Competes with: Chevrolet Traverse, Dodge Durango, Honda Pilot, Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Highlander
Looks like: A sleeker, slicker take on the current Explorer
Drivetrains: Turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder (300 horsepower), turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 (365 hp); 10-speed automatic transmission; rear- or all-wheel drive.
Hits dealerships: Summer 2019
Ford claims the Explorer is the best-selling SUV of all time, with more than 7.7 million sold since its 1991 debut and more than 3.6 million still on the road today. What started out as a truck-based, rear-wheel-drive SUV went to a car-based, front-wheel-drive crossover in 2011 — but now it’s come full circle, as the new 2020 Explorer has arrived, and it is once again a rear-wheel-drive SUV. The new Explorer doesn’t share mechanicals with the new Ford Ranger, however: It’s based on an all-new platform shared with both the Ford Police Interceptor Utility and the upcoming 2020 Lincoln Aviator.
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