One of the best selling SUV’s in Wyoming gets a completely new design, the 2020 Ford Explorer. From the ground up, the all-new Ford Explorer is now in its sixth generation. The 2020 Ford Explorer ST is the souped-up sporty version of the SUV.
A new rear-wheel-drive platform is based on the Lincoln Aviator, with front-wheel drive versions no longer available. 4WD still an option. On the ST model only, is intelligent 4WD as standard.
2020 Ford Explorer ST Specs
- 3.0 EcoBoost twin-turbo V-6 engine
- 400 horsepower
- 415 lb-ft of torque
- Intelligent 4WD
- 10-Speed automatic SelecShift transmission
- Max loaded trailer weight for towing is 5600 lbs
- Seating capacity: 6 (captains chairs in middle row)
- 8.3″ ground clearance
- Sport-tuned suspension
Standard on the ST is an all-new Terrain Management System which has up to 7 choices of drive modes; Normal, Trail, Deep Snow/Sand, Slippery, Sport, Tow/Haul, and Eco.
“As with Edge ST, Explorer ST offers a Sport mode for an exhilarating ride. When engaged via the selectable drive mode dial in the center console, the steering system tightens for sportier reaction, the gas pedal responds more aggressively, gears hold longer and shift quicker, and an enhanced engine note plays through the cabin,” says Ford.
Each drive mode has matching 3D graphics on the 12.3″ digital cluster.
Also included on the 2020 Ford Explorer ST trim is a Class III Trailer Hitch Package. This package includes the hitch, trailer connectors, and an engine oil cooler. This enables max towing at 5,600 lbs.
Exclusive interior features on ST consist of perforated leather sport bucket seats, ST accent stitching, and unique floor mats.
FordPass Connect, Sirius XM Radio, and SYNC 3 are standard on the Explorer ST so you can listen to your favorite tunes through the 12-speaker B&O sound system. Voice-activated touch screen navigation is also included on the ST.
Third-row power-fold seats and Second Row Captains with E-Z Entry and Step-Over Center Console allows for easier exit and entry into and out of the vehicle.
Here are some standard safety features on the new 2020 Ford Explorer ST;
Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+ is a package that automatically comes on ST which has advanced safety and driver-assist features comprising of;
- Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, Lane Centering, and Speed Sign Recognition
- Evasive Steering Assist
- BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System)
- Rear View Camera
- Lane-Keeping System
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Auto High-Beam Headlamps
Also new for safety features on the Explorer is side-wind stabilization.
Packages and extras
There are of course so customizations that can be made to the Explorer through available extra packages.
High Performance Package
This package has 21″ Aluminum Wheels, high-performance brakes, and red-painted brake calipers and comes in at $1,595.
ST Street Pack
ST Street Pack includes 21″ aluminum wheels, performance brakes
red-painted Brake Calipers for $995.
Premium Technology Package
Multicontour Seats with Active Motion® (front only), a 10.1” LCD capacitive portrait touchscreen in the center stack with swipe and pinch-to-zoom capability, and a 980 Watt B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen with 14 Speakers for $995.
For more information on the 2020 Twin-Turbo Ford Explorer ST or to reserve one, call your local Ford dealership.