The new 2022 Ford Explorer is a powerful vehicle to drive with spry handling and robust engines. Internally, the vehicle comes equipped with a wide array of tech features and seats that are comfortable and supportive. Find out more about this midsize SUV and see how it fares against the 2022 Honda Passport, one of its class opponents.

Design & Style

The Ford Explorer has improved in terms of its practicality. It has a comfortable cabin interior that is adorned in quality materials for a clean and modern look. The car can accommodate up to seven people in three rows that offer plenty of headroom and legroom. For those who prefer captain’s chairs for the second row, the total seating capacity will be reduced by 1 person, providing easier access to the last row.

The Honda Passport has a cabin that looks opulent and makes use of quality materials to deliver a well-built interior. Its surfaces are mostly covered in padded and soft materials and hard plastics are kept to a minimum. The vehicle can accommodate up to five people on well-supported seats that are padded.

Technology & Safety

The Ford Explorer is loaded with various tech advances that include WiFi hotspot, an 8 inch touchscreen, satellite radio, six speakers, a pair of USB ports, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Safety features of the car include attentiveness monitor, MyKey functions (speed and audio limiter), parking sensors, rearview camera, lane keep and departure assists, blind spot monitor, pedestrian detection, and auto emergency brakes.

The Honda Passport comes equipped with a number of technological tools like 3 USB ports, Bluetooth, seven speakers, HD and satellite radios, wireless charging, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and 8 inch touchscreen. Safety tools of the Passport comprise parking sensors at the front and back, cruise control, blind spot monitoring and more.


The Ford Explorer stays up to its name and is ready for exploring. It can make 300hp from its 2.3L turbo-four engine and has an estimated EPA rating of 21 mpg for city and 28 mpg for highway.

The Honda Passport can make 280 hp from its V6 engine which makes it an average adventurer. It can return an estimated EPA rating of 20 mpg and 25 mpg for city and highway travels.

The Bottom Line

The Ford Explorer is a midsize SUV that provides you with a little pep in its step. Its composed handling and powerful engine performance help you enjoy a smooth ride every time for optimum confidence on the road. Seating comfort can be enjoyed at a premium in all of its cabin rows and its overall interior styling looks modern and pleasant.

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If you are in the market for a new 2022 Ford Explorer, we welcome you to Whitecourt Ford. We offer an extensive selection of the latest 2022 Ford models for you to choose from. Schedule your appointment today and test drive your favorite cars, SUVs, and trucks.

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