2022 Ford Explorer vs. Its Competition

2022 Ford Explorer
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The competition the Explorer faces includes some tough competition, including two of our Best Car To Buy winners.

With its charming styling, spacious interior, and strong value for money, the Kia Telluride won for 2020.

And the Hyundai Palisade, which is related but styled differently, came close.

The Honda Pilot is a BCTB alum too, but it’s now one of the most aged in this class.

The Chevy Traverse doesn’t have a lot of appeal, although it’s just fine.

And the GMC Acadia is a bit smaller and more tough-looking—traits that some relegated to driving the family vehicle might appreciate.

2022 Ford Explorer2022 Ford ExplorerGet Your Price2022 Chevrolet Traverse2022 Chevrolet TraverseGet Your Price2022 GMC Acadia AWD 4-door Denali Angular Front Exterior View2022 GMC Acadia
#13 in Large SUVs
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2022 Honda Pilot2022 Honda Pilot
#10 in Large SUVs
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2022 Hyundai Palisade2022 Hyundai PalisadeGet Your Price2022 Kia Telluride2022 Kia TellurideGet Your Price
Quick Specs
The 2022 Ford Explorer hits the spot for families who want more choice in a family SUV—although value for money isn’t a strong point.
The 2022 Chevrolet Traverse moves families with quiet confidence.
The 2022 GMC Acadia makes a good all-rounder for those seeking a comfy, well-equipped 3-row SUV.
The 2022 Honda Pilot is one of the oldest three-row crossover designs out there, but it has aged well overall.
The 2022 Hyundai Palisade melds family-wagon utility with luxury-SUV fittings to vault to the top of our three-row SUV ratings.
The 2022 Kia Telluride still tops our family-SUV shopping list with its handsome looks, great space, plentiful features, and long warranty.
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Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas V6Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6
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Standard SUV 2WDSport Utility Vehicles2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WDStandard SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
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Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
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Sport UtilitySport Utility4 DoorSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
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Detailed Spec Comparison
 2022 Ford Explorer vs. 2022 Chevrolet Traverse2022 Ford Explorer vs. 2022 GMC Acadia2022 Ford Explorer vs. 2022 Honda Pilot2022 Ford Explorer vs. 2022 Hyundai Palisade2022 Ford Explorer vs. 2022 Kia Telluride