My wife just called and said she brought home a 2022 Ford Explorer ST. She said she has until tomorrow night to make up her mind if she’s keeping it or going back to her Jeep Grand Cherokee. She got a decent offer off a trade and would foot the difference with cash. The specs sheet she says it is certified used and has a 3.0L Eco Boost with 400hp and 415ft # of torque…along with every option imaginable. She wants a third row of seats and more room for the crap she hauls around and the kids on longer trips. I’m mostly concerned with reliability and handling on questionable rural roads in the winter. It won’t ever tow anything.
I went with her a few months ago when she drove a new Tahoe LT(less than impressed for the cost), a new Jeep Grand Cherokee L (seemed alright), and a slightly used 2023 Explorer Limited (seemed alright also). I told her I didn’t really have an opinion other than NOT the Tahoe, and that she should maybe just consider an F150 given it might actually be cheaper.
For those of you who have owned one, driven one, or ridden in one – what’s your opinion?