Research: 2023 Ford Explorer SUV in Malone NY


New Ford Explorer in Malone

The Ford Explorer is a three-row SUV with a fun and sporty performance profile. For Malone families, it is one of the most popular choices when it comes to meeting needs for a multi-purpose and expansive vehicle.

Interior and Exterior Design

The Explorer has a more rugged and aggressive exterior look than most other family-sized SUVs. The sloping windshield that connects to the low roof provides a feeling of aerodynamic force. The interior is large and full of open, uninterrupted space, thanks to smart design choices that maximize the driver's line of sight and provide comfort for the passengers. The materials in the cabin are soft to the touch without feeling cheap, and the seating is comfortable across all trim levels. All three rows have enough room for passengers, plus the large cargo zone in the back. The rear seats can fold for more cargo space.


There are three engines to consider for the Ford Explorer. The base is a turbo V4 that gets 300 horsepower. It's a good engine, but the upgrade offers an even more thrilling performance for your trips around Saranac Lake. You can enjoy the performance of a turbo V6 with 400 horsepower. It is more powerful and kicks up the acceleration to an extent that is rare in three-row SUVs. All-wheel drive is available as an upgrade for both engines. There is also a hybrid option that reduces gas consumption and gets a combined 318 horsepower, and it is available on the two top trims.



The new Explorer's infotainment appears extremely well-designed and easy to use. The menus are fast and clear. For a display, the base version is an 8-inch touchscreen, while the upgrade is a 10.1-inch vertically-oriented touchscreen. Apple Car Play and Android Auto come standard, as does Wi-Fi and a set of USB ports. Tech upgrades include the usual wireless device charging pads, additional USB ports, and other amenities. The comfort features for seating include power adjustments, heating, upholstery upgrades, and more. Some trims will also have access to tri-zone climate control, giving each row a unique temperature for cruising around Tupper Lake.


The Ford Explorer received stellar ratings on crash tests from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The IIHS also gave the Explorer a Top Safety Pick+ rating, its top designation. Plus, the Explorer has an extensive list of automated safety features to minimize the risk of a collision while driving around Potsdam. Amenities include forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, plus lane keep assist and several more.

Trim Levels

There are eight trims for the Ford Explorer. The base trim arrives well-equipped. The second trim, the XLT, adds several seating upgrades and keyless entry, and it also opens two packages and a set of independent options, like a moonroof. The ST-Line trim rolls those two packages into the features and adds more amenities, like an improved adaptive cruise control, an upgraded sound system, and a digital instrument display. The Limited trim has seating upgrades and leather upholstery, plus some new options.

The Timberline trim is a special model because it comes equipped with several off-roading features. The ST is also notable because it is the first trim with the upgraded engine. The top two trims are the Platinum and King Ranch, with a host of luxe interior upgrades to enhance your trips to Massena.

The next step after reading about the Ford Explorer is to take a test drive behind the wheel with us. Our dealership employs professional staff that focuses on your satisfaction rather than the hard sale. Our online reviews show our team's commitment to excellence, and combined with our large inventory, we believe you'll enjoy shopping at our Malone Ford dealership. We look forward to seeing you and exploring how this SUV can support your needs.

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  1. Bailey Ford of Malone

    3350 State Route 11
    Malone, NY 12953

    • Sales: 518-483-5500
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