The powerful midsize SUV, Ford Explorer is set to go on sale in 2022. Adept handling and an extensive number of features make for a comfortable ride around twists and turns, as well as quick access to entertainment and navigation while driving. Learn more about this vehicle and why it is a superior choice than its class rival, the 2022 Hyundai Palisade, by reading this review.

Design & Style

The inside of the Ford Explorer is exceptionally supportive and comfortable. Interior surfaces are primarily made of plastic, but the overall design is sleek and contemporary. If you need to transport a large group of people, this vehicle has enough room for seven persons in three rows. All rows have the same amount of headroom and legroom, and the middle and back rows have extensive space for maximum comfort.

The Hyundai Palisade offers a full package of comfort, appeal, and space in its cabin. Its interior style looks elegant and most of its surfaces are embellished in quality materials. Insulation is also good, blocking out most noises from outside. The car can seat up to eight people in three rows which can be converted to 7-seater layout by changing the middle row seats.

Technology & Safety

The Ford Explorer is equipped with several technological tools such as WiFi hotspot, an 8 inch touchscreen, a satellite radio, six speakers, Apple CarPlay, a pair of USB ports and Android Auto. Safety features of the SUV include auto high beam headlamps, Fords’ MyKey, collision warning, parking sensors at the back, pedestrian detection, auto emer brakes, blind spot monitor, lane departure and keep assists, and attentiveness monitoring.

The Hyundai Palisade comes with tech features such as Android auto, Apple carplay, USB ports, bluetooth, HD radio and an 8 inch touchscreen display. For safety the car offers tools like lane keep assist, rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, drowsiness monitor, rear traffic alert, parking sensors, cruise control, and vehicle exit warning.


The Ford Explorer has two powertrain options with its base model being powered by a turbo 2.3L engine with four cylinders. It can produce 300 hp with 310 lbft of torque.

The Hyundai Palisade offers a comfortable performance, producing 291 hp from a V6 engine.

The Bottom Line

If you are in the market for a midsize SUV with a little more zip, go no further than the Ford Explorer. This vehicle has powerful engines and a composed handling system that creates a serene atmosphere during every journey. There is plenty of room for passengers and cargo inside the SUV, making it a relaxing ride no matter where you travel and how far a distance you go.

Ready to Schedule Your 2022 Ford Explorer Test Drive Today?

If you are in the market for a new 2022 Ford Explorer, we welcome you to Whitecourt Ford, your full-service Ford dealer. 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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