2020 Ford Explorer Engine Options and Specs
If you’re shopping for a sixth-generation Ford Explorer, there’s a lot to see. This year the industry’s best-selling midsize SUV is new and improved with a host of upgrades that provide drivers with more power and more options. To help you make an informed decision, this guide will take a closer look at each of the 2020 Ford Explorer engine options and specs.
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What Engine Is Standard on the 2020 Ford Explorer?
The all-new 2020 Ford Explorer poses three engine options spread across a range of potential trim level options. The first is a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder that takes over as the standard powerplant this year. The new base engine makes for a total of 300 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, which is more than most rivaling midsize SUVs.
The base EcoBoost® is also the most fuel-efficient gas engine available with EPA estimates reaching up to 21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway. It is offered on 2020 Explorer Base, XLT and Limited models. All engines will be paired with a quick-shifting 10-speed automatic transmission.
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What Engine Upgrades Are Available on the 2020 Explorer?
A 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 is standard on the Platinum trim level as it reels in 365 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. The athletic new Explorer ST trim level receives a more powerful version of the same engine, surging out 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque. The ST model demonstrates incredible driving dynamics engineered by the Ford Performance team.
The new 2020 Explorer Limited Hybrid makes no compromises with its 3.3-liter V6 with an electric motor. The hybrid blend provides impressive power at 318 horsepower and 322 lb-ft of torque. The Explorer Hybrid is fully off-road capable, can tow up to 5,000 lbs. and achieves an impressive EPA-estimated range of more than 500 miles between fill-ups.