2022 Ford Explorer Revs Up Athletic Style with New ST-Line
Exciting news for our Ford Explorer fans – for the 2022 model year, America’s favorite SUV is receiving an ST-Line appearance package. The 2022 Explorer ST Line offers performance-inspired technology to customers who prefer the bold styling of the Explorer ST, but don’t need the ultimate in ST performance.
Now in its sixth generation, the Ford Explorer continues to build its strengths on the highly competitive midsize SUV segment. The SUV is powered by a 3.0-liter EcoBoost engine that produces 400 horsepower and 415 lb.-ft of torque and a 10-speed automatic transmission.
“We’ve taken Explorer, already the all-time best-selling SUV, and given our customers the chance to put the emphasis on things they value most,” said Jeff Marentic, Ford marketing manager, “For on-road performance and styling, out new rear-wheel-drive Explorer ST and new Explorer ST-Line are specifically designed to appeal to new customer groups with different adventure needs.”
Following the footsteps of the Ford Edge ST, the Explorer ST-Line is positioned between the XLT and Limited, with various appearance and technology upgrades to stand apart in the showroom. From the outside, the Explorer ST-Line mirrors a fully equipped Explorer ST. It sits on 20-inch aluminum wheels and wears ST-inspired features such as a blacked-out grille, fascia-integrated dual exhaust tips, gloss-black “EXPLORER” hood badging, and unique black-out treatment for headlamps and taillamps.
On the inside, customers will see that the interior is designed to provide the feel of performance while surrounding them with the latest technologies. Explorer ST-Line customers will find Ebony Black ActiveX trimmed seats with Miko inserts, heated first-row seats, heated sport-styling steering and red accent stitching throughout.
Available premium technology features include 12-speaker B&O sound system, wireless charging pad, auto-dimming rearview mirror and 360-degree camera. There is also Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist + Technology including Evasive Steering Assist, Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, and voice-activated navigation.
Other customer-driven upgrades across the Explorer lineup include:
New standard 400-horsepower powertrain for Explorer King Ranch and Explorer Platinum
Pick your second-row seat: Customers havea chouce of a second-row bench seat or captain’s chairs at no additional cost
Standard Technology Package of King Ranch and Platinum models includes 10.1-inch touch-screen, multi contour searts and 14-speaker B&0 sound system
Second-row bench seating option on Timberline models
New seat trim on XLT Sport Appearance Package features Ebony seat bolsters with Light Slate inserts
Two new exterior colors: Stone Blue and Burgundy Velvet