2020 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Ford Explorer
2020 Ford Explorer 2019 Ford Explorer


2.3L Turbo I-4 3.5L V6


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  MPG (City/Highway)

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2020 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Ford Explorer

Serving Charlotte, NC

The Ford Explorer has been a preferred SUV since its introduction in 1991. Today's SUV shoppers in North Carolina will be thrilled to learn that the 2020 Explorer launches the model's sixth generation with substantial updates from front to rear. Our Town and Country Ford team is ecstatic about sharing these improvements with you and supporting you as you pick out your next SUV from our large inventory.


This three-row SUV's performance capabilities are dramatically improved for 2020. While the 2019 model performs beautifully across all trims, the 2020 model year adds rear-wheel drive and a 10-speed auto transmission. In 2019, the Ford Explorer is equipped with a front-wheel drive drivetrain. Some aspects of the 2020 model's steering, balance, and overall handling capabilities have also been improved. If you decide that the 2020 Explorer is right for you, your SUV may be powered by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost gas engine or a 3.3-liter hybrid engine. Additional equipment in the 2020 model includes a terrain management system, trailer sway control, available all-wheel drive, and other gear.


When you compare the 2020 Explorer's exterior design to the 2019's style, you can appreciate the many thoughtful improvements that have been made to modernize its appearance. In 2020, the Explorer has substantial ground clearance, black or metallic lower-body cladding, and a front skid plate on some trims. In addition, the updated Explorer's front end shows off a hexagonal grille with integrated headlights. These are rectangular headlights that are placed over the geometric foglamp portals. Throughout the Explorer's exterior, you can appreciate long, angled personality lines coupled with a flat, angled roof.


The 2019 Ford Explorer is well-equipped with many modern technologies, assistive safety features, and quality materials. The 2020 model year, however, adds several new features and makes some of the optional equipment from last year's model standard in select trims. Equipment that you can appreciate in some or all of the trims includes Ford Co-Pilot 360 technologies, smart device integration, a premium audio system, a power sunroof, a hands-free liftgate, a wireless hotspot, a voice-activated navigation system, a universal garage door opener, leather material, a wireless charging station, USB ports, ambient lighting, power windows and door locks, easy access to the third row, fold-down seats in the second and third rows, a heated steering wheel and several additional features.

Have you decided on the Ford Explorer as your next new SUV? At Town and Country Ford in North Carolina, we will happily support you as you get familiar with our current inventory through a few test drives. Our goal is to help you find the right model year, trim, and options to suit your preferences and needs.

* EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.