What are the new features of the 2020 Ford Explorer?

As it moves towards its fourth decade on the roads of Reisterstown, the Ford Explorer continues to be the premiere five-door SUV on the market. Combining plenty of space for passengers and cargo, powerful yet efficient engines, and the latest in advanced safety and infotainment technology, the 2020 Ford Explorer is the newest evolution of the brand, ushering in a whole new generation of ultimate usefulness. Let's take a look at what makes this the perfect SUV for tackling the everyday rush of life around Owings Mills and Pikeville.

2020 ford explorer features in Owings Mills at Len Stoler Ford

How much more capable is the 2020 Ford Explorer?

Utilizing turbocharged powerplants, the new Explorer offers a balance between capability and efficiency.

While 2.3 liters of displacement might not sound like much, it's what you do with it that counts. The base 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline four-cylinder engine in the 2020 Explorer isn't messing around, and it squeezes out every bit of power.

With 300 horsepower running through the standard 10-speed automatic transmission, there is plenty of cruising capability. When you need to get going in stop-and-go Finksburg traffic, the 310 lb-ft of torque is instantly responsive, regardless of whether you opt for rear-wheel or all-wheel-drive.


All versions of the Explorer can be equipped with the Terrain Management System featuring seven selectable drive modes - tackle sand, trails, and whatever else the Reisterstown roads, or off-roads, throw at you.

Step up to the beefier 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 engine for more power and capability - but you'll have to decide just how much you want. In the Platinum, the Explorer is tuned for a smooth, luxurious ride, and the V6 generates 365 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque to help move all that wood and leather around. It's a small step quicker than the base model, and cruises with ease.

If you're more about the 0-60 time, the ST offers a tuned-up version of the same engine, taking the power numbers up to 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque. With standard four-wheel drive, it's the SUV version of a Ravens linebacker - big, powerful, and ready to tackle anything.

2020 ford explorer features in Owings Mills at Len Stoler Ford

There's even a hybrid version for the driver who wants to be able to haul a family while spending less at the pump. A naturally-aspirated V6 is paired with a 1.5 kW-hr liquid-cooled battery pack. With 318 horsepower and 336 lb-ft of torque, it's no pokey hybrid - it will move you and your family as quickly as you need to go.

It has limited electric-only operation, but the main point is getting a range of 500 miles or more out of the 15-liter gas tank. At the same time, it can tow up to 5,000 pounds - just short of the 5,600 pounds that the standard engines can tow.

How much room is there for people and cargo in the 2020 Ford Explorer?

Short answer? Seemingly endless.

The base model of the updated Explorer provides seating for seven with a standard second-row bench seat, while all other versions switch to Captain's Chairs in the second row, reducing seating to six passengers.

While many three-row SUVs don't leave much room in the third row, the 2020 Explorer is an exception to the rule. Most adults will be fine for short trips around Reisterstown, with 32.2 inches of legroom and 38.9 inches of headroom.

For long road trips, it is more suitable for teens and children. Still, with 39.0 inches of legroom and up to 40.5 inches of headroom in the second row, there is plenty of space for even the tallest adults in the second row. Every seat offers plenty of room to shift around, with even the rear seats providing 54.6 inches of shoulder room.

The flexibility of an SUV is also important - you've got to be able to haul everything to take care of your yard, move the kids to college, and fit luggage for vacations to the Eastern Shore. Even with all three rows in place, 18.2 cubic feet of space behind the rear seat is enough for most shopping trips.

2020 ford explorer features in Owings Mills at Len Stoler Ford

If you have to hit up one of the big-lot stores in Owings Mills, or pack for a camping trip, you can have room for four or five passengers while dropping the third row to open up 47.9 cubic feet of cargo space. For those times when all you need is cargo room, the cabin can be opened up to fit 87.8 cubic feet of cargo behind the first row, plenty for most any situation.

2020 ford explorer features in Owings Mills at Len Stoler Ford

How has the 2020 Ford Explorer made the driver and passenger experience even better?

There's plenty for everyone inside the new Explorer, and whether it is for short jaunts around Pikeville or for long commutes, the 2020 Explorer aims to make sure everyone is happy. From the start, tri-zone electronic temperature is standard, with cloth upholstery providing comfortable seating.

Available ambient lighting sets the mood, while the standard six-speaker stereo system provides driving music. The FordPass Connect 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot is available on all trims, so passengers can stay connected - and you can keep little ones entertained and quiet with their favorite online content.

Plenty of conveniences are offered for the driver as well, from standard remote start across the line-up to the upgraded 6.5-inch color LCD instrument panel screen - and the upper trim levels get a futuristic 12.3-inch digital unit. Every Explorer features a power liftgate to make loading in and loading out a breeze, whether you go with the base model or a top-of-the-line Platinum.

What safety features make the 2020 Ford Explorer one of the safest SUVs on the road?

Standard on every model, the Ford Co-Pilot360 is an incredible safety system that will help drivers cope with the heavy traffic of Baltimore and Owings Mills, or the frenetic driving on the Beltway. The system features the Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, the Lane-Keeping System with Lane-Keeping Assist, Lane-Keeping Alert and Driver Alert, and Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, as well as other support systems. it is one of the most comprehensive driver assistance packages on the market.

If you think that's impressive, then take a look at the next step up, the Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+. In addition to all the features of the base model, this system features Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, Evasive Steering Assist, and voice-activated navigation. This suite is standard on the Limited, ST, and Platinum trims. Also standard on the ST and Platinum trims is the Active Park Assist 2.0 and Reverse Brake Assist systems.

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What Trim Levels are offered on the 2020 Ford Explorer?

Six different trim levels are offered on the 2020 Ford Explorer, available at Len Stoler Ford. In fact, it's not a question of if the Explorer is the right SUV for the drivers of Owings Mills and Pikesville - it's simply a matter of which Explorer trim is the right one

Base - On top of the above-mentioned features that are standard across the Explorer line-up, the Base model of the Explorer features easy-cleaning, durable, cloth seating surfaces, with available ActiveX seating material. Ford's SYNC 3 system, one of the most intuitive infotainment suites on the market, is standard in the Base model, along with an eight-inch digital touch screen to control Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio. SiriusXM satellite radio is standard, and the system is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A power moonroof is available.

XLT - Stepping up to the XLT trim adds plenty of comforts to the Explorer, from the security of a locking glove box for your papers, to the luxury of a leather-wrapped steering wheel, to the comfort of a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat. The front passenger's seat gets four-way power adjustability, while second-row passengers get access to dual smart-charging USB ports. Outside, roof-rack side rails add more carrying capabilities, and 18-inch sparkle silver-painted aluminum wheels add a touch of brightness.

Limited - Step up to bigger, brighter, 20-inch polished aluminum wheels and a hands-free, foot-activated liftgate for easy loading. Winter is coming, but the cold Finksburg Decembers are no match for the standard second-row heated seats and heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel in the Limited trim. Leather seating is standard throughout, and the front passenger's seat is upgraded to a 10-way power adjustable version. A bigger, better audio experience comes from the 12-speaker B&O premium sound system with HD Radio, while everyone can keep their devices juiced thanks to the wireless charging pad.

2020 ford explorer features in Owings Mills at Len Stoler Ford
2020 ford explorer features in Owings Mills at Len Stoler Ford

Hybrid Limited - Almost identical to the Limited trim but with a Hybrid powertrain, the Hybrid Limited also adds Active Noise Cancellation and a pedestrian alert sounder on top of everything the Limited contains.

ST - It's sporty, and it looks the part, thanks to a black grille mesh insert, lower bodyside cladding, a liftgate applique, 20-inch machined aluminum wheels, and other trim. Inside, it adds on to the Limited trim, setting itself apart thanks to ST-branded floor mats, sport bucket seats clad in leather and featuring unique stitching and badging, and a sport-style heated steering wheel with the ST logo.

Platinum - Surrounded by leather-wrapped door armrests and rollovers, a leather-wrapped front console, a leather-wrapped instrument panel, Real Ash Swirl wood trim, and perforated leather seats with accent stitching, it's like you're riding in a lounge through the streets of Reisterstown. It doesn't get much more luxurious. A twin-panel moonroof opens up the cabin, and the front windows are remote-controlled. The exterior receives a satin aluminum trim treatment across the door handle inserts, lower bodyside cladding, roof-rack side rails, and the liftgate applique. This is all in addition to everything included in the ST.


From utilitarian and durable, to luxurious, the 2020 Ford Explorer offers something for pretty much any driver who values space, capability, and durability in their SUV. It's just the latest example of why the Explorer name has been synonymous with sport utility vehicles for thirty years. Come take a look at all of the versions we have on our lot here at Len Stoler Ford. We're easy to get to from Owings Mills, Pikesville, Reisterstown, Finksburg, and the surrounding region!



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