What’s New on the Ford Explorer in 2020 Compared To 2019?

March 8th, 2019 by

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What’s New and Different on the 2020 Ford Explorer?

The new generation of Ford Explorer is set to make its debut soon and is expected to be available in June 2019. It will be known as the 2020 Ford Explorer.

When we take a closer look at the upcoming 2020 Ford Explorer compared to the outgoing 2019 Ford Explorer for sale, we see that there are some exciting changes to the newer model that makes it stand out from the 2019 Ford Explorer. When compared with the five generations of the Ford Explorer before it, this sixth generation Ford SUV has some new features that set it apart from others.

The 2020 Ford Explorer Powertrains

The new Ford Explorer for sale soon offers buyers the option to choose between two different powertrains. The more powerful powertrains have a maximum towing capacity of 5,600 pounds. This is an overall increase of 600 pounds when compared to the 2019 Ford Explorer model that has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. Both of the 2020 Ford Explorer powertrain options come with a 10-speed automatic transmission. They are an upgrade from the 2019 Ford Explorer models, with more horsepower and improved torque.

The two powertrain options that are available on the 2020 Ford Explorer are:

  • A 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder, 300 hp, 310 pounds per foot of torque
  • A 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6, 365 hp, 380 pounds per foot of torque

The 2020 Ford Explorer ST Trim and Hybrid Options

The 2020 Ford Explorer has another difference that sets it apart from the 2019 Ford Explorer model. The Sport trim that’s currently a feature of the 2019 Ford Explorer will no longer be available and will be replaced with an upgraded, brand-new ST trim. Also, the 2020 Ford Explorer will have the all-new Ford Explorer Hybrid option available as a new trim that was not available on the 2019 models and models before it.

Interior Differences

The 2020 Ford Explorer also has some noticeable features and changes in the interior design. Most of the changes have been made to increase comfort. The interior has been changed to accommodate larger, more comfortable seats as well as a third-row seat that is designed to be comfortable even for adults. The third-row seat can be opened up at the push of a button, making access easy and quick. This is a part of the new one-touch feature that is available with the new 2020 Ford Explorer.

Another difference is the new rotary gear shift. This new gear shift design is a stylish new addition to the interior. Tri-zone temperature control offers more comfort in regard to the interior temperature. This new technology ensures that all passengers are comfortable and offers excellent comfort to third-row passengers and is an added benefit that models before the 2020 model did not have.

Space efficiency has been improved regarding cargo space. The new 2020 Ford Explorer will have an impressive 867 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first row seats.

Technology Upgrades

The new 2020 Ford Explorer that is slated to be available in Leavenworth this summer has some new technology upgrades. It comes with numerous standard technology features that set it apart from others before it. It comes standard with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Alexa support.

One of the most impressive upgrades in technology is the 10.1-inch portrait color touchscreen which was not available on the 2019 Ford Explorer. This larger touchscreen gives the dash a high-end look and gives the cabin an upgraded feel.

For those who desire smaller touchscreens, the 2020 Ford Explorer will also be available with four- to eight-inch screen sizes.

The 2020 Ford Explorer also has an upgrade to the instrument panel. It has been upgraded to a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster which has customizable graphics to give the instrument panel a new and personalized look.

New Safety Features

The 2020 Ford Explorer has some new, upgraded safety features that set it apart from the 2019 Ford Explorer. It comes standard with a Blind Spot Monitoring (BLIS) that makes the vehicle safer to ride in and operate. Another safety feature is the Forward Automatic Emergency Braking. Another improved safety feature is the Lane Keep Assist that helps drivers to avoid accidents while safely operating within lanes.

One of the most impressive new technological benefits is the Automatic High Beam Assist. This feature takes the guesswork out of whether to use high beams by making the decision automatically.

Finally, the new 2020 Ford Explorer has an added safety feature in the rear camera with built-in lens washers. This allows the vehicle to automatically detect a dirty camera lens and clean it for maximum safety.


The all-new 2020 Ford Explorer is slated to be available during the summer of 2019. Two new powertrain options provide more powerful engines with increased torque and maximum hauling capacity. Two new trim options that were not available with the 2019 Ford Explorer are now available on the 2020 Ford Explorer. Upgrades have been made to the interior, providing more comfortable, larger seats, more cargo space behind the front seats and new technology.

The 2020 Ford Explorer will have more features that are standard than the former 2019 models. Technological upgrades have made the 2020 Ford Explorer safer to operate with Lane Keep Assist, Emergency Braking Upgrades, and Blind Spot Monitoring.

All of these new upgrades and changes have set the new 2020 Ford Explorer apart from its predecessors and has improved comfort, style, torque, hauling capacity, technology, and style. This impressive model, scheduled to be released soon, is the beginning of the sixth generation of Ford Explorers.

Zeck Ford in Leavenworth will continue to offer new 2019 Ford Explorers until the 2020 Ford Explorer is released, and we also carry a wide stock of used Ford Explorers for sale and other used Ford vehicles at competitive prices.

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