2022 Ford Explorer ST
What happens when you add next level performance to the already stout and capable Ford Explorer? Well, you get the 2022 Ford Explorer ST, a horsepower-heavy SUV with serious style to go along with all of its speedy substance. Simply read on to learn more about the Explorer ST and ST-Line trims with Fort Saskatchewan’s Heartland Ford.
The ST suffix stands for Sport Technologies, so it should come as no surprise that the 2022 Ford Explorer ST trim is as sporty as they come. Powered by Ford’s impressive 3.0-litre EcoBoost® V6, the Explorer ST churns out 400 horsepower and 415 lb.-ft of torque for a hearty jolt of performance into this heavy-duty SUV. That includes a max towing capacity of up to 5,600 lbs when equipped with the Class IV Trailer Tow Package—more than enough capability to handle left lane duty on the highway while hauling the heaviest loads.
Beyond sheer horsepower, the 2022 Explorer ST is packed with smart Ford technology to make every drive an easy—and enjoyable—one. A 10-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift® capability offers a more hands-on feel when you want it, while the Intelligent 4WD drivetrain ensures you can handle all manner of terrain and weather conditions. Add in Hill Descent Control™, Ford’s Terrain Management System™, Trailer Sway Control, and a special sport-tuned independent front and rear suspension system, and the 2022 Ford Explorer ST proves itself capable in any conditions.
While it lacks the extreme muscle found in the ST trim, the 2022 Ford Explorer ST-Line is no slouch, offering 300 horses and 310 lb.-ft of torque courtesy of its 2.3-litre EcoBoost® engine—though it receives the ST in its name due to its sportier appearance, rather than its upgraded capabilities.
2022 Ford Explorer ST Performance
|Model||Engine||Drive Type||Transmission||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Consumption: (combined)|
|Explorer ST-Line||2.3L EcoBoost® I-4||Intelligent 4WD||10-Speed Automatic w/ SelectShift® capability||300 hp||310 lb.-ft||10.3 L/100 km|
|Explorer ST||3.0L EcoBoost® V6||Intelligent 4WD||10-Speed Automatic w/ SelectShift® capability||400 hp||415 lb.-ft||11.8 L/100 km|
The 2022 Ford Explorer ST isn’t just upgraded under the hood, the whole exterior adds an array of upgraded features and details to help set it apart from the already handsome Explorer. Body-colour door handles with black inserts, and a body-colour liftgate spoiler add to the sportier appearance of the Explorer ST, while quad chrome exhaust tips hint at the power found under the hood. Automatic LED low-beam headlamps, fog lamps, and signature lighting flank the ST’s grille with black mesh insert, while LED taillamps and a black liftgate applique are found on the rear. In between, 20-inch machined-aluminum wheels with painted pockets come standard while a set of 21-inch aluminum wheels are also available. The ST-Line trim offers many of these same features, while both are capped off with an EXPLORER badge located on the hood, just above the grille.
|Exterior Dimensions||Explorer ST|
|Vehicle height (w/o options)||1,782 mm|
|Vehicle width (including mirrors)||2,268 mm|
A special ST interior graces the performance trim of the Ford Explorer, offering leather seating surfaces with micro-perforation alongside a prominently displayed ST logo. City Silver accent stitching is found throughout the cabin, which features amenities such as an air filtration system, Tri-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control, Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start, a wireless charging pad, 12.3-inch digital productivity screen, and more. Optional features, like Ford’s Cargo Area Management System, a 14-speaker B&O® Sound System by Bang & Olufsen®, and a twin-panel moonroof are just icing on this ST-branded cake.
|Interior Capacities||Explorer ST|
|Max. seating||7 Passengers|
|Passenger volume||4,322.8 L|
|Cargo volume, behind first row||2,487.4 L|
|Head Room (first row)||1,035 mm|
|Head Room (2nd/3rd rows)||1,028/988 mm|
|Leg Room (first row)||1,093 mm|
|Leg Room (2nd/3rd rows)||991/817 mm|
Explorer ST Trim Levels
Explorer ST-LineStarting at $51,059
– 3.0L EcoBoost® engine
– Explorer ST hood badge
– 20” Machined-Aluminum wheels
– 12-speaker B&O® Sound System by Bang & Olufsen®
Explorer STStarting at $59,959
– 400 horsepower 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine
– Sport-tuned independent front & rear suspension
– Class IV Trailer Tow Package
– Unique ST interior w/ Leather Seating Surfaces