With new innovations outside, inside, and under the hood, the redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer is ready for any and all adventures.
What’s new for the 2020 Ford Explorer?
The 2020 Ford Explorer has been redesigned from the ground up, with improvements in passenger comfort, on-road handling, and modern safety. The new rear-wheel drive platform both adds a sporty element to daily driving and improves tow ratings. Inside, increased passenger and cargo space appeal to road-trip-loving families. You’ll also find a bevy of new tech and driver assistance features, including a more sophisticated lane-centering system and a parallel parking system that does all the work for you.
Why choose the 2020 Ford Explorer?
Ford’s three-row crossover seats up to seven passengers (six with second-row captain’s chairs), making it an excellent prospect for anyone who likes to travel in a crowd. To this family-friendly atmosphere, the 2020 Explorer adds sporty rear-wheel drive (all-wheel drive is optional) and a performance that’s both powerful and efficient. The new rear-wheel-drive setup means the Explorer delivers both greater towing capabilities and a more capable ride.
How much can the 2020 Ford Explorer tow?
Whether you’re looking to tow a small trailer or a sizeable boat, the sixth-generation Explorer is ready for action. With the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine and trailer hitch package, this crossover can tow up to 5,300 pounds. Upgrade to the 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6, and you’ll be able to tow up to 5,600 pounds.
Which 2020 Ford Explorer trim model is right for me?
Choose from five Explorer trim models: base, XLT, Limited, ST, and Platinum. All are nicely equipped with modern tech and comfort features, and you can add sporty all-wheel drive to all but the ST, which comes standard with this traction-enhancing equipment.
The base Explorer puts a friendly price tag on sporty, family-friendly travel. You’ll never feel like you’re missing out on modern features, either, thanks to its impressive standard lineup. Coveted infotainment features – including a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto – are included at no extra cost. You’ll also find Ford’s Co-Pilot360 package, which includes blind-spot monitoring and automatic emergency braking, on the base trim.
Jump up to the XLT for additional conveniences and greater access to options packages. This model includes classic timesavers, like keyless entry and ignition and two-way power driver lumbar adjustment. Two additional USB ports (for a total of four) keep your family’s devices ready for action. To the XLT, you can add the Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+ package, which upgrades your ride with adaptive cruise control and a more sophisticated lane keeping assist system.
In the Explorer Limited, you’ll enjoy extra comfort, compliments of standard leather upholstery and ventilated front seats. Ambient interior lighting and a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium audio system add to the upscale vibe. The 360-degree parking camera helps you steer this sizeable crossover into a parallel parking spot.
The Explorer ST adds extra speed and a number of performance enhancements. Under the hood, you’ll find a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that supplies 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. A sport-tuned suspension and Trailer Tow package are also standard, improving your driving experience in more ways than one. The ST also includes a parallel parking system that can handle both parallel and perpendicular spots.
At the top of the lineup, you’ll find the Platinum. Its version of the turbocharged 3.0-liter engine offers 365 horses and 380 pound-feet of torque for a world-class performance. Inside, the upgraded leather upholstery and leather-wrapped interior trim set it apart from other models.