I suppose this, uh, is the new car face that we’ll all have to learn to recognize in our review mirrors. It looks very goofy and not menacing. But get familiar with it, because you’re looking at the new 2020 Ford Explorer.
Caught testing in Dearborn, Michigan, the mule is wearing some screaming police livery, as well as the typical camo. As previously reported, all police variants will be all-wheel drive and have engine options that include a 3.3-liter V6, 3.3-liter V6 hybrid and a 3.0-liter V6 EcoBoost.
But for us consumers, there will be a rear-wheel drive configuration available. Our engine options will include all of the police ones and also the 2.3-liter EcoBoost. Plus, there will be an ST version, too, because nothing is sacred.
The top-trim Explorer will likely have the same 400-horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque figures found in the Lincoln MKZ and the Continental.
It looks decidedly more truck-ish than the previous generation, which was criticized for being too crossover-y. Sure, man. I’m behind whatever you can do to make cars look less like refrigerators on wheels. Even though this still looks like a refrigerator on wheels.