Brighton Ford has the Ford for you. Come take a look at the 2020 Ford Explorer’s new design and smooth ride along with its powerful engine. The 2020 Ford Explorer and 2020 Hyundai Palisade are two great options in the midsize SUVs, but the Explorer’s new design and power make it a sure choice. Let’s take a look at both.
This year’s completely redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer is not only stylish on the outside, but the inside does not disappoint. Comfortable with three rows of seating, including two captain chairs, this SUV seats 6 with the option to seat 7. With plenty of legroom and cargo space, the Explorer is a great ride. The Explorer’s standard turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine with its rear-wheel-drive platform and 300 horsepower, improves handling and towing; and it transmits power to its wheels more effectively than the Hyundai Palisade. The 400 horsepower ST trim is even more impressive. Properly equipped, the Explorer can tow up to 5,600 pounds, which is a higher capacity than most rivals. For pulling heavy loads, the Ford Explorer is the clear choice. The Explorer is generous and convenient with its cargo space. It has 18.2 cubic feet behind the third-row seat, 47.9 cubic feet behind the second row, and up to 87.8 cubic feet with all rear seats folded.
The Palisade comes with a 291-horsepower 3.8-liter V6 engine that's paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain is responsive, but acceleration isn’t as swift. Similar to its powertrain, this SUV's handling isn't very exciting and is similar to a smaller crossover SUV. The Palisade can seat seven or eight people, depending on the trim. The second row comes with a bench seat or a set of captain's chairs. The Palisade boasts 18 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, 45.8 cubic feet behind the second row, and up to 86.4 cubic feet with all rear seats folded down; that’s not bad, but it’s not quite what the Explorer offers. A properly equipped Palisade can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
The new 2020 Ford Explorer’s safety and tech features are sure to impress. Its highly rated infotainment system can quickly connect to your smartphone with added Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For your safety and assistance, the Explorer is equipped with Ford Co-Pilot360 technology and driver-assist features. Your mind will be put to rest with Blind Spot Information System, Rear View Camera, Lane-Keeping System, Automatic Emergency Braking, and Auto High-Beam Headlamps.
Hyundai Palisade offers an assortment of modern technology. Every model comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and USB ports throughout the cabin. Standard safety features in the Palisade include forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, a rear occupant alert, lane keep assist, lane centering assist, driver attention monitoring, Smart Cruise Control, a rearview camera, and rear parking sensors.
The basic list price for a 2020 Ford Explorer starts at $36,675, with a fully loaded Platinum starting at $58,250. These prices support Ford’s fully redesigned Explorer models and a long list of standard tech and safety features. Explorer’s most efficient base engine gets 21/28 mpg in the city and highway.
The Palisade’s three trim levels start out at $31,775 for Palisade SE to $41,775 for the Palisade Limited. The front-wheel Palisade gets 19/26 mpg in the city and on the highway, which is about average.
The 2020 Ford Explorer’s new design and powerful engine does not disappoint in what Ford does well. The choice seems clear when deciding between the newly redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer and 2020 Hyundai Palisade. Come take a look at Brighton Ford.