Ford has finally revealed their 2020 Explorer SUV- and it’s a RWD! For most loyalists, this is a welcome return to their roots, as the Explorer at its inceptions was a real-wheel drive.
It’s still a unibody though, with All-wheel drive is provided as optional.
2020 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Ford Explorer- Pictures
The 2020 Explorer gets evolutionary design changes which are not necessarily for the better.
Here’s a low-down on some important specs.
|2020 Explorer||2019 Explorer|
|Base Engine||300 hp and 310 lb-ft||280 hp and 310 lb-ft|
|V6||365 hp and 380 lb-ft||365 hp and 350 lb-ft|
|Towing Capacity||5300 pounds & 5600 pounds||3300 pounds and 5000 pounds|
The front of the 2020 Explorer has been brought in-line with others in Ford’s portfolio. Safe to say that I liked the old one better.
The rear gets fewer changes.
Overall, the quality, fit and finish is better in the 2020 Explorer. I just wish portrait screen goes away, as like any big SUV, it looks lean and misfitting.
2020 Ford Explorer- Variants, Specs and other Features
For 2020, the Explorer comes with a revised design, updated engine list, and a suite of new standard and optional features- improving on the previous 5 generations and almost 30 years of lineage.
Currently, four variants are available- Base, XLT, Limited, and Platinum.
The new SUV comes with 300bhp in base- with the 2.3-liter four-cylinder capable of producing 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque.
The new 3.0-liter turbo V6, replacing the 3.5 V6, is expected to produce nearly the same amount of power and a bit more torque- 365 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. A ten-speed automatic comes as standard.
Standard ergonomic and safety features: Power-operated rear hatch, a 4G hot spot, 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Co-Pilot360, the Blue Oval’s suite of passive and active safety.
Additional; features: 10.1-inch touchscreen, 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, adaptive cruise control system with lane-centering technology, an automatic rear braking system, and Ford’s Active Park Assist 2.0
Price & Release date
The 2020 Explore will begin to reach dealerships by Summer of 2019 with a base price of with a base price of $32,765.
Stay tuned fore more news and updates!