2022 Ford Explorer in Fort Saskatchewan, AB

With a long-lasting legacy of adventure in tow, few vehicles have been able to provide the same level of rugged performance and utility as long as the Ford Explorer has. Despite its position at the head of the pack, Ford keeps tinkering with this sixth-generation SUV resulting in its most complete iteration yet! The 2022 Ford Explorer offers a range of engine choices, sleek styling, and uncompromising utility, along with next-level safety features, further cementing its legacy as one of the premier SUVs of all time. Read on, and learn more about the 2022 Ford Explorer with Fort Saskatchewan’s favourite Ford dealer: Heartland Ford.


The 2022 Ford Explorer is only a few years removed from its dramatic redesign to a rear-wheel drive unibody platform, but the adventurous spirit that’s made it a favourite all these years is still driving it forward—powerfully, too. A choice of three engines across the Explorer trim levels offer various levels of efficiency, all without sacrificing power. The base engine, a turbocharged 2.3L EcoBoost® comes correct with 300 horsepower as well as 310 lb.-ft of torque, while the naturally aspirated 3.3L Hybrid V6 engine provides 318 horsepower, 322 lb.-ft of torque, and an even more impressive 9.6 L/100 km combined fuel efficiency rating. Rounding out the engine choices, the available Twin Turbocharged 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 powering both the high-level Explorer Platinum trim and sport-tuned Explorer ST, offers a whopping 400 horsepower and 415 lb.-ft of torque for impressive power in any situation.

Helping aid the efficient performance of the hybrid and EcoBoost® engines alike, Ford’s advanced 10-Speed Automatic Transmission with SelectShift® capability ensures smart fuel consumption as well as precision access to all of the Explorer’s power. Also standard on every version of the 2022 Explorer is Ford’s Intelligent 4WD system, providing exceptional control on road and off, while the easy-to-use Terrain Management System offers seven selectable drive modes allowing you to adjust to the weather conditions and terrain on the fly.

2022 Ford Explorer Performance

Engine Drive TypeTransmissionHorsepower Torque Induction SystemFuel Consumption (combined)
2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 Intelligent 4WD10-Speed Automatic w/ SelectShift® capability300 hp310 lb.-ftTurbocharged10.3 L/100 km
3.0L EcoBoost® V6 Intelligent 4WD10-Speed Automatic w/ SelectShift® capability400 hp415 lb.-ftTwin Turbocharged11.8 L/100 km
3.3L HybridIntelligent 4WD10-Speed Automatic w/ SelectShift® capability318 hp322 lb.-ftNaturally-aspirated V69.6 L/100 km



There’s no denying the sharp look of the 2022 Ford Explorer—where style and utility collide in this versatile SUV, offering everything you could want or need. There’s plenty of room for all your passengers to stretch out in this 3-row SUV, not to mention beautiful soft-touch surfaces and available massaging Multicontour seats with Active Motion® technology. Everything is made just a bit easier in the 2022 Explorer, from getting in to driving, thanks to Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start; beyond the adaptable E-Z Entry second-row seating system, another button provides access to the third-row’s seats with the available PowerFold® system letting you switch from spacious seating for seven to an even more spacious 2,487.4 litres of cargo space. Not easy enough for you? Add in the available Hands-Free, Foot-Activated Liftgate, and you’ll master everything from grocery runs to campsite setup in no time!



While the 2022 Ford Explorer was built with everyday utility in mind, it was executed with show-stopping style. Athletic styling and an aggressive stance underscore the potent and powerful performance of this stellar SUV. Signature headlamps with LED lighting help the Explorer shine, while the sculpted front and rear fascia provide sleek detail. Chrome bodyside cladding sits just below the aerodynamic curves found on the door panels, leading to the rear of the Explorer where LED taillights and a body-colour liftgate spoiler do everything but spoil the sleek look of this ruggedly handsome SUV. For those that enjoy the athletic looks of the Explorer ST, but don’t need all that horsepower, the new Explorer ST-Line trim offers up aggressive styling cues alongside a more economical engine. Conversely, those planning on taking their Explorer off the beaten path will love the look and performance of the Timberline trim, offering improved ground clearance and underbody skid plates to go along with a unique interior and exterior details.

2022 Ford Explorer Design

Exterior Dimensions Explorer XLT/Limited/PlatinumExplorer ST
Wheelbase 3,025 mm3,025 mm
Length 5,049 mm5,063 mm
Vehicle height (w/o options) 1,782 mm1,782 mm
Vehicle width (including mirrors) 2,268 mm 2,268 mm
Interior Capacities Explorer XLT/Limited/STExplorer Platinum
Max. seating 7 Passengers7 Passengers
Passenger volume4,322.8 L 4,322.8 L
Cargo volume, behind first row2,487.4 L2,487.4 L
Head room, (first row)1,035 mm 987 mm
Head room (2nd/3rd rows)1028/988 mmN/A 971/988 mm
Leg room, (first row) 1,093 mm 1,093 mm
Leg room (2nd/3rd rows) 991/817 mm 991/817 mm

Safety & Technology

While it’s quite clear that the 2022 Ford Explorer offers a wealth of performance ability, style, and everyday utility, it also contains a number of Ford’s best safety features and infotainment technology. From its LCD touchscreen to FordPass Connect and SYNC® (or the available SYNC® 3 system), the interior of the new Explorer offers plenty in the way of hands-free, voice activated infotainment, smartphone access, and everyday convenience. Likewise, the available 12.3-inch digital Customizable Cluster display, found standard on ST and Platinum trims, provides instant access to important performance information.

However, the real star of the show is the Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite of technology—standard on every trim—that provides next-level peace-of-mind thanks to features like BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System), Auto High-Beam Headlamps, Rear View Camera, Lane Keeping System, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, and more! Add in the adaptive LED lighting technology found in the 2022 Ford Explorer, and there may not be a safer SUV on the market.

Ford Explorer Model Changes

Not much about the makeup of the 2021 Ford Explorer has changed for 2022—though a few performance upgrades across the trims add to this SUV’s legendary on-road abilities, while a new trim and upgrades to the Timberline trim give this year’s Explorer even more visual heft. Starting with the performance aspect, the sporty Explorer ST is now offered with rear-wheel drive for even more impressive acceleration. The sport-tuned 3-litre EcoBoost® V6 found on that same model is now standard on the top trim Explorer Platinum, providing both with access to 400 horsepower. The off-road ready Timberline trim now offers the option of a second-row bench seat in addition to its captain’s chairs, while the new ST-Line trim takes the aggressively sporty look of the ST and adds the more economical, four cylinder, 2.3-litre engine for more efficient performance within city limits.

2022 Ford Explorer Trim Levels

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Explorer XLT

Starting at $45,809
  • 2.3L EcoBoost® engine
  • 10-Speed Automatic Transmission w/ SelectShift® capability
  • Hill Descent Control™
  • Intelligent 4WD
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Explorer Timberline

Starting at $51,059
  • 2.3L EcoBoost® engine
  • Terrain Management System™ w/ Intelligent 4WD
  • Unique interior & exterior details
  • 18” High Gloss Black-Painted Aluminum wheels
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Explorer Limited

Starting at $51,059
  • 2.3L EcoBoost® engine
  • Available 3.3L Hybrid engine
  • Leather-trimmed seats w/ micro-perforated inserts
  • SYNC® 3 w/ Voice-Activated Navigation
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Explorer ST-Line

Starting at $51,059
  • 3.0L EcoBoost® engine
  • EXPLORER hood badge
  • 20” Machined-Aluminum wheels
  • 12-speaker B&O® Sound System by Bang & Olufsen®
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Explorer ST

Starting 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
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Explorer Platinum

Starting at $65,909


  • 400 horsepower 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine
  • Leather Seating Surfaces w/ Tri-Diamond Micro-Perforated Inserts
  • Premium Technology Package
  • Twin-Panel Moonroof


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From its powerful performance and unquestionable safety, to its rugged style smart utility, the 2022 Ford Explorer presents itself as the most complete SUV on the market today. Enjoy peace of mind alongside true adventure-ready ability in the new Explorer, available at Fort Saskatchewan’s Heartland Ford. We offer an exceptional selection of vehicles from the Ford model lineup, from new to pre-owned, alongside in-house financing, parts, service, and more. Simply give us a call or stop by our dealership to enjoy the Heartland experience, or fill out the form below to test drive the versatile 2022 Ford Explorer.


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