If you have explored the mainstream auto market for SUV options at all, you’re probably already familiar with the Ford Explorer. The Ford Explorer is a mid-size crossover SUV that has reached iconic status in Ford’s vehicle lineup and has become almost synonymous with the modern mid-size SUV class as a whole. So, where do you go when looking for a good deal on an SUV in Glendora? We got you covered.

Although it has remained one of Ford’s best-selling models over the years, the Ford Explorer has definitely been in need of some significant updates for several model years. For the 2020 model year, the Ford Explorer underwent a major redesign that added a variety of long-awaited updates, upgrades, and all-new features to this long-beloved SUV—including an all-new platform and rear-drive chassis. 

The 2020 Ford Explorer is widely renowned as a much-improved three-row SUV that is worth a second look even if you’ve previously written off its predecessors from past model years. If you’re in the market for a mid-size crossover SUV, keep reading to learn more about 5 features that make the 2020 Ford Explorer a good SUV for a wide range of drivers. 

  1. Powerful Engine Lineup 

The 2020 Ford Explorer is available with four different engine options, all of which are powerful enough to be notable among other mid-size crossover SUVs on the market. 

These powerful engine options include a turbocharged 2.3-L inline-four engine that generates 300 horsepower; a twin-turbocharged 3.0-L V6 engine that delivers 365 horsepower; a twin-turbo 3.0-L V6 engine that delivers 400 horsepower and 415 lb.-ft. of torque (available only for the Explorer’s ST trim level); and an engine that is part of a unique hybrid drivetrain. 

The hybrid drivetrain of the 2020 Ford Explorer consists of a naturally aspirated 3.3-L V6 engine that is paired with a single 35-kW electric motor, which generates 44 horsepower on its own for a combined 318 horsepower output. The hybrid Explorer model for the 2020 model year boasts an impressive driving range of more than 500 miles on a single tank of gas.

All of the Explorer’s powerful engine options for the 2020 model year are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission that ensures a smooth and steady ride on the road for both drivers and passengers alike. 

  1. Practical Cabin 

The cabin of the 2020 Ford Explorer is practical in all the best ways. It features ultra-comfortable captain’s chairs in the second row that help this mid-size SUV feel more spacious and offers extra legroom to second-row passengers. This second row of captain’s chairs also makes it easier for third-row passengers to make their way to the back row without having to climb over seatbacks on their way. 

All of the controls on the interior of the 2020 Explorer are intuitive and user-friendly, which makes it easy for drivers to adjust climate control, radio volume, etc. without getting distracted or even taking their eyes off the road at all. 

  1. Many Standard Safety Features 

Safety should come first in any family-oriented car, and it is definitely a priority in the 2020 Ford Explorer. This mid-size SUV comes with many advanced safety features as standard for the 2020 model year. 

Standard and available safety features for the 2020 Explorer include but are not limited to cross-traffic alert, lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, traction control, electronic stability control, lane departure warning, brake assist, and more. 

  1. Excellent Efficiency 

Among its competitors within the mid-size SUV class, the 2020 Ford Explorer stands out for its fuel-sipping capability. 

Depending on which model and the trim level you choose, the 2020 Explorer offers a combined gas mileage of between 20 and 28 MPG. It reaches between 18 and 29 MPG in the city and between 24 and 27 MPG on the highway, making the 2020 Explorer one of the most fuel-efficient mid-size SUVs on the current auto market. All just another reason to look for a deal on this SUV in Glendora. 

  1. Well-Integrated Tech Features 

Prior to its 2020 redesign, the Ford Explorer was somewhat lacking in high-tech features and was beginning to fall behind competing crossover SUVs in its vehicle class in this area. 

Fortunately, the 2020 model year brought with it many tech-related updates for the Ford Explorer. The 2020 Explorer is equipped with a user-friendly, well-organized central touchscreen display that is connected to its state-of-the-art infotainment system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity are also standard features for the 2020 Explorer.

So if you’re in the market and looking for a deal on a good SUV in Glendora, check out the lineup at Colley Ford!