Few SUVs have the versatility of the 2020 Ford Explorer. It can be used as a family-oriented crossover, a towing and off-roading utility vehicle, or anything in between. However, that's depending on the trim level you choose.

Drivers around Mechanicsburg, Carlisle, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, can find out what's available in the 2020 Ford Explorer trim levels with our in-depth model review. Below, you'll find all five trims and what comes standard in each one. This way, once it's time to visit Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg, you'll be ready with the make, model, and trim of your next vehicle.

Let's jump right in and find out which trim level is ideal for your needs. 

2020 Explorer

The Ford Explorer is the base option for this SUV. It comes equipped with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine that boasts an impressive 300 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain comes in front-wheel drive and is paired with a 10-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission, providing seamless shifting, control, and acceleration.

The base trim of the Ford Explorer also includes cloth upholstery inside, as well as the SYNC® 3 infotainment system. This allows you to access information on an 8-inch touchscreen and offers Bluetooth® connectivity for music and phone audio, and smartphone connectivity. Steering-wheel-mounted controls are also standard.

Safety features found in this trim help you drive more confidently. This includes the Personal Safety System™, Hill Start Assist for easy incline driving, and Ford Co-Pilot360™ Driver-Assistive Technology, which includes:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pre-Collision Assist
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps
  • Rear View Camera

All in all, this trim is anything but basic.

Ford Explorer XLT

Next in the 2020 Ford Explorer lineup is the XLT trim level, which includes all the base level's features.

However, you'll also find upgrades throughout, like a 10-way powered driver's seat. This feature offers optimal comfort, comes with power lumbar support, and complements the leather-wrapped steering wheel perfectly. On the passenger side, a 4-way powered seat.

This trim also introduces Intelligent Access with push-button start. This lets you get into your Explorer easily and provides keyless ignition for a streamlined start-up. You'll also find a 6.5-inch LCD productivity screen in your instrument cluster to keep up with your driving stats.

Outside, style is elevated with the addition of body-colored door handles, chrome accents, a silver-painted mesh grille, and a roof rack. The last component not only adds a touch of design to your Ford Explorer, but extra storage space as well.

Explorer Limited

The midlevel Ford Explorer Limited trim adds premium luxury to the already stylish SUV. Inside, the first row sports leather 10-way powered seats with lumbar support. However, that's just the beginning. These seats are both heated and cooled, while the driver's seat features a memory system for saving your personal settings.

The second row isn't left out, as their seats also feature heating elements as well as a dual-smart charging outlet. The third row is then equipped with PowerFold® technology, which makes expanding the cargo space a breeze.

The Limited trim comes standard with an upgraded 12-speaker B&O™ Sound System by Bang & Olufsen. Along with the premium speakers, HD Radio™ technology is also included, giving all your tunes crystal-clear sound.

This is also the only trim level where the 3.3-liter Hybrid engine is available. This powertrain elevates efficiency without sacrificing power, still generating 318 horsepower and 322 lb-ft of torque.

The upgrades don't end there, though. The Limited also comes standard with Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+, adding in new confidence-boosting driving aids like:

  • 360-Degree Camera with Split-View Display
  • Evasive Steering Assist
  • Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System
  • SiriusXM® Traffic and Travel Link®

Ford Explorer ST

The Ford Explorer ST trim level is designed for performance, featuring an upgrade in the configuration under the hood. Sporting a robust 3.0-liter EcoBoost® engine, it generates up to 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque for some serious oomph on the roads.

Plus, this engine comes paired with Intelligent 4WD and upgraded sport suspension, as well as a Class III Trailer Tow Package. This includes everything you need to tow seamlessly and safely. 

The sportiness of this 2020 Explorer trim continues on the exterior, perfectly mirroring its athletic performance. This includes chrome quad exhaust tips and a high-gloss Black grille, showing that you mean business.

2020 Ford Explorer Platinum

The Explorer Platinum trim level is the top of the line in this SUV, and it truly outdoes itself. This trim includes many luxury features like a twin-panel moonroof, premium leather upholstery and accents, and woodgrain interior trim.

With all these features in the Ford Explorer Platinum, you'll be ready to hit the road with style. Get ready for those envious glances you'll see in your rearview mirror!

Which 2020 Ford Explorer Trim Level Is for You?

As seen in our trim level guide, the 2020 Ford Explorer gives you the option to create the SUV of your dreams. With features that outfit this SUV for luxury, convenience, off-roading, sportiness, and towing, the Explorer provides plenty of value throughout its trim levels and available packages.

Drivers around Mechanicsburg, Carlisle, and Harrisburg, PA, can discover more of what's available for the 2020 Ford Explorer trim levels when they visit Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg.

Reach out to us today to schedule a test drive or meet our team in person at the lot. We're waiting to equip you with the SUV that's perfect for your upcoming adventures.

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