What is the Difference Between the 2020 Ford Explorer Trim Levels?

2019 Ford Explorer

The 2020 Ford Explorer is an SUV built to take you on thrilling journeys in style, but what are the similarities and differences between the trim levels? This 2020 Explorer guide was built to aid you in discovering the unique features about the Explorer XLT, Limited, ST, and Platinum.

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Differences in MSRP

XLT

2019 Ford Escape S Sedona Orange

Starting MSRP: $36,675

Limited

2019 Ford Escape S Sedona Orange

Starting MSRP: $48,130

ST

2019 Ford Escape S Sedona Orange

Starting MSRP: $54,740

Platinum

2019 Ford Escape S Sedona Orange

Starting MSRP: $58,250

Comparison of Engine & Performance Specs

All three of the engines available with the 2020 Explorer breathe strength and endurance, perfect for the driver who wants to be ahead. The following lists put the specifications of the three engines into perspective.

The 2.3L EcoBoost® is included with the XLT and Limited trim levels, and features:

  • Horsepower: 300 HP
  • Torque: 310 lb.-ft.
  • Towing Capacity: 5,300 lbs.

The 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 is included with the ST and Platinum trim levels, and features:

  • *Horsepower: 365 HP
  • *Torque: 380 lb.-ft.
  • Towing Capacity: 5,600 lbs.

*ST trim provides 400 HP and 415 lb.-ft. of torque

The 3.3L hybrid V6 is included with the Limited trim level, and features:

  • Horsepower: 318 HP
  • Torque: 336 lb.-ft.
  • Towing Capacity: 5,000 lbs.

Comparison of Interior & Exterior Design

All four of the 2020 Explorer trim levels are stylish and versatile both outside and in. With such aspects like a twin-panel moonroof and hands-free, foot-activated liftgate, there is something for everyone to admire packed into this SUV. Investigate the table below to see for yourself.

2020 Ford Explorer Trim

Interior & Exterior Features

XLT

  • Seating for 7
  • Cargo hooks
  • Cloth seating surfaces
  • Second-row captain seats w/ PowerFold®
  • Third-row 50/50 split-fold bench seat
  • Tri-zone electronic temperature control
  • Automatic LED low-beam headlamps
  • LED taillamps
  • Heated glass & manual folding power outside mirrors w/ LED turn signal indicators & black caps
  • Power liftgate
  • Rear bumper black step pad
  • Black roof rack side rails
  • Privacy glass in the second & third row
  • Chrome grille w/ black mesh insert

Limited

Most XLT features, plus:

  • Seating for 6
  • Ambient lighting
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel w/ paddle shifters
  • Leather seating surfaces w/ micro-perforation & accent stitching
  • PowerFold® third-row
  • Hands-free, foot-activated liftgate
  • LED fog lamps
  • PowerFold® outside mirrors
  • Satin aluminum roof rack side rails
  • Chrome grille w/ bright silver painted mesh insert

ST

Most Limited features, plus:

  • First and second-row floor mats w/ unique badging
  • Heated, sport-style steering wheel w/ ST logo & paddle shifters
  • LED taillamps w/ blackout treatment
  • EXPLORER badge on hood
  • Outside mirrors w/ ST projection lamps

Platinum

Most ST features, plus:

  • Seating for 7
  • Illuminated front scuff plates
  • Tri-diamond perforated leather seating surfaces w/ accent stitching
  • Twin panel moonroof
  • Unique floor mats
  • Satin aluminum grille

Differences in Safety & Technology Features

Your whole family will be secure and entertained inside this well-equipped SUV with the numerous safety and technology features in place. Peruse the table below to see what you can expect with this all-new SUV.

2020 Ford Explorer Trim

Technology & Safety Features

XLT

  • Driver alert
  • FordPass Connect™ w/ 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Intelligent access w/ push-button start
  • Lane keeping assist & alert
  • MyKey®
  • Power liftgate
  • Rear view camera w/ washer
  • Remote start
  • Reverse sensing system

Limited

Most XLT features, plus:

  • B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen™
  • Forward sensing system
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Universal garage door opener

ST

Most Limited features, plus:

  • Active Park Assist 2.0
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Hill descent control
  • Terrain Management System™
  • Trailer Tow Package - Class III

Platinum

Most ST features, plus:

  • Available wireless charging

2020 Ford Explorers for Sale in Ellsworth, WI

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