For the first time since 2011 Ford has delivered a completely new Explorer. The redesign for the 2020 model year includes the widest selection of models ever offered under the nameplate.
Powertrain offerings include a 3.0-litre turbocharged EcoBoost V6 projected to produce 365 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque using 93-octane gas, making this the most powerful Explorer ever. The Explorer lineup now features standard, XLT, Limited, Limited Hybrid, ST and Platinum models.
Standard equipment now includes a power liftgate, 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine with all-new 10-speed transmission, 8-inch digital touch screen with SYNC 3, FordPass Connect Wi-Fi service for up to 10 devices, and more.
Redesigned from the ground up, the new Explorer’s rear-wheel-drive allows for its sportier, more athletic design, improved on- and off-road capability and 600 pounds more in maximum towing capacity when properly equipped.
The new interior is larger and comes loaded with technology including an available 10.1-inch portrait-mounted touch screen with full-screen maps, traffic-sensing Ford Co-Pilot360, and available Reverse Brake Assist and Active Park Assist 2.0.
Available PowerFold third-row seats and new E-Z entry second-row seats let drivers create a flat-floor cargo area that stretches out to offer nearly 87.8 cubic feet of cargo space – wide enough to fit standard 4-foot building materials, depending on seating configuration. Second-row seats have a new mechanism that allows for easy entrance and exit to the third row using just one hand. Redesigned ISOFIX anchor points allow child seat installation anywhere in the second and third rows. Second-row windows are equipped with available retractable sunshades.
The SUV also has an all-new available Terrain Management System with up to seven selectable drive modes accessed through a dial in the centre console – normal, trail, deep snow and sand, slippery, sport, tow/haul and a new eco mode.