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2020 Ford Explorer | Glendale, AZ

Totally redesigned for the new model year, the 2020 Ford Explorer boasts new trim levels, features, and a range of trim levels that fit the needs of every kind of driver. Whether you’re looking for a fuel-saving crossover or a sporty yet versatile SUV, the Explorer has something for you.

The 2020 Ford Explorer delivers seating for seven, ample cargo space, and convenient seating options that let you adjust the interior to exactly how you need it. Redesigned to be more stylish, quieter on the inside, and more powerful and capable than ever, the all-new Explorer makes the best-selling SUV of the past 20 years better than ever.

The 2020 Ford Explorer is available at five trim levels: XLT, Limited, Limited Hybrid, ST, and Platinum.

The XLT, Limited, and Limited Hybrid trims come with standard rear-wheel drive or optional four-wheel drive. The ST and Platinum trims are standard with 4WD.
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When it comes to powertrain, drivetrain, and other performance features, the 2020 Explorer offers a wide range of options. The base 2.3-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder delivers exciting performance on its own, and an upgrade to the 3.0-liter EcoBoost® on the sporty Explorer ST trim kicks it up to a whopping 400 horsepower. There’s even a hybrid option with a 3.3-liter Hybrid Powertrain that is expected to deliver upwards of 500 miles of EPA-estimated driving range.*

Mounted to a 10-speed automatic transmission, all of the engines create a flexible, smooth ride. The redesign also resulted in better weight distribution and a return to rear-wheel drive, which together improve the balance and handling of the Explorer.

Alternatively, the 2020 Explorer can come with Intelligent 4-Wheel Drive with Terrain Management System™, which provides seven drive modes that let you easily switch between modes optimized for normal roads, towing and hauling, off-roading, and more.
ST thrills continue with all-new Explorer ST
Continuing the expansion of the ST brand, the all-new Explorer ST is the most powerful and fun-to-drive Ford SUV ever.

Engineered by the Ford Performance team, Explorer ST uses a specially tuned 3.0-liter EcoBoost® engine projected to achieve 400 horsepower and 415 lb.-ft. of torque. A top speed target for track drivers stands at 143 mph.

Explorer ST delivers an engaging driving experience with a quick-shifting 10-speed automatic transmission and standard four-wheel drive with selectable traction control. Available upgrades include an ST Street Pack and an ST Track Pack. Both have 21-inch aluminum wheels with differing levels of performance brakes and feature larger vented rotors, red-painted brake calipers with stainless steel pistons, and larger brake pads for even
better stopping power.

As with Edge ST, Explorer ST offers a
Sport mode for an exhilarating ride. When engaged via the selectable drive mode dial in the center console, the steering system tightens for sportier reaction, the gas pedal responds more aggressively, gears hold longer and shift quicker, and an enhanced engine note plays through the cabin.

Visually, Explorer ST stands out courtesy of a black mesh grille insert, liftgate appliqué, lower bodyside details, roof-rack side rails, and skid plate elements. “EXPLORER” badging stretches across the front edge of the hood.
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Inside, a 12.3-inch all-digital instrument cluster is standard. A flat-bottomed, heated steering wheel embossed with an ST logo and unique floor mats are subtle cues exclusive to Explorer ST. Leather sport bucket seats with micro-perforation, City Silver accent stitching and ST logo complete the sporty feel.  

Explorer ST comes standard with a Class III Trailer Tow Package with Cargo Management System and Active Park Assist 2.0 – Ford’s new driver-assist parking system that takes control of the steering wheel, gas pedal, brake pedal, and gear shifter during parallel and perpendicular parking maneuvers with a simple touch of a button.
Explorer Hybrid offers no-compromise efficiency
Ford is reinventing the standard for hybrids – introducing an entirely new generation of vehicles this year that brings out the best in hybrid capability with great performance and the freedom to go further.

The all-new Explorer Hybrid, which features a 3.3-liter hybrid powertrain, is projected to produce a combined system 318 horsepower. An EPA-estimated range of more than 500 miles between gas station fill-ups is targeted for the rear-wheel-drive model*.

An all-new 10-speed modular hybrid transmission provides SUV capability. Unlike previous hybrid vehicles, a specially designed liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery is built into the Explorer chassis below the second-row seats to preserve cargo and passenger space.

Available in Limited edition trim, Explorer Hybrid comes with Active Noise Cancellation, Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+™ driver-assist technologies, leather seats with micro-perforation and accent stitching, second-row heated seats, a 14-speaker B&O premium sound system, wireless phone charging pad, and 10-way power adjustable driver and front passenger seats.

*Actual range will vary. Final EPA-estimated ratings available in the 2019 calendar year.
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  • Engine: 2.3-liter EcoBoost® inline four-cylinder
  • Transmission: 10-speed automatic with SelectShift®
  • Performance: 300 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque
  • Fuel Economy: Not yet available
  • Exterior Features: XLT body-color door handles; LED taillamps; Halogen reflector high beams; Power liftgate; Power-heated, manual-folding outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators and black caps; Molded-in-color with black rear bumper step pad; Easy Fuel® capless fuel filler; LED signature lighting; Chrome body-side cladding accent; Second- and third-row privacy glass; Configurable Daytime Running Lights; Body-color liftgate spoiler; Front acoustic-laminate window glass; Automatic LED low-beam headlamps; Chrome liftgate appliqué; Black roof rack side rails with black end caps; Black mesh insert with chrome bars
  • Interior Features: Unique cloth seating surfaces, Manual day/night rearview mirrors, Rear auxiliary climate control, Power door locks, Remote Start, First-row center floor console with wrapped armrest and storage bin, Manual tilt/telescoping steering column, Cargo hooks, Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start, Front and rear scuff plates embossed with EXPLORER, Passenger-assist grab handles, Third-row 50/50 split-fold manual bench seat, Second-row captain seats, Pass-through second-row console, Air filtration system, Dome/map lights in all three rows, MyKey®, Second-row captain seats with Power-Assist Fold, Power windows with one-touch up-and-down driver/passenger window, Overhead console with sunglasses holder, Tri-zone electronic temperature control, Integrated key fob
  • Radio and Technology: FordPass Connect™ 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, AM/FM/MP3-compatible with six speakers, Three 12-volt powerpoints, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, Dual second-row smart charging USB ports, FordPass Connect™
Standard Safety Features
  • SecuriCode™ keyless entry keypad
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren
  • SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft System
  • Traction control
  • Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Battery-saver feature
  • Reverse Sensing System
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
  • Belt-Minder®
  • Remote keyless/illuminated entry
  • Lane Keeping System (includes Lane-Keeping Assist, Lane-Keeping Alert, and Driver Alert)
  • Rear view camera with washer
  • Perimeter alarm
  • Safety Canopy® System
  • Front passenger knee airbag
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™
The all-new 2020 Ford Explorer isn’t just the best Explorer ever made — it’s, for our money, one of the best SUVs ever made. See it and experience it for yourself at Sanderson Ford. Call or visit to learn how you can be one of the first to try out this impressive SUV.

*Actual range will vary. Final EPA-estimated ratings available in the 2019 calendar year.

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6400 N. 51st Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85301
Phone: (623) 842-8600
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