How to Switch Drive Modes on the 2020 Ford Explorer
With the unveiling of the class-exclusive Terrain Management System, the all-new 2020 Ford Explorer tames the most catastrophic terrains. Drivers can now shift on the fly into one of several terrain-specific settings to match the surrounding environment. Learn how to switch drive modes on the 2020 Ford Explorer and take your on- and off-road endevours to the next level!
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How to Switch between Drive Modes
For RWD Models…
Use the ‘MODE’ buttons on the center console to select your drive mode. Your selected drive mode will show on the instrument cluster display.
For AWD Models…
Turn the drive mode dial located on the center console to change your drive mode. Your selected drive mode will show on the instrument cluster display.
Check out the table below for details on each drive mode:
|Ideal for everyday driving on wet or dry paved roads. A balance of excitement and convenience.
|Works to maximize efficiency and increase driving range.
|For better handling on surfaces covered with ice, water, grass or gravel, this mode adjusts the pedal bresponse and traction control.
|Increases throttle response, provides quicker shifts for a more aggressive feel, and allows the transmission to hold shifts longer to help Explorer accelerate faster when shifting. For more “sporty” on-road driving.
|Moves upshifts to higher engine speeds to reduce the transmission shift frequency when towing. It also provides engine braking in all forward gears to slow the vehicle and assist in control when descending a grade.
|Adjusts the transmission shift schedule, pedal progression, traction control and driveline configuration for better handling on muddy, rutted, soft or uneven terrain.
|Adjusts the transmission shift schedule, pedal response, traction control and driveline configuration for better handling in deep snow or sand. Included with available Intelligent AWD only.
Owners can flip to pg. 270 of the 2020 Ford Explorer Owner’s Manual for more details.
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