Our review on the 2020 Ford Explorer interior is designed to help those around Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland understand what awaits within the cabin of this SUV. Richmond Ford Lincoln is always happy to provide insight into models so that you know exactly what to expect before a test run.

The following sections will outline different aspects of the interior, with passenger and cargo space, infotainment, and styling choices all on the docket. Also, to see how the 2020 Ford Explorer has evolved, we'll be highlighting changes from the 2019 edition!

Providing More Interior Space

The 2020 Ford Explorer is slightly larger in a few key areas, which improves the overall experience for passengers in the cabin. Plus, there's added cargo space!

To start, let's look at a few of the passenger dimensions. This includes third-row headroom, which was 37.8 inches in the 2019 Explorer and now checks in at 38.9 inches.

As for hip room and shoulder space, you'll find flush improvement across the board:


2019 Explorer Hip Room

2020 Explorer Hip Room

2019 Explorer Shoulder Room

2020 Explorer Shoulder Room

First row

57.3 inches

59.2 inches

61.5 inches

61.8 inches

Second row

56.8 inches

59.1 inches

61 inches

61.9 inches

Third row

40.7 inches

40.9 inches

50.8 inches

54.6 inches

Cargo capacity is also improved, with 47.9 cubic feet behind the second row and 87.8 cubic feet behind the first row for the 2020 model. In 2019, the capacity was 43.9 cubic feet behind the second row and 81.7 cubic feet behind the first.

Interior Infotainment Capabilities

For 2020, the Ford Explorer introduces a range of elegant infotainment capabilities that give the dashboard and center stack an air of modernity.

For instance, there's a 10.1-inch LCD capacitive portrait touchscreen that's easy to use and provides crisp graphics and responses. Once you've linked your smartphone to it, you can effortlessly pull up applications like navigation and music or even make phone calls!

In addition, the redesigned 12.3-inch dashboard cluster is eye-catching and can be configured to display various driver information, such as your speed or expected fuel economy.

A Style All Its Own

The 2020 Ford Explorer is the first to introduce the athletic, performance-driven ST trim level. The ST trim has found its way into other Ford models to date, and its first appearance for the Explorer is certainly notable.

While the ST makes various alterations under the hood, it also reforms the interior to give passengers sublime comfort no matter where you travel. For instance, traits such as the unique leather micro-perforated seating surfaces and City Silver accent stitching go a long way towards achieving a luxurious look and feel.

Climb Inside the Ford Explorer in Richmond, VA

The 2020 Ford Explorer interior sees a few alterations from the 2019 model year-the culmination of which makes the SUV an alluring option for those around Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland.

To see the interior for yourself, reach out to your friends at Richmond Ford Lincoln!


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