Ford Explorer

Price $48,340 – $67,320
Fuel consumption 8.7 – 13.4 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 73%(view ratings)
The Explorer midsize SUV can accommodate up to seven passengers and gets a certain number of changes for 2023. Base models house a turbocharged 2.3-litre four-cylinder engine rated at 300 horsepower, while ST and Platinum models boast a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 producing 400 horsepower. As for the Explorer Hybrid, it combines a 3.3-litre V6 with an electric motor for an average fuel consumption of 9.6 L/100 km.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 73%
Fuel economy 6/10
Reliability 5/10
Safety 7/10
Infotainment 8/10
Driving 8/10
Overall 7/10

What's new in 2023

No major change.


  • Many trims to choose from
  • Comfortable front seats
  • Good-looking Timberline version


  • Third row hard to access
  • No plug-in hybrid variant
  • Disappointing reliability