One of the stalwarts in the SUV class is the Ford Explorer. And while it has now been around for decades, it continues to get better every year, and the 2020 model may be the best one yet.
2020 Ford Explorer Details
Power and Performance
The 2020 Ford Explorer comes standard with a 300-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. You can also go with the 365-horsepower 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 engine. There is also a hybrid model that comes with a 318-horsepower 3.3-liter V6. All engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. With the base trim, you’ll have your choice of rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, and in upper trims, AWD is standard. The Ford Explorer is an athletic SUV, and you’ll definitely experience this on some of the twistier roads around Minneapolis. And for its class, it has very good gas mileage, getting 21 mpg for city driving and 28 mpg on the highway.
There is a lot of space inside the Ford Explorer, and with a second-row bench you will have no problem fitting seven people. Going with captain’s chairs instead lowers the capacity to six. A 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a 4-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, cloth upholstery, and a 50/50 split-folding third-row bench seat are all standard. You can also get heated and ventilated front seats, a 10-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, massaging front seats, and leather upholstery. New Ford models impress with their tech features, and you’ll love what the Ford Explorer comes with. Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, four USB ports, push-button start, a Wi-Fi hot spot, satellite radio, and an infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen are standard. Add-ons include wireless device charging, a 10.1-inch touchscreen, and a dual-headrest rear-seat entertainment system.
If you’re looking for a vehicle that can help keep you safe, a Ford SUV is a great choice. The 2020 Ford Explorer comes with a whole host of safety features, including forward automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, and pedestrian detection. Evasive steering assist, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a 360-degree parking camera can also be added.
- Engine: 2.3-liter, four-cylinder
- Power: 300 horsepower, 310 lb-ft of torque
- Transmission: 10-speed automatic
- MPG: 28 HWY
Standard Safety Features:
- Lane keep assist
- Forward automatic emergency braking
- Pedestrian detection
- Blind spot monitoring