2022 Ford Explorer Gas Mileage

July 29th, 2022 by
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The 2022 Ford Explorer has a lot of appeal, from its spacious three-row interior cabin to powerhouse performance specs on the Conway roads. But is the 2022 Ford Explorer fuel-efficient? We certainly think so, but you don’t have to take our word for it! The team at Beach Ford has outlined all the details on the 2022 Ford Explorer MPG ratings in the guide below.

2022 Ford Explorer MPG Ratings By Engine 

So, how many miles per gallon does the 2022 Ford Explorer get? It depends on which of the three engines you choose, as well as whether you pick the top-of-the-line Timberline or Platinum trims. The 2022 Ford Explorer gas mileage also varies depending on whether you choose rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, although the numbers aren’t too different between the two drivetrains. The most fuel-efficient Ford Explorer model is the 3.3L V6 hybrid engine with rear-wheel drive, delivering 27 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Here’s the full list:

2.3L 4-cylinder Engine 

  • Ford Explorer RWD: 21 mpg city / 28 mpg highway
  • Ford Explorer AWD: 20 mpg city / 27 mpg highway
  • Ford Explorer Timberline AWD: 19 mpg city / 22 mpg highway

3.0L V6 Engine 

  • Ford Explorer RWD: 18 mpg city / 26 mpg highway
  • Ford Explorer AWD: 18 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

3.3L V6 Engine with Electric Motor

  • Ford Explorer HEV RWD: 27 mpg city / 28 mpg highway
  • Ford Explorer Platinum HEV RWD: 25 mpg city / 26 mpg highway
  • Ford Explorer FFV AWD: 16 mpg city / 24 mpg highway
  • Ford Explorer HEV AWD: 23 mpg city / 26 mpg highway
  • Ford Explorer Platinum HEV AWD: 23 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

2022 Ford Explorer Performance Specs

The 2022 Ford Explorer MPG ratings are made possible by three powerful engine choices: a 2.3L 4-cylinder engine available on the base-level, XLT, and Limited trims; a turbocharged 3.0L V6 available on the King Ranch, Platinum, and ST trims, and a hybrid 3.0L V6 for drivers who want to maximize their efficiency on the Murrells Inlet roads. Here are the specs for each engine:

  • 2.3L 4-cylinder engine: 300 horsepower / 310 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L turbocharged V6 engine: 400 horsepower / 415 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.3L V6 with electric motor: 318 horsepower / 322 lb-ft of torque

Discover the 2022 Ford Explorer at Beach Ford!

Now that we’ve answered the question “Is the 2022 Ford Explorer fuel-efficient?”, you might want to test out the fuel efficiency for yourself by getting behind the wheel! Contact our office or stop by our dealership to take an available model out for a test drive around Florence and experience the Ford Explorer cabin and performance. 


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