2020 Ford Explorer ST SUV

The 2020 Ford Explorer at Key Ford of York

Ford's family-friendly SUV has been completely redesigned for the new model year, and it's better than ever before. The 2020 Explorer promises gains in performance, style, comfort, and much more. If you're on the market for a well-rounded mid-size SUV with serious capability and family-friendly dimensions, this one is certainly worth a second look.

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Engines and Performance

Some major performance and capability changes arrive for the new 2020 Explorer. Particularly noteworthy is the shift from the previous generation's front-wheel driver architecture to the new model's rear-wheel drive design. Ford opted for this change in an effort to improve handling and towing capacity.

Several engine choices are available as well, each one yielding different power outputs and towing capacities.

  • The base 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine makes 300 horsepower and can tow up to 5,300 pounds. 
  • The 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 engine makes 365 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque in the Explorer Platinum. In the Explorer ST, the engine makes 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque.
Ford Explorer ST Engine

All of these engines are attached to a slick-shifting ten-speed automatic transmission. The new rear-wheel drive setup is standard across the board, but there are options that you can choose for extra capability in low-traction scenarios.

  • Intelligent 4WD can automatically engage when the going gets tough. The system sends power to any of the four wheels, according to current traction needs.
  • The Terrain Management System gives you several traction modes to choose from: normal, trail, sport, slippery, deep snow/sand, tow/haul, and eco modes.

Interior Design

The new 2020 Explorer is one of the larger new Ford models. It's clear that Ford has focused on providing a versatile cabin that can accommodate active, diverse lifestyles.


The seating alone gives you the option to bring along an entire crew on your next adventure. Every new Explorer comes with three rows of seats. Most offer seating for seven with a middle bench seat. You can also choose spacious second-row captain's chairs, though this reduces seating capacity down to six. To make third-row access easier, Ford equips new Explorer models with E-Z Entry Second Row seats that can slid forward and backward.

Cargo capacity in the new 2020 Explorer is excellent.

  • 18.2 Cubic Feet Behind the Third Row
  • 47.9 Cubic Feet Behind the Second Row
  • 87.8 Cubic Feet Behind the First Row

Interior Features and Technology

A wide range of interior options give the new Explorer a distinct edge over the competition. Technology features along are quite considerable.

  • SYNC 3 infotainment is a simple, intuitive system that provides access to everything from navigation to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
  • FordPass Connect equips your new Explorer with a built-in Wi-Fi network that can connect multiple devices.
  • Wireless Charging allows compatible smartphones to get a quick charge without having to worry about messy cables.
  • The 10.1-Inch LCD touchscreen is newly available and one of the largest in the segment.
  • The available 12.3-Inch gauge cluster display offers dynamic graphics and customizable information.

Ford Explorer Driver Console

The 2020 Explorer is Available Now at Key Ford of York

Your local Ford dealer near Portsmouth, NH/Newington, NH is ready to help you find the perfect new 2020 Explorer our inventory is second to none and we're confident that we can find an SUV that fits your personal taste. We're only a short drive from Wells, ME, Rochester, NH and Dover, NH, so stop by!