The three-row Ford Explorer SUV goes up against other

family haulers including the Hyundai Palisade,

Kia Telluride, Chevy Traverse, Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, and many more in the 2023 model year.

Consider the Timberline, the only 2023 Explorer with standard all-wheel drive, if it's a must-have.

While trying to be a decent bargain with any engine, the 2023 Ford Explorer flexes its athletic roots.

LIKES Architecture with rear-wheel drive Strength profile

alternatives for powertrains spacious second row Excellent safety ratings

DISLIKES Expensive competitors behind in value ineffective performance, even for a hybrid Third row, crammed Unsatisfactory hybrid