Ford Explorer: At a Glance /  At a Glance - ST

Ford Explorer 2020-2023 Owners Manual / At a Glance /  At a Glance - ST


  • Front and rear fascias feature unique ST grille and unique finish.
  • ST badging in front grille and on rear liftgate.
  • Trim features unique ST gloss black finish.
  • E-X-P-L-O-R-E-R lettering across hood.
  • Blackout treatment on headlight and taillight lenses.


  • Unique ST interior trim.
  • Ford Performance sill plates.
  • ST flat-bottom steering wheel with integrated transmission shift paddle controls.
  • Selectable Drive Mode controller with 7 settings (Normal, Eco, Sport, Trail, Slippery, Deep Snow/Sand and Tow/Haul).
  • Unique electronic sound enhancement in Sport Selectable Drive Mode.


  • Unique ST-tuned suspension featuring 32 N/mm front coil springs and a 34 mm hollow front stabilizer bar and 106 N/mm rear coil springs and a 21.7 mm hollow rear stabilizer bar.
  • Standard ST brake system consists of 345mm diameter vented front rotors with two piston calipers and low-dust linings; 326 mm solid rear rotors with single-piston brake calipers and electric integrated park brake with low dust linings.
  • Optional ST braking system includes 363mm diameter vented front rotors with heavy duty two-piston calipers and low-dust linings; 350 mm diameter vented rear rotors with heavy-duty single-piston brake calipers and electric integrated park brake with low-dust linings; system requires 21 x 9-inch wheels and P275/45R21 all-season tires.
  • Optional low-metallic brake linings are included with optional P275/45R21 summer tire (late availability).
  • ST-tuned electric power assist steering rack and pinion.
  • AdvanceTrac with stability enhancement system with four modes: Default, Traction Control Off, Sport and Disabled.
  • Aluminum ST 20 in (50.8 cm) x 9 in (21.6 cm) wheels standard; 21 in (53.3 cm) x 9 in (22.9 cm) wheels optional.
  • P255/55R20 all-season tires or optional P275/45R21 all-season tires.


  • 3.0L V6 DOHC GTDI engine, 400 horsepower, 415 lb-ft.
  • 10R60 10-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift manual shift mode.
  • 3.58 axle ratios.
  • Unique transmission calibration in Sport Selectable Drive Mode.
  • Dual exhaust with quad-tip outlets.

    At a Glance


    Instrument Panel

    A - Air vents. B - Direction indicator. See Direction Indicators. C - Cruise control. See Cruise Control. Audio control. See Audio Control. D - Information display...

    Other information:

    Ford Explorer 2020-2023 Service Manual: Removal and Installation - Front Door Glass Run and Bracket

    Removal NOTE: LH (left-hand) side shown, RH (right-hand) side similar. Remove the exterior front door handle reinforcement. Refer to: Exterior Front Door Handle Reinforcement (501-14 Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems, Removal and Installation)...

    Ford Explorer 2020-2023 Service Manual: Removal and Installation - Side Curtain Airbag

    Removal   WARNING: The following procedure prescribes critical repair steps required for correct restraint system operation during a crash. Follow all notes and steps carefully. Failure to follow step instructions may result in incorrect operation of the restraint system and increases the risk of serious personal injury or death in a crash...


    Seatbelt Height Adjustment

    WARNING: Position the seatbelt height adjuster so that the seatbelt rests across the middle of your shoulder. Failure to adjust the seatbelt correctly could reduce its effectiveness and increase the risk of injury in a crash.

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