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Ford Explorer Continues to Wow Virginia Drivers

The Ford Explorer delivers versatility, capability, and a premium interior wherever you choose to go. You can configure the Explorer to fit as many as seven passengers, making it perfect for families or anyone who likes to carpool for long commutes. The Explorer is a midsize SUV that gives you a powerful engine along with the choice of front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive or you can opt for the engine that maximizes fuel efficiency. Ford designed the Explorer to tackle everything from daily drives around town to off-roading adventures, depending on how you configure your SUV. The Explorer always delivers confidence thanks to its style and reliability and there are five trim levels to choose from, allowing you to choose how luxurious and capable you want your SUV to be. With all these options, it's hard not to find the perfect Explorer for your needs.

What's New on the 2020 Ford Explorer

For the 2020 year, the Ford Explorer is fully redesigned. The Explorer offers six unique trim levels: base, XLT, Limited, Limited Hybrid, ST, and Platinum. As far as the engine is concerned, there are several options you can consider. First of all, the base, XLT, and Limited trims get you a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 300 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. The Limited Hybrid provides a 3.3-liter V6 engine while the ST trim gets you a 3.0-liter V6 that produces 400 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque. The Platinum comes with the same engine as the ST, but output is increased to 365 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque.

You can look forward to plenty of space in the Ford Explorer due to the large amount of legroom and headroom. On top of that, you can use the folding seats to add extra cargo room. Some of the technology features you receive include a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, a wireless charging pad, Bluetooth®*, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, a 10.2-inch touchscreen, and more. You'll certainly stay cozy and comfortable with the leather upholstery, power-adjustable seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control.


Changes to the Ford Explorer throughout its History

The 1991 Ford Explorer marked the debut of this SUV and it was initially available with two or four doors and the choice of two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The two-door actually had a slightly shorter platform than its four-door counterpart. The idea was that those looking for a maneuverable, sporty vehicle would opt for the two-door and those who needed extra passenger room would choose the four-door. This 1991 Explorer was offered in three trims with available features like aluminum wheels and blacked-out exterior accents. It ran on a 155-horsepower, 4.0-liter V6 engine.

The second-generation Explorer began the 1995 model year with a facelift that included new light clusters and a new grille along with new bumpers and a downward-sloping nose. The Explorer also grew four inches in length, front side airbags were added, and a ControlTrac 4WD system was also added. The 210-horsepower V8 engine became available in 1996. The second generation offered four trims for the four-door model and a single one for the two-door model. The third-generation Explorer arrived in 2002 with an independent suspension and a longer wheelbase to create room for the third row. Ford also enhanced driving dynamics and ride comfort. Ford made numerous safety upgrades throughout this generation, eventually adding Sync and revised navigation near the end of the generation. There was another redesign for 2011, marking the new generation that you are more likely to see on the roads today.

Why You Need to Experience Berglund Ford of Salem, VA

With all the easy-to-use high-tech features, the comfortable and quiet cabin, third-row seating and tons of cargo space, it's hard not to love the Ford Explorer, but the turbocharged V6 just sweetens the deal. To get a chance to see all the different models, trims and the features they have, visit Berglund Ford right here in Salem, Virginia. Our trained professionals are happy to walk you through the various configurations and the options they have to offer. We can even offer financing right here at the dealership for a wide range of credit situations. The certified mechanics at our Service Center can help schedule your maintenance and address any of your other needs. Give us a call or stop by today to test drive your favorite Ford.

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