All You Need to Know: The 2020 Ford Explorer

America's all-time best-selling SUV returns with a more powerful, more capable, and more tech-savvy model than ever before. Is the 2020 Ford Explorer the best Ford SUV ever? Let's take a look.

Lighter, Leaner, Stronger
Redesigned from the ground up, the 2020 Ford Explorer is lighter, leaner, and stronger thanks to Ford's flexible new rear-wheel-drive architecture.

Improved Off-Road Capability
Due in part to its intelligent four-wheel drive and an available new Terrain Management System, drivers of the 2020 Explorer will experience a better off-road experience. The Ford Explorer's Terrain Management System includes four easy-to-engage drive modes covering seven common driving conditions: Standard, Mud/Rut, Sand, and Snow/Gravel/Grass.

Plus, the 2020 Ford Explorer provides a variety of powertrain offerings including a 3.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V6 capable of producing 365 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque using 93-octane gas, which make this Explorer the most powerful Explorer ever. Explorers with the 3.0-liter EcoBoost can tow up to 5,600 pounds and Explorers outfitted with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost and Class III Trailer Tow Package can tow up to 5,300 pounds. Got a boat you want to tow?

More Tech for the Whole Family
According to Hau Thai-Tang, Ford's head of product development and purchasing, Ford Explorer owners, want more technology, not just for the driver, but for the whole family. Mission accomplished.

Standard and available features in the 2020 Ford Explorer include:

  • B&O sound system — 14 speakers, 980-watts
  • In-vehicle 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capable of connecting up to 10 devices
  • 8-inch digital touchscreen with SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Sirius XM radio
  • HD Radio
  • 12.3-inch all-digital instrument cluster that displays important vehicle information such as the speedometer and the gas gauge
  • Ford+Alexa, which brings the capabilities of Amazon Alexa to the road and allows you to access:
    • Voice navigation
    • Traffic information
    • Amazon Prime shopping
    • Your smart-home devices
  • Ford and Waze, which is available with SYNC 3 and allows you to:
    • Communicate with other Ford and Waze users
    • Share traffic routes
    • Receive real-time traffic alerts about accidents, road hazards, and traffic jams

Plus, Explorer drivers can enjoy the ease and convenience of the FordPass app, which allows you to:

  • Receive key vehicle info and schedule vehicle service
  • Compare fuel prices at stations along your route
  • Find parking
  • Start and stop your vehicle
  • Lock and unlock your vehicle
  • Check fuel and fluid levels
  • Contact roadside assistance
  • Locate your vehicle
  • And more

The 2020 Ford Explorer comes standard with Ford Co-Pilot360, Ford's suite of driver-assist technologies. Ford Co-Pilot360 includes:

  • 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

Additional available safety features include Evasive Steering Assist, which provides steering support to help avoid a collision; and Post-Impact Braking, which provides braking after a collision to lessen injury that may occur in a secondary crash event.

With available Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Speed Sign Recognition, your vehicle will automatically slow down when traffic ahead slows and help keep your vehicle centered in its lane. When combined with the available navigation system, it will also adjust your cruise control settings accordingly.

And, features like available Active Park Assist 2.0 make parking woes a thing of the past. Active Park Assist 2.0 allows you to park in a parallel or perpendicular spot with the push of a button without having to use the steering wheel, gear shifter, gas pedal or brake pedal.

Storage Amplified
The 2020 Explorer may offer three rows of seating but that does not mean its storage capacity suffered any. The 2020 Explorer touts 123 cubic liters of stowage space throughout the cabin. Plus, with the available PowerFold third-row seats and new E-Z entry second-row seats, passengers can access these spaces with ease. Just press a button, put down the seats and enjoy 87.8 cubic feet of cargo space.

The 2020 Explorer lineup now features standard, XLT, Limited, Limited Hybrid, ST and Platinum models and the best way to experience the difference is to give them a test drive. Stop by our Richmond, CA Ford dealership and meet with a member of our Ford sales team. We can answer any questions you may have about what may very well be the best. Explorer. ever. and set you up with a test drive when these Explorers arrive at our Richmond dealership.

For all things Ford, head to Hilltop Ford proudly service Richmond, CA and the greater San Francisco East Bay area.

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