The Explorer is a range of SUVs produced by Ford Motor Company in March 1990 for the 1991 model year. It was the first four-door SUV produced by Ford, replacing the two-door Bronco II and since then Ford as a company can look back and be proud of the amazing 6 generations of the Explorer that have been produced. The aim behind the production of the Explorer wasn’t farfetched; as Ford needed a car that can compete against the Chevrolet S-10 Blazer and Jeep Cherokee mid-size sport-utility vehicles. It became inevitable to replace the Ford Bronco II with a vehicle sized closer to its competitors, all in their effort to attract family buyers, a four-door version was developed alongside the two-door (launched the same month as the four-door S-10 Blazer). The second-generation Ford Explorer made its debut in late 1994 as a 1995 model which marks the debut of the 1997 Mercury Mountaineer, introduced in 1996 by Mercury and Ford Explorer Sport Trac in early 2000 as a mid-size pickup truck based on the five-door Explorer.
The third-generation Ford Explorer went on sale in January 2001 as a 2002 model with the production of Lincoln. The fourth-generation Ford Explorer came on board in 2006 with 4.0 L Cologne SOHC V6, 4.6 L Modular 24-valve V8 powertrain engine to speed transmission of 5-speed 5R55S automatic and 6-speed 6R automatic. The models include Sport Trac Adrenalin and the Explorer America concept. The 5th generation of Explorer officially came on board and open for sales in 2011 and lasted till 2019. The 6th generation has seen Ford produce master class models that have left the world in awe. The 2020 Explorer has been redesigned — adding features like rear-wheel drive which comes in Ford Explorer Limited Hybrid, as well as the Explorer ST. With an enhanced 400 horsepower, 415 lb.-ft. of torque and a top speed of 143 mph, an ST brings the adventure to you. Explorer gives you total control of your next big adventure with the addition of a rear-wheel-drive platform and your choice between four powerful engines and intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™ that helps you find your way to your destination.
The Explorer ST has a sporty look and a powerful 400-hp engine embedded with top class driving dynamics. The Explorer Limited Hybrid SUV is specially engineered for big adventures to guaranty your safety. With a fully off-road capability, the Explorer Limited Hybrid SUV can tow 5,000 pounds. Also, with an EPA-estimated range of more than 500 miles between fill-ups, the rear-wheel-drive model also guarantees power and speed in every adventure. This article focus is on reviewing the four distinct 2020 Explorer models, their features and prices.
Below are the different types of 2020 Explorer models, pictures and prices:
2020 Explorer XLT
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The XLT Has a 7 Seater capacity to ensures your family has convenience in your outings, be it a picnic, religious services, traveling or even a drive to school or office. It also comes with a Cargo Space of 87.8 Cubic Feet. It has security features such as SecureCode™ Keyless entry pad, Terrain Management System™, Rear-Wheel Drive with an options for Intelligent 4WD, Air filtration system, Tri-zone electronic temperature control and Rear auxiliary climate control, SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft System, Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System (ITPMS), Perimeter alarm, and a Battery-saver feature. The infotainment features come with a FordPass Connect™, Dual second-row smart-charging USB ports, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, FordPass Connect™ 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and FordPass Connect™ 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot to keep you entertained as the 18″ Five-Spoke Sparkle Silver-Painted Aluminum wheels spin you deep into a driving rhapsody.
2020 Explorer Limited
With a Seating capacity for 6 and Cargo Space rating of 87.8 Cubic Feet, the Explorer Limited is here to guarantee family convenience. Built to withstand any territorial rigidity or moisture the Explorer Limited has Terrain Management System™, Hill Descent Control™, Hybrid Powertrain, 3.3L Hybrid Engine standing on powerful 20″ polished aluminum wheel with an air filtration system and Tri-zone electronic temperature control to regulate climate conditions. It also has Easy Fuel® capless fuel filler, 2V Powerpoints, 3 total (1 first row, 1 second-row, and 1 cargo area), 2V Powerpoints, 3 total (1 first row, 1 second-row, and 1 cargo area). For the safety of your family or company, it is manufactured with the AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children), Safety Canopy® System, Front Passenger Knee Airbag, Belt-Minder®, and Front Passenger Knee Airbag SOS Post-Crash Alert System™ Traction control. With your safety guarantied, the Explorer Limited added a well-toned state of the art infotainment system such as the B&O Sound system by Bang & Olufsen, FordPass Connect™, Dual second-row smart-charging USB ports, Voice-Activated Navigation System, FordPass Connect™ 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot to help keep you and your family entertained in every journey you venture into with the EL. The Ford Explorer Limited is created with you and your family in mind.
2020 Explorer ST
The Explorer ST share similar features with the XLT and the Limited but has a unique sport-tuned independent front and rear suspension, 3.0L EcoBoost® 20″ machined aluminum, Power tilt/telescoping steering column, 12V Powerpoints, 3 total (1 first row, 1 second-row, and 1 cargo area), Ambient Lighting, Overhead console with dome/map lights and sunglasses holder and Remote Start. It also comes with an improved B&O Sound system by Bang & Olufsen, ST Interior, Second-row armrest and dual cupholders, heated outboard seats.
2020 Explorer Platinum
With Seating for 7 87.8 Cubic Feet, the Explorer Platinum share basic features with another model but has an advance improvement to further meet your need.
Note: The above prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price; this suggests that prices may vary depending on the country as retailers reserve the right to sell in any price they choose within their franchise.
The downside of Explorer series
One downside of the 2020 Ford Explorer, when compared to other vehicles in the same class, is poor fuel efficiency… Explorer has a fuel efficiency of 27 mpg on the highway; whereas other midsize SUVs have fuel efficiency in excess of 30 miles per gallon (mpg) and no drive like to spend more on fuel no matter how rich they are.
It’s another great review with the Ford Explorer models which is clearly a great car. Like I always say, beauty remains in the eyes of the beholder, so you may have your reservations and I encourage you to share your own views in the comment section. Fam! once again I want to thank you for reading, please share the post with your friends and family preferably via your social media account so they can also read and learn. And please don’t forget to visit or recommend carmart to buy every car type you need. Stay safe and blessed; see you when I see you. Ciao!