When you’re in the mood for a little luxury, you can’t go wrong with the 2022 Ford Explorer Limited trim model. The Limited also sets you up for a wild ride, with a powerful towing performance and off-road-friendly options. Want to learn more about this three-row midsize crossover? Our buying guide is here to help!
What is the 2022 Ford Explorer Limited?
In the Explorer trim model hierarchy, the Limited sits above the off-road-ready Timberline and below the performance-based ST. It’s not quite as luxurious as the King Ranch and Platinum models, but the Limited has plenty of high-end comforts to recommend it. In fact, we urge drivers who want to balance price and luxury to check out this posh Explorer model.
Which features come with the Explorer Limited?
When you’re cruising in the Limited, you’re never short on style and luxury. Leather upholstery, two rows of heated seats, and tri-zone automatic climate control are just what you need to roll out the red carpet for your family every day. And this Explorer is also stacked with tech gear, including a premium 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. You’ll find USB ports in the first and second rows, making it easy for the whole family to charge devices on the go.
Here’s a look at some of the 2022 Ford Explorer Limited model’s many luxuries:
- Leather seating with micro-perforation and accent stitching
- Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Heated front seats
- Second-row heated captain’s seats
- Tri-zone automatic climate control
- Sync 3 infotainment system with 8-inch touchscreen
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system
- Dual second-row USB ports
- Wireless smartphone charging pad
- Multi-color ambient interior lighting
- LED signature lighting
- LED fog lamps
- Power liftgate
- Dual chrome exhaust tips
- Chrome exterior trim
- Heated, power-adjustable side view mirrors
- Optional twin-panel moonroof
What’s under the hood? How much can the Limited tow?
There are technically two Explorer Limited models. The first comes with the standard with the base powertrain, a 300-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine linked to a thrifty 10-speed automatic transmission. With this engine, the Limited can tow up to 5,300 pounds.
Then there’s the Limited Hybrid model, which comes with the 3.3-liter hybrid powertrain. It kicks up dust with 318 horsepower, but it also helps you earn the Explorer’s best EPA ratings, up to 27 mpg combined (27 city/28 highway). And Explorer hybrid models can tow up to 5,000 pounds — a very impressive figure in the hybrid crossover segment.
Whichever Limited powertrain you select, you can add optional all-wheel drive to your model. This traction-posting performance gear will help you travel down off-road trails without getting stuck in the sand or mud.
2022 Ford Limited specs include:
- Turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder engine (300 horsepower, 310 lb-ft of torque)
- 10-speed automatic transmission
- Rear-wheel drive
- Optional all-wheel drive
- Optional 3.3L hybrid engine (318 total horsepower)
How much does a 2022 Ford Explorer Limited cost?
This classy Explorer trim model starts at $46,555. This price includes all of the Limited’s swanky standard features, from its leather seating to its chrome exterior trim. Of course, since the Limited offers so many optional features, that price has the potential to rise.