The Redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer

The Redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer

The new Ford Explorer is here! Ford has redesigned this classic SUV with a large interior, plenty of cargo space, a strong engine, and a feature-rich base model. Furthermore, this year's Explorer is much more fuel-efficient than in the past and equipped with a variety of standard safety technologies. Consumers have the option to purchase the rear or all-wheel-drive models with various powertrains to help this vehicle meet a variety of needs. The incredibly sporty new Explorer ST is completely replacing last year's Explorer Sport. A new addition to the lineup is the Ford Explorer Hybrid, which is becoming popular among police agencies since it is significantly less expensive to operate and maintain.

The new Ford Explorer is here! Ford has redesigned this classic SUV with a large interior, plenty of cargo space, a strong engine, and a feature-rich base model…

Furthermore, this year's Explorer is much more fuel-efficient than in the past and equipped with a variety of standard safety technologies. Consumers have the option to purchase the rear or all-wheel-drive models with various powertrains to help this vehicle meet a variety of needs. The incredibly sporty new Explorer ST is completely replacing last year's Explorer Sport. A new addition to the lineup is the Ford Explorer Hybrid, which is becoming popular among police agencies since it is significantly less expensive to operate and maintain.

The greatest aspect of the new Explorer is its performance Ford engineers claim that the rear-drive chassis presents a sense of balance due to improved weight distribution, which is accurate. The 2020 remains smooth and collected, even over the roughest terrain. Proper damping keeps the motions minimal, fluid, and stable. Any driver can take this vehicle down a twisty road with ease. Of the various trim options, the best performing is the Explorer ST which features a 400hp V6 engine while the other trims boast a not-too-shabby 300hp turbocharged 2.3L unit. The Hybrid option has a 3.3.L V6 and a single 44hp electric motor. All engines feature a 10-speed automatic with the ability to tow between 5,000 and 5,600 pounds.

With a more pleasant interior than in the past, the 2020 Ford Explorer was built for hauling people and stuff. Many of the improvements are due to its new platform and not because of a layout change. The interior of previous models was oddly proportioned since they were stretched to create a giant SUV creating a bathtub-like feeling when seated in front. The new seating position is more natural with improved outward vision. Also, the 2020 model has more cargo volume when all seats are folded. Going to the third row is much easier than in the past thanks to a push of the button that tumbles both rows forward. The door panels and dashboard utilize soft-touch materials for a more pleasant experience. The dashboard is functional with climate-control buttons logically placed and the touchscreen centralized with well-organized menus.

The 2020 Ford Explorer is full of safety features including a Lane-Keeping System to alert the driver when they drift out of the lane, Post-Collision Braking which applies the brakes following a collision to reduce the impact, and Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control which keeps the distance from the car in front. Other safety features include automatic high beams which adjust the headlights to the darkness, blind-spot monitoring which alerts the driver if a vehicle is in their blind spot and rear cross-traffic alert which notifies the driver of a vehicle behind the SUV. Also, lane departure warning which sends an alert that the driver is drifting out of their lane and pre-collision warning which sends a notification that a collision may occur. Most of these features come standard on the base model.

Starting at $32,765, all models offer three-rows with seating for seven people or six if you purchase the captain's chairs. The base model is equipped with 18-inch wheels, rear privacy glass, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, dual climate, driver information display, eight-way power driver's seat, Wi-Fi hotspot, 8-inch touchscreen, two USB ports, a six-speaker audio system, and a power liftgate. The XLT adds roof rails, keyless entry, sound-reducing side windows, upgraded upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, power passenger seat, and two additional USB ports. The Limited adds leather while the Limited Hybrid also adds an upgraded hybrid engine. The ST includes a high-output V6 engine with performance upgrades. The Platinum features every upgrade available including massaging front seats and a 14-speaker audio system.

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