As one perennial favorite in the midsize SUV class, the Ford Explorer appeals to medium-size families trying to accommodate a mix of toddlers, teenagers, and pets. Like most rivals, the Explorer has three rows of seating and seats up to seven people. Ford offers a full range of amenities and advanced driving assistance technology on the Explorer. Available all-wheel drive can provide ample wintertime capability. Other midsize SUVs check the same boxes, but the Ford Explorer has a more diverse powertrain lineup. The Ford Explorer Hybrid is especially impressive, as it returns solid fuel economy while offering an unusually good tow rating for a hybrid SUV.