How Fuel-Efficient is the 2020 Ford Explorer Lineup?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Explorer on Monday, November 18th, 2019 at 9:22 pm
2020 Ford Explorer on city street

2020 Ford Explorer MPG Ratings by Trim Level

With the exciting launch of the all-new 2020 Ford Explorer, we’ve become fixated on soaking up all the updates this best-selling SUV has in store. On top of the new Explorer Hybrid model, the redesigned Explorer lineup returns improved fuel economy figures across the lineup. Check out the cost-saving improvement for yourself when we review the full range of 2020 Ford Explorer mpg ratings by trim level.

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Category XLT, Limited Platinum, ST Hybrid
Standard Engine 2.3L EcoBoost® 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 3.3L V6 + Electric Motor
Fuel Economy

21/28 mpg (RWD), 20/27 mpg (AWD)

18/24 mpg (AWD)

27/29 mpg (RWD), 23/26 mpg (AWD)

Horsepower 300 hp

365 hp (Platinum), 400 hp (ST)

318 hp
Torque 310 lb-ft

380 lb-ft (Platinum), 415 lb-ft (ST)

322 lb-ft
Tow Capacity 5,300 lbs. 5,600 lbs. 5,000 lbs.

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Explorer XLE and Limited

Standard Engine: 2.3L EcoBoost®

Standard on the lowest trims of the 2020 Explorer lineup, the 300-horsepower 2.3L EcoBoost® engine delivers up to 21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway. When paired with Intelligent 4WD, those ratings make a slight drop to 20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway.

Explorer Platinum and ST

Standard Engine: 3.0L EcoBoost® V6

Found on the higher trims of the 2020 Ford Explorer lineup, the 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 gives up to 18 mpg city, 24 mpg highway. The upgraded engine delivers more power in exchange for the lower fuel economy ratings, offering a max towing capacity of 5,600 lbs. and standard Intelligent 4WD capability.

Explorer Hybrid

Standard Engine: 3.3L V6 + Electric Motor

Among the most exciting additions for 2020, the first-ever hybrid Ford Explorer model makes its debut. Powered by a 3.3L V6 engine and electric motor, the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid returns up to 27 mpg city, 29 mpg highway. That gives the Explorer Hybrid an estimated range of 500 miles on just one 18.0-gallon tank of gas.

When paired with the available Intelligent 4WD system, the Explorer Hybrid can tow up to 5,000 lbs. In return, fuel economy ratings dip to 23 mpg city, 26 mpg highway.


2020 Ford Explorer Rear/Side View with Cargo Space


2020 Ford Explorer Seats

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