2022 Explorer ST-Line Ready to Launch in Canada
Ford has long offered an ST package on its SUVs to provide drivers with sportier styling and improved performance. However, many drivers want the bolder look without the power behind it. Not everybody needs or wants 400 horsepower under the hood of their SUV.
For that reason, Ford has introduced the 2022 Explorer ST-Line. Ready to launch in Canada, the ST-Line mimics the appearance of the ST performance model without adding in the extra power. This all-new appearance package will be arriving at Bennett Dunlop Ford in Regina, and other dealerships across Canada, in late 2021.
2022 Explorer ST-Line in Regina
Ford has instituted several changes to its Explorer SUV lineup for the 2022 model year, with a special emphasis on the sporty ST treatment. The ST-Line appearance package is brand-new for the base four-cylinder model. The full-bore ST model features a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine that delivers 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the ST-Line will share a turbocharged 2.3-litre four-cylinder engine and standard suspension setup as other regular Explorers. This engine still delivers 300 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque.
Pricing and Features
The 2022 Explorer ST-Line will start at $51,059 in Regina and across Canada. To make a bold statement, the ST-Line model will feature 20-inch wheels, a blacked-out grille and exterior accents, different badging, and fascia-integrated dual exhaust tips on the exterior. Inside, the ST-Line features black seats with red accent stitching, heated sport-style steering wheel, a 12-speaker B&O sound system, wireless smartphone charging, ST-Line scuff plates and floor mats, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
While the 2022 Explorer and the ST-Line model are anticipated to launch in Canada in late 2021, drivers should take the competitive marketplace into consideration when making a purchase. It might be difficult to find this long-awaited appearance package and could require ordering one and waiting several weeks or months for it to arrive due to supply chain issues.
Style Over Substance
Ford thoughts the ST-Line as being "designed for drivers who favour the performance-inspired appearance of the ST brand but don't require its full power and capability." However, drivers that choose the ST-Line model are still getting plenty of power and performance with the standard engine setup. The 2.3-litre engine offers towing capability up to approximately 2,400kg, and it accelerates from 0 to 97 km/h in just 5.6 seconds.
Drivers should never think that they are compromising on performance by choosing the ST-Line model instead of the complete ST model. There is plenty of life and zip in the standard Explorer engine, especially for drivers using the Explorer as their daily driver.
Finding the 2022 Explorer ST-Line in Regina at Bennett Dunlop Ford
Bennett Dunlop Ford is a Ford dealership that is ready to help drivers find their perfect vehicle in Regina, Canada, whether it is the 2022 Explorer ST-Line or a different model altogether.
Dedicated to quality and professionalism, drivers can find a large selection of inventory as well as well-informed staff ready and willing to help in any way possible.