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2020 Ford Explorer vs. 2020 Nissan Pathfinder


2020 Ford Explorer vs 2020 Nissan Pathfinder | Joe Cotton Ford in Carol Stream, IL



Explorer already held the title of America’s all-time best-selling SUV — and now the large utility has been redesigned from the ground up. The all-new 2020 Explorer not only has a completely redesigned exterior, interior and chassis, it also features a broader lineup than its predecessor — including a hybrid powertrain and Ford Performance-designed ST model. Explorer strengths include its standard driver-assist technologies, available 5,600-lb. towing capability, performance, aerodynamic styling and fuel economy. With its all-new attributes, Explorer puts the competition on notice. 



 

The 2020 Pathfinder's three-row crossover provides just-enough for most families; but why not more? With the all-new 2020 Ford Explorer you do get more as this redesign rediscovers its capability and space for families without becoming trucklike in any other aspect. This SUV is here for your family, teammates, outdoors gear, or just the paved road ahead. Buckle up.

 

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Stopping Power

 
 

Explorer

Explorer ST

Explorer ST opt.

Pathfinder

Front Rotors

13.6 inches

13.6 inches

14.3 inches

12.6 inches

Rear Rotors

12.4 inches

12.8 inches

13.8 inches

12.13 inches

 
 

 

For better stopping power, the Explorer's rotors are larger than what you'll find on the Pathfinder. The Explorer ST's optional larger rotors provide the greatest stopping power but even the standard Explorer's rotors are a full inch larger than the Pathfinder in the front and 0.27 inches larger in the rear rotors.


The Traction Advantage


Tire traction is a difference-making, safety-providing detail for mid-size SUV customers like you. Vehicles like the Explorer can achieve better traction with larger tires. Here is where the Explorer wins out yet again: the Ford Explorer has larger standard tires than the Pathfinder (255/65R18 vs. 235/65R18). Even the Explorer ST/Platinum's optional tires are larger than the largest tires that the Pathfinder can provid(275/45R21 vs. 235/65R18).



ADDITIONAL WHY - BUYS

· 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

· 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

 

 

 

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Safety Ratings

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is known for their Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ ratings.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) created the 5‑Star Safety Ratings Program to provide consumers with information about the crash protection and rollover safety of new vehicles. While the 2020 Explorer has not been tested by either agency, stay tuned for updates to see how the 2020 Ford Explorer can keep you and your precious cargo safe on the go.

 

 

 

2020 Ford Explorer Brochure


2020 Ford Explorer Brochure


We know that prospective compact SUV customers are extremely well educated when researching their next vehicle. That is why Joe Cotton Ford has made these research pages, so it easy to get all the available vehicle information so you can spend less time researching and more time enjoying your purchase.  

We are your local, North Ave, Ford Dealer, proud of our community service and the hassle free and easy experience we offer our customers. Recently voted one of the best places to purchase or service a vehicle by the readers of the Daily Herald for the 6th year in a row. Our honesty and integrity are two of the main reasons our customers have chosen us for all their automotive needs since 1974. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and you have our word on it.

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2020 Ford Explorer | Joe Cotton Ford in Carol Stream, IL
2020 Ford Explorer | Joe Cotton Ford in Carol Stream, IL

COMPETITIVE STRENGTHS

 

Auto Start-Stop Technology

The 2020 Explorer provides standard Auto Start-Stop Technology on its 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 and 2.0L EcoBoost V6 engines, along with standard Active Grille Shutters, to help optimize fuel use.

 

4 distinct powertrain options available.

With a specially tuned 3.0L EcoBoost V6, the ST promises 400 horsepower and 415 lb.‑ft. of torque. Environmentally conscious Explorer customers can select the Hybrid powertrain, which offers an EPA-estimated 27 city/​29 hwy./​28 combined mpg on the RWD model.

 

Standard Technology Advantages.

Many vehicles offer special technology for their drivers. The difference: the 2020 Ford Explorer offers Ford Co-Pilot360 as a standard option with even more options available such as Michelin 20" self-sealing tires, reverse break assist, and intelligent adaptive cruise control. Woah. 

 

PowerFold Third Row Seats.

Third row seats that fold flat with the touch of a button.

 

Efficiency in mind.

The new Hybrid powertrain can rely on an electric power in certain situations to save fuel before switching automatically to the gas engine.

Hybrid Option

Explorer offers a 3.3L V6 Hybrid powertrain with modular 10-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain is available on the Limited series and features a 3.3L V6 gas engine paired with a high-voltage battery and electric drive motor. This provides an EPA-estimated range of over 500 miles on one tank of gas, for the rear-wheel-drive (RWD) model.

 

FordPass Connect.

This 4G LTE modem can provide a 4G LTE Wi-Fi connection to as many as 10 devices and can be used in conjunction with the FordPass app to access features such as remote start, locating a parked vehicle, lock/unlock, and vehicle status.

 

 

Design and Styling Up Front.

LED fog lamps and silver-painted skid plate elements are found on XLT with 202A models and above. And when the weather turns cold, customers will appreciate the standard windshield wiper de-icer on Limited and Platinum.


Available Enhanced Active Park Assist 2.0

Active Park Assist 2.0 makes parking less stressful by going beyond just taking over steering operations. This system now controls shifting, braking and acceleration too! System is capable of reverse perpendicular parking, parallel parking and park out assist operation.

2020 Ford Explorer | Joe Cotton Ford in Carol Stream, IL

 

 

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