Are all Ford Explorers AWD?

I’m looking to buy a new SUV, and I have the Ford Explorer at the top of my list. However, I’m trying to find a trim to fit my budget, but I want to make sure I get AWD. Do all Ford Explorers come with AWD?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Not all Ford Explorers have AWD, but it’s an available option on seven trims for the 2022 and 2023 model years. AWD comes standard on the Ford Explorer Timberline trim.
AWD on the Ford Explorer can be a bit confusing because Ford calls its AWD system Ford Intelligent 4WD. Ford Intelligent 4WD functions exactly like an AWD system does, but adapts it to make the Explorer more off-road capable. On top of the AWD system, it also offers seven selectable drive modes and hill descent control for top performance.
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