Our 2020 Ford Explorer review is a great starting point for drivers who need a reliable family-hauler around the streets of Glen Allen, Ashland, and Rockville. The Explorer has long been a staple of the Ford lineup and the 2020 model has further improved upon past strengths such as performance, the interior capacities, and the technology.

Richmond Ford West continues to field questions about the Explorer, so we'll be diving into key specifications in the coming sections. Of course, you can get a closer look or schedule a test drive by contacting our friendly staff!

2020 Ford Explorer Specs

You can go in a few different directions when it comes to the performance of the 2020 Ford Explorer. How? Well, you have your pick between three energetic engines!

The standard 2.3L 4-cylinder engine is strong, producing up to 300 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The available 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 churns out up to 365 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. If you're more of a fuel-conscious driver, then choose the 3.3L Hybrid V6. Despite their different power outputs, all three engines are paired to a smooth-shifting 10-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift® capability.

You can maneuver off-road with confidence in the 2020 Ford Explorer thanks to the refined Terrain Management System™, which allows you to choose from the following Selectable Drive Modes:

  • Normal
  • Trail
  • Deep Snow/ Sand
  • Slippery
  • Sport
  • Tow/Haul
  • Eco

If you pair the Tow/Haul drive mode with the available Class III Trailer Tow Package, your SUV will be able to haul 5,600 pounds of maximum payload.

2020 Ford Explorer Interior

Along with its engaging performance, the 2020 Ford Explorer has a sleek cabin with abundant space to stretch out in. With its tall and sloping roof, you'll have plenty of headroom, with 40.7 inches in the front row, 40.5 inches in the second row, and 38.9 inches in the third row.

A few other notable interior passenger dimensions include:

  • Legroom (front/second/third row): 43 inches/39 inches/32.2 inches
  • Hip room (front/second/third row): 59.2 inches/59.1 inches/40.9 inches
  • Shoulder room (front/second/third row): 61.8 inches/61.9 inches/54.9 inches

The total passenger volume is a robust 152.7 cubic feet-more than enough space to seat a 7-person family on long road trips. As for the luggage, you can store it behind the third row, where you'll find 18.2 cubic feet of room. If you need more space, fold down the third row and you'll have 47.9 cubic feet of room. For those large loads that require ample space, fold down the second and third row to open up to 87.8 cubic feet of cargo room!


Modern Technology at Your Fingertips

The Ford Explorer has a serene cabin that houses some of the latest technology on the automotive market. For example, you can select the Premium Technology Package and receive:

  • Multicontour Seats with Active Motion®
  • 10.1-inch LCD Capacitive Portrait Touchscreen in Center Stack with Swipe and Pinch-To-Zoom Capability
  • B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen featuring 14 speakers

Continue to Explore the 2020 Ford Explorer

If you're in the market for a three-row SUV around Glen Allen, Ashland, and Rockville, hop behind the wheel of the 2020 Ford Explorer by contacting your friends at Richmond Ford West!


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