Obtain the midlevel SE trim. The SE features a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t be worried about a stiff ride, though the SE continues to be relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can be a good bargain considering all the safety and tech equipment you receive for the money. Finally, the SE can be acquired with a wide variety of options, so you can pick and choose those that are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs may be all the rage, but there’s still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2020 Ford Explorer. Coming off a redesign just a year ago, the 2020 Ford Explorer is a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with plenty of standard safety equipment and lots of options to select from.
As has been the case for a time, you will get the 2020 Ford Explorer with a four-cylinder engine or perhaps a more powerful V6, or you can get the miserly 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid. On the highway, the 2020 Ford Explorer is comfortable and compliant. 2020 Ford Explorer also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2020 Ford Explorer with a little extra personality. Inside, the 2020 Ford Explorer offers a simple yet feature-packed cabin, particularly if you opt for one of many upper trim levels. There are lots of options to choose from over the way.
The 2020 Ford Explorer can be as competent while they come. It’s well-priced on the whole, and modern feature content makes it supremely simple to drive. If you’re looking for something with a bit more class and space than a small sedan, the 2020 Ford Explorer might just be the sedan for you.
The 2020 Ford Explorer is the beds base trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features which includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2020 Ford Explorer Safety Sense, which is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On another rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a car alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with many different additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a larger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Lots of the features on the upper trim levels could be put into the lower trim levels as options. Other notable options include a sunroof, a JBL audio system coupled with an integral navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2020 Ford Explorer stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the back seat is easy to fold down to match longer items. You will find enough cabin storage options to produce most people happy. Loading a car seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good however not stellar. The forward center console bin is great for concealing items but includes a hard, slippery floor, so they really slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is a decent size, and you can find modest door pockets in the front and rear that are good for small water bottles only.
The 2020 Ford Explorer features a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles allow it to be an easy task to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s super easy to mount a vehicle seat, with obvious and easy to get at lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough room so the front seat do not need to be scooted entirely forward.