Redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer Gets Overhauled From the Ground Up

2020 Ford Explorer Summit NJ

Even though the North American International Auto Show isn’t until next week, the all-new 2020 Ford Explorer has been revealed! Popular among Central New Jersey drivers, this SUV receives a significant update as we enter the next decade.

The redesigned Explorer combines a more powerful & efficient EcoBoost engine lineup, enhanced performance under the hood on & off the road and additional standard & available amenities designed for your comfort, convenience & safety. Not to mention a new more athletic look & feel.

Though some of this SUV’s longtime traits are retained like the blacked-out A-pillars & D-pillars and body-colored C-pillars, it looks a lot different than its predecessor. Between 7 unique wheel designs, a more sloping roofline and shorter front overhang, you'll enjoy the Explorer's sportier look.

The 2020 Ford Explorer Platinum ups the ante in the appearance department with the following upgrades:

  • Twin-panel moonroof to bring even more light inside the cabin
  • Special leather seats, steering wheel, dashboard, door rollovers and door & front console armrests
  • Door handles with a satin aluminum insert
  • Liftgate appliqué
  • Lower bodyside cladding insert
  • Roof-rack side rails
  • Unique grille with a satin aluminum finish
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Enhanced Performance

Every 2020 Ford Explorer coming to our Union County NJ dealership location comes with a more powerful EcoBoost engine that provides added efficiency thanks to all-new 10-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift capability. A 300-hp 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine comes in the base, XLT & Limited models, while the Platinum trim offers a 365-hp 3.0L EcoBoost V6.

Whether you use your Explorer for the day-to-day or like to take off-road trips camping or the beach? Then, you’ll be impressed by the available intelligent 4WD system that offers an optional new Terrain Management System with 7 driving modes for all situations including:

  • Normal for everyday driving
  • Sport for superior handling & control
  • Eco for maximum fuel efficiency
  • Tow/haul to make the most of bringing cargo along for the ride with the improved towing capacity of up to 5,600 lbs
  • Slippery for driving on ice, water, grass and thin layers of gravel & sand
  • Deep snow/sand for more traction when driving on even less stable ground
  • Trail to handle ideally in muddy, rutted, soft & uneven terrains

The superior performance is not just in terms of driving. In addition to to offering best-in-class hip room & the 1st & 2nd rows and unsurpassed headroom in the 2nd & 3rd rows, you now get up 87.8 cubic feet of cargo space inside thanks to the optional PowerFold 3rd-row seats & new E-Z entry 2nd-row seats. This fold-flat room is superior to that offers in popular models like:

  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • GMC Acadia
  • Mazda CX-9
  • Dodge Durango
  • Nissan Pathfinder
  • Toyota Highlander
  • Subaru Ascent

That means families of all sizes and activity interests will be accommodated by the 2020 Explorer. This Ford includes redesigned ISOFIX anchor points for child seat installation anywhere in the 2nd & 3rd rows, so even the smallest of passengers will be safe and comfortable inside.

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Top-Notch Safety Improvements

The 2020 Ford Explorer models coming to our dealership serving Watchung & Morristown NJ will come standard with Co-Pilot360™. This suite of driver-assist technologies work to prevent accidents and is comprised of:

  • Pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning & dynamic brake support
  • Blind spot information system with cross-traffic alert
  • Lane-keeping system that’s ideal for the NJ Turnpike, Garden State Parkway & other highways
  • Rearview camera with built-in lens cleaner
  • Auto headlamps with auto high-beams

Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+™ is also available and adds:

  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go & lane-centering
  • Speed sign recognition
  • Evasive steering assist
  • Voice-activated touchscreen navigation with pinch-to-zoom capability and access to SiriusXM Traffic & Travel Link

The 2020 Ford Explorer Platinum introduces Active Park Assist 2.0 that lets you parallel park with the touch of a button without you even needing to steer or hit the pedals. A blind spot monitor with trailer tow coverage, reverse brake assist, hill descent control, rain-sensing windshield wipers & a 360-degree camera with front split-view are some other safety innovations offered in this SUV.

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A Plethora of Features Inside

The standard amenity lineup for the 2020 Ford Explorer has been enhanced to include a power liftgate, SiriusXM satellite radio, FordPass Connect Wi-Fi service for up to 10 mobile devices and SYNC 3 with an 8" touchscreen display. SYNC 3 also offers features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, access to Alexa and Waze navigation.

Another innovative upgrade the Explorer provides is a 10.1" portrait touchscreen display that uses capacitive glass just like the tablets and smartphones you use every day. Not to mention the following:

  • Wireless charging pad for mobile devices
  • Up to 4 USB ports including new type-C outlets
  • 14-speaker B&O premium audio system delivering 980 watts of power
  • 12.3" all-digital instrument cluster with 3D animated graphics to show vital vehicle info

Salerno Duane Ford can’t wait to have the 2020 Ford Explorer at our dealership located in Summit, New Jersey. Please contact our team to find out more about this all-new SUV!

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