For almost a decade, Ford Explorer did not renew their lineup in the American crossover market. However, the vacuum is not gonna be long after the debut of the 2020 Ford Explorer that is built for life’s adventures.
With better packaging, new technology, and more capabilities than ever before, the 2020 Explorer targets the needs of families and has been launched since this summer. The looks are supported by the new modular D6 platform which is also used for the Lincoln Aviator 2020 variant.
Ford has successfully reduced 20 kg from the lineup, thanks to the use of high-strength boron steel. With a sloping roofline, a curved back end, a wide standing position, and shorter front and rear overhangs.
The new Ford Explorer looks sleeker and more sporty than the previous generation, both on standard 18-inch or 21-inch alloy wheels.
Most versions of the Ford Explorer use a 2.3-liter turbo-4 engine with 300 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque. As a result, 2020 Explorer got more variants and more power. The platinum model comes with 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine that produces 365 hp and 515 Nm of torque with 93-octane gas.
Using an all-wheel drive, all of 2020 Ford Explorer variants now have a 10-speed automatic transmission. The carmaker even took special attention for the ST model hybrid which now, is getting more efficient and stronger.
Since the 2020 Ford Explorer use of the new Terrain Management System, it will have seven drive modes: Normal, Trail, Deep Sand / Snow, Slippery, Sport, Tow / Haul, and Eco.
Each mode monitors wheel speed, steering sensor, and throttle position and adjusts various vehicle systems to handle terrain in the best possible condition.
The new platforms and powertrains give the 2020 Explorer more capabilities when it’s time to put the family carrier to work. Models equipped with twin-turbo V-6 can pull up to 2.5 tons, while turbo-4 can pull up to 2.4 tons when equipped with a crane package.
The interior of the new Ford Explorer looks modern and classy. It also supported by Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility is standard.
An 8.0-inch touch screen infotainment system sits on the dashboard like a tablet, but the 10.1-inch touch screen is available as a display feature. A 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster is also offered.
Ford is offering the 2020 Explorer in five different models: XLT, Limited, Limited Hybrid, ST, and Platinum. The Ford 2020 Explorer prices are set to start at around $ 36,675.