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2020 Ford Explorer engines revealed

2020 Ford Explorer engines revealed

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An accidental leak of the 2020 Ford Explorer order guide has showed eagle-eyed users just what engines will be powering the new Ford SUV. Leaked on an internet forum and then picked up elsewhere, the guide told us exactly what engines to expect even if it didn’t show the power output of them.

The eagle-eyed people at Jalopnik saw the details and produced a page for them. While it only tells us the engine size and type, it is enough to begin the speculation ahead of official confirmation. As if people weren’t excited enough about Ford’s newest SUV, they are now!

2020 Ford Explorer engines
The 2020 Ford Explorer engines were listed as:

  • 2.3-litre EcoBoost for the Base, XLT and Limited trims
  • 3.3-litre V6 for the Base and Police trims
  • 3.3-litre V6 Hybrid for the Limited and Police trims
  • 3.0-litre EcoBoost for the ST, Platinum and Police trims

We knew the 2.3-litre EcoBoost was coming as Ford had confirmed that ahead of time. We don’t yet know the exact power output of this specific engine as yet. The 3.3-litre V6 is in the F-150 and delivers 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. The V6 Hybrid is unknown but is speculated to deliver north of 304 hp and 279 lb-ft of torque. The 3.0-litre is in the Lincoln MKZ and is rated there at 400 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque.

All will use Ford’s ubiquitous 10 speed automatic transmission and will be rear and all-wheel drive.

2020 Ford Explorer
What else do we know about the 2020 Ford Explorer? We know quite a lot about the safety tech that will be included. It will feature blind spot monitoring, pedestrian detection, pre-collision assist, reversing camera, ABS, traction control,  post-crash alerting system and likely even more safety technologies upon release.

We also know that the Explorer will use AdvanceTrac stability control, independent suspension, disc brakes all round, electric power steering and dual stage airbags.

Along with the shift from a transverse setup with unibody construction to longitudinal body on frame, there are likely to be an entire book full of changes for the 2020 Ford Explorer. This shift in alignment has been met with almost universal agreement. The shift to unibody didn’t go down too well with owners but this move back to its roots should enable the driving experience within the Explorer to be quite lively.

As soon as Ford provides us with any more details on the 2020 Ford Explorer, I’ll post them on our blog.

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