Meet the redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer SUV!

The 2020 Ford Explorer marks the newest generation for the popular three-row family vehicle, and you can already buy or lease one from our Stafford TX dealership. On this blog we go over some of the standout new features that you'll want to show off around Houston!


Engineers have made quite a few performance changes to the 2020 Explorer. One of the biggest is that now instead of offering FWD, the Explorer will have RWD. Rear-wheel drive used to be more common in earlier decades, and we are glad Ford made the return. You can still get available AWD if you prefer.

If you do a lot of driving in downtown Houston and want to be more efficient, you'll be happy to know the Ford Explorer for 2020 now has an available hybrid powertrain! Since hybrids have better MPG ratings in the cities, this newest powertrain offering will be a hit with commuters.

Lastly, the 2020 Ford Explorer is the second SUV to get an ST performance upgrade. The first was the Ford Edge, and now three-row shoppers will get that same enhanced handling. The ST trim gets an engine with 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft toque, as well as a sport-tuned suspension and unique styling inside and out.


The previous model-year Ford Explorer had a lot of available advanced safety technology, but you had to go to the top trim if you wanted it standard. For 2020 the Explorer comes better equipped on all trims. Now the Ford Co-Pilot360™ technologies are included, and all trims can add on the more advanced Ford Co-Pilot360™ Assist+ package.


Get ready to take your technology up a few levels with these new additions:

  • An available 10.1-inch touchscreen that has a long, tablet-like orientation that lets you split the screen to use multiple apps
  • An available 12.3-inch blue gauge cluster that you can customize


There aren't huge changes from the exterior, though the outside does have a little more contouring. The most notable changes take place inside. We love the modern look designers have given the 2020 Explorer, and we think the style gives the vehicle a class-above presence and look that isn't so busy.

If you want to be in the first wave of Houston drivers to get the redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer, visit our Stafford TX location this week to go on a test drive and learn about the competitive financing options.

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