What Are The 2023 Ford Explorer Trim Lines

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You might think you’ll have to compromise on features or style when choosing a new SUV, but the 2023 Ford Explorer trim levels ensure you don’t have to. You’re looking at a lineup that includes the well-equipped XLT, the upscale Limited, the new sporty ST Line, the adventurous Timberline, the performance-oriented ST, and the top-of-the-line Platinum.

Each trim level is designed to cater to a different set of needs and preferences, blending comfort, technology, and performance in varying measures to match your specific demands. Whether it’s the latest tech you’re after, a taste for luxury, or a need for speed and agility, the Explorer’s diverse offerings have got you covered. So, dive into the details and pick the trim that best fits your journey.

Key Takeaways

  • The 2023 Ford Explorer is available in multiple trim levels including the XLT, ST Line, Limited, and Timberline.
  • The ST Line trim and Limited trim both feature a hybrid V6 engine with 318 horsepower and 322 pound-feet of torque.
  • The Timberline trim stands out with its 8.66-inch ground clearance, Torsen limited-slip for enhanced traction, and a twin-turbo V6 engine with 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque.
  • Differences between the Canadian and U.S. markets exist for the Ford Explorer SUV.  The US market showcases two additional trims in the Base model and the new King Ranch model.

Current Trim Levels in Canada

You’ve got a range of options when it comes to the 2023 Ford Explorer’s trim levels. Whether you’re eyeing the XLT, Limited, ST-Line, Timberline, or the performance-oriented ST, each offers a unique blend of features and capabilities. Let’s explore what sets these trims apart and find the one that best fits your needs.


Exploring the 2023 Ford Explorer XLT trim, you’ll find it elevates your driving experience with premium features and advanced technology. Among the trim levels, the XLT offers a sweet spot of enhancements without breaking the bank. You’ll appreciate the convenience of intelligent access, allowing you to leave keys in your pocket or handbag.

The XLT trim level doesn’t skimp on trim features, boasting a premium sound system and advanced driver assistance technology. Whether you’re seeking adventure, luxury, or style, this trim adapts to your life’s demands. Loaded with helpful equipment and tech, the XLT provides a higher level of comfort and connectivity. And with a starting MSRP of $47,070, you’re getting great value for a well-equipped Ford Explorer XLT.


If you’re looking for a blend of luxury and efficiency, the 2023 Ford Explorer Limited offers a hybrid V6 engine alongside high-end interior touches. As you explore the Explorer options, you’ll find the Limited trim sets itself apart with its thoughtful balance of interior and exterior enhancements. The Ford Explorer Limited is tailored for those who appreciate the finer details without compromising on performance.

Inside, the Limited trim envelops you in comfort with premium materials and advanced explorer features. High-tech amenities combine with luxurious appointments to create an inviting cabin experience. Outside, the Limited’s refined design cues distinguish it from other Explorers, ensuring you’ll turn heads wherever you go. The Limited trim is the choice that doesn’t make you choose—it’s all there.

2023 Ford Explorer ST-Line

Building on the luxury of the Limited trim, the 2023 Ford Explorer ST-Line offers a sporty aesthetic paired with advanced technology to elevate your driving experience. The ST-Line takes the robust foundation of the Explorer models and infuses it with the aggressive styling of the ST trim. You’ll notice the distinctive ST logo making a statement wherever you go, underscoring the vehicle’s performance-oriented lineage. The Ford Explorer ST-Line isn’t just about looks; it’s equipped with a premium sound system and the latest driver assistance technology to ensure both enjoyment and safety. It’s a perfect blend for when you want the thrills of a sports car with the functionality of an SUV.

2023 Ford Explorer Timberline

Moving on to the Timberline, you’ll find it’s the rugged trailblazer of the 2023 Ford Explorer lineup, designed with off-road adventures in mind. This trim stands out from the base trim with its enhanced capabilities and robust features. As a part of the Explorer trims, the Timberline offers an 8.66-inch ground clearance and a Torsen limited-slip differential for superior traction. Under the hood, you’ve got a twin-turbo V6 engine delivering a hefty 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. Within the explorer configuration, this trim ensures you’re well-equipped for the untamed trails. With a starting MSRP of $50,005, the ford explorer Timberline is your gateway to off-road mastery without compromising on comfort and technology.

2023 Ford Explorer ST

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Every one of the 2023 Ford Explorer trims brings its unique flair, but the ST stands out with its performance-oriented features tailored for thrill-seekers like you. The Ford Explorer ST is the epitome of sporty utility, packing a punch with a robust 3.0L EcoBoost engine that cranks out an exhilarating 400 horsepower. When you slide behind the wheel for a test drive, you’ll immediately notice the ST’s assertive handling and dynamic driving experience, distinguishing it from other Ford Explorer trim levels.

Dive into the Ford Explorer configurations and you’ll find that the ST doesn’t just perform—it impresses with exclusive design elements. 


While the ST trim offers adrenaline-pumping performance, you’ll find the pinnacle of luxury in the 2023 Ford Explorer Platinum with its high-end amenities and advanced technology. The Ford Explorer Platinum configuration wraps you in comfort and style with its premium finishes and thoughtful design details. As the top-tier Ford Explorer trim, the Platinum elevates your driving experience with features exclusive to this model. The new Ford Explorer Platinum boasts an interior that’s both sophisticated and functional, offering state-of-the-art tech to keep you connected and in control. Whether it’s for family journeys or solo adventures, the Platinum trim promises to deliver an unparalleled driving experience with its combination of luxury and performance.

Don’t miss out on exploring the full 2023 Explorer trim lineup and inventory with our Ford Dealership to find your perfect match in power and style.

Are the Explorer Trim Lines Changing For 2024

Are the Explorer trim lines changing for 2024? In Canada, we won’t see any changes with the 2024 Ford Explorer. South of the border consumers have eight trim levels to choose from including the 2023 Ford Explorer King Ranch® and the Ford Explorer Base model. 

It’s likely, as automakers typically refresh their models every few years that you may eventually see these trims presented to the user in Canada but for now the same 6 stay.

Regardless, you can expect enhancements in technology, safety features, and possibly new powertrains to offer improved performance and efficiency. Ford’s commitment to meeting diverse needs means that, whether you’re looking for the ruggedness of the Timberline or the elegance of the Limited trim, the 2023 Explorer lineup is set to cater to a range of tastes and requirements.   The 2022 Ford Explorer St-Line was recently introduced and has proved to be a successful model for those looking for a sportier model but not wanting to pay the heavier price tag of the ST.

Premium ST-Line Offerings

You’ll find the ST-Line trim offers a unique combination of sporty aesthetics and advanced technology features. It stands out from the base model with its aggressive design cues and a suite of premium offerings that elevate your driving experience. The Ford Explorer ST-Line, specifically designed for those who covet the thrill of the King Ranch but desire a more urban flair, includes a high-end sound system and the latest driver assistance technology to keep you safe and entertained on the road.

Unlike the base model’s more utilitarian focus, the premium ST-Line trim lines are tailored for performance enthusiasts who don’t want to compromise on luxury. You’ll appreciate the attention to detail in the cabin, where luxury and comfort coalesce to create an inviting atmosphere. With the ST-Line, you’re not just getting a powerful vehicle; you’re stepping into a realm of sophisticated driving where every journey is an event.

Rest assured, the Ford Explorer ST-Line doesn’t just talk the talk. It walks the walk with a robust engine under the hood, ensuring that you have the power to match the style. This trim line is the epitome of Ford’s commitment to delivering a superior blend of aesthetics and performance for discerning drivers like you.

As you can see with our Explorer Trim Level comparison there are trim levels available for just about anyone. When you’ve found the right Explorer please feel free to reach out to us at Windsor Ford and we’ll help find a Ford Explorer test drive with any currently in our inventory.

Any pricing listed in this article does not include applicable tax and can change at any given notice.  Be sure to reach out to our sales team with any questions you have and we’ll be happy to help with anything you need on the 2023 Ford explorer®.  

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