2022 Ford Explorer Makes Big Changes to ST, Adds ST-Line

There are big changes in store for the 2022 Ford Explorer, arriving soon at Tropical Ford in Orlando, Florida. Namely, the sportiest model in the lineup — the Explorer ST — will now come standard with rear-wheel drive.

Performance enthusiasts have been clamoring for a Ford Explorer ST with RWD since its debut. Now, Ford is delivering.

“No two SUV drivers use their vehicles the same way, so our goal is to meet the needs of as many as possible,” said Lee Newcombe, Ford Explorer marketing manager. “Four-wheel-drive capability is great if you need it, but if you don’t, you shouldn’t have to pay for it.”

And if you want the sporty look and feel of the Explorer ST but don’t need the 400 horsepower its 3.0-liter EcoBoost® twin-turbo makes, you can now opt for the 2022 Ford Explorer ST-Line. The Explorer ST-Line keeps the aesthetic of the ST but swaps in a still-robust 300-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost®.

Other major changes to the 2022 Ford Explorer lineup include the 3.0-liter EcoBoost® becoming the standard engine for the King Ranch and Platinum trims. You can also opt for a second-row bench or captain’s chairs at no added cost, and the Timberline is now available with a second-row bench.

The 2022 Ford Explorer is a great choice if you love to get down and dirty around Orlando. If you’d like to take one for a spin, contact the team at Tropical Ford.

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Ford Explorer XLT Sport Appearance Package Back for 2021

2020 Ford Explorer | Ford Explorer XLT Sport Appearance Package Back for 2021 | Tropical Ford in Orlando, FL

The bold, aggressive styling of the 2021 Ford Explorer is set to receive an option that complements, embellishes, and emphasizes the iconic mid-size SUV. The XLT Sport Appearance Package is returning for 2021 and promises to make your 2021 Explorer even more stylish and commanding.

The 2021 Ford Explorer XLT Sport Appearance Package will give you a Carbonized Grey grille, skid plates, an Explorer hood badging, dual chrome exhaust tips, 20-inch wheels, and ActiveX Light Slate two-tone seats complete with premium accent stitching.

History indicates that the XLT Sport Appearance Package will be popular among 2021 Explorer owners; when the package was previously available, 25 percent of all Explorer XLTs were equipped with the stylish add-ons. Young customers, who account for 18 percent of those purchasing a 2020 Explorer, particularly gravitate towards the XLT Package due to its exciting, bold features.

The Ford SUV Marketing Manager Craig Patterson expanded on the excitement surrounding the Sport Appearance Package, saying, “Our Sport Appearance Package offers a new styling dimension for Explorer XLT customers. It has always been a favorite among our younger customers looking for a more energetic design and feel at a great value.”

The 8 millionth Ford Explorer was sold in January, a fitting start to the SUV’s 30th anniversary. It’s easy to see why this iconic SUV is so popular. If you’d like to learn more, contact us at Tropical Ford.