Get ready for the ultimate crossover experience because the all-new 2020 Ford Explorer is here!
What’s new for the 2020 Ford Explorer?
Just about everything! This fully redesigned crossover gets a head-to-toe makeover, with increased passenger space, a new rear-wheel-drive platform, and all the latest tech gear and safety aids.
Is the 2020 Ford Explorer RWD? What about 4WD?
One of the most exciting things about the brand new Explorer is its standard rear-wheel drive. Previous-generation models had front-wheel drive, so this new performance gear is kind of a big deal.
Rear-wheel drive makes sense for a crossover of this size, improving overall balance and even making handling a little sportier. When you’re towing heavy loads, rear-wheel drive adds increasing sturdiness to your ride.
However, the Explorer doesn’t offer the kind of four-wheel-drive system you’ll find on full-size SUVs and trucks. Instead, this crossover combines sporty rear-wheel-drive performance with a car-like unibody design, making this Ford crossover nimbler than ever before.
And drivers who need extra traction can always add all-wheel drive. This technology detects slippage—such as when you’re coasting down off-road trails—and sends power to the front wheels as needed. The rest of the time, you get to enjoy that sporty, sturdy rear-wheel-drive performance.
Which of the 2020 Ford Explorer trims is right for me?
First, the rundown. There are four trim levels: base, XLT, Limited, ST, and Platinum. The base and XLT models offer budget-friendly takes on family travel. The Limited adds extra comforts, the ST is the sporty Explorer, and the Platinum is stocked with high-end features.
Combine what you want to spend with the features you can’t live without, and you’ve got the Explorer trim that’s right for you. The base Explorer is nicely stocked with high-tech safety gear, including automatic emergency braking. If you want modern niceties like keyless ignition and two extra USB ports, check out the XLT.
The Limited is where things start to get luxurious. This model treats you to ventilated front seats and leather upholstery, for starters. There’s even a fuel-efficient hybrid version of this trim, Limited Hybrid, which helps you make your life a little greener.
In the Explorer ST, you can streak up the highway, compliments of this crossover’s 400-horsepower turbocharged V6. The sports-tuned suspension puts a nimble spin on things. Special styling cues and front sport seats further set this model apart from the pack.
At the top of the heap, you’ll find the Explorer Platinum. This crossover pampers you with a two-piece sunroof, leather-wrapped interior trim, and upgraded leather upholstery.
When will the 2020 Ford Explorer be available?
The newly redesigned 2020 Explorer is available now! And if you’ve got any lingering questions, we’ve got answers. Visit us to test-drive Ford’s stunning new family hauler at your convenience.