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2022 Ford Explorer Trim Levels | XLT vs. Limited vs. Platinum

If you’re looking for an SUV with style, dependability, and flexibility, look no further than the 2022 Ford Explorer. The adventure-ready Explorer is a mid-size, three-row SUV with seating for up to seven people and a range of options to customize your vehicle’s interior amenities, technological features, and performance.

The team at Hawk Ford of St. Charles has assembled this 2022 Ford Explorer trims guide. Once you’ve zeroed in on a trim level that’s right for you, take a look at our inventory of available models. We have the 2022 Ford Explorer for sale at our dealership in St. Charles, IL, and we also offer a 2022 Ford Explorer lease deal that may be a good fit for your lifestyle. Want to schedule a test drive in a 2022 Explorer? Have questions about this or any other Ford model? Give us a call at (630) 584-1800 or reach us online.

2022 Ford Explorer Base Trim


At the head of the trim lineup is the 2022 Ford Explorer, well-stocked with comfort features like a power liftgate and tri-zone climate control as well as the latest high-tech safety features. Standard features include:

  • Starting MSRP $33,245
  • 2.3L EcoBoost® engine
  • Optional 3.3L hybrid engine
  • RWD
  • 18-in. painted aluminum wheels
  • FordPass Connect™ 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot capability
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio capability
  • Power liftgate
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Tri-zone automatic temperature control with rear auxiliary climate control
  • Six-speaker MP3-compatible sound system
  • Automatic LED headlamps and tail lamps
  • Configurable daytime running lights
  • Power Glass side mirrors
  • Ford Co-Pilot360™
  • Reverse sensing system
22ford Explorer Xlt Rapidred Jellybean


For added in-cabin amenities and extra tech features, try the 2022 Ford Explorer XLT, with heated first-row seats and second-row captain’s chairs. Features include these:

  • Starting MSRP $36,145
  • LED signature lighting
  • MyKey® configurable key system
  • Intelligent access with push-button start
  • Heated side mirrors with security approach lamps
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Heated first-row seats
  • E-Z Entry second-row captain’s seats
  • 18-in. five-spoke Sparkle Silver aluminum wheels
  • Roof rack side rails
  • Lane keeping assist, lane keeping alert, and driver alert
  • Optional twin-panel moonroof
22ford Explorer Stline Agateblack Jellybean


The 2022 Ford Explorer ST-Line offers amenities that will enhance every drive, like remote start, a wireless charging pad, and the SYNC® infotainment system. Features include:

  • Starting MSRP $44,745
  • SYNC with voice-activated navigation system
  • LED fog lamps
  • Remote start
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Multi-color ambient lighting
  • 20-in. machined aluminum wheels with painted pockets
  • Dual chrome exhaust tips
  • Powerfold® side mirrors
  • Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
22ford Explorer Timberline Stoneblue Jellybean


If you spend your time on the road thinking about time on the trail, the off-road-ready 2022 Ford Explorer Timberline may be for you. Optimized for off-road adventure, it boasts unique badging, standard four-wheel drive, and trailer towing features. You’ll find these features:

  • Starting MSRP $46,245
  • Hill descent control
  • Terrain Management System™
  • Intelligent 4WD
  • Unique Timberline grille
  • 18-in. high-gloss black-painted aluminum wheels
  • Leather-wrapped sport-style steering wheel with paddle shifters
  • ActiveX™ seat material with heathered cloth inserts
  • Trailer Tow Package with trailer sway control
22ford Explorer Limited Stoneblue Jellybean


The interior amenities of the 2022 Ford Explorer Limited will wow you, from the leather seats to the upgraded sound system and heated second-row captain’s chairs. Most ST-Line features are included, plus:

  • Starting MSRP $45,495
  • 12-speaker B&O® sound system
  • Leather seating surfaces with micro-perforation and accent stitching
  • Power-folding side mirrors with autofold and LED turn signal indicators
  • 20-in. hand-polished aluminum wheels
  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Heated second-row seats
2022 Ford Explorer ST


With luxurious upgraded leather seating and a brawny 3.0L EcoBoost engine for more power, the 2022 Ford Explorer ST is both beauty and beast. You’ll discover these features:

  • Starting MSRP $47,245
  • 3.0L EcoBoost engine
  • Leather seating surfaces with Miko® suede micro-perforated inserts
  • 20-in. machined aluminum wheels with painted pockets
  • Quad chrome exhaust tips
  • Steering wheel with paddle shifters
  • Optional 360-degree camera
2022 Ford Explorer King Ranch

King Ranch®

Step into the 2022 Ford Explorer King Ranch® and you’ll immediately notice the luxurious fittings and attention to detail. Del Rio leather seats are complemented by a 14-speaker premium sound system and convenience features like a hands-free liftgate and PowerFold® third-row seats. Features include:

  • Starting MSRP $53,610
  • 14-speaker 980W B&O sound system
  • Hands-free, foot-activated liftgate
  • Del Rio leather seats with lasso-perforated inserts
  • Heated steering wheel with Mesa Del Rio leather and Norias stitching
  • PowerFold third-row seats
  • 20-in. ten-spoke aluminum wheels
  • Side mirrors with memory function and driver’s side auto-dimming
  • Forward sensing system
2022 Ford Explorer Platinum


The most luxurious and sophisticated trim level is the 2022 Ford Explorer Platinum, with tri-diamond perforated leather, contour seating, and cutting-edge features like Active Park Assist 2.0. Features include:

  • Starting MSRP $54,115
  • Tri-diamond perforated leather seating surfaces
  • Contour seating
  • 21-in. machine-face aluminum with Luster Nickel-painted pockets
  • Adaptive headlights with LED signature lighting
  • Active Park Assist 2.0