The 2020 Ford Explorer lineup has been revealed, including the Hybrid and ST. The Hybrid has a 10-speed transmission and electric motor. The battery is under the right-side occupants to conserve cargo space. The Ford Explorer Hybrid uses a naturally aspirated 3.3-liter V6 with an output of 318 horsepower. The maximum towing capacity is 5,300 pounds. No release on official fuel economy numbers, but Ford estimates the rear-drive version of the Hybrid will go 500 miles on a single tank of gas. The all-wheel-drive will not quite reach those distances. The Hybrid is only available in Limited trim, which is between XLT and Platinum. Standard features include a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, heated second-row seats, 10-way power leather front seats and active noise cancellation. There is no official pricing yet.
The sporty ST is the most powerful Explorer with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 making 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission sends power to all four wheels, with a stiffened suspension and upgraded brakes. Ford will also offer a ST Street Pack and ST Track Pack that upgrade to more powerful brakes and 21-inch wheels. The ST standard features include unique leather upholstery with ST logos stitched in the seat backs, heated flat-bottom steering wheel, 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and a towing package. No official pricing on the Ford Explorer ST either, but Ford says it will be priced under $60,000.
Written by: Andee Oehm
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