Ford is expanding the Explorer lineup with Enthusiast ST and lower-priced rear-wheel-drive Platinum and Platinum Hybrid options. The Enthusiast ST is a cheaper version of the Explorer ST, with an MSRP of $48,750, which is $4,080 cheaper than the ST.
Visually, the Enthusiast ST features a blacked-out front grille, 20-inch machined aluminum wheels, quad chrome exhaust tips, and ST projection lamps. The cabin features micro-perforated leather seating surfaces with City Silver accent stitching and ST logo; a 12.3-inch digital cluster, and a heated steering wheel with ST logo and paddle shifters. Ford Co-Pilot360 comes standard.
The Enthusiast ST is powered by the same 3.0-litre EcoBoost engine with 298 kW (405 metric hp) and 563 Nm (415 lb-ft) of torque on offer. The engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The 3.0L rear-wheel-drive Platinum option starts at $52,480 MSRP, while the Platinum Hybrid starts at $53,085 MSRP. Visual differentiators include door handles with satin aluminum insert, liftgate appliqué, lower bodyside cladding insert, roof rails and a unique grille with a satin aluminum finish. The feature list also includes a standard twin-panel moonroof.