2020 Ford Explorer Base
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Engine

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

MPG (City/Highway)

20/27

Safety Ratings

MSRP

$34,765

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Summary

The 2020 Ford Explorer Base comes equipped with a powerful EcoBoost 2.3L I-4 300hp intercooled turbo engine and a smooth 10-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. It ensures your safety with 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, and a Safety Canopy System curtain that protects all three rows of seats. Additional safety features include driver and passenger knee airbags, an airbag occupancy sensor, and automatic air conditioning for added comfort. With its 18″ aluminum wheels and convenient cruise control, this SUV is ready to take on any terrain with its Terrain Management System ABS and driveline traction control. Plus, the four-wheel drive ensures enhanced stability and control.

2020 Ford Explorer Base price

Base MSRP

$34,765

Delivery charges

$1,245

Invoice price

$33,721

Total price

$36,010

NHTSA Crash Test Overall Ratings

Based on the combine ratings of frontal, side and rollover.
Should ONLY be compared to other vehicle of similar size and weight

Driver's

Passenger's

Overall Front

Overall Side

Overall Rollover Rating

Overall

Side - Pole

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side - Barrier

Side - Pole Barrier combined (FRONT)

Side - Pole Barrier combined (REAR)

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2020 Ford Explorer Base warranty

Basic (months/miles)

36/36,000

Corrosion perforation (months/miles)

60/unlimited

Powertrain (months/miles)

60/60,000

Roadside assistance (months/miles)

60/60,000

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2020 Ford Explorer Base Colors

Interior Colors
Sandstone w/Cloth Captain Chairs
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Exterior Colors
Blue Metallic
Magnetic Metallic
Iconic Silver Metallic
Agate Black Metallic
Oxford White...

Engine

Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Engine Size (l) 3.30
Cylinders Configuration V-6
Displacement (cc) 3,300
Drive Type 4X4
Horsepower (rpm) 5,500
Horsepower (hp) 300
Torque (rpm) 3,500
Torque Lb (ft) 310
Engine Location Front
Valves 24
Compression 12
Bore (mm) 87.50
Bore (in) 3.44

Fuel

Type Gasoline
Tank Capacity (gal) 19.20
Grade 72.67

Mileage

EPA City Economy 20
EPA Highway Economy 27
EPA Combined Economy 23
Cruising Range City (mi) 384
Cruising Range Hwy (mi) 518.4

Transmission

Type Automatic
Number Of Speeds 10
Description 10 Speed Automatic
First Gear Ratio 4.71
Second Gear Ratio 3
Third Gear Ratio 2.15
Fourth Gear Ratio 1.77
Fifth Gear Ratio 1.52
Sixth Gear Ratio 1.27
Seventh Gear Ratio 1
Eighth Gear Ratio 0.85
Reverse Gear Ratio 4.88
Final Drive Axle Ratio 3.58

Powertrain

Doors

Doors 4

Seating

Number Of Seats 7
Max Seating Capacity 7

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact

Exterior dimensions

Overall Length (in) 198.82
Overall Width (in) 78.90
Max Width Without Mirrors (in) 78.90
Overall Height (in) 70.20
Liftover Height (in) 32.80
Track Width Front (in) 66.90
Track Width Rear (in) 66.90
Wheelbase (in) 119.09

Interior dimensions

Passenger Volume (cu.ft) 152.70
Front Head Room (in) 40.70
Rear Head Room (in) 40.50
Third Row Head Room (in) 38.90
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.80
Rear Shoulder Room (in) 61.90
Third Row Shoulder Room (in) 54.60
Third Row Hip Room (in) 40.90
Front Leg Room (in) 43
Rear Leg Room (in) 39
Third Row Leg Room (in) 32.20
Cargo Volume (cu.ft) 18
Max Cargo Volume (cu.ft) 88
Cargo Volume To Seat1 (cu.ft) 87.80
Cargo Volume To Seat2 (cu.ft) 47.90
Cargo Volume To Seat3 (cu.ft) 18.20
Floor To Seat1 Cargo Area Length (in) 83.90
Floor To Seat2 Cargo Area Length (in) 49.80
Floor To Seat3 Cargo Area Length (in) 20.80
Beltle Cargo Area Width (in) 59
Cargo Box Height (in) 32.80
Cargo Box Wheelhousgs Width (in) 48.10

Weights

Curb Weight Base (lb) 4,345
Total Option Weight (lb) 0

Steering

Type Rack-Pinion

Trailering

Max Capacity (lb) 5,300
Max Tongue Dead Weight Hitch (lb) 500
Max Trailer Dead Weight Hitch (lb) 5,000
Max Tongue Weigth Distributing Hitch (lb) 530
Max Trailer Weigth Distributing Hitch (lb) 5,300

Braking

Type 4-Wheel Disc
Primary Abs System 4-Wheel
Front Disc Yes
Rear Disc Yes
Front Brake Rotor Dia (in) 13.60
Rear Brake Rotor Dia (in) 12.60

Tires

Front Tire Size P255/65HR18
Rear Tire Size P255/65HR18
Spare Tire Size Compact
Spare Tire Size Compact
Type All-Season

Suspensions

Front Type Strut
Front Type Extended Strut
Rear Type Multi-Link
Rear Type Extended Multi-Link

Emissions

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  • Recall Date 02/10/2023

    Campaign ID; 23V069000

    Component Power Train

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2020-2022 Explorer Vehicles Equipped With A 2.3L Engine And 10R60 Automatic Transmission. An Unintentional Powertrain Control Module (Pcm) Reset May Occur While The Vehicle Is In Motion And Result In Park System Damage.

    Recall Consequences

    A Park System That Is Damaged May Not Shift Into "Park," Resulting In A Vehicle Rollaway And Increasing The Risk Of Injury Or Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealers Will Inspect The Park System For Damage And Repair As Necessary, Free Of Charge. Owner Notification Letters Are Expected To Be Mailed March 20, 2023. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 23S05.

  • Recall Date 01/23/2023

    Campaign ID; 23V022000

    Component Back Over Prevention

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2020-2023 Explorer, Lincoln Aviator, And 2020-2022 Lincoln Corsair Vehicles Equipped With A 360-Degree Camera. The Video Output May Fail, Preventing The Rearview Camera Image From Displaying.

    Recall Consequences

    Loss Of The Rearview Camera Image Can Reduce The Driver'S Rear Visibility, Increasing The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealers Will Update The Image Processing Module (Ipmb) Software, Free Of Charge. Owner Notification Letters Were Mailed February 13, 2023. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 23S02. This Recall Expands And Replaces Nhtsa Recall Number 21V-735. Vehicles Previously Repaired Under 21V-735 Will Need To Have The New Remedy Performed.

  • Recall Date 09/22/2021

    Campaign ID; 21V735000

    Component Back Over Prevention

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2020-2021 Explorer, Lincoln Corsair, And Lincoln Aviator Vehicles Equipped With 360-Degree Cameras. The Video Output May Fail, Preventing The Rearview Camera Image From Displaying.

    Recall Consequences

    A Rearview Camera That Does Not Display An Image Reduces The Driver'S Rear View, Increasing The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealers Will Update The Image Processing Module (Ipmb) Software, Free Of Charge. Owner Notification Letters Were Mailed November 16, 2021. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 21S44.

  • Recall Date 03/10/2021

    Campaign ID; 21V154000

    Component Suspension

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2020 Lincoln Aviator And Ford Explorer Vehicles. The Rear Lower Control Arm (Rlca) Bolts That Attach The Rear Lower Control Arms To The Wheel Knuckles May Not Have Been Heat-Treated, Which Could Cause Them To Break.

    Recall Consequences

    Broken Rlca Bolts Can Cause A Loss Of Steering Control, And Increase The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Replace Both Rlca Bolts, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began On April 2, 2021. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 21S11.

  • Recall Date 12/17/2020

    Campaign ID; 20V788000

    Component Engine

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2020-2021 Explorer And Lincoln Aviator Vehicles. The Right Hand Motor Mount Fasteners May Have Been Incorrectly Tightened, And May Loosen Over Time.

    Recall Consequences

    With A Loose Motor Mount, Motor Vibration May Cause The Axle To Disconnect From The Engine And Could Result In Loss Of Power, Increasing The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Remove And Replace The Right Hand Motor Mount Fasteners, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began February 3, 2021. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 20S72.

  • Recall Date 11/24/2020

    Campaign ID; 20V730000

    Component Fuel System, Gasoline

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2020 Explorer Vehicles Equipped With 2.3L Engines And 19 Gallon Fuel Tanks. The Fuel Tank Inlet Check Valve May Not Be Fully Welded To The Fuel Tank Shell.

    Recall Consequences

    An Incomplete Weld Securing The Inlet Check Valve To The Fuel Tank Shell Could Result In A Substantial Fuel Leak During A Crash, Increasing The Risk Of Fire.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Replace The Fuel Tank Shell, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began December 8, 2020. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 20S68.

  • Recall Date 11/10/2020

    Campaign ID; 20V693000

    Component Power Train

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2020 Explorer And Lincoln Aviator Vehicles Equipped With A 2.0L Or 3.3L Engine And A 10 Speed Automatic Transmission With The All Wheel Drive Package. The Drive Shaft May Fracture Along The Weld Seam.

    Recall Consequences

    Defective Drive Shafts May Fail And Cause A Loss Of Connection Between The Transfer Case And Rear Axle, Possibly Resulting In A Vehicle Rollaway When In Park Or A Loss Of Drive. Either Condition Can Increase The Risk Of A Crash. The Drive Shafts Can Also Deform And Separate From The Driveline And Potentially Contact The Fuel Tank, Increasing The Risk Of Fuel Leaks And/Or Fire.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Inspect The Drive Shaft Label Inspected And Replace It As Necessary, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began December 11, 2020. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 20S65.

  • Recall Date 09/23/2020

    Campaign ID; 20V575000

    Component Visibility

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2020 Ford F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, Explorer, Mustang, Transit, Expedition, Escape, Ranger And Edge, And Lincoln Nautilus And Corsair Vehicles. Due To A Poor Electrical Connection, The Rearview Camera May Intermittently Display A Blank Or Distorted Image. As Such, These Vehicles Fail To Comply With The Requirements Of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (Fmvss) Number 111, "Rear Visibility."

    Recall Consequences

    Reduced Rearward Visibility Can Increase The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Replace The Rearview Camera, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began November 17, 2020. Remedy Became Available On February 1, 2021. Owner Notification Letters Were Mailed On February 1, 2021. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 20C19.

  • Recall Date 09/10/2020

    Campaign ID; 20V549000

    Component Seat Belts

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2020 Explorer Vehicles. The Affected Vehicles Are Equipped With Second Row Center Seat Belt Buckles That May Not Be Properly Secured To The Seat.

    Recall Consequences

    Vehicles With Seat Belt Buckles That Are Not Properly Secured May Fail To Restrain An Occupant During A Crash, Increasing The Risk Of Injury.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Replace The Second Row Center Seat Assembly, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began November 6, 2020. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 20S50.

  • Recall Date 08/21/2020

    Campaign ID; 20V497000

    Component Seats

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2020 Explorer And 2020 Lincoln Aviator Vehicles. The Side Air Bag And/Or Seat Back Module Attachments May Not Have Been Properly Tightened In The Front Seat Backs.

    Recall Consequences

    If The Side Air Bag Or Seat Back Fasteners Were Not Properly Tightened, The Side Air Bag Deployment Could Be Affected, Increasing The Risk Of Injury During A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Remove Front Seat Back Panels From One Or Both Front Seats (Vin-Specific) And Verify That The Fasteners Have Been Properly Tightened, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began September 10, 2020. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 20S48.

  • Recall Date 12/04/2019

    Campaign ID; 19V859000

    Component Fuel System, Gasoline

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2020 Explorer And Lincoln Aviator Vehicles. Over Time, The Protective Sleeve On The Vapor Fuel Line May Chafe Through The Plastic Liquid Fuel Line And Cause A Fuel Leak.

    Recall Consequences

    A Fuel Leak In The Presence Of An Ignition Source Increases The Risk Of A Fire.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Install A Longer Protective Sleeve On The Liquid Fuel Line, As Necessary, Free Of Charge. Ford Issued Owners And Interim Notification On January 29, 2020. Recall Began March 23, 2020. A Second Notice Will Be Sent Once Parts Are Available, Expected To Be Late In The First Quarter Of 2020. A Renotification Letter Was Sent On July 10, 2020. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 19S49.

  • Recall Date 09/30/2019

    Campaign ID; 19V687000

    Component Electrical System

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2020 Ford Explorer Vehicles Equipped With 2.3L Or 3.3L Engines. The Wiring Harness May Not Have Been Properly Secured And May Contact The Air Conditioner Compressor (A/C) Pulley, Potentially Damaging The Harness Or The A/C Belt.

    Recall Consequences

    The A/C Pulley May Rub Through The Wiring Harness Insulation And Contact The Unfused Battery Positive Wire, Resulting In A Short Circuit, Increasing The Risk Of A Fire.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Install A Tie Strap To The Wiring Harness At The Hand Shock Tower Clip, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began October 21, 2019. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 19S32.

  • Recall Date 08/28/2019

    Campaign ID; 19V633000

    Component Seats

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2018-2020 F-150 And 2019-2020 F-250, F-350, F-450, And F-550 Super Duty Pickup Trucks, And 2018-2019 Ford Explorer, 2019-2020 Expedition, And 2020 Escape Vehicles Equipped With Driver And/Or Passenger'S Manual Front Seat Back Recliner Mechanisms. Also Included Are Certain 2020 Ford Explorer And Lincoln Aviator Vehicles Equipped With Rear Outboard Seats And Manual Seat Back Recliner Mechanisms. The Recliner Mechanisms May Be Missing The Third Pawl Required For Seat Back Strength, Resulting In A Loose Seat Back. As Such, These Vehicles Fail To Comply With The Requirements Of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (Fmvss) Numbers 202, "Head Restraints" And 207, "Seating Systems."

    Recall Consequences

    A Seat Back With An Improperly Assembled Recliner Mechanism May Have Reduced Strength And May Not Adequately Restrain An Occupant In A Crash, Increasing The Risk Of Injury.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Ford And Lincoln Dealers Will Inspect The Seat Structure And Replace Them, As Necessary, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began October 21, 2019. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 19C07.

  • Recall Date 08/05/2019

    Campaign ID; 19V575000

    Component Power Train

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2020 Explorer And Lincoln Aviator Vehicles. The Manual Park Release (Mpr) Cover May Not Be Installed. In Addition, The Vehicles May Be In Factory Mode, Which Disables Warning Alerts And Does Not Display The Transmission Gear Selected. As Such, These Vehicles Fail To Comply With The Requirements Of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (Fmvss) Numbers 114, "Theft Prevention" And 102, "Trans Shift Lever Seq/Starter Interlock/Trans Braking Effect."

    Recall Consequences

    Without The Cover, The Mpr Lever May Be Unintentionally Moved, Allowing The Vehicle To Roll Away. Being In Factory Mode, The Vehicle Will Not Display Warnings And/Or Gear Selection On The Instrument Cluster. Both Conditions Increase The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Inspect And, If Necessary, Install A Mpr Cover. Dealers Will Verify The Instrument Cluster Is Not In Factory Mode And Clear Any Fault Codes, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began August 23, 2019. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 19C06.

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