The Ford Explorer is America’s best-selling SUV and it has now been redesigned from the ground up.
The all-new 2020 Ford Explorer will feature improved towing capacity, more connectivity and safety features, and Ford’s Terrain Management System for more off-road confidence. Ford unveiled its latest mid-size SUV tonight in Detroit.
The new Explorer will be powered out-of-the-gate by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline-4 engine that delivers 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque.
A second engine, this time a 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6, will be optional. It will develop 365 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic gearbox.
Towing capacity has dramatically increased as the new Explorer can now tow 5,600 pounds with the 3.0-liter V6. The 2.3-liter EcoBoost can tow 5,300 pounds vs 3,000 pounds in current models with equivalent power.
The 2020 Ford Explorer will get Ford’s Terrain Management System also found in the 2019 Ford Ranger which provides different drive modes for various driving conditions.
It also gets standard Ford Co-Pilot360, a suite of active safety technologies that include:
- Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, which includes Pedestrian
Detection, Forward Collision Warning and Dynamic Brake Support
- Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert
- Lane-Keeping System
- Rearview camera with built-in lens cleaner
- Auto headlamps with auto high-beams
A Redesigned Interior for the 2020 Ford Explorer
The 2020 Ford Explorer has been redesigned inside and out, but it’s in the cockpit that you notice the most significant changes. The dashboard can be equipped with an optional 10.1-inch touch screen which pops out of the dashboard in spectacular fashion.
It’s truly a thing of beauty and adds to the new Explorer’s already luxurious and refined cabin. Seven passengers can seat inside the 2020 Explorer.
LTE Wi-Fi for up to 10 devices, four USB ports including type-C outlets, three 12-volt outlets and one 110-volt outlet keeps everyone charged and connected.
The 2020 Ford Explorer will hit showrooms this summer.