(Pictured: 2019 Ford Explorer)

There is no shortage of reasons to be excited about the upcoming 2020 Ford Explorer, which will be the most powerful, capable, and intelligent Explorer ever built. But one of the things that has us most excited is the first-ever 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid, which promises to set a new standard for what a hybrid can do.

Powering the 2020 Ford Explorer Limited Hybrid is a 3.3-liter hybrid powertrain and an all-new 10-speed modular hybrid transmission. This pairing doesn’t just enable an EPA-estimated range of more than 500 miles between fill ups, but it also delivers an impressive combined system output of 318 horsepower.* What this means is that the Explorer Limited Hybrid is plenty capable, able to tow up to 5,000 pounds with the available Class III Trailer Tow Package.

Because the Explorer is the consummate vehicle for adventure, Ford made sure that it offers all the space you expect. To do this, the specially designed liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery is built into the chassis under the second row, meaning no losses in terms of passenger or cargo space.

“Reduced cargo space in hybrids is a thing of the past for Ford customers,” said Bill Gubing, Explorer chief engineer.

And because the new Ford Explorer Hybrid is an option for the Explorer Limited trim, you get a number of high-end features up to and including Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+™, a 14-speaker B&O™ premium sound system, and supple leather seating with micro-perforation and accent stitching. With standard Active Noise Cancellation, the Explorer Limited Hybrid promises the quietest interior ever offered on an Explorer.

We can’t wait to introduce you to the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid this summer at Dave Smith Ford. To be one of the first to take one for a spin, give us a call or send us an email.

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