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2020 Ford Explorer – IIHS Top Safety Pick+

We're proud to say that Explorer is an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus for 2020 and 2021 model year, built after May 2020.

Built for life’s adventures.

The 2020 Explorer has been completely redesigned — inside, outside and under the hood. In addition to capability enhancing features like rear-wheel drive, there are also two available trims. Ford now offers a commanding, no-compromise Explorer Limited Hybrid as well as the most powerful Explorer to date, the Explorer ST. With 400 horsepower, 415 lb.-ft. of torque and top speed of 143 mph, an ST brings the adventure to you.*
*Horsepower and torque ratings based on premium fuel per SAEJ1349 standard. Your results may vary.
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Explorer Models

Take it away.

Explorer helps you make the most of your next big adventure with the addition of a rear-wheel-drive platform and your choice between four powerful engines. For additional traction on your escapades, available Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System helps you get where you’re going. And with the ability to tow up to 5,600 lbs., when properly equipped, you won’t be slowed down, not even with a hefty camper in tow.

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Whether you’re making your mark in the wilderness or discovering the city, the Explorer makes it easy to maximize your adventure ahead.
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Confidence-driving technology.

With Ford Co-Pilot360  on board, it’s easy to enjoy getting there.

Loaded with confidence.

Once you’re inside the completely redesigned Explorer, you’ll notice an array of available amenities. Interior attributes like tri-Diamond perforated leather seating surfaces, a hexagon carbon-fiber-lined front dash and a precision-engineered center console with a rotary gear shift dial fill the cabin with a refined and dignified look.

The ST and Hybrid.

As part of the redesign, Explorer now offers two high-powered trims. The Explorer ST has an athletic look that’s matched by a powerful 400-hp engine* and driving dynamics engineered by the Ford Performance team. The Explorer Limited Hybrid packs a similar punch, it is a no-compromise hybrid SUV that’s engineered for big adventures. Not only is it the only hybrid in its class that can tow 5,000 pounds, it’s also fully off-road capable. The rear-wheel-drive model also offers an EPA-estimated range of more than 500 miles between fill-ups.**
*Horsepower and torque ratings based on premium fuel per SAEJ1349 standard. Your results may vary.
**2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid RWD is projected to have an EPA-estimated range of at least 500 miles per tank. Actual range will vary. Final EPA-estimated ratings available in the 2019 calendar year.
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Master of the day to day.

When you have to get things done, the Explorer has your back. The combination of adaptable seating for up to seven and an available Cargo Management System means you can get your star player and her friends to practice without a hitch.

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Enjoy the journey.

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FordPass. Built to Keep You Moving.

Meet FordPass. The only app that lets you earn Points to use toward complimentary maintenance* and puts Rewards, roadside assistance166  and connectivity5  in the palm of your hand.**
*Modem must be activated within 60 days of purchase and remain active for at least 6 months. Buyers of non-modem equipped vehicles will also receive Points for complimentary maintenance after enrollment. Visit a participating dealer for details. FordPass App, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available via a download. Message and data rates may apply. **Based on U.S. manufacturers only.
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Smart Technology

Connect, navigate and discover with smart technology. Ford can put you quickly and easily in touch with your world through smartphone apps, an in-vehicle touchscreen and voice-activated technology.