2023 Ford Explorer
#29 of 2023 SUVs
#40 of all 2023 vehicles
The Explorer, a mainstay of Ford's lineup since 1991, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. The Ford Explorer provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.
We estimate that the 2023 Ford Explorer has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0308% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.5194%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0308% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.5194% chance of being injured.
Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Ford Explorer is 34% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2023 Ford Explorer is 24% less likely to result in a fatal accident.
2023 Ford Explorer offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.
Ford's Co-Pilot360 active safety features can protect loved ones by preventing accidents and reducing accident severity. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2023 Ford Explorer: Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping System, and BLIS Blind Spot Detection with Cross-Traffic Alert.
Some safety features still may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances. Optional side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot. Automatic High Beam Headlamps are optional on the 2023 Ford Explorer. This feature recognizes oncoming traffic and shuts off high beam headlights until the oncoming traffic has passed.