2020 Ford Explorer Trims Compared | Similarities & Differences

2020 Ford Explorer driving through hills

Is an SUV with a momentous presence what you require in a new car? Then the all-new Explorer may just fit the bill! However, what's the difference between the 2020 Ford Explorer trim levels? That's where this handy research guide comes in. 

Once you've had a chance to learn more about the 2020 Explorer and all it has to offer, check out the Ford Explorer review put together by experts at Greenbrier Ford in Lewisburg, WV. If you need clarification about anything relating to the Explorer, give our product specialists a call at (888) 434-2854.

2020 Ford Explorer


Starting MSRP$36,675
2020 Ford Explorer XLT

2020 Ford Explorer XLT Features & Specs

Do you find yourself interested in an SUV larger than the typical five-seater? The 2020 Explorer XLT might fit the bill. With the ability to seat up to seven people, this Ford SUV has enough room for everyone you care about. The all-new Explorer XLT includes the following features:

  • 2.3L EcoBoost® engine
  • Cloth seating surfaces
  • Second-row captain seats with PowerFold®
  • Third-row 50/50 split-fold bench seat
  • Tri-zone electronic temperature control
  • Automatic LED low-beam headlamps
  • LED taillamps
  • Heated glass and manual folding power outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators & black caps
  • Power liftgate
  • Rear bumper black step pad
  • Black roof rack side rails
  • Privacy glass in the second and third row
  • Chrome grille with black mesh insert
  • Driver alert
  • FordPass Connect™ with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Intelligent access with push-button start
  • Lane keeping assist and alert
  • MyKey®
  • Power liftgate
  • Rear view camera with washer
  • Remote start
  • Reverse sensing system
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2020 Ford Explorer


Starting MSRP$48,130
2020 Ford Explorer Limited

2020 Ford Explorer Limited Key Features & Specs

With the 2020 Explorer Limited, expect to be able to achieve tasks more smoothly than before. The hands-free, foot-activated liftgate and PowerFold® third-row allow for easy access to otherwise difficult to reach but valuable cargo space. The all-new Ford Explorer Limited includes XLT features, plus:

  • Available 3.3L hybrid V6 engine
  • Seating for 6
  • Ambient lighting
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters
  • Leather seating surfaces with micro-perforation and accent stitching
  • LED fog lamps
  • PowerFold® outside mirrors
  • Satin aluminum roof rack side rails
  • Chrome grille with bright silver painted mesh insert
  • B&O® Sound System
  • Forward sensing system
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Universal garage door opener
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2020 Ford Explorer XLT vs. Limited

One of the most notable differences between the 2020 Ford Explorer XLT and Limited trims is the engine availability. On the XLT, you can only expect to equip the 2.3L EcoBoost® engine, which has 300 HP and 310 lb.-ft. of torque. If you choose the Limited trim, you can pick between either the standard 2.3L EcoBoost® or the 3.3L hybrid V6, which produces 318 HP and 336 lb.-ft. of torque. Another distinct difference is that while you can seat seven people in the all-new Explorer XLT, the Limited trim only allows for six.

All-New 2020 Ford Explorer


Starting MSRP$54,740
2020 Ford Explorer ST

2020 Ford Explorer ST Key Features & Specs

Are you looking for a car that gives you a rush of adrenaline? The all-new Explorer ST trim was designed for you. With a sport-style ST logo steering wheel that has paddle shifters and a more powerful engine than the previous trim iteration, you can achieve the driving experience you require. The 2020 Ford Explorer ST includes Limited features, plus:

  • 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine
  • First and second-row floor mats with unique badging
  • Heated steering wheel
  • LED taillamps with blackout treatment
  • EXPLORER badge on hood
  • Outside mirrors with ST projection lamps
  • Active Park Assist 2.0
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Hill descent control
  • Terrain Management System™
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2020 Ford Explorer


Starting MSRP$58,250
2020 Ford Explorer Platinum

2020 Ford Explorer Platinum Key Features & Specs

If you require more space than the average SUV and also premium furnishings, you should give the 2020 Explorer Platinum a try. The all-new Ford Explorer Platinum includes ST features, plus:

  • Seating for 7
  • Illuminated front scuff plates
  • Tri-diamond perforated leather seating surfaces with accent stitching
  • Twin panel moonroof
  • Unique floor mats
  • Satin aluminum grille
  • Available wireless charging
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2020 Ford Explorer Available Packages

There are a variety of optional packages available for Explorer trims, as the following table showcases.


2020 Explorer Trim Availability

Class III Trailer Tow Package

XLT & Limited 

Comfort Package


Ford Co-Pilot360™ Assist+


Smoker's Package

XLT, Limited, ST, & Platinum

High Performance Package


ST Street Pack


Premium Technology Package

ST & Platinum

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2020 Ford Explorer Available at Greenbrier Ford!

Are you searching for a "2020 Ford Explorer near me"? Look no further! Greenbrier Ford in Lewisburg, WV, has a variety of models for you to explore. Also, check out our Ford Explorer review for more details about this distinct SUV. If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of our product specialists at (888) 434-2854.

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