What are the Capabilities of the 2020 Ford Explorer?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Explorer, Performance on Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 at 12:41 pm
2020 Ford Explorer in hills from exterior front driver side

2020 Ford Explorer Engine Options and Performance Features

The Ford Explorer is an SUV that checks all the boxes; it has seating for seven, an innovative drive system and a host of advanced safety features. On top of that, the 2020 Ford Explorer has plenty of cargo space and offers impressive towing capabilities. This SUV comes in four trim level options, each providing different features and specs. Let’s go through the engine options and performance features on the 2020 Ford Explorer.

How Many Engine Options are on the 2020 Ford Explorer?

The 2020 Ford Explorer has three engine options spread amongst the trim level options. The base engine is a 2.3-liter EcoBoost I-4, the next is a 3.3-liter hybrid, and finally, the 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6. Each engine has a quick-shifting 10-speed automatic transmission.

Engine 2.3-liter EcoBoost I-4 3.3-liter Hybrid 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6
Horsepower 300 318 combined 400 (ST) / 365 (Platinum)
Torque 310 lb.-ft. 322 lb.-ft. 415 lb.-ft. (ST) / 380 lb.-ft. (Platinum)
Towing Ability 5,300 lbs. 5,000 lbs. 5,600 lbs.

Read more: What trim levels is the 2020 Ford Explorer offered in?

What is Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™?

Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System is an available feature on the 2020 Ford Explorer. It comes with seven selectable drive modes, which include: normal, trail, deep snow/sand, slippery, sport, tow/haul, and eco mode. Each drive mode has an icon and projects graphics on the 12.3-inch information cluster display. Each drive mode helps the Explorer gain traction depending on the terrain the vehicle faces.

2020 Ford Explorer from front angle with mountains in the background
White 2020 Ford Explorer rounding a snowy corner in the mountains from exterior passenger side

RWD on 2020 Ford Explorer

The XLT and Limited trims have standard rear-wheel drive with available intelligent four-wheel drive with front-axle disconnect, which means that four-wheel drive engages when the vehicle senses that it might need more traction. The ST and Platinum trims have standard intelligent four-wheel drive with front-axle disconnect, which means that the drivetrain can switch to rear-wheel drive when conditions call for it. A couple of perks of rear-wheel drive is the increase in towing abilities, sportiness and passenger space.

Test Drive the 2020 Ford Explorer

The 2020 Ford Explorer is in stock at Kimber Creek Ford in Pine River, MN! To learn more about this awesome SUV, check out our model research and schedule a test drive!

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