2020 Ford Explorer

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The 2020 Ford Explorer may not look all that different from the vehicle it replaces, but under the skin, this is a revolutionary leap for Ford's massively popular three-row family crossover. From its new rear-drive platform and powerful engines, to its spacious new cabin and abundant standard safety features, it promises to be one of the most competitive SUVs in its segment. Now, we have yet to test the 2020 Explorer, including the new Explorer ST and plug-in Explorer Hybrid, but will update this page when we do. In the meantime, we've included below everything we know about the new Explorer, which is actually quite a lot. What's new for 2020? The Explorer is completely redesigned for 2020. It remains a three-row crossover, but it now shares a rear-wheel-drive platform with the Ford Mustang (versus the front-drive platform of the Ford Taurus and others). It's also larger and offers a variety of distinctive and powerful engines. Feature content, most notably safety tech, and the interior in general have been considerably upgraded. How big is the new Explorer? The 2020 Explorer is larger than both its predecessor and most competitors. At 198.8 inches long, only the gargantuan Chevy Traverse is larger. Importantly, however, its wheelbase (119.1 inches) is similarly quite lengthy, which usually pays dividends in terms of interior space and handling. Inside, the new Explorer has more second- and third-row legroom than all of its three-row competitors except the Traverse (this is a common refrain in terms of size). Its third-row headroom is tied with the Honda Pilot for best-in-class as well. Now, what does this mean in terms of actually fitting people aboard? Well, full-sized adults should be able to fit quite comfortably in all three rows, as should growing teens. There will also be more space for everyone's stuff, especially behind that third row, where there is a best-in-class 21 cubic feet of cargo space. The differences in maximum cargo space (all rows lowered) between competitors would seem to be negligible, but those extra cubes behind the way-back could mean the difference between bringing all your luggage, buying a roof box or making someone sit with a duffle bag on their lap for three hours. What's the Explorer's interior and in-car technology like? The 2020 Explorer has a more modern, technology-focused cabin than before. That much is obvious in trim levels available with the new 10.1-inch vertically oriented touchscreen that sprouts overtly out of the dash. We have yet to test the 2020 Explorer, though, and will update this review once we have further impressions of its new cabin. %Slideshow-1010229% What's the Explorer's performance and fuel economy? Uniquely for the segment, the 2020 Ford Explorer offers the choices of four powertrains, including those in the performance-oriented Explorer ST and the plug-in Explorer Hybrid. The standard Explorer engine is a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder that produces 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. That's more than every competitor's base (and usually only) engine. Rear-wheel drive is standard with this engine, …
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The 2020 Ford Explorer may not look all that different from the vehicle it replaces, but under the skin, this is a revolutionary leap for Ford's massively popular three-row family crossover. From its new rear-drive platform and powerful engines, to its spacious new cabin and abundant standard safety features, it promises to be one of the most competitive SUVs in its segment. Now, we have yet to test the 2020 Explorer, including the new Explorer ST and plug-in Explorer Hybrid, but will update this page when we do. In the meantime, we've included below everything we know about the new Explorer, which is actually quite a lot. What's new for 2020? The Explorer is completely redesigned for 2020. It remains a three-row crossover, but it now shares a rear-wheel-drive platform with the Ford Mustang (versus the front-drive platform of the Ford Taurus and others). It's also larger and offers a variety of distinctive and powerful engines. Feature content, most notably safety tech, and the interior in general have been considerably upgraded. How big is the new Explorer? The 2020 Explorer is larger than both its predecessor and most competitors. At 198.8 inches long, only the gargantuan Chevy Traverse is larger. Importantly, however, its wheelbase (119.1 inches) is similarly quite lengthy, which usually pays dividends in terms of interior space and handling. Inside, the new Explorer has more second- and third-row legroom than all of its three-row competitors except the Traverse (this is a common refrain in terms of size). Its third-row headroom is tied with the Honda Pilot for best-in-class as well. Now, what does this mean in terms of actually fitting people aboard? Well, full-sized adults should be able to fit quite comfortably in all three rows, as should growing teens. There will also be more space for everyone's stuff, especially behind that third row, where there is a best-in-class 21 cubic feet of cargo space. The differences in maximum cargo space (all rows lowered) between competitors would seem to be negligible, but those extra cubes behind the way-back could mean the difference between bringing all your luggage, buying a roof box or making someone sit with a duffle bag on their lap for three hours. What's the Explorer's interior and in-car technology like? The 2020 Explorer has a more modern, technology-focused cabin than before. That much is obvious in trim levels available with the new 10.1-inch vertically oriented touchscreen that sprouts overtly out of the dash. We have yet to test the 2020 Explorer, though, and will update this review once we have further impressions of its new cabin. %Slideshow-1010229% What's the Explorer's performance and fuel economy? Uniquely for the segment, the 2020 Ford Explorer offers the choices of four powertrains, including those in the performance-oriented Explorer ST and the plug-in Explorer Hybrid. The standard Explorer engine is a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder that produces 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. That's more than every competitor's base (and usually only) engine. Rear-wheel drive is standard with this engine, …
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$36,675 - $58,250 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

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Engine 2.3LI-4
MPG City / Hwy
Seating 6 Passengers
Transmission 10-spd w/OD
Power 300 @ rpm
Drivetrain rear-wheel
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