I like the higher trims better than the ST. Don't like blacked out grills. I am done with 'sport' versions in fact. There was a time when you needed to step up to get decent power, but now you see it in high trim levels and it is more than adequate. Boy racer look no more for me.
Is this the Explorer ST? (almost like a Platinum without the bling)
I'd probably call its styling "boy racer look" if Ford gave it a tacked on non-functional wing and a faux-hood scoop. (I hope they don't)
I don't like the face, at all. Every other angle looks great, a big improvement over the already good looking current Explorer!
I'm iffy on the portrait orientation of the large tablet on the dash, but again, I love everything else about that interior!
I bet a big part of the decision for portrait orientation, is it allows placement of vents. Thinking a bit more, I prefer that when using my smart phone 95% of the time, especially when using navigation mode. I rarely rotate, except when videos appear too small. No worries here as you don't watch movies. And of course you can stack the functional menu options differently to use the space more effectively. It did surprise me a bit having sat in one, but I am already used to it I think.