in. machined-face aluminum wheels with Luster Nickel-painted pockets
  • Unique satin aluminum grille
  • Adaptive headlamps with LED signature lighting
  • Illuminated front scuff plates
  • Tri-diamond perforated leather upholstery 

2022 Ford Explorer King Ranch

2022 Ford Explorer King Ranch®

Make unloading kayaks and coolers easy with the hands-free liftgate on the 2022 Ford Explorer King Ranch®.

MSRP: Starting at $53,610
MPG: Up to 20 city / 28 highway
RWD
Intelligent 4WD

Key Features:

  • 20-in. ten-spoke aluminum wheels with King Ranch center cap
  • Stone Gray grille mesh insert
  • Hands-free, foot-activated liftgate
  • Mesa Del Rio leather upholstery with Lasso-perforated inserts
  • Mesa Del Rio leather center console with King Ranch logo
  • PowerFold third row seats

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