The 2022 Ford Explorer is a midsize three-row SUV with seating for seven or six, with optional second-row captain’s chairs. The front seats are spacious and comfortable, and a 35/30/35 split-folding second-row bench seat gives easy access in and out of the back row. A 50/50 split folding third-row seat will give you access to cargo. Cargo space gives you 18.2 cubic feet behind the third row, 47.9 cubic feet with the third row folded down, and up to 87.8 cubic feet with the second and third rows folded down. Cloth upholstery and power-adjustable front seats are standard; leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, front sport seats, heated second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, power-folding third-row seats, and massaging front seats are available and added to higher trims. A power liftgate and LED headlights comes standard; and an available hands-free liftgate and a cargo management system that adds under-floor storage and a reversible cargo floor is an option. A new sporty styling ST-Line trim is added to Explorer’s line-up this model year. The Explorer is available in eight trims: base, XLT, Limited, ST-Line, Timberline, ST, King Ranch and Platinum. The base Explorer has a starting price of $36,345 and ranges to a starting price of $56,985 for the Platinum.
The 2022 Ford Edge is a solid midsize SUV crossover that can seat five, with plenty of open passenger space in the front and rear. Additionally, it comes with well-cushioned and supportive front seats; but also features a lot of hard plastics in its interior. The Edge’s cargo space behind the last row is 39.2 cubic feet that expands to a maximum 73.4 cubic feet when the seats are folded down. Cloth upholstery and manually adjustable front seats are standard; synthetic or genuine leather upholstery is available with a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. Options include a power-adjustable passenger seat, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, driver’s seat memory settings, and leather-wrapped, heated, and power-tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. The SE is available with a new Black Appearance package that adds 19-inch gloss black wheels, black badges, and slightly tweaked bumpers, grille and exterior trim. Higher trims add simulated leather upholstery or leather upholstery, as well as more package options and larger wheels. The Edge comes in five different trim levels: SE, SEL, ST-Line, Titanium, and the performance-focused ST. Its starting price for the SE is $36,150 and ranges to $45,005 for the Edge ST.