2020 Ford Explorer in Colorado Springs

2020 Ford Explorer in Rich Copper Metallic

The 2020 Ford Explorer is available now in Colorado Springs. In this article, we will cover everything you need to know about the new Ford Explorer. We will start with pricing points, then we will move onto the configurations and what's new for 2020 compared to 2019. Let's dive into the full 2020 Ford Explorer specs.

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2020 Ford Explorer Price

The 2020 Ford Explorer has a starting price of $36,675 for the base model. As you move up in trim levels and add options, that price increases to $48,130 for the Limited and $54,740 for the ST performance trim. Going for the top of the line? A 2020 Ford Explorer Platinum starts at $58,250 and it comes with almost every luxury available.

2020 Ford Explorer Configurations

There's a variety of configurations available on the 2020 Ford Explorer. It comes with 4 various trim levels. This includes the base model XLT, Limited, ST and Platinum. The lower trims come standard with RWD and a 300-horsepower four-cylinder engine. The ST and Platinum feature a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 instead that outputs 400 horsepower. These higher trims come standard with 4WD whereas it's only optional on the lower trims. The new Ford Explorer has a hybrid variant configuration as well.

2020 Ford Explorer ST

The 2020 Ford Explorer ST is the sport-focused trim. It replaces the previous Explorer Sport model. The new Ford Explorer ST comes with some black exterior elements, four-wheel drive, a tow package, sport seats (leather surfaces with micro-perforation and an ST logo with City Silver accent stitching), reverse brake assist, a sport-tuned suspension plus active park assist.

2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid

The 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid is only available in the Limited Trim. It adds $4,000 to the price ($52,130 starting price) and features an electric motor combined with a 10-speed automatic transmission and a standard RWD powertrain. The 2020 Explorer Hybrid also comes with an optional intelligent 4WD availability and it's the only Hybrid SUV in its class that can tow 5,000 lbs. While exact fuel economy numbers aren't in yet, it's EPA-estimated that this hybrid variant will get a range of at least 500 miles to the tank saving money at the fuel pump.

Ford Explorer Redesigns & Changes

Ford Explorer models over the years through redesigns and changes

The 2020 Ford Explorer redesign brings this SUV into an all-new generation. There's a long list of improvements over the previous years. It switched from a front-wheel-drive platform into a rear-wheel-drive, which improved handling and towing capacity. There's also a Ford Explorer hybrid model available for 2020. Inside the cabin, there are now six seats available on most trims and the cargo space grew to 47.9 cubic feet. New technologies are also added to the interior to increase comfort and add safety.

2020 Ford Explorer MPG

The base 2020 Ford Explorer remains one of the most fuel-efficient options among all non-hybrid SUVs of the same size. It achieves 21/28 mpg. The 4WD Explorer models only decrease by one mpg. For the twin-turbo V6 model, expect to see 18/24 mpg instead.

Technology & Amenities

Among the ways to customize the 2020 Ford Explorer, some featured options include a 14-speaker B&O sound system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Ford Co-Pilot 360, a 4G wireless hotspot, wireless charging, and Ford SYNC3. The standard Co-Pilot 360 system includes rear cross-traffic alert, a rearview camera, lane keep assist and blind-spot monitoring. 

2020 Ford Explorer Exterior

The new 2020 Ford Explorer dimensions measure 199″ L x 79″ W x 70″ H. It now weighs between 4,345 to 4,727 pounds, depending on what equipment you include. The 2020 Explorer has 10 exterior color options: Rapid Red Metallic, Agate Black, Atlas Blue, Blue Metallic, Iconic Silver, Magnetic, Oxford White, Rich Copper Metallic, Silver Spruce and Star White Metallic.

2020 Ford Explorer Interior

Front cabin Interior design of the 2020 Ford Explorer

The new 2020 Ford Explorer interior offers more room for your passengers and cargo. Behind the back row of seats, there is 18.2 cubic-feet of space with a total of 87.8 cubic-feet when the seats are down. It also comes standard with a power liftgate, but there's an optional hands-free liftgate if you prefer. Higher trim levels come with a twin-panel moonroof, the largest ever in an Explorer.

2020 Ford Explorer Reviews & Ratings

The safety ratings aren't available yet for the 2020 Ford Explorer. Still, car publications haven't wasted any time reviewing this new Ford SUV. Edmunds praised it for the increased space, rear-wheel-drive platform and additional tech offerings. U.S. News & World Report also listed the impressive features, spacious cabin and refined engine options among the pros of this model. Finally, Car & Driver stated that the 2020 model is a huge improvement over previous generations.

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