Ford stocks the Explorer’s closet with powertrains to suit just about any occasion. A turbo-4 is standard in most trims, but a higher-output turbo V-6 and a gas-electric hybrid system fit the family hauler well.
It’s a 7 for performance based on the workaday 2.3-liter turbo-4. It has a smooth ride and just enough power for a point above average.
Is the Ford Explorer AWD?
Very. On all three available engines, Ford offers all-wheel drive—for a $2,000 fee, or it’s standard equipment on Explorer Platinum and ST.
How fast is the Ford Explorer?
The base engine is a 2.3-liter turbo-4 borrowed from, among other vehicles, the Ford Mustang. In the Explorer, it churns out 300 hp and 310 lb-ft and shuttles power to the rear or all four wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission.
It’s plenty of power for around-town errands and highway…