2020 Ford Explorer At Midland’s Bourgeois Motors

Completely redesigned for the nameplate’s sixth generation, the 2020 Ford Explorer offers a master class in SUV design and performance, with a range of advanced safety features to boot! Learn more about this exceptional SUV, or a variety of other models in the Ford lineup, with Parry Sound’s Bourgeois Ford North.


The 2020 Ford Explorer takes its purpose—exploration—seriously, made abundantly clear by the powerful engine choices in its lineup. A turbocharged 2.3L EcoBoost® engine comes standard in the Explorer, both capable of producing 300 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque and blowing the competition out of the water. For those craving greater fuel efficiency but needing a full size SUV, the naturally aspirated 3.3L Hybrid V6 engine fits the bill; not only does it offer 318 horsepower and 322 lb.-ft of torque, but it’s the proud owner of a 9.6 L/100 km combined fuel consumption rating. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Ford is offering a Twin Turbocharged 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 that pumps out 365 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft of torque when outfitted in the Explorer Platinum; to take things a step further, this engine has been calibrated to deliver a whopping 400 horsepower and 415 lb.-ft of torque in the Explorer ST! Ensuring a mix of serious efficiency and precision driving, every engine in the 2020 Explorer lineup delivers its power through Ford’s 10-Speed Automatic Transmission with SelectShift® capability—while every model is also equipped with Ford’s Intelligent 4WD for serious on-road (and off) control. Finally, the highly-advanced Terrain Management System™ allows you to adjust the Explorer on the fly—thanks to an easy-to-use dial—swapping between seven distinct selectable drive modes covering any terrain you may encounter.

Engine Drive Type Transmission Horsepower Torque Induction System Fuel Consumption: (combined)
2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 Intelligent 4WD 10-Speed Automatic w/ SelectShift® capability 300 hp 310 lb.-ft Turbocharged 10.3 L/100 km
3.0L EcoBoost® V6 (Explorer Platinum) Intelligent 4WD 10-Speed Automatic w/ SelectShift® capability 365 hp 380 lb.-ft Twin Turbocharged 11.8 L/100 km
3.0L EcoBoost® V6 (Explorer ST) Intelligent 4WD 10-Speed Automatic w/ SelectShift® capability 400 hp 415 lb.-ft Twin Turbocharged 11.8 L/100 km
3.3L Hybrid Intelligent 4WD 10-Speed Automatic w/ SelectShift® capability 318 hp 322 lb.-ft Naturally aspirated V6 9.6 L/100 km


The redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer doesn’t skimp on, well, anything—thanks to both interior and exterior overhauls. Inside this spacious 3-row SUV you’re treated to everything from soft-touch surfaces and Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start, to the available massaging Multicontour seats with Active Motion®. An adaptable E-Z Entry second-row seating system provides push-button access to the third-row, while an available PowerFold® third-row seating option allows you to swap from comfortable seating for seven to serious cargo space—up to 2,487.4 litres, easily accessible thanks to the available Hands-Free, Foot-Activated Liftgate.

While the interior of the new Explorer is big on space and utility, the exterior offers an abundance of athletic style. Sculpted door panels and chrome bodyside cladding accent the all-new front and rear fascia; the former featuring signature headlamps and LED lighting, while the latter comes complete with LED taillights, a body-colour liftgate spoiler, and even Dual- or Quad-Chrome Exhaust Tips on the Limited and ST variants, respectively. Roof racks with side rails come in black or Satin aluminum, with black end caps, while a Rear Bumper Step Pad adds to the aggressive blend of style and utility.

Exterior Dimensions Explorer XLT/Limited/Platinum Explorer ST
Wheelbase 3,025 mm 3,025 mm
Length 5,049 mm 5,063 mm
Vehicle height (w/o options) 1,782 mm 1,782 mm
Vehicle width (including mirrors) 2,268 mm 2,268 mm
Interior Capacities Explorer XLT/Limited/ST Explorer Platinum
Max. seating 7 Passengers 7 Passengers
Passenger volume 4,322.8 L 4,322.8 L
Cargo volume, behind first row 2,487.4 L 2,487.4 L
Head Room (first row) 1,035 mm 987 mm
Head Room (2nd/3rd rows) 1,028/988 mm 971/988 mm
Leg Room (first row) 1,093 mm 1,093 mm
Leg Room (2nd/3rd rows) 991/817 mm 991/817 mm

Technology & Safety

Perhaps even more impressive than the redesigned Explorer’s smart design or performance capabilities, is its abundance of technology and safety features. Starting with the standard inclusion of Ford Co-Pilot360™ on every model, featuring exceptional driver assistance features—like BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System), Auto High-Beam Headlamps, and Rear View Camera—alongside safety features like Lane Keeping System or Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, you may not be able to finder a safer SUV on the market. 

Of course, the available hands-free, voice activated Ford SYNC® 3 infotainment system adds to that safety, allowing drivers to keep their eyes on the road while still accessing their phone, messages, and favourite apps via Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility. For passengers, or when the vehicle is in park, an LCD touchscreen is also available—ranging from 6.5” to a 10.1” version. Auto-Dimming Sideview Mirrors, an available 12.3” customizable cluster display, FordPass Connect™ with Wi-Fi Hotspot, and an adaptive LED lighting technology are all features found standard or available across the Explorer trims, making the 2020 Ford Explorer as smart as it is safe.

Explorer Model Changes

The Ford Explorer has been a mainstay of the Ford lineup—the entire SUV market, really—since its introduction for the 1991 model year. While the 2019 Ford Explorer was a more than competent version of this full-sized Ford SUV, the brand decided to overhaul it anyway, and the results are spectacular. Now in its sixth generation, the 2020 Ford Explorer is packed with more performance, aesthetic appeal, utilitarian charm, and advanced safety and driver-assistance features than ever before. You can still find an excellent Ford Explorer from 2019 or earlier, but for our money there isn’t a better SUV in the segment than the 2020 version of the Explorer! 

2020 Ford Explorer Trim Levels

Explorer XLT

Starting at $40,466
  • 2.3L EcoBoost® engine
  • 10-Speed Automatic Transmission w/ SelectShift® capability
  • Hill Descent Control™ 
  • Intelligent 4WD
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Explorer Limited

Starting at $46,696
  • 2.3L EcoBoost® engine
  • 10-Speed Automatic Transmission w/ SelectShift® capability
  • Available 3.3L Hybrid engine
  • Terrain Management System™
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Explorer ST

Starting at $53,748
  • 3.0L EcoBoost® engine
  • 10-Speed Automatic Transmission w/ SelectShift® capability
  • Sport-tuned independent front & rear suspension
  • Ford Co-Pilot360™ Assist+
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Explorer Platinum

Starting at $58,643
  • 3.0L EcoBoost® engine
  • 10-Speed Automatic Transmission w/ SelectShift® capability
  • 12.3” Digital productivity screen
  • B&O Sound system by Bang & Olufsen
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The 2020 Ford Explorer packs thrilling performance and amazing technology inside a beautiful redesign for the model’s most complete version to date. At home on the highway, or simply helping haul groceries home, the 2020 Explorer offers larger-than-life versatility and capability inside an exceptionally spacious SUV, alongside Ford’s most advanced safety and driver assistance features yet—standard! To get behind the wheel of the 2020 Ford Explorer, or any of the other Ford models in our vehicle lineup, simply visit Bourgeois Ford North or fill out the form below. We carry a wide selection of new and pre-owned models, as well as providing top-tier vehicle service and financing options for Parry Sound and beyond. Let Bourgeois Ford North be your choice for your next vehicle!

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