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2020 Ford Explorer. Begin the reviews and comparo

The new Explorer is here... almost. And the car journalists begin the reviews and comparo. Here some of them....


Is the new Explorer good enough?


https://www.autoblog.com/2019/06/18/...eview-hh4d37b/


https://www.motortrend.com/cars/ford...hybrid-review/


"...Sure, its rear rows aren't as spacious as the class leaders', its cabin quality is unremarkable, and there's room for tech feature improvement. Its basic functionality as a family hauler is sound, but ultimately surpassed by top rivals. Yet, the new Explorer balances that with unmatched capability and performance, plus a driving experience that's different, and often better, than everything else. In the end, it makes for a far more noteworthy choice than if it was just another me-too crossover..."

"...Overall, the 2020 Explorer has more style, capability, and breadth than its predecessor. Whether it vaults to the top of the segment is the subject of future comparisons, but this latest model packs enough goods to retain its status as an American sweetheart..."


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Boy!!! Good enough, but comes with a huge price increase that puts some version on par with luxury SUVs...

This is it...Toyota will take the lead on yet another segment that used to be dominated by Ford.

First was compact cars, then midsize sedans, then compact SUVs, next midsize SUVs....

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Boy!!! Good enough, but comes with a huge price increase that puts some version on par with luxury SUVs...

This is it...Toyota will take the lead on yet another segment that used to be dominated by Ford.

First was compact cars, then midsize sedans, then compact SUVs, next midsize SUVs....
Maybe those “some versiones” are on par with luxury SUVs. RWD, 3 row seats, powerfull and tech loaded big SUV is a rare thing today...

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Explorer really is an attractive SUV. I like what I am seeing in terms of powertrain options and moving upscale with RWD. There is very little to compete really. Just the base 2.3L is a compelling package, easily superior to an NA 3.5L. As for the hybrid, I do think Ford will shake things up by offering so much utility while still improving fuel, especially with cheap gas getting cheaper. Should do well

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This is a great vehicle. That said, I still think they should have re-thought the face and interior dash.
I hope the Bronco proves to be more my style. I would either buy a Bronco and give up the third row, or buy a 2 year old standard length Expedition if I still thought I needed it.

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This is a great vehicle. That said, I still think they should have re-thought the face and interior dash.
I hope the Bronco proves to be more my style. I would either buy a Bronco and give up the third row, or buy a 2 year old standard length Expedition if I still thought I needed it.



I think the same about the face and the dash. The dash is a style and design disaster. Maybe the Ford´s designers needs to pass some time in the Lincoln´s design offices.


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I don't mind the dash at all. The face was probably designed first as a top trim, which looks perfect to me. The lesser trims not so much. Overall, I think the best looking in it's class.

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The ST: https://www.autoblog.com/2019/06/20/...#slide-7596203


"A too serious sporty crossover..."





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^^ 400hp and 5.5s?! It better be faster than that...I expect 4.8 or lower
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