Ford's base engine in the 2020 Explorer is something of a surprise. With 300 horsepower and the only 10-speed automatic in the segment, the 2.3L Ecoboost Explorer is seriously quick. With solid 0-60 times, a new rear wheel drive chassis and some of the widest tires you'll find on a modern crossover, this is the first time the Explorer can be described as a corner carver. But Ford didn't stop there, there's also a towing capable hybrid model, a fire-breathing ST model and in Europe a plug in hybrid as well. If you've ignored the Explorer in the past, it's time to put it back on your shopping list.


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Comments

    • David Hamilton
      David Hamilton

      Shame on Ford for incorporating that outdated hood support rod. For the paltry outlay one would pay for a pair of more convenient gas struts over an, *"in your face, in your way" steel rod* , Joe public is never going to complain...

      about 1 day ago
    • Robert Robinson
      Robert Robinson

      Graphs don’t make sense. They should be linear. Small big bigger

      about 6 days ago
    • J.D. Donnell
      J.D. Donnell

      Excellent presentation πŸ‘ First Rate!!

      about 10 days ago
    • Edward Kheyfets
      Edward Kheyfets

      In my opinion the front grill and the rims are very ugly and would not purchase the suv for those reasons. The head lights look like they are from the Edge and don't look that great as well. The interior is an excellent improvement from the previous generation. I thought the the ride was stiff as well when I rode in it.

      about 10 days ago
    • JENNIFER BADILLO
      JENNIFER BADILLO

      When do you recommend using the Eco and Normal mode? I want to know where to get best gas mileage on city and highway and would like to know when is best to use what mode.

      about 11 days ago
    • Viny Cole
      Viny Cole

      Check TELLURIDE better price and quality. More for less, thanks to KIA.

      about 12 days ago
    • Izzy Santiago
      Izzy Santiago

      Do they have this Ford explorer in all wheel drive.

      about 15 days ago
    • Michael
      Michael In reply to Izzy Santiago

      Yes. It's a $2000 option.

      about 11 days ago
    • Jim Hupp
      Jim Hupp

      Once Ford put the water pump inside the engine I was done with Ford. To replace the pump I was quoted $3,600.00 to replace the pump. Bought a RAV4.

      about 19 days ago
    • John Gordon
      John Gordon

      I've always preferred Ford's. However, I am not a fan of Ford's turbo charged or V-6 engines with internal water pumps.

      about 20 days ago
    • Mark Johnston
      Mark Johnston

      Ford has it good with their 2.3L engine.

      about 21 day ago
    • Laquan Johnson Bey
      Laquan Johnson Bey

      Come on ford give us a explorer 5.0πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

      about 29 days ago
    • Bruin Mom
      Bruin Mom

      Thank u for the car comparison tables! So very helpful!

      about 1 month ago
    • Charles Gullan
      Charles Gullan

      Thanks for the review. Very informative.

      about 1 month ago
    • MisledDan
      MisledDan

      Perhaps they could take it a step further and make a 2 door version for 2021 available with manual transmission for its 30th anniversary!

      about 1 month ago
    • Who Carse
      Who Carse

      I love the 2020 explorer but it’s to expensive

      about 1 month ago
    • Jayson Chiam
      Jayson Chiam

      Why does Canada seem to have better standard features on cars?

      about 1 month ago
    • Frankie A
      Frankie A

      How is it in the snow?

      about 1 month ago
    • 1 yacht carpenter
      1 yacht carpenter

      no v8 no sale..

      about 1 month ago
    • P
      P

      Two reasons why I don't like the new 2020 Ford Explorer 1. Poor interior quality and 2. High price.

      about 1 month ago
    • Jiajia Li
      Jiajia Li

      By any chance you know when the base trim will be available?

      about 1 month ago
    • Robert Kuhmann
      Robert Kuhmann

      Am taking delivery on a 2020 Explorer XLT on Wednesday... MSRP $47,105.00

      about 1 month ago
    • BETO CANADA
      BETO CANADA

      Very nice approach thanks for the info and here in Canada they start to be seen in the roads.

      about 1 month ago
    • Justin Fontaine
      Justin Fontaine

      Looks and sounds good on paper. Too bad its a Ford.

      about 1 month ago
    • Steve Thompson
      Steve Thompson

      Design is not to get "more power under the hood" with front wheel drive reason for RWD;as he states ................ but put traction to rear wheels for those that don;t area's and people that don't need AWD for better towing and better drivability,handling, traction, etc; and to fit more powertrain options under the hood, and to fit the new HD 10 speed transmission ; and then extend WB for more rear seat legroom.

      about 2 months ago
    • Jorge Orjuela
      Jorge Orjuela

      Which one do you prefer? Ford Explorer 2.3 turbo or Mazda CX9 2.5 turbo ?

      about 2 months ago
    • Leo the short guy
      Leo the short guy

      Very nice video as always. Washington state is the place to be if you like rain β€” but not this day. So funny when someone tries to challenge AoA’s data β€” they always lose.

      about 2 months ago
    • Preston Tucker
      Preston Tucker

      2019 looked better. Also, even with the platinum they still have cheap plastic fenders? Cheap.

      about 2 months ago
    • jay czyzyk
      jay czyzyk

      Rwd finally good looking

      about 2 months ago
    • Tom Liu
      Tom Liu

      yeah, AWD standard for Canada, NO AWD, no life

      about 2 months ago
    • Alex Fore Ri
      Alex Fore Ri

      Can you test that 0-60 on this model 2.3l?

      about 2 months ago