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2020 Ford Explorer for sale in Winnipeg

2020 Ford Explorer: Review

The Ford Explorer is one of the best-selling three-row SUVs available for sale in Canada and has a reputation for quality and reliability built up over nearly three decades.  Virtually every aspect of the car has been redesigned for the 2020 model year, but will the changes be enough for the Explorer to maintain its place at the head of the pack? Read on to find out.

2020 Ford Explorer - River City Ford

Innovative Drivetrain

One of the more unusual features of the 2020 Ford Explorer is its combined rear-wheel and four-wheel drivetrain. In normal use, the engine's power is passed mainly to the rear wheels, but the transmission features active switching technology to convert to an all-wheel drive when extra traction is needed.

The switch happens automatically and seamlessly and is a great way of balancing performance and fuel economy. When a rear-wheel drive is enough, the transmission will save fuel, switching to the thirstier all-wheel drive only when it has a real benefit.

This system helps the 2020 Ford Explorer achieve fuel economy figures of 8.7L / 100km on the highway and 11.6L / 100km in the city, which is impressive for an SUV of this size.

2020 Ford Explorer - River City Ford

Powerful Engine Choices

But the great fuel economy doesn't result from any underpowered engine decisions made by Ford. The standard option is a 2.3L i4 making 300 horsepower and 310lb-ft of torque, an output that is firmly at the higher end of the scale for a family SUV.

But if you're looking for even more oomph under the hood, the optional 3.0L V6 twin-turbo cranks out a huge 400 horsepower and 415lb-ft of torque, producing a confident and assured drive both in the city and on the highway.

The final powertrain choice is a hybrid design, which pairs a 3.3L V6 gasoline engine with an electric motor, to push the fuel consumption down to just 10.1L / 100km in the city.

Interior and Technology

The 2020 Explorer can seat up to eight in comfort, although in truth the third row will be more comfortable for younger passengers than fully grown adults. Every trim level has heated seats in the first two rows, a great little luxury that's a surprising inclusion across the entire range.

All trims likewise feature an infotainment touchscreen controlling a wide range of multimedia functions, with an optional upgrade taking the screen size up to an impressive 10.2".

Safety Features

Safety is a definite strong point of the 2020 Ford Explorer, with every trim having active and passive measures including:

  • Backup camera.
  • Blind-spot monitors.
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with active braking assist.
  • Lane departure warnings.
  • Lane-keeping assist.
  • Adaptive cruise control.
  • Full set of airbags for driver, passenger, and rows two and three.

Test Drive the 2020 Ford Explorer for Sale in Winnipeg

To see for yourself how powerful and comfortable a three-row SUV can be,   from our Winnipeg dealership. We carry all the current trims, from the entry-level XLT up to the luxurious Platinum version, all for sale at unbeatable prices.

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