2020 Hampton Roads International Auto Show

Virtual Showroom

Ford

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Ford Explorer (New)
STATUS: New for 2020 - The sixth-generation Explorer switches to a rear-wheel-drive platform from front-wheel-drive, which means the engines are no longer mounted sideways. The new Explorer is slightly longer than its predecessor, but the wheelbase has been increased by about six inches. Ford says this benefits occupants in all three rows. A rotary dial replaces the traditional shifter and allows for unfettered access to the audio and climate controls, plus an available wireless charging phone pad. Base models come with a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder producing 300 horsepower. Optional is a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 with 365 horsepower. That number climbs to 400 horsepower when the hotter ST model is specified. For top fuel efficiency there's the Explorer Hybrid, which links a turbocharged 3.3-liter V-6 to an electric motor for a combined 318 horsepower. All models come with 10-speed automatic transmissions. All-wheel-drive is available with the turbo four-cylinder and the Hybrid, and is standard with the V-6.
Base price (incl. destination): $37,800
Type: Midsize utility vehicle
Engines (h.p.): 2.3-liter I-4, turbocharged (300); 3.0-liter V-6, twin-turbocharged (365-400); 3.3-liter V-6 with electric motor (318)
Transmission: Ten-speed automatic
Drivetrain: Rear- /all-wheel-drive
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 21/28/24 (2.3)
Base weight (lb.): 4,440