2020 Ford Explorer Model Review

365  Horsepower
With EcoBoost V6
6.0  Sec.
0-60 MPH
4
Doors
7
Seats
18.2-87.8  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New for the 2020 Ford Explorer?

The 2020 Ford Explorer is a nearly complete redesign of the previous model year Explorer, with many changes having been made to the interior, exterior, and technology features of the vehicle. In addition to the changes that have been made to the base model, there are also an additional two trim options available on the 2020 Ford Explorer, allowing for a higher degree of customization than in previous years. With the new rear-wheel-drive system made standard on the 2020 Ford Explorer, drivers will now be able to enjoy an increased level of performance, with improved towing capacity and greater off-roading capability.

2020 Ford Explorer Interior

What are the Available Trims and Features for 2020?

With the 2020 model year, the Ford Explorer has added two new trim options, the Explorer ST and the Explorer Hybrid. The Explorer ST features a more powerful engine, which is able to produce an impressive 400 horsepower and 415 foot-pounds of torque. This engine is a clear upgrade, with plenty of power to spare making it possible to use in a wider variety of off-roading activities, as well as heavier towing capacities, useful for when you want to bring additional gear on your latest adventure.

The Explorer Hybrid has been designed in such a way as to be more than capable of tacking an assortment of situations. One noteworthy feature of the Explorer Hybrid is the fact that it is the only hybrid vehicle in its class that has the capability of towing 5,000 pounds of gear or other equipment. This is an impressive achievement in and of itself, made more so by the fact that the vehicle is a hybrid. When coupled with the available rear-wheel drive model, the Explorer Hybrid is able to achieve a range of over 500 miles between refueling stops.

How Well does the 2020 Explorer Perform?

2020 Ford ExplorerHorsepower and torque ratings vary by trim option, the Explorer ST makes use of the powerful combination of a 3.0L EcoBoost engine coupled with dual turbos, which bump up the output of the engine to 400 horsepower and 415 foot-pounds of torque. The Explorer Hybrid model uses a 3.3L hybrid engine, with available Trailer Tow Package, to help boost the Hybrid's capabilities when towing heavy loads.

Safety Features in the Forefront for 2020

2020 Ford ExplorerTowing a trailer can reduce the stability and handling of a vehicle, but fortunately, the inclusion of AdvanceTrac and Roll Stability Control help to remedy this situation. By adjusting the application of the brakes and the power output of the engine, the system can dynamically react to changing conditions, keeping you safe while out on the road. The situations where safety features are most important is often when off-roading, due to the quickly changing road conditions and sub-optimal driving surfaces.

This is what the Terrain Management System was created for. Designed to work with seven different driving modes, the TMS is able to adjust to trails, snow, rain, towing and others, fine tuning the output of the engine and the handling of the vehicle to suit the unique conditions found in each of these different driving environments.

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