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2023 Ford Explorer Owner's Manual

2023 Ford Explorer Review

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2023 Ford Explorer Owner's Manual

2023 Ford Explorer is a three-row crossover designed for 6 or 7 seats. The SUV is a representative of the sixth generation and is available with all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive. The model perfectly performs work tasks and is suitable for family trips.

On this page you will find a owner’s manual for the car 2023 Ford Explorer, which you can view online in pdf format or download for free to your computer.

Among the main competitors of the crossover are Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander and Kia Telluride.

The advantages of the updated car were:

• Availability of powerful engines;
• Impressive controllability at towing;
• A set of security functions.

Among the shortcomings, the unavailability of the hybrid installation for most configurations, uncomfortable seats for adult passengers in the third row, as well as a rather high cost were highlighted.

2023 Ford Explorer Trim Levels

In addition to the basic configuration, the car is available in several versions with additional equipment and options:

  • XLT
  • ST-Line
  • ST
  • Timberline
  • Limited
  • King Ranch
  • Platinum

The price starts from 36,760 US dollars for the basic configuration.


Changes are noticeable in the appearance of the crossover. The radiator grille, which has a bright and dynamic design thanks to chrome elements, has increased in size. The main optics are represented by elongated blocks.

A massive air intake is located on the sculpted front bumper. This combination creates an aggressive and charismatic character.

The L-shaped rear lights, the segments of which go to the luggage compartment cover, look stylish and refined.

Special dynamics are added by the pattern on the wheels and the spoiler on the roof behind. Thanks to the wide area of glazing, there is enough light in the cabin, and the view is available even for the passengers of the third row.

2023 Ford Explorer Specifications

The car attracts attention with its shapes and massiveness.

Two gasoline engines are available for the updated Ford Explorer. The user can choose from a 4-cylinder in-line turbocharged engine with a working volume of 2.3 liters. The performance of such a power unit is 300 horsepower.

The SUV is also listed with a V-shaped 6-cylinder twin-turbocharged engine. The working volume is 3 liters, and the power indicator is equal to 400 horsepower.

Both power units differ in power and economy. The third option for a crossover is a hybrid option. The power plant combines a 3.3-liter V-6 engine with a battery, and produces 318 horsepower.

All variants are combined with 10-speed automatic transmissions. All models are available with all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive.

Thanks to this combination, the crossover received balanced handling and strong acceleration.

The driver can choose the optimal driving mode: “Normal”, “Sand”, “Grass/Snow/Gravel”, “Mud”.
The carrying capacity is 2540 kg.

2023 Ford Explorer Dimensions

The dimensions of the updated SUV are as follows:

• Wheelbase – 3025 mm;
• Length – 5049 mm;
• Width – 2001 mm;
• Height – 1783 mm.

The ground clearance is 202 mm.


The cabin is spacious, and the front seats have convenient adjustment. The windows are equipped with heating and ventilation. Comfort options are not provided for the rear rows of seats. High-quality materials are used for decoration. Leather upholstery is provided for top equipment.

The view is excellent thanks to the sufficient glazing area and large mirrors. Adult passengers will be cramped in the back row. There is enough space for storing things in the cabin: door pockets, cup holder, niches.

The basic configuration includes an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which is equipped with Sync 3 software. There are also 2 USB inputs. The system is also equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto applications.

An entertainment system is available for rear seat passengers, which will diversify trips with children.
The premium audio system includes 12 speakers.

Safety systems

The 2023 Ford Explorer has an excellent supply of driving safety features. The basic model is equipped with automatic emergency braking, a lane keeping system, and rear cross traffic warning. The car received adaptive high beams, blind spot monitoring.

The Curve Control function helps to maintain speed on sharp turns and also adjusts the stability of the trailer. Additional functions monitor the speed of turning and roll with the help of sensors and help to control the car in case of skidding.

Crosswind stabilization option, counteracts strong wind when needed.

With rear-wheel drive, the crossover has an additional towing capacity of 272 kg more.

The list of safety systems includes frontal collision prevention with automatic emergency braking, an option to keep the car in the traffic lane, intelligent adaptive cruise control, and blind spot monitoring. Observation is carried out by a full-view camera with a split display. Parking assistant is also available for the basic configuration.

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Common reasons that the 2023 Ford Explorer will not start are a dead battery, a starter or alternator malfunction.

1) The simplest one can be seen on the windshield on the driver's side - at the very bottom.
2) The Vin number is also stamped in the front passenger floor under the trim.
These are the most common places where you can see the VIN code of a Ford. If you can't find the 2023 Ford Explorer VIN number, look in the owner's manual.

Every 2023 Ford Explorer requires maintenance at least once a year or approximately every 10,000 miles, you can find out exactly in the owner's manual for your car.

Your 2023 Ford Explorer should have tires replaced approximately every 4 years or approximately 30,000 miles, and it is recommended that tires be checked periodically for wear and damage.

Batteries wear out for many reasons, there is no ideal time frame, but on average, replace the battery in your 2023 Ford Explorer every 4 years.

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