2022 Ford Explorer Review

Ford Explorer Outside

It’s a beautiful summer morning and you’re packing your SUV with your camping gear to take on a weekend getaway. You’re filling the trunk with clothes, hiking gear, and other necessities, while you strap your bikes to the roof. This set of wheels makes preparing for your trip a breeze—but what is it?

It’s the 2022 Ford Explorer, a multipurpose SUV that’ll take you anywhere you want to go in Hamilton, Madison, and Morrisville, New York, and beyond. Interested in learning more? Check out this 2022 Explorer review by Friendly Ford of Hamilton!

Limitless Driving

What separates the 2022 Ford Explorer from the pack is its ability to make driving on any road condition and/or terrain a breeze. There are many reasons for this.

Ford Explorer FrontIt starts underneath the hood, with three available powertrains:

  • 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 engine: Produces 300 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque and is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission
  • 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine: Produces 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque and is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission
  • 3.3L Hybrid V6 engine: Produces 318 horsepower and 322 lb-ft of torque and is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission

No gear will be left behind, with the 2022 Explorer at your side. With a maximum towing capacity of 5,600 pounds when properly equipped, you can haul different-sized trailers, boats, bikes, and so much more. When you pair that with the available Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™, which can help you tackle snow, sand, and more, nothing will stand in your way.

The 2022 Explorer keeps its undercarriage safe from debris with a standard 8.7 inches of ground clearance, which will also make getting to your destination much easier. If for any reason one of the tires is punctured, the Explorer takes things to the next level, with the available self-sealing tires.

Enough Space for Passengers and Cargo

With so many adventures on the horizon in the 2022 Ford Explorer, you’ll need enough space for your passengers and their cargo. Thankfully, when you choose the Explorer, you’ll have more than enough room.

We’ll start by looking at headroom, legroom, shoulder room, and hip room in all three rows:


First Row

Second Row

Third Row


40.7 inches

40.5 inches

38.9 inches


43 inches

39 inches

32.2 inches

Hip Room

59.2 inches

59.1 inches

40.9 inches

Shoulder Room

61.8 inches

61.9 inches

54.6 inches


Not only is this SUV spacious for its occupants, you’ll almost have enough room to fit an entire department store! With the second-row and third-row seats folded down, the Explorer provides just under 88 cubic feet of space, about 48 cubic feet of space with only the third-row seats folded down, and 18.2 cubic feet with all of the seats upright.

For even more storage, you’ll want to check out the available Cargo Management System, which provides extra side pockets and a storage area underneath the floor.

Stay Connected

Whether you’re going deep into the wilderness or just around the block, it’s satisfying to know that you can stay connected to your digital world. Offering the latest technology, thanks to SYNC® 3, you can do everything from connecting your phone wirelessly to shopping on Amazon. Best of all, the voice activation feature means you’ll never have to look down at your phone while you’re driving.

Speaking of connecting your phone, the Explorer offers wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration through an immersive, available 10.1-inch infotainment screen. Pair that with the available 10-speaker audio system from Bang & Olufsen® and you’ll feel like you’re in the front row at a concert!

Are You Ready to Experience the 2022 Ford Explorer?

There’s nothing you can’t do in the 2022 Ford Explorer. Friendly Ford of Hamilton is here to help anyone in Hamilton, Madison, and Morrisville, NY, who wants to have the ultimate driving experience do just that.

Contact us today to learn more and to set up a test drive!

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