The 2020 Ford Explorer marks the return to rear-wheel-drive underpinnings for the Blue Oval’s three-row crossover.
Power comes courtesy of a standard turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder that Ford projects will produce more than 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. Despite its low cylinder count, the entry-level Explorer engine is able to tow a maximum of 5,300 pounds with the Tow package. That figure betters the maximum capacity for the current Explorer Sport’s 365-hp twin-turbocharged V6 engine by 300 pounds.
Those in search of even more capability from the 2020 Explorer can opt for a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 expected to make 365 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the performance-oriented Explorer ST boasts 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque from the bi-turbo bent-six.
A first-for-Explorer hybrid model…