The all-new Explorer comes packed with more than a dozen new standard features for $400 more than the previous model. Standard features include a power liftgate, 8-inch digital touch screen with SYNC 3, FordPass ConnectTM Wi-Fi service for up to 10 devices and more.
But here’s the real wow moment. It’s when you see the available 10.1-inch portrait touch screen on the center stack. Navigation maps can fill the entire screen or split the space with audio information.
If you go with a Platinum models, you get a twin-panel moonroof, special leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dashboard, door rollovers, and door and front console armrests.
The ST features a flat-bottomed, heated steering wheel embossed with an ST logo and unique floor mats. Leather sport bucket seats with micro-perforation, City Silver accent stitching and ST logo complete the sporty feel.
Park Assist and Reverse Brake Assist
The 2020 Explorer also introduces some new technology. Active Park Assist 2.0 will be available but come standard on the Platinum trim. It allows the driver to park in a parallel or perpendicular spot with a touch of a button without having to work the steering wheel, gear shifter, gas pedal or brake pedal. .
Available reverse brake assist, also standard on Platinum, uses radar and ultrasonic sensors to detect an object in Explorer’s path, and can apply the brakes automatically to avoid an imminent collision when the vehicle is backing up at a low speed – such as when exiting a driveway.
Explorer comes standard with Ford Co-Pilot360TM, Ford’s driver-assist technologies including:
- Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, which includes Pedestrian Detection, Forward Collision Warning and Dynamic Brake Support
- Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert
- Lane-Keeping System
- Rearview camera with built-in lens cleaner
- Auto headlamps with auto high-beams
Other available Ford Co-Pilot360 technologies include Evasive Steering Assist, which provides steering support to help avoid a collision; and Post-Impact Braking provides braking after a collision to lessen injury and damage caused by a secondary crash event.