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2020 FORD EXPLORER HYBRID - All-New Ford Explorer Suv Experience

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2020 FORD EXPLORER HYBRID - All-New Ford Explorer Suv Experience https://youtu.be/9eFcfibBNlY

The fifth-generation Explorer dated back to 2011. We liked it fine, but as time went on, it became increasingly apparent that the big SUV's ponderous handling was from another age. Thankfully, the 2020 Ford Explorer is redesigned from the ground up. It boasts a new rear-wheel-drive platform, a larger cabin and new driver safety features.

Aside from the standard turbocharged four-cylinder (which develops more power than last year), the 2020 Explorer's engine offerings are revised. As in the previous Explorer, a high-octane Sport trim and range-topping Platinum trim are available. Both are powered by a gutsy new turbocharged 3.0-liter V6. Also interesting is the new Limited Hybrid, which promises respectable power and high fuel economy for an SUV.

We're also impressed by the new safety features. Every Explorer comes with the Co-Pilot360 suite, which includes blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist and pre-collision warning. A more robust version of the system is optional on the next trim level up, meaning that even modestly priced Explorers can be equipped with the full complement of driving aids.

The sixth-generation Explorer looks to be an exciting new chapter for the venerable SUV, and one that might shake up the midsize three-row segment. It still faces strong competition from the Chevrolet Traverse, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander, but overall we think the Explorer will be a top model you'll want to check out this year.

2020 Ford Explorer configurations
The 2020 Ford Explorer is a three-row midsize SUV with seating for seven, or six if you opt for the second-row captain's chairs. The base model is well-equipped and comes with a solid number of safety and convenience features for a wallet-friendly price. The XLT costs a bit more but comes with more comfort features that buyers will appreciate.

Next up is the Limited, which adds leather and most of the XLT's optional extras. A Limited Hybrid is also available. Finally, the ST adds a high-output V6 and performance upgrades, and the luxurious Platinum comes with (almost) all the bells and whistles the Explorer offers.

Both the Limited and the Limited Hybrid include the above features. The Limited continues to have the four-cylinder engine, but the Limited Hybrid has a 3.3-liter V6 mated to a hybrid powertrain (318 hp combined).
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