The 2022 Ford Explorer was revealed back in August with a few notable changes, including the fact that the Explorer ST will be offered with standard rear-wheel drive, which Ford Authority was the first to report. As Ford Authority reported back in November, those changes brought about a price increase across all 2022 Ford Explorer trims, however, prices have increased yet again.
|Trim Level||2022 Ford Explorer||2021 Ford Explorer||2022 +/-|
** applies to the RWD ST
*** applies to the RWD Platinum Hybrid
The ST-Line, RWD ST, and RWD Platinum Hybrid are all new for the 2022 model year, which is why those models do not show a price increase on the chart above. Also, even though prices increased more than once for the 2022 model year, the chart reflects changes from the 2021 to the 2022 model year. Regardless, every other trim has received some sort of price bump, ranging from $175 for the Limited Hybrid to $1,010 for 2022 Ford Explorer King Ranch models. These prices also do not reflect Ford’s destination and delivery charge, which is unchanged at $1,245.
In addition to these price increases, the 2022 Explorer will undergo a few other changes for the coming model year, as Ford Authority has outlined over the last few months. This includes auto stop-start becoming an option on Base, XLT, Timberline, and Limited trims for 2022, while paddle shifters will be limited to the Timberline and ST exclusively. Additionally, the second-row center floor console has been dropped for all trims.
Meanwhile, the Explorer ST will also be joined by the new Explorer ST-Line for 2022, which features the looks of the regular ST without the added horsepower and torque, while Ford is also upgrading the 2022 Explorer King Ranch and Platinum trims by giving both the same 400 horsepower tune as the ST. Despite all of these changes, the 2022 Explorer recently landed on Consumer Reports‘ 10 Least Reliable SUVs list due to issues with previous model year examples.