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All-New 2020 Ford Explorer

Fully Redesigned

Built for Life’s Adventures
 
The all-new 2020 Explorer has been completely redesigned — inside, outside and under the hood. In addition to new capability enhancing
features like rear-wheel drive, there are also two new available trims. Ford now offers a commanding, no-compromise
Explorer Limited Hybrid as well as the most powerful Explorer to date, the all-new Explorer ST. With 400 horsepower, 415 lb.-ft. of torque
and top speed of 143 mph, an ST brings the adventure to you.*

*Horsepower and torque ratings based on premium fuel per SAEJ1349 standard. Your results may vary.
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Over the last 29 years, Explorer has been the best-selling SUV the U.S.(1) So when it came to redesigning Explorer, nothing was left to chance. The original family adventure SUV is new from the ground up with smarter technology, a roomier interior, more capability and more versatility.(2) Explorer also introduces the no-compromises Limited Hybrid and the all-new Explorer ST.


(1) Based on total cumulative OEM reported U.S. sales for all SUVs from CY 1990 through CY 2018.

(2) When compared to the previous-generation Explorer.

 

2020 Ford Explorer 

New Features


3.0L EcoBoost V6

3.3L hybrid powertrain with 10‑speed modular hybrid transmission

10.1" portrait touchscreen in center stack

Active Park Assist 2.0

E-Z Entry second-row seats

Reverse Brake Assist

Safety belt usage sensors

Second-row sunblinds

Self-sealing tires

Speed sign recognition

New to Explorer

10-speed automatic transmission

12.3" digital instrument cluster

360-degree camera with split-view display and front & rear washers

Adaptive LED headlamps

B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen with up to 14 speakers and 980 watts of power

Dual-wall dashboard

Evasive steering assist

Post-collision braking

Rear-wheel drive architecture

Side wind stabilization

SYNC 3 enhancements

ST model

Trailer coverage added to BLIS

Wireless charging pad

 

 

 

 

 

2020 FORD EXPLORER MODEL LINEUP

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  • Badging
    • “EXPLORER” on liftgate appliqué
    • “XLT” liftgate badge
  • Bodyside cladding, lower — black with bright accent
  • Bumpers — body-color upper and black lower
  • Door handles — body-color
  • Door locks — autolock/autounlock
  • Easy Fuel capless fuel filler
  • Exhaust — dual bright tips
  • Glass, privacy — 2nd‑row, 3rd‑row and liftgate
  • Grille — black surround with bright bars and black mesh insert
  • Liftgate — power
  • Liftgate appliqué — bright
  • Mirrors, exterior — power and heated glass, manual-folding with LED turn signal indicators and security approach lamps
  • Rear bumper step pad and protector
  • Remote Keyless Entry System — includes (2) keyless entry integrated transmitter fobs
  • Roof-rack side rails — black
  • SecuriCode keyless entry keypad
  • Signature lighting — LED
  • Taillamps — LED
  • Wheellip moldings — black, molded-in-color
  • Wheels — 18" 5-spoke Sparkle Silver-painted-aluminum
  • Wipers
    • Front, speed-sensitive intermittent
    • Rear, single-speed with intermittent feature
  • Key Standard Exterior Features

  • Badging — “LIMITED” liftgate badge
  • Badging — "HYBRID" liftgate badge (310A only)
  • Door handles — body-color with bright insert
  • Grille — Bright Silver-painted mesh insert with bright bars
  • Liftgate
    • Hands-free, foot-activated
    • Scuff protection
  • Mirror caps — Gloss Black-painted
  • Mirrors, exterior — power-folding with autofold, power and heated glass, LED turn signal indicators and security approach lamps
  • Pedestrian Alert Sounder (310A only)
  • Roof-rack side rails — satin-aluminum
  • Skid plate elements, front/rear — silver-painted
  • Wheels — 20" premium painted aluminum
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  • Badging — “PLATINUM” liftgate badge
  • Door handles — body-color with satin-aluminum finish insert
  • Exhaust — bright quad tips
  • Grille — satin-aluminum finish
  • Liftgate appliqué — satin aluminum finish
  • Lower bodyside cladding insert — satin-aluminum finish
  • Roof-rack side rails — satin aluminum
  • Skid plate elements front/rear — premium silver-painted
  • Taillamps — LED with amber turn signals
  • Wheels — 20" bright machined-face aluminum

 

 

 Take It Away

Explorer helps you make the most of your next big adventure with the addition of an all-new rear-wheel-drive platform and your choice between four powerful engines. For additional traction on your escapades, available Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™ helps you get where you’re going. And with the ability to tow up to 5,600 lbs., when properly equipped, you won’t be slowed down, not even with a hefty camper in tow.

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Form Follows Function

The sloping roofline and shorter front overhang form the foundation for an all-new exterior that’s strong and athletic. Long-established Explorer cues, including blacked-out A‑, B‑ and D‑pillars are balanced with LED exterior lighting and an all-new wheel lineup ranging up to 21" on Platinum. From XLT to the satin-aluminum-trimmed Platinum, each Explorer offers a distinct appearance.


Meticulously Interior 

The quietest Explorer cabin yet has been meticulously recrafted and offers more room for passengers in the 2nd row as well as more cargo room when the trip calls for extra gear. Third-row seating allows for up to 7 passengers, and new E‑Z Entry 2nd-row seats make it easier to get in and out of the 3rd row. An all-new 12.3" digital instrument cluster and 10.1" portrait center-stack color LCD touchscreen keep the driver connected while the new B&O Sound System from Bang & Olufsen delivers concert hall sound. No matter the adventure, the Explorer driver travels in comfort. 


The Most Powerful Explorer Yet - Meet the 2020 Ford Explorer ST

For the first time, Explorer will offer an ST model. It’s the newest offering from Ford Performance and is the most powerful Ford Explorer yet. The aggressive black-accented appearance, specially tuned 3.0L EcoBoost engine and sport-tuned suspension deliver a performance-infused driving experience that only Explorer ST can deliver. The Explorer ST section is located within the Ford Performance Vehicles area.


Commanding Intelligence

Explorer is smart and connected. Standard Ford Co‑Pilot360 Technology and available Ford Co‑Pilot360 Assist+ include confidence-inspiring driver-assist technologySYNC 3 is enhanced for 2020 with a new look and feel for the center-stack touchscreens. In addition, select driver-assist features are now managed via the center-stack screens.

Also new is the 10.1" portrait center-stack touchscreen, which can be set in full or split screen view. 

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Protecting Precious Cargo

The all-new Explorer includes Reverse Brake Assist and standard safety belt usage sensors. Both features continue the long-standing Ford commitment to safety.

Customers are concerned about safety and expect vehicle safety features to include more than airbags and ABS. The Ford commitment to safety is reflected in Explorer with new Ford Co‑Pilot360 Technologies and safety belt usage sensors. It’s why Explorer makes every trip a safer adventure.


No-Compromise Hybrid

The all-new Explorer Limited Hybrid is a no-compromise Ford hybrid SUV designed to offer a balance between performance, capability and efficiency. With a 3.3L hybrid powertrain that features a 10‑speed modular hybrid transmission, available Intelligent 4WD and cleverly packaged lithium-ion battery, the Limited Hybrid can do everything an EcoBoost-equipped Explorer does.

The Power of Rear-wheel Drive

The all-new rear-wheel drive architecture offers a new level of performance and capability, providing customers the choice of the standard 2.3L EcoBoost I‑4 engine, available 3.0L EcoBoost V6 or 3.3L Hybrid V6 powertrain and up to 5,600 lbs. of maximum towing capacity(3). Each engine is paired with a new 10-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift capability and can be equipped with Intelligent 4WD featuring the Terrain Management System (TMS) with up to 7 selectable drive modes.

2020 Ford Explorer - The Power of Rear Wheel Drive

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