While the new Ford Explorer doesn’t look that much different from the car it’s replacing, it’s got some pretty impressive specs that we think deserve a little more attention. The new Ford Explorer is all about power and it sports one of the most powerful base engines in its class. The standard 2020 model will house a 2.3-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. The upgrade engine houses a 3.0-liter that produces 365 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque, while the ST is currently the strongest SUV in its class with 400 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque. That’s one fast SUV!
But the niceties don’t end there. The new Ford Explorer has all the trimmings you’d expect from a modern car and looks like it was designed for a Hollywood movie, rather than family outings. The interior is designed to be as tech-friendly and ergonomic as possible, with a comfortable but easy-to-use 10.1-inch touchscreen in the center of the dash that helps to control the various features of the car as well as the entertainment and GPS system. It’s definitely one of the prettiest touch-screen systems we’ve seen in a car of this size. The best thing about the dash though – it’s not cluttered with gadgets and dials. Just a plain and simple setup with a really nice finish.
But when driving an SUV, one of the main things you’re bound to look for first is space – and the Ford Explorer really delivers here. In terms of length, the car is 198.8 inches long and has been redesigned to ensure that you have as much comfort in the vehicle as possible while being able to store more than just your shopping in the back. The Explorer has been designed to add as much additional space onto the back of the vehicle and while it may only seem like a small amount, it will most likely make the difference between having to sit your bag on your lap for a 3-hour drive or not! We cannot wait to try out this sleek, sexy and tough SUV.