The team at Stivers Ford of Birmingham is thrilled to announce that the 2023 Ford Explorer is now available to test-drive, purchase and lease at our location serving Birmingham Hoover Bessemer Huntsville. There are eight trim levels to choose and personalize. The base Explorer is the affordable entry point into the lineup. The XLT adds popular amenities and opens many additional options. The ST-Line is the sportier Explorer. The Timberline is the off-road explorer. The Limited is a luxury Explorer, and the ST marries the ST-Line and Limited packages. You also have the option of the King Ranch, a Western-themed take on the Limited, and the Platinum, which has features not found on the other models.
Every 2023 Ford Explorer in Birmingham is the same size. The minimum ground clearance is 8.2 inches. The wheelbase is 119.1 inches, and the overall length is 198.8 inches—about 16.5 feet. All wheels are alloy, and 18-, 20- and 21-inch wheels are available. Standard features include LED headlamps and a power liftgate. The XLT adds roof rails and heated exterior mirrors. The ST-Line and ST have a sportier appearance package. The Limited adds additional chrome. The King Ranch adds a hands-free liftgate and an exclusive appearance package, and the Platinum has a satin aluminum grille and special wheels.
The base 2023 Ford Explorer is a three-row vehicle that seats up to seven people. All trim levels beyond the base model available at Stivers Ford of Birmingham add captain’s chairs to the second row, and that upgrade reduces the seating capacity to six. Headroom is approximately 40 inches throughout the vehicle. Front legroom is 43 inches. Second-row legroom is 39 inches, and third-row legroom is more than 32 inches. The dedicated cargo area is more than 18 cubic feet, and approximately 88 cubic feet is available overall. The XLT is a popular upgrade since it adds heated front seats. Simulated leather seating becomes standard with the ST-Line. If you want genuine leather, target at least the Limited. You’ll also get ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel and an ambient lighting system.
Remote engine start via FordPass Connect is standard with all models sold and leased through our dealership serving Birmingham Hoover Bessemer Huntsville. Keyless entry and push-button ignition are standard beyond the base model. The Timberline has off-road suspension tuning, additional ground clearance and a rear limited-slip differential. The ST has sport suspension tuning and is the point in the lineup at which the trailering equipment is included. It’s otherwise optional.
Rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional for the 2023 Ford Explorer in Birmingham except in the case of the Timberline. All models have a 10-speed automatic transmission, and there are several engines to choose from depending on the trim level. The base engine is a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder: 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. An optional turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 makes 400 hp and 415 lb.-ft., and a hybrid powertrain with a 3.3-liter V6 makes 318 hp.
Standard driver-assistance technologies include automatic headlamps, automatic high beams, a rearview camera system, rear parking sensors, front automatic braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure mitigation and trailer sway damping. Optional with the XLT and standard beyond that point is a package that adds adaptive cruise control, evasive steering assist and lane keeping. Front parking sensors are standard with the Limited and up, and other options include a surround-view camera and rear automatic braking.
If you would like to test-drive the 2023 Ford Explorer in Birmingham, visit our dealership serving Birmingham Hoover Bessemer Huntsville at your convenience. An appointment is never required. Shop Stivers Ford of Birmingham online and click the live chat button for assistance. You can also call or email. Our team is happy to answer questions about the 2023 Ford Explorer, discuss our current specials, explore finance and lease options, provide custom quotes and much more.*This article is for informational purposes only. Please contact the dealership for complete and current details.