Vehicle Profile: 2020 Ford Explorer Limited
When you drive the 2020 Ford Explorer Limited, you’ll benefit from all the space and capability of a midsize SUV while enjoying the efficiency of a hybrid. The Explorer Limited also boasts the latest tech for safety and connectivity, sealing its status as an outstanding family ride.
Capable and efficient
With the 2020 Ford Explorer Limited, there’s no need to choose between efficiency and powerful capability. The Explorer Limited carries a hybrid powertrain that combines a 3.3-liter gas V6 and an electric motor to put out a combined 318 horsepower and 322 lb-ft of torque. Models equipped with rear-wheel drive can also tow up to 5,000 pounds. Fuel economy is solid for a three-row SUV: 28 mpg and more than 500 miles per tank for RWD models*, or 25 mpg and more than 450 miles per tank for AWD models.** The Explorer Limited handles well, too. RWD models present sportier performance and more confident towing, and AWD models provide a Terrain Management System™ with seven selectable drive modes to tackle everything from trails to snow.
Comfortable and practical
The interior of the 2020 Ford Explorer Limited combines comfort and convenience with generous space for passengers or cargo. The vehicle’s three rows, which can hold up to seven people, boast leather trim with accent stitching and micro-perforation. First- and second-row passengers can also enjoy heated seats. The power-folding second and third rows make it easy to configure the interior if you need to load it up. When both of these rows are folded flat, the Explorer Limited has room for up to 87.8 cubic feet of cargo. Whatever you’re transporting, the interior doesn’t stint on convenient amenities. In the driver’s seat, you’ll get remote and push-button start, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a heated leather steering wheel. Everyone will appreciate the Explorer Limited’s tri-zone electronic temperature control, air filtration, ambient lighting and second-row USB charging ports.
Safe and connected
The 2020 Ford Explorer Limited leverages cutting-edge technologies to keep you and your passengers secure, informed and entertained. For safety, there’s the Ford Co-Pilot360™ system. This suite of standard features includes Automatic Emergency Braking to help you avoid or mitigate a crash, a Lane-Keeping System to keep you steering straight and BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert to alert you if there’s a vehicle in your blind spot. Intelligent adaptive cruise control adjusts your speed to maintain a safe following distance, and auto high-beam headlamps vary in brightness if they detect oncoming traffic or dark conditions. Reverse Brake Assist and a rearview camera with a washer allow you to back up with ease.
Stay connected with the Explorer Limited’s SYNC® 3 infotainment system. Using a touch-screen display, you can mirror your smartphone with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®, access the Ford+Alexa app and get driving guidance via voice-activated navigation. The Explorer Limited also provides outstanding audio through a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen system and supports up to 10 devices with the built-in FordPass Connect™ Wi-Fi® hotspot.
Whether you’re hauling your kids to soccer practice or embarking on a long road trip, the 2020 Ford Explorer is designed to deliver efficient performance, practical capabilities and comfortable peace of mind.
*Actual mileage and range will vary. 18-gallon tank. EPA-estimated ratings of 27 city mpg/29 hwy mpg/28 combined mpg.
**Actual mileage and range will vary. 18-gallon tank. EPA-estimated ratings of 23 city mpg/26 hwy mpg/25 combined mpg.
This article is presented by Mullinax Ford.