2020 All-New Ford Explorer Global Reveal: Perfect SUV

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  1. hmscott

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    2020 All-New Ford Explorer Global Reveal: Perfect SUV - Everything you want to know
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    Premiered Jan 9, 2019
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    The Ford Explorer remains one of the company’s best-selling crossovers and the automaker is looking to build on that momentum by introducing the redesigned model at the North American International Auto Show.

    Previewed by the Police Interceptor Utility, the 2020 Ford Explorer has an evolutionary design which is instantly recognizable. Despite giving a sense of déjà vu, the model has a rounder front fascia with a prominent grille, sportier air intakes and slender headlights.

    The familiar styling continues further back as the Explorer has a familiar greenhouse and plastic body cladding. However, designers added sleeker bodywork, a sportier roofline and more pronounced character lines.

    While the exterior styling is evolutionary, drivers will be greeted by an all-new interior which features higher quality materials and a minimalist design. Ford hasn’t released detailed specifications, but the automaker confirmed the entry-level Explorer will come equipped with a dual-zone automatic climate control system, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and 40/20/40 second-row seats which fold flat and can be reclined. Drivers will also find an 8-inch SYNC 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

    Moving up to the Explorer XLT will reward buyers with a 10-way power driver’s seat, a 4-way power passenger seat and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Other niceties include a 6.5-inch color display in the instrument cluster, second row USB charging ports and an Intelligent Access system with a push-button ignition.

    The Explorer Limited goes even further as the luxury-oriented model comes standard with perforated leather seats, ambient lighting and a heated leather steering wheel. Buyers will also find heated front / second-row seats, PowerFold third row seats and a 14-speaker B&O premium sound system. Other highlights include a wireless smartphone charger, a 10-way power passenger seat and sun blinds for the second row.

    Lastly, the range-topping Explorer Platinum has a leather-wrapped dashboard, Ash Swirl wood trim and “tri-diamond perforated leather seats.” Other highlights include a twin-panel moonroof and front windows which can be remotely opened or closed.

    Besides the aforementioned features, the 2020 Explorer can be equipped with a 12.3-inch digital cluster and a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a portrait orientation. The latter item hasn’t been integrated into the cabin very well and it looks like someone simply mounted a tablet on the dashboard.
     
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    2020 Ford Explorer: Here's What You Need To Know!
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    Published on Jan 10, 2019
     
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    That optional portrait touchscreen is just ridiculous. It's not a good look.
     
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    Ford Explorer 2020 dash:
    Ford said they did the portrait mode (like the Tesla S) to provide a better GPS Map view. They said people want to see what's in front of them further out than side to side, which makes sense. It's tough to see how Ford could have done it differently, even the Tesla's control center panels look oddly tacked on.

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    Tesla is similar though different:

    Tesla S:
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    Tesla Model 3:
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    Keep a glanceable map in the instrument cluster and the larger display within the dashboard, low enough to not obscure the road. You have to turn your head to see it anyway.

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    It looks perfectly integrated in the 2019 Ram 1500.

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    Holy hell, all of those dashes above look horrible!
     
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    2020 Ford Explorer ST In Depth Debut - Does It Deserve The ST Badge?
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    Published on Jan 14, 2019
     
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    Breaking News: 2020 Ford Explorer Revealed Packing Turbos and a Big Screen!
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    Published on Jan 9, 2019
    ( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2020 Ford Explorer packs a fresh new design, returns to a rear-wheel drive platform, new powertrains and a big infotainment screen.
     
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