Powerful engines and sprightly handling make the new 2022 Ford Explorer one among the best vehicles to drive. There is a broad range of technology features along with comfy and supportive seats equipped in the car. Explore this midsize SUV and compare it to the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe, one of its class competitors.

Design & Style

The Ford Explorer's practicality has grown over the years. It offers a sleek and contemporary cabin interior with high-quality materials and a comfortable seating arrangement. Seating for up to seven travelers in three rows provides enough head and leg room for easy access. Seating capacity will be lowered by one person for individuals who prefer captain's chairs in the second row, making it simpler to get into the last row.

The Hyundai Santa Fe is a high-end hauler boasting a luxurious interior with an elegant physique. Soft plastics and upholstery are seen inside its cabin and insulation is just as good. The vehicle can seat five people on supportive and padded seats. Taller travelers will feel comfy through the adequate leg and headroom. It seats come with manual adjustments and can be upgraded.

Technology & Safety

The Ford Explorer comes equipped with many technological features like WiFi hotspot, an 8 inch touchscreen, satellite radio, six speakers, a pair of USB ports, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Safety tech of the car includes 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 Hyundai Santa Fe features various tech tools such as Apple CarPlay, 8 inch touchscreen, 4 USB ports, Bluetooth, and Android Auto. Safety features are also included ranging from safe exit assist, auto high-beam lamps, collision warning, rearview camera, cyclist and pedestrian detection, cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear traffic alert, and rear seat alert.


The Ford Explorer is ready for some good exploring. It can produce 300hp when powered by its 2.3L turbo-four engine and has an estimated EPA rating of 21 mpg for city and 28 mpg for highway.

The Hyundai Santa Fe offers two powertrain options with its base model putting out 191 hp from a 2.5L engine that returns a gas mileage of 25 mpg and 28 mpg for city and highway travels.

The Bottom Line

Despite its size, the Ford Explorer is a fun-to-drive midsize SUV. For maximum driving comfort on the road, the car’s balanced handling and strong engine performance provide a pleasant ride every time. All of its rows of seats are comfortable, and the general design of the car’s cabin looks contemporary and appealing.

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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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