2020 Ford® Explorer SUV | Capability Features | Ford.com

Explorer

Capability

Do what you want. And then some.

The 2020 Explorer is ready for any adventure, thanks to an array of capability-enhancing features. From all-new RWD and 10-speed transmission to the 3.0L EcoBoost® engine and available 4WD with Terrain Management System, the Explorer is prepared for the road ahead.
A 2020 Explorer Limited at the top of a mountain

Towing and Trailer Sway Control

Building on AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control, the standard trailer sway control selectively brakes and adjusts engine power to maintain trailer control.39  The result is stability and control, even when towing large loads. When properly equipped, the Explorer can tow up to 5,600 lbs. The Class III Trailer Tow Package is available with the 2.3L EcoBoost® and 3.3L hybrid engines, and comes standard with the 3.0L EcoBoost engine.
A 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid in Atlas Blue towing a camper on the highway

Sidewind Stabilization

Sidewind stabilization can help counteract heavy wind conditions, helping stabilize the vehicle in situations where you are likely to encounter heavy gusts of wind. This system keeps you from having to fight the wind and put in extra effort when overtaking large trucks, crossing a bridge or simply driving on the open road.*
*Shown with optional roof-mounted rack accessory.
2020 Explorer Limited in Iconic Silver on a steep hill

Awe-inspiring power.

As the backbone of the ST and Platinum powertrains, the available 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine takes the athletic feel of Explorer a step further. With a 10-speed automatic transmission, twin turbos and direct injection, the Platinum powertrain generates 365 horsepower plus 380 lb.-ft of torque.* The ST takes this muscular engine with twin turbos and combines it with a 10-speed automatic transmission for a powertrain like nothing before it. With 400 horsepower plus 415 lb.-ft. of torque* and a top speed of 143 mph, the 2020 ST is the most powerful Explorer ever.
*Horsepower and torque ratings based on premium fuel per SAE J1349 standard. Your results may vary.
A 2020 Explorer Platinum in Rapid Red being driven down a city street