What’s New for the 2020 Ford Explorer?

The Ford Explorer has long been an SUV icon in the automotive industry; delivering hard-working capability, versatile seating and cargo configurations, and tons of features. For the 2020 model year, the full-size crossover is back and better than ever; boasting a full redesign. Now, Fenton and Clarkston families can benefit from an increase in interior volume, new convenience features, and a full-suite of advanced safety features as standard equipment. Here’s a quick breakdown of what’s new for the 2020 Ford Explorer.

Beginning with accommodations, the 2020 Explorer offers more room than ever before for both passengers and their cargo. There are seats for up to seven occupants, but White Lake families can opt for rear captain’s chairs which decreases seating to six and allows rear passengers to stretch out a little more. The seats can be folded down in a variety of configurations, up to a maximum cargo capacity of 87.8 cubic-feet.

Under the hood, instead of the V-6 power plant of the last model, the 2020 Explorer is powered by a 2.3-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine. Output has been increased to 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. There are also two turbocharged V-6 options, with the Explorer ST boasting 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque.

The 2020 Explorer also offers more features than ever on the base trim level. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration is now standard, as is the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of advanced safety and driver-assistance technologies. While many manufactures might save these features for the upper trim levels, Ford includes them across the Explorer lineup:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pre-Collision Assist
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps
  • Rear View Camera
  • Lane-Keeping System

There are a few optional driver aids as well, notably the Co-Pilot360+ package, which includes Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control, Evasive Steering Assist, Hill Descent Control, and BLIS Trailer Coverage. We’re also a fan of Ford’s Active Park Assist for hands-free perpendicular and parallel parking.

Test Drive the 2020 Ford Explorer near Waterford and Grand Blanc

If you’d like more information about the new Ford Explorer, we invite you to contact us online or by phone with any questions. And, if you’d like to try it out for yourself, then come visit Szott Ford in Holly, MI where you can get behind the wheel for a test drive. We’d love to show you around.

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