2020 Ford Explorer Release Date

As we get closer to the 2020 Ford Explorer release date, our team at Baierl Ford has been getting a lot of questions about this highly anticipated SUV. We wanted to show you what the 2020 Explorer is expected to offer drivers around Zelienople, Cranberry, and Wexford, so we put together this preview.1

New Trim Levels for the 2020 Explorer

The two new trim levels are some of the most highly anticipated aspects of the 2020 Ford Explorer redesign. These new trim levels are the Explorer ST and Hybrid.

The 2020 Ford Explorer ST will be an even sportier configuration with a powerful engine that’s expected to generate 400 horsepower. It also features a sport-tuned suspension, ST badging, and 21-inch wheels with red-painted calipers.

The Explorer Hybrid is a more fuel-efficient option that still gives you plenty of capability. In fact, it’s expected to be able to tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped. It is also expected to have an EPA-estimated range of 500 miles between fill-ups.

2020 Ford Explorer Interior

The 2020 Explorer will boast even more interior space, with 87 cubic feet of total cargo area and an additional 18 inches of trunk space behind the third row.

In addition to the interior dimensions, the 2020 Explorer will also have more technology. The infotainment system, for example, can include an available 10.1-inch portrait touchscreen as part of the SYNC® 3 system.

This system turns the touchscreen display vertical, instead of horizontal, and includes swipe and pinch-to-zoom capabilities in a way that’s reminiscent of a tablet. A wireless charging station is also available to help you keep your smartphone energized and ready to go.

Engine Specs for the 2020 Ford Explorer

The 2020 Explorer is expected to bring the same kind of power it’s known for and will continue to improve on traction control with the available Terrain Management System™. This system allows you to choose between multiple drive modes to maximize your handling capabilities based on your driving conditions.

One big change is that the Ford Explorer will now offer a rear-wheel drivetrain (RWD). Making the switch to RWD allows them to open up that additional 18 inches of trunk space behind the third row of seats.

Finally, the cockpit is cleaned up a bit with the new rotary gearshift dial. This replaces the traditional lever shifter with a dial that you turn like you would if adjusting the radio volume. This helps to give you a bit of additional elbow room and reduce clutter in the center stack.

Ford Explorer Safety Technology

The Ford Explorer is said to include the Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite of safety technologies as part of the 2020 redesign. This suite gives you many ways to stay aware of your surroundings while you’re on the road. It includes technologies like:

  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System)
  • Lane Keeping System
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering

It’s also going to include Active Park Assist 2.0. This updated system helps you identify available parking spaces. Once you’ve chosen a spot, brake and shift into neutral and allow the Active Park Assist 2.0 system to take control and help steer you into the space.

Stay Updated on the 2020 Ford Explorer Release Date

If you’re excited to know more as we get closer to the 2020 Ford Explorer release date, contact Baierl Ford. We’ll be happy to keep you updated on new information we learn, so you know what to expect from this SUV for your drives through Cranberry, Wexford, and Zelienople.

1 Model not yet released. All specs mentioned herein have been cited from the manufacturer’s site and are subject to change by the manufacturer.

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